Concealer reviews are a rarity on my blog, I can’t believe I’ve only done 3 in my 7 years of blogging! My last review of the Urban Decay Naked concealer was 2 years ago I’ve really only used that one concealer until now. I finally finished that up recently and just started using the Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Concealer. I’ll be sharing my thoughts and a demo in this post!
Name: Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer
Shades: 12 Shades, I have 1N and 2N
Size: 7 mL
I find that Laura Mercier is rarely talked about in the beauty community and I wonder if it’s because they don’t do outrageous campaigns and provocative packaging. I really like the brand (there’s this powder foundation that was my favorite!) as I find it focuses on more of a flawless natural look than a glam look. The Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion concealer comes in a pretty classic packaging with a clear plastic tube and a matte top. The applicator itself has 2 flat sides but a rounded top. It has a nice weight to it that feels luxurious in the hands.
The concealer claims to be a medium to full coverage, weightless concealer. It will perfect, hydrate, and blur with up to 12 hours of wear. I have very dry skin so I love that “hydration” is part of the claim. I’ve found a lot of concealers that I’ve tried before leaves a dry finish and ends up settling into small lines.
The formula is quite thin but not super liquidy. It’s really easy to blend out with your fingers but I use a foundation brush most mornings as it gets the job done faster. I like slight sticky bounce from the texture if I’m blending it in with my fingers. Once blended it feels absolutely weightless on the skin and undetectable in appearance. I love that it doesn’t have a dry feeling either and my skin actually feels plump. It’s a very nice flawless formula for medium coverage.
Here I have 1N on the left and 2N on the right. In the swatch the color difference between the two is quite dramatic. But I’ve actually blended out both shades under my eye before and difference was not dramatic. 1N provided more of a brightening effect because it’s lighter. But then there is jarring disconnect between the much darker color of my forehead. I currently use 2N on a daily basis but I might switch to 1N later in the winter.
On days when I’m doing very simple makeup, I’ll skip foundation and just put on a bit more of this concealer so that I can blend it down all the way to my cheeks. Usually I wear foundation to cover the redness on my cheeks and I love that I can just spot treat that concern with a concealer.
Here I have a before photo of my eye area. I don’t think I have really bad under eye circles but there is a slight bit of darkness and purple. You can see some pretty visible pores as well as light freckles. I realized I should have taken a photo of the same eye area but I was doing a comparison of one eye versus the other.
So in the photo below, I have my other eye with the Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Concealer on. I think the biggest difference is that my pores are covered up. I usually do some cat whiskers starting from my under eye and I use a foundation brush to just blend it into my cheeks. It also provides coverage over light freckles and I think it brightened up my under eyes. I wouldn’t say it’s full coverage though as my skin can still peek through which I like.
It feels very comfortable on the skin and I definitely agree with the hydration claim. Throughout the day the eye area feels soft and plump and not dry. I’m not sure if it holds up for a full 12 hour day but has decent wear for about 6-8 hours.
Color Match: 10/10
Feel on the skin: 10/10
Total: 48/50 A
I really don’t have any negative comments about this concealer. I took 2 points off the coverage as it’s marketed as a full coverage concealer but in reality it’s definitely more medium (which I prefer personally). This concealer contains 7mL of product so it’ll probably last me another two years. But in between that time, I’ll definitely try to test out more concealers on this blog!