Beauty Road Test: Obsessive Compulsive Conceal Makes Dark Circles Vanish
There really is a concealer that blends exactly with your skin tone. Obsessive Compulsive does the trick.
Finding the right base and finding the right concealer can be a tough job. There are times when you want to, I don’t know, re-arrange your closet rather then spend the time trying to find a product that (a) covers dark circles and blemishes (b) matches your skin tone and (c) doesn’t cake or look fake.
If you find one that does cover what needs to be covered, then you’re either going to have to find a base that matches the concealer not your face or some other crazy thing that you have to blend together to look “natural” after all that very annoying work.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics has a very neat product that can cover what needs to be covered, match your skin tone and (yes, I did say and) look so natural that you don’t need to add a base or pressed powder to look un-made up.
OCC Skin Conceal ($20, occmakeup.com) with it’s 12 shades will give you freedom from mixing, matching and going crazy covering dark circles, zits and what not. It, like the entire Obsessive Compulsive line is 100 percent vegan and creulty-free. It’s also Paraben-free, doesn’t contain silicon, fragrance or petroleum.
The first time I tried it, I used their #003 Concealer Brush ($22, occmakeup.com). I, very lightly, dabbed the brush in the concealer pot and gently patted it under my eyes. Within seconds, I saw my dark circles go bye-bye. I think I actually use less product by using a brush and not my finger.
The concealer feels like a souffle on my skin: Incredibly light. Maybe it’s because it’s made with cocoa extract, Aloe Leaf extract and vitamin E. It’s nice to know that it’s nourishing my skin and hiding things at the same time.
I can wear it alone–you don’t see a diference between your own skin and the product, with pressed powder, or with a base. No matter what I use it with, it holds its own.
Whether you’re doing a lot of late nights, need to hide the blemish from hell, or just want to even out your skin tone, this tiny pot of goodness answers a lot of prayers.
PJ Gach is Senior Editor: Style + Beauty at BettyConfidential.