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Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer

March 9, 2018

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Concealer Swatches and Review | The Beauty Look Book

Laura Mercier launched a new concealer formula called the Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer ($28 for 0.23 oz/ 7 mL). This a medium to full coverage concealer that is described as weightless, perfecting, hydrating and blurring with up to 12 hours of crease-resistant wear. I received all the shades to review (twelve total) and have been putting these to the test for a couple weeks now. My best matches are shade 2W and 3W depending on the effect I’m going for. Coverage is indeed medium to full and very easy to build. For me a little goes a long way so I only need a tiny bit and then buff everything out with a damp sponge.

I give this formula a thumbs up, although I usually prefer something a little less opaque. I do find that even once you blend it is weightless and melds well with the skin and does not look cakey. Skin does need to be well prepped with a hydrating or somewhat creamy base, but this is going to be the case with any super opaque base so it will blend into to the skin better. I swipe and blend with a damp sponge and set with a loose or pressed translucent powder. It stayed put on multiple occasions from early morning until night without budging. This claims to have 12 hour wear. I did not try this for a full 12 hours, but I did find it stayed put for around 8 hours without any sliding or budging. I did experience some creasing on a couple days when I didn’t have enough moisturizer on – but my skin under the eyes is usually very dry compared to the rest of my face. With this formula I really liked any of the Laura Mercier primers, right now I’ve been loving her Oil-Free version.

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Concealer Swatches and Review | The Beauty Look Book

The Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer comes with a flexible sponge tip applicator. I like the design as it’s sleek, functional and the cap is designed so product doesn’t seem like it will ooze out even if you pump the wand. Color range includes three different undertones: C for Cool Tones, N for Neutral and W for Warm. There are some gaps in the color range for super light shades and there’s a big jump from 3 to 4 in the medium tones. I feel like there’s a pretty big gap between 6N and 6W as well. At the moment not every shade number is offered in every undertone. I’m thankful to have a few shades that will work for me now. Hopefully more shades will be added in the future.

I can work with 2W, 3N and 3W for my skintone right now.

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Concealer Swatches and Review | The Beauty Look Book

For this review I’ve added swatches under three different lighting scenarios. I do try my best for color accuracy but there are so many different variables. I hope the lighting gives you a better idea:

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Concealer Swatches and Review | The Beauty Look Book

A few comparison swatches to other concealers I rotate between depending on how light or tan I am.

Concealer Swatches Laura Mercier, Tarte, Estee Lauder, NARS

Shown left to right:

For me my favorite concealers are still the Estee Lauder Doublewear and NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. These are my favorite because I find them to be the creamiest. Matte finish concealers for some reason don’t meld well with my skin all the time. The Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion is slightly thicker and more opaque than the Estee Lauder and NARS but I’d say similar in the way it blends.

I have been testing the ones from Urban Decay and Tarte for a while and I’ll have a separate post on that. Both of those have more coverage.

Below I’m wearing the Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation in Buff with the Flawless Fusion Concealer in 3W. I previously reviewed the foundation in this Summer Base Edit post here wearing Dusk. Right now Buff is a little bit lighter and less olive which is a better match for me. On the brows is the Sisley Phyto-Sourcils Fiber Brow Gel in 2. Lip Gloss is the Lacquer Up Acrylick Lip Varnish in Free Spirit (blotted).

Concealer is blended under the eye area to brighten. It blends in pretty seamlessly and there’s no flashback. It’s shown without powder but I 100% recommend you set with a powder.

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Concealer 3W

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Concealer Swatches and Review | The Beauty Look Book

Overall a solid win for me. It is a little more opaque than I’m used to, but it’s not cakey and easy to smooth so it works for me. I is very easy to blend out with a sponge for a more natural look. I like that this one is easy to layer without it getting cakey looking. The lasting power is great as long as I set it with powder. I have high hopes come summer this will stay put on my face better than most. I like that it’s creamy and melds nicely with the skin. Ease of application and streamlined packaging is a plus. I do hope more shades will be added. I usually try to match concealers more closely to my skin tone. With this formula I like that there is little to no oxidizing in color on me. As you can see from the swatches there’s a big gap between 3 and 4. I feel like there I’m in the middle a lot. I’m in between Estee Lauder shades and also for NARS in the summer. I keep waiting for them to launch colors in between Ginger and Biscuit.

You can find the Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer out now. Available at Sephora, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Laura Mercier and all Laura Mercier other counters.

Have you tried this one yet? What did you think? If not, what’s your current go-to concealer?

Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealers provided courtesy of Laura Mercier for review.

 

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  • Suzanna March 9, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Haven’t tried (yet), but since concealer is one of my favorite things to sample, I no doubt will. My go-to is Nars Radiant (Custard/Macadamia) and i have a lot of trouble with more matte concealers. Latest flop is the new YSL one, which creases, and Shape Tape. I don’t suppose I apply any of them correctly and I also suspect that dry skin is to blame for some of the failures.

    The LM looks nice on you!

    • BeautyLookBook March 9, 2018 at 9:23 am

      Twins! I can’t wear matte concealers at all – always shrinks, dries and suddenly I have more visible fine lines that look like wrinkles!

  • Shelleyeatz March 9, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Good to know it worked for you! I’m gonna go try it out in store.

    • BeautyLookBook March 15, 2018 at 9:58 pm

      Let me know if you liked it!

  • Millie Robinson March 9, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    I love a new concealer launch! These sound great! x

    Millie | http://www.bymillie.co.uk

  • Lisa C March 9, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    I haven’t tried yet, I’m still trying out a couple of drugstore concealers right now. But I also love the EL double wear. That and the CDB concealer are my fav’s.

    • BeautyLookBook March 15, 2018 at 9:58 pm

      EL Doublewear is one of my favs!!

  • Elizabeth March 10, 2018 at 4:56 am

    Which shade is closest to Custard in the NARS RCC? I’m wondering if I can possibly find an exact shade match. Review was lovely, as always!

  • Laura @laurantaina March 11, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Very beautiful looking and promising concealer, I def will give these a swatch if I can (Laura Mercier isn’t sold here). I also prefer concealers with a little less coverage as I wear very light-weight foundations and I don’t want my under eyes look heavier. Thank you for the great swatches!

    xx Laura / Laura Loukola Art & Beauty Blog

    • BeautyLookBook March 15, 2018 at 9:58 pm

      You can definitely blend it out, but if you want less coverage this might be too opaque for you.

  • Amy Kriensky March 13, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    O..M…G! I think I remember having this on my radar a few weeks ago before it launched, but after seeing your review I was so impressed/excited I ran to Sephora THAT day!! I have had less than a week, and not getting ahead of myself but this maybe is in the runnings to be a major holy grail item…not just concealer but any makeup! I am a concealer connoisseur for sure, terrible genetic dark circles and dry skin. If you think of it I’ve tried it, including a recent foray into shape tape (terrible!!). With this guy I can pull off my minimum basic concealer and mascara look and it looks flawless – even better on a full face! For reference I am a nars CR in vanilla, generally a neutral in foundations, and I tried the Mercier in both 1C and 1N, and since it’s not Uber pigmented I honestly could’ve pulled off either if the other didn’t exist. Ended up keeping neutral though for force of habit. Hope everyone else likes it!

    • BeautyLookBook March 15, 2018 at 9:57 pm

      Hi Amy, so happy you love this formula! I think it does a great job at concealing with a creamy finish. Shape Tape can be hit or miss for sure.

  • Nellie March 18, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Thanks for the info! I’ve been looking for a good foundation. Any plans to review Burberry’s Fresh Glow Gel Stick? Thanks! #beautylookbookfam

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