This compact contains 2 shades you can blend for the perfect shade, and the coverage is fantastic - seriously, it'll cover anything. I'm told that the formula is oil-free and contains witch-hazel, so it's great for covering blemishes, and I find that it actually helps to dry them out.
(*NOT FOR USE UNDER THE EYES. I've read an alarming number of reviews complaining that it's not a good undereye concealer, and no surprise - this is a dry formula, and the witch hazel will irritate. Laura Mercier has a separate under eye concealer, the Secret Concealer, which is much richer and more emollient to suit delicate skin under the eyes. If you want both, LM also do an Undercover Pot - 1 of each + a brightening powder - downside is you can't mix the shades because they're different formulas, but good to use on the go.)
You need a good concealer brush to apply this - because it requires blending, your fingers won't really cut it. To avoid contamination, I use the end of the handle to scrape out a bit of each shade and blend it on a small area on the back of my hand. This way also saves too much ending up on the brush. A little bit goes a long way, so use it sparingly and this'll last you ages.
I didn't really know about this product until I started working at the Laura Mercier counter. This product is AHHHMAZING! I break out around my chin every now and thn and it really helps it cover it really good. Its amazing how this thing works, it even covers all my moles; I have wayyy too many moles on one side of my face. I usually use it after I apply my foundation and tab all the harsh end around with my finger, and then I set it with laura mercier translucent powder to give it a flawless look :)
Great Coverage. Doesn't last
This duo offers great coverage. The left (larger) side is a concealer and the right side is more of a salmon-colored corrector (based on my skin tone & the color of my product). it applies well with fingers (since you can warm up the product). Corrects and conceals like a dream... but after 2 hours. GONE. i have combination skin (not too oily) and I do not see why this product should not last. :(
Perfect for blemishes
This is such a HG product for me, it stays in place and is great for pinpoint concealing blemishes and other tiny imperfections. It helps a lot with a scar I have by my eye. I wish this were available in more countries, I got it while on vacation in Ireland because it doesn't exist in Italy :/ It also lasts a really long time, just make sure you clean it properly, as it can attract dust. Too dry for undereyes, so don't use it there (unless your skin is SUPER oily, but even then I wouldn't).
Gives excellent coverage without looking cakey or obvious. Very long lasting as well. I love that there are 2 shades that can be mixed to create the perfect color regardless of the season. My skin goes a shade darker in the summer and this saves me the hassle of buying a new shade of concealer with each new season. Also, it's quite big, but still very portable. I expect it will last about two years with daily use. The mirror it comes with is useful for touch-ups. I don't recommed this for the undereye area as it's a bit dry and may look too heavy there. But it's godsent for redness and all sorts of discoloration on the rest of the face.
This product is amazing.
This is the first product I have ever tried from Laura, and it is amazing. I've worked with a couple of clients with very, very dark spots, and it makes it look like they never had spots ever. I do set it with a pressed powder to ensure that it will last, but it really does what the name says. I use it when I have blemishes as well for my tattoo.
Great coverage, works well on dry skin
This is my current favourite concealer. On my dry skin it stays put all day, I rarely touch up. I do however set it with a hint of MAC mineralize powder, without I think it would fade more throughout the day. In the summer I use number 2, now in the winter time I'm using number 1. Number 1 is perfect colouring for me, number 2 is a bit to yellow, but I make it work since I use some bronzer in the summer. PS. The consistency of the product is a little different from what I have experienced in other concealers. For me application works best with clean fingers. It warms up the product and makes it go smoothly on my skin.