The Triple Threat Concealer


It’s not everyday I find a concealer that deserves a standalone rave round these parts. Sure there’s the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer and the Estée Lauder Stay-in-Place Doublewear Concealer, plus a few others that swim around in my concealer stocks, but they’re not something I find myself purchasing a shedload of in the same fashion as foundations. They’re just not as exciting to me. It’s like the black vest top equivalent of makeup shopping – they’re necessary, you need them, but it’s just not a sexy purchase. Well today I have an unsexy purchase recommendation for you and it may just be one of the best concealers I’ve discovered all year…

Clarins Instant Concealer in 01 – a triple threat, quick-fixer that hides redness, banishes blemishes and brightens bags with one quick swoop of decent, yet delicate coverage. The texture is just so dreamy. It blends in softly, looking natural on the skin and balancing the whole slightly dewy, but still got coverage thang so perfectly. In fact on good skin days I’ve just being using a CC cream as a moisturiser (more on that another day) and smudging this under my eyes and around my nose to even everything out. Two other things to point out. Firstly – the texture is pretty watery, so although the dispensing set-up is the best way to house the product, things can still get a bit messy and secondly – this tube will last you yonks. You don’t need much and with 15ml’s of product in there, you won’t be needing to make another unsexy ‘black vest top’ purchase for a while.


  • Sounds amazing, I will have to wait for my NARS radiant creamy one to get over! 🙂

    – Chaitra | PinkPot

  • Lara

    Oh oh ! Everyone is raving about this one… and I am guilty as well 😉 Think I swatched it 3-4 times already and I do really like it! However, I am unsure about the color choice…shade 01 and 02 are soooo different from another…think I am a 01, but still not 100% sure about undertones…
    Does it “adapt”to undertones once the overall shade is as similar as possible?
    Love your blog! Xx, Lara

  • You are such a bad influence Anna! Everything you blog about I go out and buy! This is definitely on my list to buy…today. x

  • GapToothedGirl

    I’ll definitely try it!!

    XOX, Gap.

  • Concealers are something I’m always drawn in by and want to try! This sounds incredible as I love a thin consistency with decent coverage.

  • This sounds awesome, definitely need to try this.

  • This sounds amazing, I’m currently using the Clinique Airbrish concealer which is incredible, but I might treat myself to this when my current one runs out.

  • This sounds dreamy, I’m still lusting after trying the NARS creamy concealer!

    Kate xo //

  • This sounds so effective, really want to try it out!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  • It sounds so lovely, I really like the packaging too! x


  • Concealers which can treat all problem areas are the best Concealers! ^ ^

  • I have both the Nars and Estee Lauder ones, so obviously I need to try the Clarins. haha. Thanks for always enabling me.

  • Oh! I used both Nars and Estee Lauder concealers but now I’m excited to try this one!

  • Sounds like a great one for all.

    Emma Be Beauty</A

  • Charlotte

    I never tried any Clarins product but I’m a concealer junkie! Should give it a try!

  • I love my NARS but also really keen to try the Clarins – everyone raves about it!

    Josie XOXO

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  • Chantal

    It sounds like a really great concealer! x

  • Maggie

    I really love the Nars creamy concealer but i will check this out!

  • Emily Knott

    If you say it’s the best concealer you’ve found this year, then I need it!

  • This sounds great! The tube is so tiny though! But if you say a little goes a long way I’ll believe ya 🙂

  • i go out of topic just a second to say how lovely your nails are 🙂
    love them so much!
    i use a bb cream as a concealer, it may sound a bit crazy but i don’t like foundation so i started to use my bb cream only where needed 🙂
    lots of love and luck
    La bellezza ci salverà

  • Hope Richardson

    I’ve heard so many people rave about this and must go and have a try! Never tried anything from Clarin’s before!

  • Lina

    It’s a lovely creamy concealer but I don’t like shades they offer. 01 is too pinky for my yellow undertones and the other shades are too dark for me. I’ve tried it many times but had to throw it away since it doesn’t match my skin tone. Nars creamy concealer is much better with shades but my new fav one is By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – it’s lightweight, creamy and blends effortlessly.

  • You have completely sold me on this one Anna, will definitely be picking this up soon.


  • Sarah Jane

    Hey Anna love your’re videos 🙂 I’m looking for a concealer to cover really small millia under my eyes would this concealer be good or could you please recommend a more suitable one? Thanks you in advance X

  • catherine ♡

    Never tried any Clarins makeup but this sounds intriguing! xx

  • This sounds incredible! I’ve been looking for a new concealer, so maybe I’ll give this one a try.

  • This is….until you try the Kat Von D Concealer 😉 xx

  • This sounds great. Must try next time I am at the Clarins counter. I am currently using Maybelline fit and really like this drug store concealer.

  • Beautiiboots

    Your blog posts are so helpful! 🙂 This seems great I HAVE to try it

    If you like blogs like this, I’d love for you to check out mine, I’m sure you will LOVE IT 😀

  • This sounds great! I’ve been in the market for a new concealer and have been eyeing up the Nars one, but I might have to try this one out as well!
    Kelsey |

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  • Joycelyn Steib

    This definitely sounds like a MY kind of product!! Thanks for sharing it with us!! <3

  • i have so many concealers but this looks like one to try!

  • Rachel Harris

    I’ve been on the look out for a good all round concealer and this looks fab!
    Rachel x

  • I need to try more things from Clarins and this concealer would be a great start!

  • Khyati

    Getting this soon 😀 thanks Anna <3

  • Nice! Must try this 🙂

  • I’ve got my eye on this concealer for when my Nars runs out!

    Ting |

  • Oh I definitely need to try this one out! Thank you for the reiew.

  • Sounds like a good one! x

  • shelynx

    I love this concealer for months already… it’s beautiful and leaves such a nice feeling – especially under the eye. It’s beautiful and should be much better known!

  • Oooh interesting. Next concealer purchase might be that one ! Thanks for the review !

    Feathers and Brushes | Swiss | Beauty & Lifestyle

  • I have this (am wearing it today for wedding makeup practice) and love it. Really buildable, blends nicely and as you say a little bit goes a very long way. Definitely going back to repurchase when it runs out 🙂
    Laura | Cherry Soda

  • lc

    So there’s an ad for the Clinique sonic brush on your blog. Could I request a review of sonics brushes vs. the manual ones from Botanics, Soap + Glory, etc. please?

  • Clarins is definitely the dark horse when it comes to make-up, I have to try this concealer!

    Maia x |

  • Awesome review! With the things you’ve mentioned, I’ll have to try this out after my current one runs out 🙂

    Elma x || PetalGrrl

  • Sounds like a winner in my book! Guess I have another concealer to add to my list of concealers to try… 🙂


  • Ashlie Flynn-Baker

    Sounds brilliant, I’ll definitely be adding it to my wish list!

  • Emily

    Hmm looks interesting.

  • Harrymakesitup

    This is one of of my pro kit faves!

  • amanda beautie

    Haven’t ever heard of this before but it looks great! Xx

    Beauty Girl

  • I’ve been looking for another concealer to have when I don’t want to use my thicker Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. Will be giving this one a try for sure!

  • Ida

    It doesn’t have enough coverage for me personally. Thats because I have the dark circles from hell. Only Collection Lasting Finish concealer can cover my dark circles, but it just isn’t as pretty as the Clarins concealer…it does sit very pretty on the skin. I have had mine for a year and I’m about half way through.

  • cristy

    this looks like a great product xx

  • this sounds amazing!

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  • Willow Jolie

    Can’t wait to try this one out! I just wanted to say that I love the way you always make a connection between makeup and other things in life- i.e. today it was the black vest comparison ! 🙂 First thing in the morning, I reach for my phone and I just have to type the letter “v” and up comes – and that is my morning routine ! Absolutely love your blog and the way you write !

  • Millie Robinson

    Really like the sound of this! Clarins do some really lovely makeup products if you want a natural look! Great review 🙂 x

  • Might ask the Clarins lady to use this on me next week for my makeover – sounds pretty good at covering all sins!

    Lauren x

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  • I’ve heard nothing but incredible things about this one! I quite like liquidy concealers, so I’ll have to give it a peek 🙂

  • Ella

    Ooooh! I actually haven’t ever tried anything from Clarins yet, but this product sounds awesome. I’ll have to check it out ASAP, but I’m still in love with my Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer!

  • Cherie Tang

    That sounds interesting, might have to have a nosey next time I’m shopping!

  • Sounds lovely! Need to look at it! x

  • Need this in my life.

    Leonie ♥

  • This sounds amazing! I’m always on the lookout for a new concealer and I’m seriously considering this!

    Catpacking | Beauty & Travel

  • This sounds amazing! Definitely have to try this 🙂 x
    Elise @ Elise Dopson

  • Marta Cebrián

    I love this concealer, so great

    ♥ ♥

  • Oooh, love the sound of this!! Lilly xx

  • Line

    Concealer is one of the most exciting purchases for me, as it really can hide those late nights, so not at all a black vest top purchase for me! Thanks for the recommendation 🙂

  • Frida

    If you like this, you’ll LOVE the Magic concealer from Helena Rubinstein! It’s amazing andyet so light on the skin.

  • I was umm-ing and ah-ing over which concealer to add to my Selfridges basket – there’s SO many! – but you’ve made my mind up. Thanks, VDM!

    Meg |

  • Ah I saw this used on Pixiwoo, and now I need it. God damn it. Why do I read your blog haha, my bank balance is not going to be happy.

    Zoe Newlove | Beauty Blogger & MUA

  • Andrea Collante

    This sounds promising ! I’ve seen many people rave about Clarins makeup recently, but if there is one everyone should try is the Kat von D concealer, its amazing !



  • Marina F. Piñeiro

    Just ran out of my concealer so I might give this a try! Clarins products are always great on my skin so I’m excited 🙂
    Marina x


  • Tarte Tanya

    I love Clarins, both the makeup and skincare ranges are absolutely amazing.

    Looks like i’m going to have to give this a go next time I go shopping.

    Lovely post 🙂


  • Valentina

    Does anyone know what the lasting power of the Clarins Instant Concealer is compared to Nars or similar products? Thanks. 🙂

  • fab, I’ve been thinking to try the dior hydrating concealer but may go and give this a swatch in shop first!

  • Selene

    Drugstore talking, I love L’Oréal True Match concealer in n.2, after Nars Radiant Creamy Concelaer is the best I’ve tried…I will try also Clarins one!