I bought this concealer a few months ago and actually completely forgot about it until yesterday when I tried it out and was so impressed, it definitely isn't going to get forgotten about again. It is the Lancome Effacernes Longue Tenue or Long Lasting Softening Concealer and it has SPF 12, I've never heard of a concealer with SPF but its definitely a welcome addition.
So, it comes in the standard silver packaging with the embossed Lancome rose symbol, I really like the packaging and its surprising how much the packaging can alter your view on a product!
You get 15ml of product which is quite a lot for a concealer and it has amazing coverage so you only have to use literally a tiny speck and it spreads so far, I can see this lasting me years! It is described as exceptionally long lasting concealer of dark shadows, but as I have only used this to cover blemishes, I can't comment on its coverage of dark shadows but it is definitely long lasting.
I really like the idea of this type of tube as it enables you to get the exact amount of product you need, which is especially handy when you only need a little bit.
It claims to conceal dark circles, fine lines and shadows and is enriched with light defusing technology. The only downside to this concealer is there is only three shades available: 01 Beige Pastel, 02 Beige Sable and 04 Beige Rose, I can imagine this being a problem for a lot of people and was amazed to find a shade to suit my skin tone (I was 01 Beige Pastel).
I have a little birthmark on my finger so decided to use that to show you the coverage this concealer has, so here's the before picture:
Here's after applying the concealer:
You can see it does a pretty good job of covering something without clinging to the lines or looking 'cakey'. It doesn't feel heavy on the skin even thoughg it is quite a thick concealer.
I love this concealer and will definitely be using it daily and can't wait to try it around my eyes. It retails at £21 which is pretty expensive for a concealer but I must have spent that this year alone trying different cheaper brands and I'm sure it will last a very long time!
Thanks for reading!
What is your favourite high end concealer?
Emily :) x