Product Review | Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Concealer
Product Review | Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Concealer in L3 ($32, PatMcGrath.com and Sephora.com).
Product Details (from Pat McGrath's website): Mother’s first-ever Concealer makes every flawless face fantasy come true, delivering creamy, full coverage and a natural, radiant matte finish in 36 universal colour choices that seamlessly complement her SKIN FETISH: SUBLIME PERFECTION FOUNDATION. Longwearing, weightless and endlessly accommodating to the face’s most exquisite contours and extreme expressions, it provides sensuously smooth coverage that becomes one with the skin, mimicking its natural stretch and elasticity sans creasing or caking, No Filter Required.
An essential addition to the SUBLIME PERFECTION SYSTEM, this runway-tested, Mother-approved Concealer delivers a mesmerising multitude of transformative effects: Perfect your complexion. Brighten and blur under the eye. Illuminate the high points of the face. Contour the cheekbones, nose and jawline. Correct discolouration. Conceal breakouts. With this versatile formulation, Mother has you covered.
Review: In the fall of 2020 I dabbled into the Pat McGrath complexion products and fell in love with the Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection line especially the foundation, primer and loose powder. I swore I did not need the concealer and the under eye setting powder. Well, Valentine's Day came and I was treated to a generous makeup shopping so I purchased this online along with the under eye setting powder which I will be reviewing soon. This product is not new, it might have been released in 2019 but it is new to me. This actually came in a kit with the under eye blurring powder and the kit is $52.
The packaging is similar to the rest of the Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection line; a black Kraft paper like box with gold typography. There is a clear plastic window in front of the box so you can see the concealer and its shade without having to open the entire box. The concealer tube is made out of heavy glass and it feels very luxurious. The concealer has a pointed doe foot applicator although all the sides are rounded. After opening the box and reading more about this concealer, I didn't realize it was full coverage and that it is a radiant matte finish. You all know that I am not a full-coverage gal when it comes to my face base so I was skeptical to try this after the fact that I bought it. Another thing is that it is way lighter than I expected (L3 is described as light with yellow undertones). What was I thinking?! I did a GRWM using this concealer (I believe I tried it with the LYS foundation) and you can find it under the highlights section on my Instagram (@thelovelist1) in case you are curious. There are 36 shades available in this line.
This concealer is full coverage and you only need a little. I was blending for days when I used this for the first time. The interesting thing is that it does not feel full coverage and it does not look thick or cakey underneath the eye area. I have used this concealer applying a minimal amount and it blends easily. It sits very nicely on the skin and it is long-wearing. It also works well with loose powders and even when it is set with a powder, it still looks smooth under the eye area. The radiant matte finish claim is absolutely true. Radiant and matte all in one is hard to accomplish but of course, the Mother has done it phenomenally. If you love a full coverage concealer without feeling or looking 100 years old, this little tube is magical. I was trying hard not to love it because it is a $32 concealer but I just ordered two shades (I think I got it right this time) so I will update this post with comparison swatches of L3, L8 and L13. Have you tried this concealer? I know it is $32 but get it on sale from Sephora and the best thing is Pat McGrath usually has 20 to 40 percent off sales throughout the year.
UPDATE: I picked up the correct concealer shades and I included swatches of the two new shades and the shade L3 that's mentioned on this review. I also added a photo of the difference in packaging of the two concealers that were sent to me. The packaging on this review was a part of the Under Eye Powder + Concealer Kit.