I'm a minimalist when it comes to beauty products, so when I find something I really like, I stick with it. I’ve been a longtime fan of Lancôme since I started using its Teint Idole Ultra Long Wear Foundation and fell in love with how pigmented and moisturizing it was. Needless to say, I had pretty high expectations when the brand added an accompanying concealer to the line.
Happily, it didn’t disappoint! The Lancôme Teinte Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage concealer has to be my all-time favorite concealer, so I was happy to hear it won a Best of Beauty Award for 2017. The full-coverage formula can easily be blended out and sheered down when I use it as a spot corrector every day. And because the liquid is so pigmented, I've found that a little goes a long way. I apply the tiniest dot with my finger and build from there depending on what I’m trying to conceal or correct.
Like many women of color, finding especially pigmented makeup in the right shade (with the right undertones) is extremely difficult. I have very dark skin and this concealer in shade 555 Suede (C) is an unbelievably perfect match for my complexion and for my red undertones. Because of my deep skin tone, I sometimes suffer from hyperpigmentation in certain areas and this product is great at evening out those spots.
The versatility of this concealer is another big selling point for me. I love that I’m able to choose how much coverage I want. On weekends, I try not to wear any foundation unless I'm going out, so the fact that I can just dab this concealer under my eyes and on my problem spots for really light coverage is perfect for my weekend routine. In terms of wear, this formula has a very creamy and light texture that leaves my dry skin feeling hydrated throughout the day without any buildup.
This concealer is a bit on the pricey side at $31, but because of how pigmented and high coverage it is, my little tube lasts me for the better part of a year. I can’t stress enough how natural the finish is for me. One of the main differences between this concealer and others I’ve tried is that it blends so well you can’t tell I’m wearing it; it truly feels like a second skin. There's really no downside to this product, so if you want a pigment-positive, full-coverage concealer that will hydrate your skin and blend seamlessly, this is the way to go.