The trick to getting good coverage from a concealer is to blend it into your skin using a high-grade brush and a very small amount of product. Revlon’s Age-Defying Spa Concealer is about average in terms of quality of the actual makeup. But, unfortunately, the poorly designed applicator gives less than optimal results.
It is an awkward set up: the exact amount of product that comes out of the pen-style applicator is impossible to control. After I turned the base for what felt like 100 clicks, nothing came out—and then all at once, there was too much.
After wiping off the excess, I found that the brush was too soft and small to apply the makeup evenly. I had to use my pinky finger to dab and blend, which is a great way to spread bacteria from hands to skin. I am still cringing at the thought of subway germs getting in my pores.
Once I got it in place, the concealer dried to a consistency that was somewhere between creamy and cakey, but definitely not flattering for my scaly under-eye skin. It worked best on top of lots of moisturizer.
In terms of coverage, the Age-Defying Spa Concealer ranks about average. It camouflaged and brightened the skin around the majority of my superficial spots and marks. I used the “light” tone and it was a decent match, though the colors would work better for those with pink or gold undertones rather than yellow or blue (like me).
Many of the ingredients have anti-aging benefits: antioxidants from botanical extracts of acai, yuzu, and mulberry root, as well as bacteria-fighting grapefruit and lemon peel. Another standout is scutellaria baicalensis root, which is used as an anti-inflammatory in traditional Chinese medicine. The concealer also includes Stone Therapy minerals that are supposed to “energize stressed skin,” though, frankly, mine felt exactly the same.
With a list price of $10.49, the Age-Defying Spa Concealer is an anti-aging makeup product for the times. Though my advice is to BYOB—bring your own brush.
Water - Aqua , Cyclopentasiloxane , Dimethicone , Glycerin , Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone , Trisiloxane , Tribehenin , Sodium Chloride , Caprylyl Methicone , Butylene Glycol , Boron Nitride , Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 , Hematite Extract , Malachite Extract , Azurite Extract , Nephrite Extract , Grapefruit Fruit Extract - Citrus Grandis , Lactobacillus/Lemon Peel Ferment Extract , Acai Fruit Extract - Euterpe Oleracea , Yuzu Peel Extract - Citrus Junos , HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer , Alumina , Tocopheryl Acetate , Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate , Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract , Grape Fruit Extract - Vitis Vinifera , Morus Bombycis Root Extract , Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract , Triethanolamine , Isostearic Acid , Sorbitan Sesquioleate , Cyclohexasiloxane , Triethoxycaprylylsilane , Silica , Methicone , Tetrasodium EDTA , Phenoxyethanol , Caprylyl Glycol , 1-2-Hexanediol , Mica - May Contain , Titanium Dioxide - CI 77891 - May Contain , Iron Oxides - CI 77491 - 77492 – 77499.