I had pretty high expectations for this concealer. I typically have good experiences with Laura Mercier complexion products, so I was hoping this would work out well. Unfortunately, I couldn’t fully test it out because I had an allergic reaction to something in the formula. I do have a few thoughts that I can share based on the two times I was able to wear it.
When I was doing my own research into making this purchase, I couldn’t find anyone with the shade 5W. So, I figured I could at least share a swatch of the shade and compare it to MAC NC45 (pro longwear concealer) for anyone in my shade range that may be curious.
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When I applied the Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Concealer over acne scars and dark spots, I noticed a cooling sensation that seemed odd. The next time I tried it, I tested it under my eyes and they started watering and feeling irritated. I do have sensitive skin and a lot of allergies, but the formula doesn’t have any of my usual red flags. Since trying this out, I haven’t had any acne breakouts or any type of rash develop, so that is good. But since there is still something in this formula that doesn’t agree with me, I’ve decided not to use it again.
I can tell you that this concealer does need to be set with powder. It did start to sink into my fine lines after about 10 minutes when it wasn’t set. On the upside, this formula blends quickly and easily and I didn’t feel like I needed a lot of product to get good coverage.
Shade Comparision: Laura Mercier 5W vs MAC NC45**
I only own 3 concealers, so the only liquid concealer I can compare the Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Concealer to is the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC45**. These formulas are not dupes or similar at all, this is only for a point of reference for the shade.
MAC NC45** (left) vs Laura Mercier 5W** (right)
If you are curious about the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, I have a full review posted that you can check out.
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