Monday, September 14, 2009

Review: Lancome Effacernes Waterproof Concealer!

Lancome Effacernes Concealer

I've been looking for a good, heavy-duty liquid concealer that will provide as much coverage as my cream concealers for quite some time.

The current concealers I use are MAC Studio Finish Concealer, MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer and Ben Nye Concealers. All three concealers are cream based in pot form. I always opt for these types of concealers because they tend to provide the fullest coverage. The only problem I have with these types of concealers is, they sometimes tend to cake.

After looking up reviews on makeupalley.com for a liquid concealer, I stumbled across Lancome Effacernes. It is one of the highest rated concealers with a rating of 4.1/5 based on over 300 reviews, with a repurchase rate of 76%. The rating is about the same for the much higher end Cle de Peau Concealer, which has a 4.2 rating with a 76% repurchase rate.

Lancome Effacernes Concealer is promised to provide a complete, natural-looking coverage, even out the skin tone, covers dark circles and minimize fine lines around the eyes. The result is a soft, matte finish that is long-wearing and waterproof.

There are 12 shades in total: Ivoire, Porcelaine I, Light Buff, Light Bisque, Clair II, Camee, Medium Buff, Beige (Neutral) III, Medium Bisque, Dore, Bronze IV and Suede.

I originally tested out the shade Beige III Neutral, but it gave my under-eyes a gray cast. So I ended up going with Light Bisque.

 Lancome Effacernes Concealer in Light Bisque swatched on my hand.

You can see that it almost fully covered the freckle on my hand, which is visible in the first swatch photo.

The consistency is light and creamy - somewhat similar to MAC Select Cover-up. I like applying it with my ring finger in light, patting motions. I sometimes use a concealer brush, but I actually prefer using my fingers with this particular concealer. I feel that with my finger, I can build the most coverage. 

The coverage is very good. It provides a medium, buildable to an almost full coverage without looking heavy or cakey. Even though I don't have a problem with fine lines, sometimes heavier concealers can accentuate fine lines that barely even exist, and this one doesn't at all for me.

Also, I found that the claims for this concealer to be long-wearing very true. I don't notice any fading or creasing by the end of the day.

I definitely recommend picking up a sample next time you're near a Lancome counter!

11 comments:

  1. I love the BB Corrector. I apply it with the SK Sponge and it covers amazingly! I dont need another concealer on top, luckily the corrector does enough :D

    I really wanted to love Lancomne Effacernes but whenever it went near my eyes they stung and watered SO bad :( xx

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  2. I have this concealer and I am obsessed with it. My mom works for Lanc;ome and that is the best seller at the store :) I tell everyone about this concealer :) Their new vibrating mascara is out of this world amazing you should try it ! Its about 34 bucks I believe. take care

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  3. i love free samples from Sephora! you can find so many great things, and its free haah.

    i love boi-ing by benefit !

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  4. I looove my MUFE lift concealer I work at Lancome so I know that effacernes is pretty good but nothing tops my MUFE! :P

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  5. I should check out this Lancome concealer as I'm still searching for my HG one!I am waiting on a MUFE concealer from a swap with LipstickRules so maybe I should wait and see what that's like first

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  6. My HG is Benefit's Erase Paste :) Completely hides and brightens the darkness under my eyes with just one layer!

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  7. The NARS anjelika blush is GORGEOUS! such a nice pink! i have the same one! can you post how light over dark would look on you? i have been eyeing it, also! :D

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  8. giang - sure! I'll do a fotd with it tomorrow and i'll do a swatch as well!

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  9. hey girl

    i really like my Sonia Kashuk Concealer Palette.

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  10. Hi! Do u think that studio finish nw25 its the same shade as light bisque? Or should be médium bisque? Tks a lot!

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