Sunday, July 26, 2015

Susan Thompson Cosmetics Concealer Pot | Review

Press Sample (Unaffiliated Links)

Finding a good concealer has always been a bit of a challenge for me. They often crease, or they look unnatural, or they wear off far too quickly. There are some that have given me milia due to high concentrations of occlusives like petrolatum and mineral oil, and  others still that have dried out my delicate eye area. Furthermore, I am prone to dark circles when I don't get enough rest, and therefore I like for a concealer to offer buildable coverage for the times that I need more concealing, and that can be sheered out for the rest of the time that little concealment is indicated. My latest concealer discovery to have satisfied my wish-list of attributes was found in a humble little pot from Susan Thompson Cosmetics.

Susan Thompson Cosmetics Concealer Pot in Light is a luxuriously silky smooth cream concealer that offers full opaque coverage, but that can easily be sheered out when less coverage is desired. It has a natural nearly matte finish that doesn't announce that you are wearing a concealer, as many do. It spreads across the skin with ease, without tugging, and doesn't settle into fine lines. It can be applied with a finger or with a synthetic brush, and both ways offer a perfect finish. I am able to get all day wear out of a single application, but it may also be set with a finishing powder to increase its staying power. Not only do I get the perfect natural finish with this concealer, but it neither irritates my eyes, nor does it ever give me milia. Rather than drying my skin out, I actually find that this concealer imparts  a bit of added moisture without being so emollient that it undermines its ability to adequately conceal.
Susan Thompson products are:
Paraben Free
Hypo-Allergenic
Allergy Tested
Non-Comedogenic
Fragrance Free
Not Tested on Animals

Available in five shades: Fair, Light, Medium, Warm Tawny and Deep. Shown in Light.
Ingredients: Isohexyl Caprate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Nylon-12, Paraffin, Quartz, Octyldodecyl Stearate, Ozokerite, Cera Microcristallina, Isostearyl Behenate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Silica, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Cera Carnauba, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol. May contain (+/-): CI 77891, CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499, CI 77007.

Swatches applied with a synthetic brush. The swatch on top was blended out and the bottom swatch was only partially blended.
Overall Assessment: This is my go-to concealer. It gives me the coverage that I need whether or not I have dark circles, and it never gives me milia. I love the natural finish, and the fact that you can't tell that I am wearing a concealer. A+

$28.00 for 0.21 oz. from Susan Thompson Cosmetics (Unaffiliated Links).
Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.
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18 comments:

  1. I'm glad to see it comes in Fair since that's usually what I prefer in a concealer.

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    1. It was definitely a good call that she included a fair shade as well as darker shades!

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  2. I love the look of that shade. Actually everything you've reviewed from Susan Thompson looks fabulous!

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    1. I do too, Allison! It's perfect for cool-toned fair girls like us!

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  3. This looks like it covers so well!

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  4. I need to try this concealer since you love it, especially since it's cruelty free!

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    1. It's a really great concealer, Courtney. It has all of the qualities that I seek in a concealer, and it feels so nice on the skin! Suzi's entire line is, and always will be crusty free. She even donates a portion of the proceeds to the ASPCA!

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  5. I discovered this brand thru you. I ordered last night and it was shipped today. Impressed so far!

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    1. Wow, that is fast! I can't wait to see what you think about the products! What did you order? I know there had to be a lippie in there! :-)

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  6. How did you find this brand? Is it an indie or Etsy? I like the coverage. Although I am a fool for a good concealer, I just spent a fortune on Kevyn Aucoin Skin Enhancers for my kit and those cover well too.

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    1. I have been very close friends with Suzi (Susan Thompson) for many years. She is one of my very favorite people on the planet, and I absolutely fell in love with her line the moment that she first showed it to me. She created the line for her own kit, and then lots of her makeup artist friends began using the line in their kits as well. It really started out to meet the needs of professional makeup artists here in LA, and she uses it on all of her celebrity clients. As a makeup artist, I think that you would really love the line since it really was created to be used on set, and for film and TV. Yes, Kevyn Aucoin Skin Enhancers definitely offer great coverage! At some point you should try some of the great products from Susan Thompson Cosmetics!

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  7. I'm always looking for a good concealer for fair skin. I'll have to try this one!

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    1. Me too, and it's so hard to fins a good color match for fair skin! I really love this one!

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  8. I am always looking for the next best concealer, and this sounds like a really great option. Even the shade looks perfect.

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    1. This one is really worth trying! I agree that the shade is perfect!

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  9. This sounds nice and I like the sound of a more matte finish. The few potted concealers I've tried had a dewy finish and it just looked too obvious on my skin.

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    1. It really is a wonderful concealer. I wish I knew why it is so hard to find a really good one!

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