Tested on animals:No
BareMineral bareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer is a light to medium coverage formula that works well for the face or undereye area. It remains flexible on skin, resists creasing, and dries to a natural-looking satin matte finish. This balance, neither matte nor moisturizing, makes it an ideal choice for most skin types, including the acne prone. (If you have dry to very dry skin, however, a formula that is more emollient may be a better choice.)
This fragrance-free concealer was a contender for our highest rating as it has some impressive qualities. However, part of our review process is holding a product to its claims, and bareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer's marketing promises far exceed its abilities.
Housed in a plastic tube, this has a soft, springy sponge tip that works well to deposit product exactly where you want it. Its sheer cream texture blends easily and works well to conceal the average case of dark circles or redness around the nose or mouth area. Around the eye area, as mentioned earlier, this is reasonably resistant to creasing.
BareMinerals claims that this is a "complete coverage" formula and provides serum-like skincare benefits. You can build it from medium to "sort-of-full" coverage with varying degrees of success, but if you're looking to hide prominent red marks or deep under eye circles, this will likely disappoint. It works well for minor to moderate discolorations, but it just can't live up to its "complete coverage" claims.
In terms of its promises to provide serum-like skincare benefits, this is a pretty basic concealer formula—pigments, thickeners, light emollients—but near absent are any added antioxidants. There is a small amount of lilac leaf cell culture extract, but that's far short of what you would expect from BareMinerals' makeup + serum marketing claims for this product. (A great example of a product that makes good on such skincare benefits is Bobbi Brown's Intensive Serum Concealer.)
Where the shades are concerned, bareSkin Complete Coverage Serum is offered (at the time of this review) in six options, with a color range for those with fair to deep complexions. The shades tend to run on the neutral to slightly warm side, so be sure to try this one in-store to find your best match.
Had BareMinerals not over-extended itself with its marketing claims, bareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer would have easily earned our highest rating. However, it is absolutely worth checking out if you're shopping for a natural-looking, light to medium coverage concealer for the face or undereye area. (Just don't expect this to cover a tattoo or replace your favorite treatment serum.)
- Light to medium, natural-looking coverage.
- Excellent for the under-eye area or face.
- Works well for oily to slightly dry skin (including the acne prone).
- Fragrance free.
- Doesn't provide complete coverage as claimed.
- "Serum" benefits are overstated—this is a good concealer, but just a concealer.