After hearing all sorts of wonderful reviews, I picked up the Clarins Instant Concealer quite a while ago when RY.com.au (Recreate Yourself) contacted me and asked me to take a look at their site and it's been a favourite of mine ever since.
For some reason I never shared my thoughts on it with the blogosphere so that's what I'm here to do today.
The Instant Concealer is marketed as an under eye concealer, with Clarins claiming that it conceals shadows and signs of fatigue, restoring a natural skin tone with a texture that blends flawlessly and smooths over the contours of the eye.
There's a reason that this concealer gets so much hype. It has a somewhat thick and creamy consistency that blends with ease
both with a brush and sponge and sets to a natural finish. Given how natural it looks on, the coverage the Clarins Instant Concealer offers is surprisingly high. Even more so, it's also super brightening which eliminates the need for a highlighting product over top if that's something you tend to do. I mainly use the Clarins Instant Concealer under my eyes because I don't generally want to brighten up blemishes, however it's also fantastic on general redness around the t-zone because, again, we often highlight that area slightly anyway.
In terms of wear time, I set all concealers and Clarins' Instant Concealer is no exemption but it wears really well. It doesn't cake up during the day, nor does it settle in fine lines or pores on my cheeks as I tend to bring it under my eyes in a Kardashian-esque triangle.
The Clarins Instant Concealer retails for $40.00 and, although that's a big outlay initially, the 15ml bottle will last you a lifetime (for reference, an Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer has only 5mL of product and retails for $46.00 here in Australia). It can be bought from Clarins counters everywhere, as well as online retailers like RY.com.au.