Soft Cream Concealer
Last Updated:01.06.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Soft Cream Concealer features everything a good cream concealer should. It has a smooth texture that blends easily, it covers well without looking thick or cakey, and it has a natural satin finish that resembles skin rather than makeup. The formula is moisturizing, but remains creaseless for hours when lightly set with loose or pressed powder. It's particularly effective at covering dark circles and brown spots.

There are two neutral shades to complement fair to medium skin tones, providing medium to full coverage. This concealer's one drawback is the lack of shades; although what's here is versatile enough to work for a range of light to medium skin tones (darker shades would be welcome).

This concealer is housed in a sturdy compact with a flip-top cap and is fragrance-free.

  • Creamy texture provides medium to full coverage without looking heavy.
  • Natural satin finish that looks skin-like, not cakey.
  • Moisturizing, fragrance-free formula is great for camouflaging dark circles.
  • Only two shades offered.
Brand Overview

Paula's Choice Skincare At-A-Glance

Strengths: Fragrance-free products; all products formulated based on extensive published research on how ingredients can benefit skin; uniquely formulated AHA and BHA products; effective skin-lightening options; gentle cleansers; toners that go beyond the norm; all sunscreens provide broad spectrum protection (including UVA-screening ingredients); proven anti-acne products; antioxidant-rich serums and moisturizers; anti-aging products that work as claimed; gentle yet effective natural products; most foundations provides sun protection and come in a range of neutral colors; unique brow products; on-the-go teeth whitener; lipstick with sunscreen; impressive, reasonably priced makeup brushes; samples are available for most products.

Weaknesses: Does not offer a complete collection of makeup; makeup shade range isn’t as extensive for darker skin tones; limited concealer options.

Disclosure: Paula Begoun is creator of Beautypedia and founder of Paula's Choice Skincare products. Reviewing thousands of skincare and makeup products over the past 30 years, both on this site and in her best-selling books, Paula's mission has always been to help consumers find the best products possible for their skin. The Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains this commitment. In addition, The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same rating standards and criteria, whether it is a Paula's Choice product or another brand.

Paula's Choice Skincare was established in 1995 when best-selling beauty author and consumer advocate Paula Begoun (known as The Cosmetics Cop) decided to develop her own products. Like most of us, she was fed up with products that overpromised results, cost a lot of money, and failed to deliver—or made matters worse!

As a natural evolution of Paula's personal mission to help consumers find the best products for their skin, the line has grown into an extensive range of skincare and makeup products that are formulated to meet the needs of almost every skin type and skin concern imaginable. From acne to wrinkles, oily skin, rosacea, large pores, eczema, redness, sagging, dry skin, and on and on, Paula's Choice offers a solution.

Paula's Choice Skincare stands apart from other cosmetics brands. The formulas contain only ingredients that have substantiated, published research showing they are beneficial and effective—so you get visible results. Stable packaging is another feature of the brand, using innovative, opaque, and air-tight or air-restrictive components that keep antioxidants and other light- and air-sensitive ingredients from breaking down (unlike jar packaging, which compromises what might otherwise be an effective formula). The line is also 100% fragrance-free, which is best for all skin types, especially for those with sensitive skin or rosacea.

From cleansers to broad-spectrum sunscreens to anti-aging serums to specialized treatments, Paula's Choice Skincare has you covered from head to toe with innovative, state-of-the-art products. The brand also offers professional-quality makeup products including concealer, foundation, eyeshadow, lipstick, and more. (Paula started out as a makeup artist so she definitely knows her way around a face!)

Paula's Choice Skincare does not test on animals and also takes an environmentally friendly approach by featuring minimalist, recyclable packaging. Another plus—the Customer Service team is among the best in the industry, offering a "100% satisfaction or your money back" guarantee.

For more information about Paula's Choice, call (800) 831-4088 or visit www.paulaschoice.com.

Why are all Paula's Choice Skincare products rated highly? The Paula's Choice Skincare Team would not launch a product unless it was worthy of a high rating from The Beautypedia Team. Paula and The Beautypedia Team were researching and reviewing products long before Paula's Choice Skincare ever existed and consumers were constantly requesting a skincare brand that met all of Beautypedia's criteria. As a result, The Paula's Choice Skincare Team was created and uses the same research and criteria to formulate Paula's Choice products as The Beautypedia Team uses to review products.

About the Experts

The new Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains the commitment to help you find the best products possible for your skin. We do this by relentlessly pursuing and relying on published scientific research so you will have unbiased information on what works and what doesn't-and the sneaky ways you could be making your skin worse, not better!

The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same research, criteria, and objectivity, whether the product being reviewed is from Paula's Choice or another brand.

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Works for me!

The only concealer I use, blends well.

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Better ones out there

Poor coverage, shades and packaging (pot).

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Come on Paula!

Does not cover well n drys n flakes. I use all Paula choice skincare n love it... But this not so much.

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Use as eyeshadow primer

The color is a bit too yellow for my undereye area but I bought to use primarily as a shadow primer and for that job it fits the bill! My eyeshadow stays all day with zero creasing! The color is almost identical to Clinique's Touch Base For Eyes in Canvas but without the shimmer effect which always showed through whether the shadow was shimmery or not. Blends smooth and really covers. Just wish it came in a sample size to try the color before you buy.

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Erin G.
Excellent, but not light enough!

Great product, but the lightest shade just isn't light enough. Paula, please bring back your concealer in a tube with a wand! The lightest shade was perfect for my very dry, very fair skin, and I just can't find a replacement that's as good.

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