If you’re familiar with Amelia Liana (if not, you should be) then you know what it means to be #feelingspendy. This concealer that I’ve been using for over a month now is probably one the most #feelingspendy items you can buy; the coveted and much debated Clé de Peau Concealer.
Sold for a whopping $85 at Holt Renfrew this concealer claims to be “extraordinary,” which it should be with such a high price tag. If you’re not familiar with Clé de Peau, it’s in a luxury brand that is part of the Shiseido family. I discovered this brand and product by watching Amelia Liana’s YouTube videos and reading her blog. I must say; I’m a sucker for a good concealer. Although I was trying to avoid it, I took the plunge and bought the concealer in the colour Ocher.
Before I purchased this concealer I was using the CHANEL Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer in 20 Beige Ivoire, which retails for $40 at Hudson's Bay (also not a particularly cheap item). I was extremely curious to find out if the Clé de Peau Concealer is really worth $85, more than double the price of the CHANEL. Turns out, the Clé de Peau Concealer is the best concealer I have ever used! I find the product particularly great for covering blemishes, hyperpigmentation and redness on my skin.
Currently, I’m getting over a bad reaction I had to a product I tried a little while ago (before I bought the concealer). I got a bunch of little whiteheads on my chin, and the area has been quite red and irritated. I’m in the process of using prescription creams to clear it up, after seeing a doctor, but concealing my chin has been a huge priority for me. The Clé de Peau Concealer does an absolutely stunning job. Not only is it so pigmented that it instantly covers blemishes and redness like nothing else but it does so without looking cakey, creasing, or emphasizing any dry spots. This concealer does not irritate my skin at all, even in its particularly sensitive state, and its creamy consistency makes it incredibly easy to blend. I have to say, I thought the CHANEL concealer did a great job but after using Clé de Peau, the CHANEL went from great to good. Just a small amount of the Clé de Peau Concealer on a brush completely evens out my chin and lasts for the whole day (8 hours +).
When it comes to concealing dark circles under my eyes, I still find myself reaching for my Bobbi Brown Corrector in Bisque over the Clé de Peau Concealer. I have to be honest, part of this is because it’s an expensive product; I want to make it last for as long as possible and I’m more concerned about blemishes than dark circles. That being said, I still believe that the pink/peach Corrector does more for my dark circles than the highly pigmented Clé de Peau.
I think the Clé de Peau Concealer is worth the money if it’s feasible for you. Of course, I would never say to purchase something if spending a certain amount of money is just not in your budget and going to give you serious anxiety. If you have quite clear skin and even skin tone with just a bit of darkness under your eyes, I think you could do without this product (even though it will do an impeccable job). If you have blemishes, redness, hyperpigmentation and/or extremely sensitive skin, I would definitely recommend looking into this concealer or at least heading over to a Clé de Peau counter to test it out. Despite the price tag, I would definitely repurchase this product.