For me, Secret Camouflage is one of those products that I’ve wanted for AGES, but never got round to buying. From the minute I started watching Lisa’s (Eldridge, in case you’re not on first name terms) videos, I wanted it. And now I have it... was it worth the hype?
I’ll cut to the chase; it’s completely different to what I expected. The texture is extremely stiff. At room temperature, I’m talking February in Northern England, it’s as stiff as a board. Sweep your brush over the concealer and you get, well, next to nothing. It takes a good rub, preferably with a warm finger to loosen and release the product – similar to a stick foundation but stiffer. Once you have the product loosen, on your hand or face, it does become softer, pliable and easy to work with. You know when you go on holiday and all your make up melts? Well that might actually be a good thing for Secret Cam. Texture surprise aside, once you get used to it and find the best way to work with it, you discover it’s pretty damn amazing!
It’s very, very pigmented. It’s thick, but not cakey, meaning you only need a tiny bit and boy does it pack a punch. I’ve developed what can almost be described as a bindi spot on my forehead. It’s a small red spot, maybe a blood vessel, but it’s very noticeable. This makes it disappear! It’s excellent for the ol’ pin-point concealing. I take a tiny brush (Real Techniques Detailer Brush) take the product from the palette of the back of my hand and dab directly on the spot. Using my finger I then blend the edges. It blends seamlessly, no trace that I’m wearing concealer at all, in fact, it’s kinda magic. The colour match is perfect too. I’m NC25-30 and went with SC-3. There’s a lighter yellow toned shade on one side and a slightly smaller, pink toned shade on the other, allowing you to blend and customise your own perfect shade. Spots, discolorations, even eye bags... Secret Camouflage has quite literally got them covered! It’s as good on larger areas as it is on teeny tiny blemishes. It dries to a natural finish and lasts all day. I can certainly see why it’s a make up artists dream.
It’s certainly not a dab and go concealer. It takes a tad more precision and effort, but if you want bullet proof coverage that lasts all day, this is it! So, to answer my question, is it worth the hype? Hell YES! I’m glad I’ve got this in my kit now. I use it most days on the “bindi” and I would highly recommend it for occasion/bridal makeup.