I received this Ultimate Concealer from Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics last year, but the shade, Medium Tan, was and is too dark for me and also a little orange. I was quite impressed with the creamy texture and the way it blended with skin and foundations, but the color didn't work, so I didn't get to really test and review the concealer.
One night a couple of months ago, a cat (not even sure which one) used my right shoulder as a springing board while I was sleeping peacefully. In case you wondered, being clawed at 4 am is not the best way to start the day. The incident left me with a fairly deep scratch right on my collar bone, and it was quite unsightly and not compatible with my wardrobe. I tend to wear v-neck and scoop neck tops. To make things even worse, I did a really wonky job at applying sunblock to my neck, shoulders and chest one day around the same time and added with two misshaped tanned patches.
Covering myself with scarves for the rest of the summer was one way to deal. But I was looking for another solution. Rummaging through my concealer drawer, I found the forgotten box of Youngblood Ultimate Concealer. A quick look at the shade revealed that this time Medium Tan had a good chance to work.
I applied the concealer and blended it both on my healing wound and to even out the chest catastrophe. Youngblood's concealer offers some serious coverage but the formula can be sheered with minimal work or even built up as needed. This concealer is wonderfully creamy and never looked cakey; it reminded me of Laura Mercier's Secret Concealer (that's the soft one, not the waxy Secret Camouflage). Medium Tn took care of the uneven skin tone, and I diluted it when needed as my skin healed.
Bottom Line: the lighter one in Medium is on my shopping list as we speak.
Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Ultimate Concealer ($30) is available at Henri Bendel in NYC and from the company's website, ybskin.com. The pan you see here was sent to me by the company's PR.