Clé de Peau Beauté Silky Cream Foundation and Concealer

Early this week, I posted my favorite drugstore foundation.  As an alternative, Clé de Peau Beauté makes my pick if you are in the market for luxury foundation or concealer.  Some of the advantages to paying more include assistance in finding the perfect shade and glamorous packaging.  No matter your preference, I want to cover the bases!

Clé de Peau Beauté knows what they are doing.  It is a Japanese brand that has been around for 30 years, with a focus on bright and radiant skin.  After I apply the Silky Cream foundation, I am very moisturized but not too dewy.  Coverage is medium with just about as flawless of an effect I have ever seen.  But amazingly still very lightweight.   Application has been outstanding with the Shiseido ‘Perfect’ Foundation Brush.

This tube is surprisingly small for the heafty price tag.  But I can assure you, the amount needed per use is incredibly small.  We are talking pea size here.  Plus the tube makes the FAA cut off for carry on.

The concealer basically speaks for itself with all of its awards.  It was a Neiman Marcus Beauty Awards Finalist.  InStyle Magazine named it best undereye concealer in May 2011.  Just like the Silky Cream Foundation, the concealer is powered with Revitalizing Moisture Complex to lock in moisture and smooth out texture.  Unlike some other popular concealers, it isn’t so dry you cannot blend it – blending leads to a more natural looking appearance.

I have been using this as my go-to concealer for about six years.  The formula is perfectly balanced between creamy and matte.  It does beautifully under the eye, but can cover a blemish too like a champ.  And the tube will last you months.

As a note, I found this tip on the Neiman Marcus website and felt it was worth repeating:

Tip: For lighter skin tones, the Honey shade can be used underneath your matching concealer as a color corrector for truly dark areas. Apply the Honey shade to your darkest area. Pat lightly. Apply your matching concealer on top and blend.


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