Smashbox 24 Hour CC Spot Concealer, R320
What they say: It’s everything you love about Smashbox’s best-selling CC Cream in a concealer! This budge-proof spot concealer instantly color corrects and hides imperfections, while visibly fading dark spots over time. Spots are camouflaged for a full 24 hours thanks to Photoset Polymers created with medical-grade liquid bandage technology that adhere to and bend with skin.
The best part? Dark spots, sun spots and post-acne marks are continuously treated over time for visible results in just 4 weeks. Plus, it’s totally transfer-proof, waterproof and sweat- and humidity-resistant.
How to use: Using the micro-precision applicator, apply a tiny bit to the spot. Wait 5-10 seconds. Tap to blend. For best dark spot-correcting results, apply to bare skin.
What I say: Give whoever created this a Bells, immediately. How flipping genius is this? A concealer that zaps dark spots while it covers – just brilliant!
I recently started making a concerted effort to look after my skin ‘properly’, like a big girl. This means retinols, monthly facials and hard-core pigmentation fighting potions. This is great and all, but it has meant that the old, lingering sun damage is coming to the surface at an alarming rate. Thankfully, this has meant that I’m a prime candidate to test this particular concealer.
And let me tell you, it does everything it promises. Firstly, it covers like no one’s business and stays put all day. This in itself is a feat, as I always find that concealers fade pigmentation, but never completely cover it. This one does – completely!
Secondly, I noticed a vast improvement in the appearance of my particularly dark marks, after just two weeks of daily application. Yes, I am using other spot busting products, but this does seem to be working harder on the stubborn ones.
It comes in a slick, white tube with a very longa and slender applicator, which makes precision application a doddle.
I’m totally hooked on it, and simply can’t imaging my make-up routine without it. *NB do not try and concealer under eye circles with this – it will look nasty, and as it’s a treatment concealer, won’t help the area at all.
ROUGE RATING: 5/5
You’ll find it in 6 shades from Fair to Dark at selected Edgars, Foschini, Red Square and Woolworths stores nationwide.