Want natural-looking, flawless skin? Basically, your skin, but better! That’s what Klairs’ Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream promises, and in this review I will test it out, along with their Creamy & Natural Fit Concealer which is promoted as a complimentary product to the blemish cream. Read on to find out how they fare!
Note: These two products were sent to me for review, but this review is no different from all my other reviews: honest. For more information, please read the disclaimer and disclosure.
Klairs’ Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream
This is a BB cream with the following description:
+ No grey cast / No dry patch / No cakey (I assume “no cakey” means that it doesn’t cake)
+ Redness and pores coverage
+ Anti-irritation formula
+ SPF40 PA+++
Interestingly, the BB cream comes in only one shade. How it can be compatible with a wide range of skin tones is a mystery, but apparently it somehow just magically does. I’m considered to be pretty fair, and it matches me quite well. I can’t vouch for how well it matches darker skin tones, but there are reviews of people with dark/tanned skin saying that it blended nicely into their skin too.
It it lightly scented, and has a nice texture that spreads easily. I used only my fingers for application and had no issues.
I found that it performed splendidly in two areas: redness and appearance of pores.
The first time I tried this BB cream, I swiped it over the edge of my nose and my jaw fell when I saw the redness just disappear. Seriously. Just… gone. I had to take photos on my subsequent trial to make sure I wasn’t seeing things!
I tried to take both photos with the same color balance and exposure, but as you can see, it didn’t really work out -_- Despite that, I hope you can tell that the blemish cream did a pretty good job of covering up the redness around the nose!
And is it just me? But I think my pores also look a bit more diffused and less obvious… yes? No? Just my imagination?
This is a sheer BB cream and does not provide full coverage, so if that is what you’re looking for, you won’t find it in here.
If you want something that is light enough for everyday wear, where you look like you woke up looking like that – almost perfect, but not completely, so people know that it’s natural (or at least they think it’s natural), you might want to give this one a try.
For me, I love how it covers up the redness and pores, but I do wish that it could cover a more of my freckles. In my ideal world, my “natural” skin is one without freckles, so you can’t blame me! (But yeah, I know, higher coverage will likely go against the natural-looking aspect, so just… ignore my babbling…)
This is available from Wishtrend at $24.24.
Klairs’ Creamy & Natural Fit Concealer
Did Klairs put some magical color adjusting ingredient in the formulas or what? Because this concealer, like the BB cream above, also comes in only one shade. When applied on my face, it blends in nicely so I assume the magical ingredients worked their magic to match my skin tone!
True to its namesake, it is creamy and applies easily.
The texture was such that I could even use it on my undereye area. It did crease up a little after several hours of wear, but then again, there is no concealer that hasn’t creased up under my eye, so I’m not deducting any points for that.
It does lose points because I found the coverage to be lacking. Rather severely. Perhaps they took the “natural” word a bit too far here, because it barely made any difference to my dark rings, nor any spots I used it on. It did brighten the area a bit, but concealing powers are close to zero.
As a concealer, it has one main job: to conceal. This one falls flat on its face for me because despite packing on 2-3 layers, what I was trying to conceal is barely affected by the concealer.
Very unimpressed. I have several concealers on rotation, and I think it’s safe to assume that this one will probably never make it to the top of the roster again.
This is available from Wishtrend at $14.