Bye Bye Blemish

You know how Lisa (yep, we’re on first name terms now, she just doesn’t know it yet), always preaches the technique of ‘pinpoint concealing’? You know the whole tiny dot of concealer right on the blemish, lightly blended out at the edges thing instead of dabbing a huge blob on and concealing half your chin? Well it’s always something I’ve attempted, but I just didn’t seem to have the right tools; dainty brushes I own in abundance but it was the concealer bit I was always a little stumped at. The Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer was just too creamy (quelle surprise), and the other concealers in my stash fell into the illuminating category, I just didn’t have anything that was geared towards covering those blemish badboys. So I made an investment. Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage in SC-3 to be exact. I’ve heard about this product gaining HG status from multiple trusted sources so I thought it was about time I tested it out myself.

So what d’ya get? Two concealer pans, the larger filled with a more yellow toned offering, and the smaller of the two laced with more pink. The idea is that you mix the two, dab your brush in each to create your own signature colour and blend over patches that need concealing. The texture is much harder than any other concealer that I own, and the finish way more opaque which makes it perfect for its job. It stays in place and it covers, simples. I whizz the brush lighting over both the shades, apply directly onto my pimple, pat over with my finger. Done. I tried using it under my eyes and it was goddamn awful – a dry cakey mess – this definitely isn’t one of those 8-in-1 super whizzy multipurpose compacts. It does one job, very well.

£26 from Space NK. Bye, bye blemishes and hello pinpoint concealing. Thanks Lisa.


  • Anna Blush

    This sounds fab, I really need a good concealer for those pesky pimples. May just have to purchase this one x

  • I’ve heard about this product but for some reason I thought one side was a powder!

  • Holly

    Sounds great! I’ve never thought of that technique for concealing, I will have to give it a go today!


  • This sounds like such a great idea! Must give this a go! x | A his & hers blog entailing adventure of food, fashion & London lifestyle

  • Alexandra Aallexxy

    I have this and absolutely love it!!!

  • Maddy Cane

    Sounds great, I am going to give this technique a go! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


  • I am such a concealer-offender. For some odd reason I think the more I cake on the better. Oh, Aggie – less is more, don’t you remember?!
    I shall be testing your (or Lisa’s?) technique!


  • Olivia S

    I was thinking of doing a post like this, thank god for concealer! Xx

    Olivia –

  • Bridget

    I swear by this technique! I find by covering my whole chin as opposed to a single spot, it doesn’t conceal as much? Maybe, maybe not but pinpoint concealing is thee best.

    Bridget xo

  • Louisa

    I think I need to start doing this as I’m inclined just to cover my entire face in concealer when I’m having a bad skin day! Perhaps I’ll try this one next time I’m buying concealer.

    Louisa’s Notebook

  • Alissia

    These are my exact tools I use to pinpoint conceal, there the best! x

  • SianySays Sian

    I got this concealer as Katy Perry uses it? and her skin is always BEAUT!…..but yes very disappointing cakey/patchy such a same coz LM is generally Amaze but this fails big time 🙂

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  • Helen

    Hi Anna! I have been following your blog and your videos for a while now and I love them. They’re so informative and such a pleasure to read/watch! Regarding the Laura Mercier concealer…Well, I also made the investment some months ago b/c I saw L.E use it. However, I still don’t know how to apply it to cover discoloration and blemishes. I am incredibly clumsy with make-up…so it’s probably that. Also, I found it very hard to choose the right combination of shades…might have got that wrong too…It’d be great if you could use it in one of your make-up tutorials and demonstrate how to blend and apply this concealer. Your description above is clear and it’s kind of what I’ve been trying to do…but actually watching the application in action might help me…Thanks!!

  • Ana Andrade

    I use it under my eyes as well and love it. 🙂

  • Rachelle

    I’ve been meaning to try this, the formula sounds great but the two colours seem a little.. dare I say gimmicky? Is it really neccessary if I know what colour I need? Still undecided.. But I’m also a pin-point-concealer-aholic now, the narrow end of the MAC 195 is perfect for the job!

    rachelle xo

  • Great.. I’ll try it out. I think I might need it for the winter when I tend to break out more often.


  • yourdailybreak

    will definitely look more closely at this concealer next time I’m shopping. I currently mix 2 shades of the Inglot Creamy Concealer (tube not the pot) for spot concealing. It holds up the entire day for me if I set it and is amazing on blemishes xo

    Your Daily Break

  • Ooh! I’ll definitely have to check that concealer out.

  • I use the lighter side for a Kim Kardashian highlight! I don’t use it directly on eye bags either, but in a pinch I’ll mix it with my eye cream du jour for a little darkness reduction.

  • Esme

    I love this product too 🙂 you can use it under eyes without it being too drying but you need to mix it with a tiny bit of the Laura mercier secret finish and it turns into a really good under eye concealer!

  • Parisian To Be

    Now this has been added to my concealer wishlist (yup, I’ve got one dedicatd to just the covering bunch). Lovely post!
    xo Parisian To Be

  • Katie Allen

    I will definitely be picking this up.

    I’m a new reader and really enjoy your blog

  • Anya Cross

    I’ve heard Lisa Eldridge rave about this too! It seems like a dreamy product that I may have to splurge on…

  • This looks like something I could use! My face needs that! xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  • Winnie

    what brush do you use with this?

  • Have never found a concealer opaque enough to fully cover blemishes but looks like this might be perfect, another item added to my wishlist! xxx

    Heels forever

  • Celina

    When I saw the photo, I immediately thought, “LISA!”
    Now I’m tempted to purchase this product even more.

    Celina | The Celution

  • Amy

    I always do this technique! So much easier than covering your whole face with concealer!

    Amy |

  • This has been on my wishlist for months now. I think I might just have to suck it up and go get it!

  • Guest

    Thank you I have this and wondered why so many loved it. Now I know it isn’t meant for under eye concealing! Will try again on something else I need to hide

  • Danielle

    I really love the idea of this product! Luckily my skin has improved a lot, but I still get the odd blemish. The seems like a good product to have on hand.

  • Anine

    I love how you call it an investment. So few people understand that 😉

  • angeldust

    I’ve got this and I use it for under eye concealing – works a treat for me.

  • Catrin

    I love the idea of this! I always struggle for longevity when using creamy concealers!

  • Ashley

    Good idea! I can’t seem to get blemish concealing right either. Will pop into space nk this week and try it out. 🙂

  • kamzy

    oh wow must try this x

  • Emma Diggins

    Wow. I’m sold •wizzes of to Space NK*

    Emma x

  • Sara Leslie

    this looks amazing! i’m permanently on the hunt for my perfect blemish concealer!!

    sara xx

  • Emmrawrrr

    Hi, Which real techniques brush is in the photo? Thanks xxx

  • stef

    I would like to see it in action, could you use it in a video..pleaseeeee ^_^

  • Del

    Hi Anna, the Laura Mercier make up artist indicated that the creamy side is for the under eye area and the dry side is for covering blemishes. I have this product and i have no idea how to make the dry side cover blemishes and i understand why you would mix it. Thoughts?

  • Aaahhh thank you!!! I’ve been searching around for the perfect product like this (for covering blemishes ONLY and really well). Originally I was searching for more of a green redness-correcting concealer, but this seems like a better option. Thanks!