When it comes to Laura Mercier, I’ve only really ventured into their eye makeup ranges as I don’t have a Laura Mercier counter near me to swatch their base products. I did once blind buy one of their tinted moisturisers online but when it arrived I could see it was too dark and I ended up selling it in a blog sale. I was very kindly gifted the Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer in the shade 1C to try and I couldn’t wait to try it as I’ve seen so much about it online and everyone raves about the Laura Mercier base products.
The Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer is available in a total of twelve shades which are divided into cool, warm and neutral tones. The packaging is pretty basic with a clear tube, and a matte black plastic lid and narrow doefoot applicator.
The concealer is £24 and I do feel like the packaging could have been a little more luxurious as it feels so plain, especially compared to the likes of the NARS Radiant Cream Concealer with the rubberised lid. It feels so basic considering the NARS concealer is £2 cheaper, and Hourglass’ concealer (which I’d consider to be even higher end than Laura Mercier) is £25 in super sleek, luxury packaging.
“Seamless coverage. Weightless feel. Flawless wear. Medium to full coverage flexes with skin to seamlessly conceal under eye darkness and facial imperfections. All-day hydration creates a crease-resistant, natural finish.
The incredibly lightweight formula feels undetectable on skin, while the Blurring Powder Blend diffuses light to smooth the look of fine lines and create a soft-focus effect. Powered by Skin Fusion Technology, longwearing flexible polymers fuse to skin for 12 hours of wear that’s transfer, sweat, humidity, and water-resistant.“
I have the Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer in the shade 1C which I believe to be their palest shade which is said to compliment their 1C1 Shell shade of their foundation. I am really surprised by how limited the shade range is for this concealer as 12 just isn’t enough, and the shades do not go light enough in my opinion.
This is definitely not a fair skin friendly shade, and is so pink it works more of a colour corrective concealer on me than an imperfection covering concealer. It’s rare to find decent cool tone concealers so I’m happy to find this shade so pink, but it’s just not pale enough and I really hope they extend the shade range to mirror their 20 shades within their foundation ranges.
The formula is really great especially for drier skins as it doesn’t cling to dry patches, and it has a buildable coverage without ever looking cakey or thick on the skin. It works best when applied with a beauty sponge in my opinion, and it has a natural satin finish. It covers imperfections and blemishes and it’s hydrating enough for the under-eye area too.
The concealer contains 7ml of product which is a generous amount when NARS has 6ml and Urban Decay have 5ml. If you can find a shade match, it’s definitely a concealer I’d recommend trying but if you’re pale like myself, you’re going to struggle to find a shade you can use straight from the tube without lightening first.
Have you tried any of the Laura Mercier concealers before?