Liquid Light Concealer
Sonia Kashuk's Liquid Light Concealer is a pretty straightforward product: It's an under eye concealer designed to diminish the appearance of dark circles while smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. The problem is that it's lacking in both performance and ingredients, which is why it earns an average, two-star rating.
This fragrance-free, creamy concealer comes in a plastic tube with a sponge-tipped wand applicator. It glides across skin with ease to provide light to medium coverage of dark circles and other imperfections, and sets to a slightly dewy, natural-looking finish.
The problems with this concealer become apparent after a couple of hours of wear, when it begins to crease and emphasize fine lines around the eyes. This can be smoothed out with a brush or your fingers, but in a few more hours, there will be additional creasing.
Liquid Light Concealer comes in two shades, Aura and Halo. Aura is workable for light to light-medium skin tones, and Halo looks natural on medium skin, but anyone outside of those skin tones will have to look for other options.
Overall, while not a bad concealer option, Sonia Kashuk's Liquid Light Concealer just doesn't have any qualities that make it a standout, and has enough drawbacks (such as creasing and a limited number of shade options) to keep it from getting our recommendation. Instead, we suggest checking out one of the options on our list of Best Concealers & Highlighters.
- Easy to apply.
- Provides natural-looking light to medium coverage of dark circles and other imperfections.
- Begins to crease after a couple of hours of wear.
- Limited number of shades.
Sonia Kashuk At-A-Glance
Strengths: Affordable and widely available (though exclusive to Target stores); good makeup remover; the makeup is still the star attraction, with impressive options for foundation, powder, blush, lip color, eyeliner and especially makeup brushes.
Weaknesses: The concealers, eye pencil, and brow shapers are a letdown; the makeup palettes may seem convenient, but several of the included products perform poorly.
Perhaps best known for her years of work with supermodel Cindy Crawford, makeup artist Sonia Kashuk's well-chosen selection of makeup has been available exclusively at Target stores since the mid-1990s.
Kashuk's brushes have been a strong point, and now that they've been redone they're better than ever, and still affordable. This is definitely a makeup collection worth visiting, and you'll find some premium options among Kashuk's powder foundation, regular powders, and blush. Several other products, from foundation to lipsticks, are also worthy of attention, though this is not a line that caters to darker skin tones. Ironically, it's the latest cosmetic products that met with the most critical reviews, largely due to poor execution or their gimmicky nature.
Note: Sonia Kashuk products are also available at select Bloomingdales locations in New York and California. The company also maintains freestanding stores in New York and New Jersey.
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