Throwing away a fully-used product is a very satisfying experience for me, and one that doesn’t happen all that often. I am constantly trying whatever is new or recommended, and as a result, making room by getting rid of half- or barely-used product. Yesterday, I bid adieu to a fully used tube of Clinique’s Line Smoothing Concealer, and I already have a new tube in my online shopping cart. Here’s why.
I don’t know about the “line smoothing” properties of this product; I can’t say I have noticed much of a difference in the appearance of lines before or after. What I do notice, however, is a dramatic decrease in the appearance of dark circles, blotchiness, redness, and other skin imperfections after application. This stuff simply works. I don’t use foundation; I can’t stand the feeling of having makeup covering my face and suffocating my skin. I have been a spot concealer/translucent powder girl since I first started using cosmetics almost (gasp) 20 years ago. This concealer:
- matches my skin color (I use 03 Moderately Fair)
- is lightweight and unnoticeable to my delicate skin
- adequately covers imperfections
- blends nicely without looking heavy or fake
- has an easy, comfortable applicator
I have tried and liked many concealers, including Tarte’s, but haven’t found another that so fully encompasses everything I want and need in a spot concealer. If you’re a spot concealer girl like me, give it a try. If you’re a foundation girl, I’d love to hear from you – what brand do you use, and why do you like it?