Perricone MD No Concealer Concealer SPF35

Posted by Lipglossiping On May - 23 - 2012

We all know that concealer is one of the most powerful tools at our disposal to create the illusion of a more well-rested complexion, it’s also the most misunderstood and mis-used of tools in our arsenal and the one product that I enjoy the biggest love/hate relationship with. But when is a concealer not just a concealer?

When Perricone MD debut their No Concealer Concealer of course! This new product launches next month online at perriconemd.co.uk and johnlewis.com, it’s priced at a none-too-shabby £37, so just what does it offer to justify that price tag?

Perricone MD’s No Concealer Concealer* builds upon the brand’s previous success: No Foundation Foundation, taking a fresh look at how our makeup interacts in the long-term with our skin. It promises the kind of multiple skin benefits that you’d expect from a high-end cosmeceutical line including:

~ Vitamin C Ester for brightening and collagen boosting
~ Hyaluronic Acid to boost skin’s natural moisture throughout the day and hep minimize wrinkles
~ Phospholipids to deliver essential moisture while creating a barrier to further protect the skin
~ Neuropeptides to address wrinkles, firmness and smoothness
~ Microcirculatory agents to help treat dark circles, making them less visible over time
~ Mineral-based, non-chemical sunscreen to protect against both UVA and UVB damage

It obviously makes sense to combine some of the most potent anti-aging ingredients into the products that spend the longest amount of time in direct contact with our skin and although this theory has often been employed in the form of foundation, less so when it comes to concealer and even more enticingly, this one works nicely in that most time-sensitive of areas, the eyes.

The packaging is unpretentious and simple, a self-assembly pump system that works well and allows full control over how much product you dispense. The brand recommend to dispense a single pump for use on both eyes, with any excess applied over other parts of the face that need concealing. I found this encouraged me to pile too much on in the eye area, which in turn, led to some settling into my fine lines. You really don’t need much at all to create a more even appearance. The formula is rich without feeling sticky and despite my dry skin, it left the delicate area feeling nourished throughout the day – that in itself, a bit of a miracle. I usually have to use the lightest of textures in this area to avoid settling and clumping and this one works well despite a heavier texture than I’d usually use.

I’d suggest dispensing half a pump, warming it between the ring fingers and first pressing it to an area of your face (other than the eye area) that needs concealing. Then move immediately to the eye area (without further concealing or blending) to press the product onto the dark circles, socket bones and inner contours.

You can see that the shade is fairly forgiving despite my pale skintone, unlike the No Foundation Foundation (which was too dark for me when swatched). It’s perhaps still a hint too dark to be ideal for the under-eye area but it works particularly well to conceal my redness across the bridge of my nose. I’ll leave you with a picture of the concealer applied on a foundation-less face. I think I applied it a touch too heavy in certain areas, and I’m sure that (as with most things), there’s a learning curve to get to grips with but I’m really impressed with how this both conceals and feels on my skin.

Perricone MD No Concealer Concealer SPF 35 is priced at £37 and will be available to buy online from perriconemd.co.uk and johnlewis.com.

* press sample


17 Responses to “Perricone MD No Concealer Concealer SPF35”

  1. Wow this looks and sounds amazing. I can’t believe you’re not wearing foundation – your skin looks perfect! *unfollows* ;) If it made me look like I’d pay more than £37 for it!

    Nic x

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    • That’s very generous of you Nic, this bit of warmer weather has done wonders for my dry bits I tell you! I think I’ve put it on a bit heavy (as per the 1 pump instructions) which is why everything is so well-concealed!

      It’s a touch warm under my eyes but the yellow tones don’t half counteract the redness on my nose/cheeks!

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  2. Leah says:

    This might just be the answer to my prayers. I’m 38 and have always been told I look 10 years younger but horrible eye bags have sprung up from nowhere in the last couple of months and now when I look in the mirror first thing I look 138, let alone 38. Because the skin under my eyes is crepey the bags look worse with just about any concealer I’ve tried thus far. I’m bookmarking this! xoxo

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    • Leah, you do look 10 years younger but I know what you mean with the eye bags, although in my case it’s those outer fine lines that have started putting in an appearance. Bloody things – I shall stop smiling at once.

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  3. Susannah says:

    I think I have to agree with Strawberry Blonde – your skin looks perfect!! I might have to beg John Lewis for a sample of this to see if it works on my acne scarring.

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    • If they have a tester out next month, take a teeny pot with a lid (like the ones you get pigment samples in) and squeeze a couple of pumps in. Don’t go overboard, I saw one woman practically empty a tester foundation into a pot once! Haha shameless!

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  4. Krystal says:

    THAT is your foundationless face? Jealous.

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    • with liberally applied concealer because I wanted to see how it worked under the eyes, over redness (nose + partial cheeks) and blemishes (chin) So er, basically everywhere!

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  5. liloo says:

    omg flawless!!

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  6. Michelle says:

    Your skin looks fantastic.. you made me wonder if it was photoshop, but of course, we all know the photoshop-like benefit of a good concealer.

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  7. Stacie says:

    Wow your skin looks amazing – I am suddenly so in need of this product. I am always on the look out for the perfect concealer and this looks amaziiiiiiing!

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  8. Rae says:

    Charlotte, I could hug you to death right about now. I’ve been so curious about this recently — seeing it reviewed on Lipglossiping pretty much made my day! <3

    I'm a bit less pale than you (I think? Maybe? Actually, maybe not), so (or perhaps "but") I'm hoping it'll work. Will check it out in person if I can find it! My eye area is constantly begging for more hydration, so it's safe to say my intrest is piqued ;)

    (And one last thing, if I may: you're looking lovely, my dear. I'm suffering rather a lot of face-and-hair envy at the moment!)

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  9. Nesita says:

    As everyone’s been saying, you skin looks amazing! I wouldn’t even bother putting foundation on if my skin looked that great haha

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  10. Janie says:

    Errm, sod the concealer, look at your brows!!! Looking fabulouso :-)

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  11. Reena says:

    Amazing! this product gave you a fresh and flawless look. It seems that this is the solution for my skin problems. I want to give this a try.

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