Our Editors Are Obsessed With This New Valentino Beauty Concealer — Here’s Why

May 03, 2023
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
collage of ariel and alanna holding the valentino beauty concealer on a pink tie dye background

We consider ourselves experts on the makeup products that fall within the complexion category — like primers, foundations and concealers. The latter is especially important for evening out and covering up discoloration, dark marks, acne spots and even uneven texture. A concealer can truly make or break a routine in its entirety, which is why we’re always up for testing the latest concealer innovations that make their way across our desks — like the new Valentino Beauty Very Valentino Concealer. This formula promises a buildable yet still weightless and pigmented finish, and our editors are hooked. Read on for their honest thoughts on the luxe beauty drop. 

Editor Reviews of the Valentino Beauty Very Valentino Concealer

Alanna, Managing Editor — Shade: MN4

I’m a concealer fiend, so I was especially stoked to give this new pick a try. The formula itself is as weightless as its package describes; it applies via a light-as-a-feather applicator that’s super easy to swipe onto areas you may need a little more coverage, like under the eyes and on acne scars. It didn’t cake or crease, and it was easy to tap onto my skin. I felt that it did an excellent job at evening out my skin tone and texture without feeling like I had layers of makeup on.

alanna wearing and holding the valentino beauty concealer

Ariel, Editor — Shade: LA2

This concealer is one of my new go-tos. The shade LA2 is almost a perfect match for my skin tone, making it ideal for subtle under-eye coverage, spot concealing and even dotting all over as a foundation. One of my favorite features of this concealer is how easy it is to blend. The consistency is very liquidy, so even if you like to let it “marinate” for a few minutes before blending, it still looks completely seamless. I prefer tapping this out with my finger for the most natural coverage, but it’s also easy to build up and buff with a brush. 

ariel wearing and holding the valentino beauty concealer

Jordan, Associate Editor — Shade: LA2

Though I have the occasional blemish pop up from time to time, I mainly use concealer to brighten up my under-eyes. I opted to try this one in a light warm option that’s a few shades lighter than the foundation I tend to wear because I knew I would be using it to highlight my under-eye area. I was excited to find that it worked perfectly for that task. Immediately upon applying and blending the concealer, my eyes (and the skin around them) looked way more awake and refreshed. I also fell in love with the velvety formula, which blended effortlessly and offered effective full coverage with just a small dot of product under each eye. 

jordan wearing and holding the valentino beauty concealer

Kat, Social Media Editor — Shade: DN1 

Recently, I’ve found myself forgoing foundation and using concealer to just add some coverage in some of my problematic areas. That includes under my eyes and on dark marks around the rest of my face. That's why I was really excited to get my hands on this new concealer from Valentino Beauty. I was surprised by its lightweight consistency, and being someone who loves a concealer that isn’t too heavy, that was a big plus for me. Tapping it out with a concealer brush, I found that it blended seamlessly into my skin while still giving some light-to-medium coverage. I find that it’s easy to build up the coverage with little to no creasing. It also conceals the hyperpigmentation and dark circles on my face. With that being said, I know this is going to be a go-to for me!

kat wearing and holding the valentino beauty concealer

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