It’s been ages from my last update. I can’t believe it took me so long to finally spend all of these products. However, I haven’t been as disciplined when it comes to the new purchases. I’ve got several nailpolishes and a primer. I’m also planning on a foundation purchase (even thought I have half a bottle of Clarins Everlasting and half a bottle of Dior Airflash) if the foundation I’m currently testing proves it is worth it.
The full-size concealer comes in a 15ml tube with a slanted tip. There are four shades in the range, out of which only #3 looks natural (a NC25-30 shade with yellow undertones).
The concealer is pricey ($88), but it will last you a lifetime. I have only two 0,5ml samples (shade #3 and #4) and I still haven’t spent not even a half of the first sample (I’ve been using daily it for two weeks).
The concealer has a weird scent – very similar to the smell of the tinted moisturizer.
The consistency of this concealer is very creamy, but it is not especially moisturizing. Phytocernes+ concealer is rich with pigment – you can see immediately that it will cover a lot.
It reminds me of Lancome Effacernes – which is a perfect multi-use concealer.
I’ve tried it both undereyes and on the acnes (currently I have a horrible cyst on the cheek).
It covers the dark circles well, but it looks too flat on itself. I’d suggest to mix a bit of illuminator such as Benefit High Beam to get a radiant under-eye area.
The only problem might be that it is not very moisturizing. It won’t dry your under-eye area out, but if you have a dry under-eye area, you might want to use a rich cream underneath.
The concealer worked its magic on the imperfections too – I’ve put only a tiny dot of the concealer on the cyst, left it to dry and settled it with a powder. The concealer stayed on for well over 10 hours without rubbing off.
If you manage to find your shade (and if you are willing to shell that amount of money), you will love this concealer. However, I’d still recommend much cheaper, but equally good (and with better choice of shades) Lancome Effacernes.
My stash posts are almost finished. This post will feature all of my blushes, bronzers, concealers and other random face products.
The product comes in a pen style applicator with a brush, so you have to twist the pen to get the product on the brush and it is difficult to control how much product comes out. This is the shade 10 Beige Clair.
Guerlain Issima isn’t what I would call a concealer, because it doesn’t conceals much; is more like an illuminator. That being said, it covers dark circles a bit and lightens up the undereye area. It doesn’t settle into lines and doesn’t look cakey. It blends in well. It doesn’t moisturize, but it neither dries out the eye-contour skin.
The pen contains very small amount of product (1,5ml), but it lasts a very long time.