It’s nearly impossible to open up a pro’s makeup bag without seeing a Beautyblender. That iconic little egg practically invented a category of its own and is well loved for applying foundation with an airbrushed finish. To say it changed my life would be an understatement, I never really understood what foundation was supposed to look like until I started using one (I also held onto it for two years before replacing it, but that’s a story for another time). Two years after the launch of the brand’s first foray into makeup with Bounce Foundation, the company’s first concealer finally landed in stores this month.
Beautyblender Bounce Airbrush Liquid Whip Concealer is a high-coverage formula that comes in 40 shades. This concealer is certainly an overachiever, with the brand claiming it “brightens, smoothes, and hydrates all in one swipe.” Despite its high pigment concentration, it’s described as lightweight and promises an airbrushed finish and 24-hour wear. I’m hard to please when it comes to concealer—I need something that covers my lack of sleep without looking obvious—but this sounded right up my alley, so I put it to the test.
First impression: I was surprised by how thick it is. The concealer has an almost cream-like texture. But Liquid Whip really is the perfect name for it because it also has a whipped, fluffy feel to it. The doe-foot applicator is also not what I was expecting. It’s shaped just like a teeny tiny Beautyblender and is designed to be able to apply both precise amounts of product and cover larger areas for contouring and highlighting.
The texture made me a little nervous, since I generally prefer sheerer base products that I can build up. But I was pleased to find one little swipe under each eye was the perfect amount of coverage. It easily blended into my skin, yet instantly knocked all the darkness out of my undereyes. As someone who clocks under six hours of sleep a night, a concealer that can make me appear well-rested is a must, and this checks the box.
It also has the prettiest satin finish that isn’t glowy but still reflects light and an airbrushed finish that blurs lines, thanks to the tetrapeptides and hyaluronic acid in the formula. Most importantly, it doesn’t settle into cracks or crevices, and stays that way all day. I found the pointed tip super easy to maneuver, and while I prefer it for undereyes, it makes spot concealing easy peasy.
Is that the face of a woman who got a full eight hours of sleep? No one will ever know.
Bella Cacciatore is the beauty associate at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @bellacacciatore_.