(I am not a Beautycounter rep or employee. Here’s my independent take on the Beautycounter concealer. -Jacqueline)
The Touchup Skin Concealer Pen from Beautycounter is one of the best natural concealers available. Quite a few natural concealers have a reputation of sliding around on the face, especially in warm weather. Oil-based formulations will do that. But this concealer behaves differently. Yes, it is highly blendable. And yes, it offers full coverage. But most importantly, it stays on your face, where you applied it, all day long.
Beautycounter’s concealer pen is $28. Purchase it here.
Ingredients: water, caprylic/capric triglyceride, dimethicone, coco-caprylate, trimethylsiloxy-silicate, diisostearoyl polyglyceryl-3 dimer dilinoleate, ethylhexyl palmitate, polymethylsilses-quioxane, glycerin, oleyl oleate, gluconolactone, magnesium sulfate, sodium chloride, sodium benzoate, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, tocopheryl acetate, beeswax, hydrogenated castor oil, lecithin, polygonum aviculare extract, titanium dioxide, iron oxides.
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The old adage “if you can’t pronounce it, don’t use it” doesn’t really apply to Beautycounter. They regularly use naturally-derived, safe ingredients which sound much scarier than they actually are. For instance, diisostearoyl polyglyceryl-3 dimer dilinoleate sounds nefarious but has a rating of 0 over at the EWG Skin Deep. This heavy ester, derived from essential fatty acids, is very safe for use in cosmetics. Diisostearoyl polyglyceryl-3 dimer dilinoleate not only functions as a skin conditioning agent and emollient, but it also helps to keep the concealer’s pigment properly dispersed while contributing to the long-lasting wear of the product.
If it seems strange that Beautycounter’s ingredients are often simultaneously nontoxic and non-pronounceable, consider this: Beautycounter is engaging in the advancement of green chemistry. Recently the Head of Health and Safety at Beautycounter collaborated at University of California, Berkeley on a project aptly called Next Generation Chemical Preservatives. Just because it’s green doesn’t mean that it isn’t high-tech. Beautycounter makes high-tech natural makeup, and I’m a fan.
The Beautycounter Touchup Skin Concealer Pen is $28. Purchase it here. Available in five shades. Think of it as the natural alternative to the cult favorite Touche Eclat.
*Products get makeovers too. Be sure to check if this product has been recently re-formulated before using it yourself.
**This post is not sponsored, and I am not a Beautycounter rep. Many thanks to my local Wilmington, NC Beautycounter rep Natalie Standard for introducing me to this wonderful product. Her enthusiasm is infectious! Getting hands-on experience with natural makeup can be difficult when you live outside of a major city, so Beautycounter’s on-the-ground reps are extremely helpful.