Saturday, May 28, 2011
Edward Bess Platinum Concealer in Ivory Nude
Edward Bess Platinum Concealer ($38) is offered in four shades and is packaged in a short twist-up tube, like a portly lipstick. The black metal packaging is quite nice, though I'd have preferred it to be slimmer so it takes up less room in my bag.
I chose Ivory Nude this time because the color Soft Beige (reviewed here) is too dark, although it is a better color match. Ivory Nude is also too dark, and it has yellow undertones that are not harmonious with my skintone.
The concealer is very soft, which makes it blendable, but that also makes it fragile because if twisted up too high, it could break off at the base with just the slightest pressure. I leave the surface just below the lip and I use my ring finger to swirl around the top. The warmth of my finger softens the concealer and makes it easier to blend into my skin.
This concealer works best under my eyes, where my circles are not too blue, and it also works quite well as a spot concealer to hide freckles or spots. (I use Becca's round point Spot Concealer brush.)
In the photos below, I swatched the concealer heavily to get it to show up.
Unfortunately, Nude Ivory leaves a slightly yellow cast under my eyes and makes me look jaundiced, so I reach much more often for Soft Beige, which although darker, is a better match for my skin with its beige overtones and pink undertones.
Platinum Concealer is fairly long lasting. It applies like a cream and dries down to a powder finish. If your skin is very oily, you might need a setting powder. Coverage is medium and and requires a midday touchup.
Here's a very short video of Edward Bess applying his Platinum Concealer to a model:
Bottom line: A good all-purpose concealer with a ton of product in the tube.
For additional swatches, check out:
All photos mine.