I love concealer palettes! Not only do I need different shades throughout my face, but I change colour quite a bit throughout the year. My go-to concealer palette has always been Lise Watier Portfolio Professional Correctors. But, after I saw this Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette at Target for about half the price, I had to see if it could live up to (or even beat out!) my stand by concealers. It seems funny that I would buy a new concealer palette when I already have one that I love, but hey, that’s what being a
product hoarder Beauty Blogger is all about!
I took photos of this palette in a couple different kinds of lighting because it looks quite different than it did in the store (thank Target for their crazy fluorescent lights! I almost always end up buying the wrong shade there). The Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette contains 3 cream concealers and 1 setting powder (bottom right). The top two concealers are a couple different shades made for blending together to hide any imperfections all over the face. The bottom left concealer is technically a corrector or neutralizer. As you can see it has a very green/yellow undertone to it which helps to cancel out darkness and redness for areas like under the eye and any blemishes. Lastly, you use the setting powder to dust over any of the cream concealers to set them and make sure they don’t budge throughout the day.
These concealers have a much lighter and creamier texture than the Lise Watier Portfolio Professional Correctors. The Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette has much more slip, blendability and a more natural than matte finish (not to mention some great treatment ingredients like jojoba oil and Vitamins A, C & E). The concealers apply at a sheer-medium coverage but are easily buildable without looking cakey which is a stark contrast to the Lise Watier palette. I don’t tend to use the setting powder included in this kit but it’s great to have in there for on-the-go touch ups if needed – all in one little palette!
There are big benefits to both the Lise Watier and Sonia Kashuk palettes that make them both part of my routine. First, I perfer the Lise Watier palette for blemishes and small imperfections because of it’s stiffer, drier texture and I prefer the Sonia Kashuk palette for under the eyes and larger areas of redness because of it’s smooth and natural coverage. Depending on what you are looking for in your concealer, both are great options.
If you don’t have a lot of blemishes to cover and are looking for a concealer with a blendable, buildable and natural finish I would definitely recommend the Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette! One downfall is it only comes in two colour choices, Light and Medium, so there isn’t an option for very light or very dark skin tones. Overall, this isn’t a “slamdunk-never-need-another-concealer-again” palette, but it is definitely worth some consideration and will do a lovely job!
Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette
My Shade: Light 07
$15.99 CAD/$10.99 USD
Available at: Target
Overall Rating: B+