I recently came across a rather odd little concealer – Suqqu Stick Concealer in White. It is a pure white, pretty opaque formula, which at first seems completely strange and confusing. Who wants to put pure white on your skin? But I’ve decided and am thus proclaiming that it is actually the most nifty thing in my makeup drawer.
Suqqu claim that it is a “light-reflecting base”, which doesn’t really do an adequate job of explaining what it can do. I use it as a colour adjuster, especially for using concealer on necks, which always have a paler skin tone than the face, or under my eyes if my regular concealer is too dark. You can also think of it as an undercover highlighter, using it wherever you would a Touche Éclat, to bring lightness. So, under the eyes, in the smile lines, down the bridge of the nose, and on the top of the cheekbones. Follow it with your normal makeup and it actually works better than the Touche Éclat, because it is matte, its effect is more subtle and lasts longer.
There is also a third use for it – the formula is very matte, and fairly dry, but stays very smooth on the skin. Used underneath any concealer, especially on blemishes or discolouration, it neutralises and brings down the colour before you cover it, like placing a transparency filter over it, and the dry formula holds the concealer to last even longer. Brilliant.