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Many women of color need more than one concealer in their arsenal. And it’s not some secret ploy to get you to spend more money on cosmetics (though, truth be told there ARE a lot of ploys to get you to spend more money on cosmetics, this just isn’t one of them…lol). Naturally many of us are more than one shade in our faces. In general there are many who are darker around the perimeter of the face and lighter in the center. Some have discoloration around the mouth or under/near the eyes. Trying to cover any of that with the same concealer just ain’t gonna cut it for most folks. So lately I’ve been testing a bunch of concealers (I’m putting together a video on concealer for darker skin tones so make sure you’re subscribed to my Youtube channel so you don’t miss it) and Rituel de Fille The Ethereal Veil Conceal and Cover made it’s way to my office by way of the brand’s PR and I have to say I’m loving it right now.
The Ethereal Veil Conceal and Cover: Drawing from the connection between earth, sky, and the depths beyond, we have looked to celestial bodies to guide us to skin. Merging the natural elements with mythic beauty, we are thrilled to reveal our newest creation.
Inspired by the heavens and composed from the earth, The Ethereal Veil Conceal and Cover is a remarkable formula created from a boldly minimal list of natural ingredients.
These chameleon shades adapt to your undertones and offer a softly diffused, natural silk finish. The richly blendable texture builds to full coverage for spot concealing, under-eye brightening and full-face complexion enhancement.
Each shade references a celestial body in our solar system—moons and dwarf planets—which, in turn, draw their names from mythology.
So these only come in a few colors, but the shade range is vast in the few shades they do have. One good thing about concealers is that sometimes one shade can work on a number of people. While I do think there is of course room for more shades in Rituel de Fille The Ethereal Veil Conceal and Cover, I don’t feel like this is a Tarte situation where there are 90 beige shades and then three darker shades.
I asked their PR to send me the three deepest shades for review consideration. Shade Cyllene is a great warm brown that can work to cover discoloration under my eyes and can also work to cover the dark spots I almost always get on my chin. I like that the formula is creamy so you’re able to manipulate it (sheer it out or layer for more coverage) but still has a bit of a strong consistency so it’s not too creamy where it’s slipping and sliding (and creasing) all over the place. I also love the packaging—it’s easy to slip anywhere and has a little mirror making it easy to apply on the go. You can apply Rituel de Fille The Ethereal Veil Conceal and Cover easily with your fingers or you can use a beautyblender or concealer brush.
I can use shade Ananke to brighten, but with the way my discoloration is setup, I can’t use it alone or it’ll draw more attention to the darkness there. So I apply Cyllene first to cover it up and then dab a little Ananke on top to brighten. If I’m wearing foundation and it covers up the discoloration under my eyes, I can just use Ananke to brighten.
Shade Arche is described as darkest with blue undertones. I don’t very often come across a concealer shade this rich with all of the products sent my way, so I was very happy to see a shade this deep included.
You can request a color consultation to help find your Rituel de Fille shade on their site here.
NOTE: In general with concealer, you want to apply your foundation first (as it may cover up discoloration well enough on its own) and then apply concealer for whatever your foundation doesn’t cover. Putting concealer on first can often result in excess product used when it gets shifted after applying foundation on top. Some products like color correctors go on first before foundation, but in general concealer goes after foundation. If you’re foregoing the foundation, of course you’ll apply concealer where you need it and then set with powder.
If you’re wondering how this compares to the Make Up For Ever HD Concealer I demo’d and loved here, the first difference is in formula—MUFE is a liquid vs Rituel de Fille, a cream. You get more coverage with Rituel de Fille but MUFE is weightless.
Video demo of Rituel de Fille concealer
(there’s no sound so feel free to listen from anywhere)