LORAC Double Feature Paraben-Free Concealer and Highlighter $24 at loraccosmetics.com
LORAC Double Feature is a multi-tasking complexion perfector with an interesting design. The product comes in two parts; the swivel-up concealer stick and the doe-foot wand style vial of highlighter.
The twist-up stick is a creamy and pigmented consistency and it covers well with minimal creasing as the day goes on. It sets well with powder and is easily blended out with a finger or sponge. Included in the packaging is a "blender ball," which is a roller-ball such as you might see on some lip glosses or eye shadows, but it is clean and is meant to be used to smooth the concealer out and blend the harsh lines. The ball is somewhat effective, but I found better results using both my fingers and a wedge sponge. The inherent flaw in the blender ball, in my opinion, is that I don't find it to be very sanitary. You can wipe the ball off with a disinfectant wipe which might degrade the ball in time, or use a wet cloth, but then the moisture will get in below the ball and that might cause blending problems with it later. I think that while the blender ball is fairly superfluous, the concealer is pretty light in feel with heavy-duty results.
The highlighter portion of the product is unlike a lot of other one-size-fits-all highlighters in that the base of the product coordinates with the concealer. The base is just a touch lighter than the concealer, and the pearly finish is very flattering. I found it to be fairly natural on my oily skin. It was a tad too dark and frost for me to use as a browbone highlight, but that's a matter of preference. It is quite natural in comparison with similar products such as Benefit High Beam since the base shade is meant to match the skin. It reads very naturally. Double Feature comes in a limited range of shades, but DF2, the shade I am reviewing, was a very close match for my skin.
Overall, I like the design of the product. Other concealer/highlighter duos I have tried have all been wand-style concealer and brush-type highlighters and I felt like I got more coverage from the concealer and more control with the highlighter from this. I can do without the roller-ball to blend the product. The concealer and highlighter combined make this a very solid product but I feel like the "blender ball" takes away from that a little bit. Regardless, the compact design containing two separate quality complexion products impressed me, and if you're looking for both a concealer and a highlighter, this is a good choice.
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