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.
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.
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 :)
Formula is too dry
I really wanted to like this concealer since I was on the hunt for a new one a few months ago. Ordered this from Sephora online, and really wished I had tried it in store first. The formula was really dry and thin and did not provide enough coverage for me (even after layering it up to try and build more coverage), guess my dark circles are just too much for it to handle.
Bobbi Browns corrector was what I was using before and it was good, but I wanted more coverage. I now use Laura Geller's Real Deal concealer. I use a tiny fraction of the amount I used to use of Bobbi's corrector and it gives me amazing coverage and it's hydrating as well as provides great cush. Sometime's the Bobbi Brown corrector would pill depending on what eye cream I used under it...
I've rambled on and on, but the point of this review is Laura Mercier's secret camouflage concealer kit just wasn't right for me. If you're looking for a rich, creamy full coverage concealer, try another brand.