Formulated as a rich cream, this product acts as a lightweight veil ideal for concealing, correcting, brightening, and contouring. Because of its texture, the Sweetener Concealer is especially a plus for dry-to-normal skin types craving added moisture in their makeup regimen. What’s more, as with other skincare-makeup hybrids, this has skin-nourishing ingredients at its core—packed with hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, raspberry stem cells, and ashwagandha for not only hydration, but protection against environmental stressors.
According to Thomas, “a good pot concealer should offer a double pay-off, optimal coverage that acts as a foundation and concealer.” She recommends applying under the eyes, around the nose, and on top of any spots or blemishes; blend with fingers, a sponge, or a brush.
For daily use, I prime with a hydrating mist and makeup primer. Then, I place a bit of the concealer on my skin, immediately buffing with a Beautyblender or complexion brush. Despite its rich texture, I find that it blends seamlessly, so I often wear it on its own instead of foundation for a skin-like finish, just as Thomas indicated. Because this leans towards full coverage, it instantly veils my dark spots and under-eye bags without any heavy layering.
Keep in mind, though, that this can crease easily on some skin types, so a good setting powder is essential for long-wear. My advice is to start with a small amount, building up to your desired coverage. A little goes a long way! Otherwise, this layers well with other products on top (think: cream blushes or Chanel’s bronzer) without feeling cakey—an ideal concealer for the cooler months ahead.
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