By special request from a reader in Belgium, today we’re taking a look at Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage concealer. Everything’s a secret with Laura. She makes Secret Camouflage, a two-sided compact for face; Secret Concealer, a potted concealer for undereye; Secret Brightener (an illuminating click pen akin to YSL’s Touche Eclat), and Secret Brightening Powder (an illuminating finishing powder for setting undereye concealer).
You might have also seen something called an Undercover Pot — that’s an all-in-one, travel-ready trifecta of Secret Camouflage, Secret Concealer, and Translucent Loose Setting Powder.
The Secret Camouflage compact comes with two shades: a wide stripe and a narrow stripe (and the swatches are in wide, narrow order). Laura’s website says something about this producing a blended concealer that matches the depth of your skintone as well as your undertone… that explanation is a little beyond me. The point is that you mix the two shades on the back of your hand (or a petri dish, or whatever) to create your exact shade. This is great because you should be able to produce an exact match, regardless of seasonal variations… but you’re going to have to repeat that alchemy every day.
The makeup artist I spoke to said to choose the compact whose wide shade most closely matched your skin: I would use SC-1.
Secret Camouflage is really thick and dry, intended to cover spots, blemishes, discoloration, etc. You wouldn’t want to use it for your undereye area unless you mixed it with eye cream first to make a creamier consistency.
Secret Camouflage is $28 for .26 oz (7.7 g), and Laura’s recommended application tool is a pointed, synthetic bristled, concealer brush.