Dienstag, 13. Mai 2014

Clé de Peau Beauté Correcteur Visage Concealer - Worth the hype? A comparison to Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer

I was never a stick or creamy concealer lover until I came across Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer (£23/$32) by reading a blogpost about it... 
Because Hourglass caught my attention lately anyways, I was really excited about it and did some research of course on youtube too! At least since watching the gorgeous gossmakeupartist or TheSublimeAgent saying good things about this product I ordered it through SpaceNK :) 

Of course dealing with this one made coming across the 'oh-so-famous' Clé de Peau ($70) one unavoidable! 
Therefore the colours Ivory and Beige had to make their long way from the States to Germany and here they are:

Clé de Peau BEAUTÉ Correcteur Visage Concealer packaging

Clé de Peau BEAUTÉ Correcteur Visage Concealer packaging

The CdP Concealer comes with a good amount of product, which of course should be expected for the extraordinary price (5g/.17 oz.).
The packaging is sleek in shiny black and has quite some waight to it. On top of the cap it has a blue crystal-looking part, which catches the eye. It opens by pulling the cap, not twisting.

This concealer has a slight perfumy scent to it, which disappears once applied.

Clé de Peau BEAUTÉ Correcteur Visage Concealer in Beige

Clé de Peau BEAUTÉ Correcteur Visage Concealer in Beige

CdP Correcteur Visage Concealer in Ivory

CdP Correcteur Visage Concealer in Ivory
This concealer is super pigmented and has a very creamy consistency. I only use it for my under-eye area and therefore never apply it directly from the bullet. I rather pick and warm up the product with me finger and tap it into the skin which works beautifully! I think it's too 'hard' and thick in consistency to apply directly on the delicate eye are. 
Nevertheless, if you've found the right colour-match you could apply it directly on other parts of the face and blend in, that would work of course!

It's definitly a long wearing formula and didn't crease on my eye area for about 10 hours after setting it with powder. It didn't settle into fine lines either, but I generally haven't got those problems yet. For mature skin I'd definitly recommend setting it for safety's sake!

Colourwise Ivory is the lightest in the range and has a yellow undertone, Beige is a little darker and has a rosy undertone, which can work awesome to counteract dark circles and give a brightening effect! Sadly there are only two other shades: Ochre and Honey, which are darker, but still not darker than a NC/NW35-40.

And here is the Hourglass Hidden Corrective one:

Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer in Sand

The bullet of this one is slimmer and it comes with less product (3,5g/.12 oz.). It comes in the typical Hourglass shiny mahagony packaging with gold letters on it...

Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer in Sand

The Hourglass concealer  is also highly pigmented and very creamy on the skin. You can definitly apply it directly from the bullet to the skin, it literally glides on! It blends easily into the skin, I prefer using fingers. This one has a softer texture, so I would use it directly on the eye area too, but applying with fingers I still prefer. The warmth of the skin almost melts this product so that both methods would work.
I think this particulary concealer is ideal for touch-ups! It blends effortlessly and always melts into the skin and looks skinlike, not matte. You can apply over and under makeup, both work! 
This is definitly a holy grail item for me makeup bag which can freshen up your whole makeup in seconds!

In comparison it hasn't got a noticeable perfumy scent to it, more a slightly waxy one.

And some comparison swatches:

Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer in Sand

CdP Correcteur Visage Concealer in Ivory

CdP Ivory - Hourglass Sand 

CdP Ivory - CdP Beige - Hourglass Sand (left to right, with  flash) 

CdP Ivory - CdP Beige - Hourglass Sand (left to right, w/o flash) 

Sorry for my kind of horrible looking arm... 

Bottom line:

If you don't want to spend so much on a concealer I would definitly recommend the Hourglass one, which performes excellent. I think it's even easier to work with than with the CdP! It doesn't need much blending, melts easier into the skin and has a beautiful skin-like finish. In addition to that it didn't smudge or budge and was quite long-wearing.
I'm only afraid that this one you'll have to repurchase much quicker...

The CdP one is so pigmented that it will last definitly a long time! 
But it needs more effort: You have to apply it with fingers, not straight from the bullet, and really work it in and set. But it also works on the undereyes and the complexion. It just isn't that much 'on-the-go' appropriate, which you should take in consideration.




  1. Hi! Could you please let me know where you bought the Cle de peau concealer from? I also live in Germany and I don't find a site that delivers it to Germany. Thank u!

    1. Hi! Unfortunately we can't get Cle de Peau here, I didn't find any online shop either, sorry :( The only way to get your hands on it is (unfortunately) on eBay. I did purchase all my Cle de Peau stuff there, even it'll be much more expensive due shipping and eventually taxes but for me it was with it! I know it's a shame that we can't get hold of it, I would love to try other products like the foundations and the highlighters but maybe it's the rarity that temps us :) Good luck!

  2. Thank you for the answer! I'm wondering if it's worth all the trouble. I have read mixed reviews and as of now I really am loving the Clarins instant concealer set with the Hourglass dim light powder. To me it's almost perfect, but I'm still tempted by the CdeP hype :-D would you say it's your HG concealer?

    1. The clarins one I didn't try out yet... But yes, I'd say it's my holy grail one - I really do enjoy using it an would repurchase until I find something even better! But recently I heard that shiseido brings out a new stick concealer which should be more or less the same (cause Cle de Peau is owned by shiseido) so fingers crossed it performes the same =) nevertheless, if your tempted is say go for it, you won't regret ;)