I have absolutely no quibbles with this concealer – I think that it’s fabulous. Oh, hold on, I’ve thought of a quibble: the name. Why on earth is it called “No Concealer Concealer”? That makes no sense. It’s very much a concealer – it should, if anything, be called Yes Concealer Concealer, or just Yes Concealer, or – here’s a thought – simply Concealer.
People looking for a high quality concealer that also acts as an anti-ageing treatment and a very effective SPF, look no further. The sunscreen is mineral based and so unlikely to make your eyes sting, if SPFs usually do that to you, and the formula also contains some of Perricone’s much-raved-about miracle ingredients. (You can see other Perricone reviews here and here).
If you’re under any illusion that this concealer will be one of those sheer, wishy-washy skincare/makeup hybrids that keep popping up then let me burst that bubble for you: this is a full-coverage concealer with good staying power. There’s no “flash of radiance” reflectiveness here, it’s a functional concealer that does a great job of hiding dark undereye circles.
I’ve tried to take a photo for you on my iPhone. I know you appreciate these crappy photos that look as though a six-year-old has taken them, so I just keep on churning the suckers out! (In all seriousness, the new camera has arrived so quality is shortly to improve!) Left eye is concealed with Perricone MD’s No Concealer Concealer, and the right eye has no concealer. Not to be confused with No Concealer Concealer, which is actually a concealer and is concealing the darkness around my left eye.
See?! Ta-da! Pretty good work, don’t you think? I use it all around the eye including over the lid – it makes for quite a nice little eyeshadow primer, too, but you have to keep your lid closed for a few seconds to let the concealer set. I think anyone trying this No Concealer Concealer will be surprised at the thick texture and good coverage – I really did think that this (due to the name) would be a flimsy, watery number.
One problem: it’s a one-shade-suits-all affair, which (as we know) spells disaster for anyone who doesn’t have a fair-medium skin-tone. I’m not sure how it would look on skin darker than “medium” (and the paler end of medium, at that) so if you have tried it then do let me know in the comments below.
Perricone’s No Concealer Concealer is £37 for 9ml which is pretty expensive, but actually cheaper per ml than something like NARS’ Duo Concealer. It’s well worth the price if you’re looking for a good concealer with SPF or even a good eye cream with SPF – you could use a very light and unassuming eye cream beneath this and know that you’re getting your sunscreen and anti-ageing benefits in your makeup.
Find the Perricone concealer at Salon Skincare