CONCEALING IS BELIEVING!
As evident from its name, the function of a concealer is to conceal. However, a concealer of superior quality invariably has to achieve two separate functions to be worthy of the name:
Number 1: Cover.
Number 2: Not reveal itself.
In many instances we find products on the market that achieve only one or the other. If a concealer does an amazing job of utterly camouflaging a blemish or a discoloration but then leaves a visibly dry texture on the skin, is the said blemish actually concealed? Or is it only providing a neon sign that indicates to the observer to look at this suspicious area with even more scrutiny? As it happens, it would appear that this matter is still up for debate as there are decidedly quite a few examples of people wearing spotty concealer that can be detected from across a distance of Yankee Stadium. Nonetheless, I would argue that if a concealed area of the skin appears like you’re wearing a tiny spoonful of flesh toned peanut butter, I would suggest no, this is not working (or werking, as the kids say).
Having lived the life of a makeup artist for the last 30 years, there is a common client request that tends to pop up with hardly any varying, regardless of situation, client age or circumstance. The request resounds in the echo chamber of my dreams like a ceaseless litany: “I want to look natural”.
However, possessing only the experience that life has taught me, I interpret this request as: I want to look completely flawless, but also like I have no makeup on!
The pursuit of fulfilling this request has brought us to this moment! Le Métier de Beauté proudly presents:
The Peau Vierge Concealer!
The essence of the concealer is decidedly devoid of texture, and it is able to deliver the beautiful fantasy of full coverage without appearing like you’re wearing makeup! We decided to use an open jar format (instead of the former stick variety) to allow more access to the product because the new formula can be used in either the traditional concealer method of placing in precise areas, or utilized across the entire complexion as a flawless, full coverage foundation.
The finish is luminous like a luxurious balm rather than the more typical matte finish of a concealer, allowing the product to look more like skin.
Available in 6 universally flattering shades.
The Peau Vierge Concealer is a formidable concealing product with curiously intense coverage power. In the past, concealers that would feel dry in texture or matte in appearance would be considered more effective in covering. This has always been true, but alas, dryness and flat texture is not what most people desire in their eye area! Hence, the creation of the Peau Vierge Concealer which wields a luminous finish with a balm-like texture. Because of the supple and hydrating appearance of this product, it is excellent as a complete coverage foundation for the entire complexion.
(How using different brushes creates a different finish)
With each method bearing its own unique merits, there are only three techniques with which to properly employ the practical applications of any concealer product. Relying upon the user’s preference, of course, they are: brush application, fingers as applicator, or a cosmetic sponge/beauty blender. In the case of our Peau Vierge Concealer, we engineered two specific brushes to achieve two different goals. Let’s begin with the brush that references the same objective:
The Concealer Brush (by Le Métier de Beauté)
Created for traditional spot concealing, it’s all in the name. The Concealer Brush applies the selected product specifically to cover a small area with maximum pigment opacity. The density of the short bristles pack and amplify coverage into a small and precise area for traditional concealing in spot areas. It is not designed for diffusing and spreading, but rather for pulling pigment together for high intensity, pin-point coverage.
The Peau Vierge Brush (by Le Métier de Beauté)
In contrast to the Concealer Brush, which packs coverage into maximum opacity, the Peau Vierge Brush is designed to create a natural appearance that looks like naked skin. The bristles quickly break down our luminous concealer pigment and easily diffuse the coverage across the complexion for a swift and effortless look that appears mind-blowingly flawless, but still natural and radiant. Although the Peau Vierge Brush is sized as a full face foundation brush, the bristles still fit nicely into the face of the open jar of the Peau Vierge Concealer. We recommend applying the product directly to the skin from the component, making application a breeze.
As the Peau Vierge Anti-Aging Tinted Complexe is the cornerstone of the Le Métier de Beauté luminous look, our artists always apply this product first, even when we use a full coverage foundation on top. This further enhances the glow of the product for a stunning appearance. When you try this technique, the results will speak on their own behalf! 😊
Creative Director, Le Métier de Beauté