Finding a Concealer that ticks all the boxes has been one of my biggest challenges in my mission to convert my kit from conventional products to cleaner alternatives. It’s still one I haven’t perfected but I am getting there – slowly.
For many years I used the industry standard Dermacolor Camouflage Creme Palettes. These fabulous concealers (and they are fabulous) tick all the boxes but one; the ingredients. Mineral Oils, paraffin, fragrance… I wanted a cleaner alternative. I tried a variety of alternatives however was never entirely happy with the results – I was basically hunting for the exact same product just cleaner!
There are some lovely concealers out there for everyday use (I’m thinking Couleur Caramel Corrector Cream and the Living Nature.. in particular) however none quite work for me from a TV Make-up Artist perspective. Whether it be the coverage (too sheer), the finish (too shiny), the consistency (too thick) or the colour range (mostly limited); I haven’t quite found one which ticks every single box on my (admittedly stringent) list.
Viseart Concealer Palette No 1 is a twelve colour cream palette designed to correct, contour and camouflage. A highly versatile palette which can be used for everything from concealing and neutralising tattoos and hyper-pigmentation to highlighting and contouring a face, balancing complexions.
The palette contains nine skin-toned shades with a variety of undertones along with the correcting shades of green, salmon and orange. These creams are suitable for most skin tones and can be mixed and matched accordingly to match exact variations in skin tone across the face. One the major pluses about this palettes for me is the depth of the shades; great for darker skin tones!
Formula wise, the concealer is rich and creamy but incredibly lightweight. It feels almost waxy yet when blended into the skin has a smooth, velvety finish. The creams go on flawlessly and can be easily blended away but conversely, can be built up to give the desired coverage.
Unlike many conventional camouflage products (such as Derma, Keromask etc), Viseart concealer creams are produced using mostly plant-based (some of which are organic) ingredients and are free from silicone, petrochemicals and mineral oil.
I have used in palette on almost every type of job. The creams looks great both on camera under the scrutiny of HD as well as in the flesh on beauty jobs – or even for everyday use! A real multipurpose palette.
In addition to the No.1 palette there is also an unsurprisingly named No. 2 palette, which contains a variety of corrector shades: greens, peaches, yellow – this is for a later post however…
This palette isn’t cheap. At £59.95 it probably tops the budget for most people but it is definitely worth the investment if you are a Make-up Artist looking for a cleaner camouflage palette.
Have you tried the Viseart palettes?
Well-known by professional makeup artists from French television and film industries, Viseart fuses quality with integrity and innovation. The brand’s founders launched their high-performance line in order to create makeup formulas that harness the best of natural and organic resources with modern technology. This artisan heritage makeup brand was conceived out of a shared passion for healthy products that go back to the roots of beauty, to naturally enhance the skin rather than aging the skin with harmful chemicals.
Propanediol Dicaprylate (Vegetable Derived), Silica (Mineral), Ricinus Communis Seed Oil (Plant Derived), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba Wax Plant Derived), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Hydroxystearic/Linolenic/Oleic Polyglycerides (Mineral Clay), Octyldodecanol (Plant Derived), Disteardimonium Hectorite (Mineral Clay), Propylene Carbonate (Vegetable Derived), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter Plant Derived), Tocopherol (Vitamin E Plant Derived).
May Contain +/- CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Blue 1 CI (42090), Red 7 (CI 15850).