Product Review: La Mer The Radiant Concealer SPF 25

La Mer The Radiant Concealer SPF 25

In late August, La Mer launched The Radiant Concealer SPF25 in the US. For the avid fans of La Mer Skincolor base makeup line, this was exciting news. This concealer release has been eagerly awaited for years after the great success of the initial lineup (including The Powder, The Treatment Fluid Foundation SPF15 and The Treatment Crème Foundation SPF15) debuted in 2006.

The Radiant Concealer SPF25 is currently available in three shades: Light, Medium, and Dark. The color I have tried is Medium. The Medium shade is a light ochre with pink undertones. I was worried if the color went on too pinky for my fair skin. I am glad that the pink pigment doesn't really show on my skin. Instead, it gives a radiant ivory finish on my face.

It has a cream-to-powder formula that feels very soft, smooth and moist on the touch. The texture is lightweight and creamy. It goes on buttery, and dries to a powder finish very quickly by blending with fingertips or a concealer brush. It blends easily to even out discolored skin tone and conceal the imperfections.

Compared to my IPSA Whitening Creative Concealer (SPF18 PA++), the blending application with La Mer The Radiant Concealer SPF 25 is smoother and easier.

Finish & Coverage
It provides a radiant, natural matte finish. A little goes a long way. The concealer covers the imperfections and blemishes well.

It can be built for the desired coverage from a light, natural coverage for my dark circles to a full coverage of my redness, pimples and freckles.

Lasting Power
It stays on all day, and does not settle into fine lines easily. What I love most about this concealer is its moisturizing benefit. It maintains a fresh and lively look throughout the day without turning cakey or dull.

It is housed in a rectangular case with a mirror inside the lid. It also comes with a small concealer brush and a faux leather pouch.

La Mer The Radiant Concealer SPF 25 is moisturizing and lightweight in texture. It is very easy to blend, and can be built for the desired coverage.

It does a good job evening out the skin tone, and covers up the imperfections and blemishes effectively. It gives a natural matte finish. Compared to other concealer products I have used, it makes the skin appear more radiant, lively and youthful. It is long-lasting without drying out the skin and turning dull or ashy. It is a good choice for all skin types.

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*This sample is provided by La Mer. However, this review is solely based on my personal opinions after using this product.*

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winnie said...

Oh boy! I'm going to check this out at a La Mer counter tomorrow! Thanks for the review!

winnie said...

Aww...checked it out over the weekend and none of the colors suit me...Medium was too light and Dark was too pink/orange.

Beauty Anonymous said...

Hi Winnie,

You are very welcome! :)



Beauty Anonymous said...

Hi Winnie,

I am sorry that the colors didn't work out for you. I do agree The Radiant Concealer SPF25 offers limited color options at this point. I hope that La Mer will come up with more colors of this concealer that suit different skin tones.

Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts!



Anonymous said...

My current skincare routine consists of La Mer products, and since I'm quite pleased with them, it seems I'm interested in everything from La Mer now, haha...

This concealer looks so interesting. I'm even more intrigued about the new powder foundation that has been launched some time ago, but it is not available here in Austria yet.

Sooo bad for my purse!

Beauty Anonymous said...

Dear Jess,

Thank you very much for sharing your experiences with La Mer skincare products!

The Radiant Concealer SPF25 has become one of my favorite concealer items. It covers up the imperfections effectively, and lasts well without drying the skin.

Do get to try it out when it is available in Austria. I would love to hear what you think of it.



Unknown said...

i just checked with one of the high-end store, they cost a lot $65.00 (plus tax)..yikes! i want to know if any ie: SEPHORA, have samples to try...

Beauty Anonymous said...

Hi Khyma,

I am very sorry for my belated reply. As far as I know retail stores like Sephora don't carry La Mer, which is available at select department stores. I am very sorry about that.

Feel free to let me know if you have any further questions about La Mer.