Everyone has that one product (or two or three) that they get a little freaked out about when it gets harder to find. This concealer, in my case, is one of those products. I’m kind of paranoid that since the concealer creme came out, this stuff is headed for the makeup graveyard. The shade range isn’t as large as it used to be, and you absolutely cannot find it in a store. It’s still available online, though, which is where I bought my newest tube.
This stuff covers. I mean, it COVERS. One day when I was sitting around the house with nothing to do, I decided to see if it actually would cover one of my tattoos. It does it no problem. Yeah, I had to take some time and exhibit some patience to cover over black ink, but it works. And if it works on black ink, imagine how well it works to cover a spot on your face. Nothing is getting through this, and it stays put for hours if you set it with powder.
To be sure, this concealer is extremely thick, and if you start trying to cake it on, you’re going to see some texture. You know how everyone these days seems to be painting their under-eye region with concealer? There is no way I would use this on an area of my face that large. I use it on my chin and around my mouth, and I definitely have to work to get it blended out and smooth, but the results are worth the hassle. It just covers so well. It also covers the dark circles in the area immediately under my eyes with ease.
While I tend to favor Beauty Blenders for foundation, I actually think that this stuff looks better when blended out with a brush. When I’ve worked this with sponges, it just never seems to fully smooth out. I’m not saying this is impossible to use with sponges. It still looks fine on areas that need a light amount of concealing, but on days when I’m a member of Team No Sleep, and the dark circles are really dark, and I need extra concealer in that area, I always ended up finishing with a brush. I swear I could still see the tiny holes in my Beauty Blenders imprinted on my face before I broke out the brush.
I feel like the concealer creme is more user-friendly than this OG Kat Von D product, but I just don’t like that one as well. It’s a little thinner, and the coverage isn’t quite as opaque. I also don’t like concealers with doe-foot applicators. I appreciate the precision it allows, but I just find them unsanitary (I’m weird. I know.)
Also, if you aren’t inclined to paint your face with concealer, and are like me and just use it for spot concealing, this stuff lasts forever. I got a little over two years out of this one (I’m a bit of a germaphobe, remember) and it was pretty much the only concealer I used in that time. Granted, I REALLY take care of my makeup.
This is $25.00 for a little over a half-ounce. If they have your shade and you’re not into using crazy amounts of concealer when you do your makeup, you NEED this. Each time I open this little tube up, I hope that it never, ever gets discontinued. I’ve not found a concealer that hides spots as well as this. Sure, it takes time to blend everything out so that it looks okay, but I wish this had been around when my teenage self was dealing with acne. It would have been a godsend.
So, please, Kat Von D, never, ever, EVER stop making this product. I’m begging you.