Concealer and Highlighter in One: Giorgio Armani High Precision Retouch

I love concealers and I love highighters.  I have never heard of a concealer and highlighter in one though.  When I first saw this tube on display at Sephora, I thought it was a concealer, but closer reading of the description said it was both a concealer and highlighter. 

1. Giorgio Armani High Precision Retouch, $36.00

Brand literature for the product says that it is a “a high precision concealer which blurs imperfections, treats dark circles, and highlights the complexion. Contains light reflecting pearls, which diffuse light for radiant skin.”

I was curious and swatched myself to the 3.5 “Light Sand,” which is supposedly from the dark shades.  It is a little dark for me, but the medium shade called “Pale Peachwas, you know, Peach.

I swatched this against my Lancome Maquicomplet Complete Coverage Concealer in medium bisque, which is my go to concealer because of its creaminess and ability to blend into my skintone and cover red spots.  I also swatched this against my MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC30, my least favorite concealer shade.  Oddly, the undertone to the Giorgio Armani concealer was closer to the NC 30 than it was to the Medium Bisque.  However. this is where the similarities end to MAC.  I found Giorgio Armani’s High Precision Retouch to be blendable, capable of sheering, and light diffusing.  So it was actually able to work better with my skintone than the MAC NC 30 Pro Longwear, which has a significantly drier toucher compared to my Lancome and Giorgio Armani concealers.

I am now more curious about the “Ivory” shade because even though it looked too light for my skintone, it may actually oxidize darker, the way “Light Sand” did.

One of the pluses about this product is the super small black tube it comes in with a little pull out brush to apply the concealer sparingly across points of your face.  I appreciate this touch. 

Overall, this is a nice concealer with light diffusing capabilties.  I think it is a more color opaque and creamier version of YSL’s Touche Eclat Radiant Touch highlighter pens.

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