I’m a sucker for a creamy concealer, so I recently picked up the Sephora Collection Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer ($14), their latest concealer that’s designed to give great buildable coverage without adding texture.
The formula is super lightweight + on the thin side, but the pigment is fantastic. I’m not a fan of the applicator (it’s similar to a cotton swab, so you have to keep dipping it into the tube to get enough product out), but this is by far the best concealer I’ve ever used. It glides onto the skin and blends out easily when you’re layering for more coverage, and has a natural, satiny finish. Plus, it LASTS.
Now, I don’t mean 3-4 hours last like most concealers, I mean, I applied it at 11:30am and set it with my Rimmel translucent powder and while the rest of my makeup oxidized and faded during the day (it’s 90 degrees here), it was STILL INTACT when I finally washed my face at 8:30pm. It has very, very minimal creasing and covers dark circles beautifully, which is a huge deal for me. I was happily shocked that it didn’t break up as the day went on as well. I’m going back to get the matching foundation because I loved the finish and wanted to slather the concealer all over my face.
This line currently has the largest color range (20 shades) of all brands in Sephora, so anyone can find a match. I picked up Cream Caramel (13) which is in the tan range and more yellow-based. I can go down one more shade (Pecan Pie), but if I go lighter than that, I’d be pushing it. There’s this huge misconception that you have to go 3 shades lighter than your skintone in order to highlight/contour, but depending on the product, it can give you reverse raccoon eyes and that’s not cute on anybody. While I’m a lightskin black woman, if I go too light my undereye area can easily go ashy. This gave me just enough warmth and brightness to keep my makeup from looking flat, but if I wanted to use it alone or with a little bit of powder and nothing else, it would still work!