Clé de Peau Beauté has two new additions to their shade lineup for the Concealer ($70 for 5 g/.17 oz, made in Japan) in Almond (Amande) and Mocha (Moka). The Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer in Beige has been a long-time staple for me (original review here). It's the only concealer I use, it blends out perfectly and covers imperfections like no other, evens out dark areas under the eyes and doesn't cake on my skin. Beige can pull bit too light for me when I have a tan but it still works. The next shade up in Ochre has tempted me for a long time but I've found it pulls a bit ashy on my skin because it has so much olive. I was thrilled that Almond has been released because it is the perfect match for me. It's almost as dark as Ochre but is warmer with a slight honey tone.
For those new to Clé de Peau Beauté concealers, they come in a navy twist up tube. It's quite small but a little bit goes a long way. My Beige concealer lasted a little over two years before I had to replace it with a new tube after using it up. The tube is very sturdy.
On the nails, Chanel Secret
Here is Almond vs Beige:
Swatched side by side:
Here is the full concealer line up of current shades from Clé de Peau Beauté, taken during a shopping trip with the Beauty Professor. These were taken with an iPhone and it was really warm and cloudy outside making everything look yellowish.
Ivory, Beige, Almond, Ochre, Mocha and Honey
Indoor counter lighting:
For better comparisons I pulled a few foundations I've been matched to and swatched them side by side. I'm usually a Chanel 30 Beige, but depending on how light or tan I am I have been matched to both 20 and 40 Beige (I tan really easily). Left to right:
The Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer is one of my holy grail concealers and even though it has a super steep price tag I do think it's worth every penny because it works. I've tried a number of other brands at makeovers and from gift with purchase mini samples and for me nothing compares to the Clé de Peau. Finding a good concealer that doesn't cake or slide has always been a challenge for me. Even those that have a good color match end up disappearing after I blend it out. (I've tried MAC, Chanel, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown and old NARS ones.) For this one I prefer to either apply straight from the tube and pat blend or apply from the tube to my fingers to warm it up and then dab it on the face.
You can find the new shades of Clé de Peau Beauté concealer now at counters. Clé de Peau Beauté is available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks and Bergdorf Goodman.
Do you have a holy grail concealer?