Surratt Surreal Skin Concealer 05 & Expressioniste Brow Promade: Review

I’ve been a Surratt Beauty lover since it’s launch. The Surreal Skin Concealer and Expressioniste Brow Pomade were among two of the items in my initial Surratt haul from Barney’s. I am on my second tube of the brow pomade and about to buy my second tube of the concealer. Surratt eyeshadows and brushes are among my top favorite beauty products. However, these two items are core products that I have come to use daily and it’s time I give them their own post and love.

The Expressioniste Brow Pomade took me a while to love. I had to figure out how to use it best for me to love it. It looks scary and white like glue but it dries clear. I started using this by just brushing it in my eyebrows after applying color and that was it. Like a brow mascara. I found it didn’t really hold the hairs in place all day which was why I didn’t love it.

A year ago I started a new method. Brush hairs in place with a spoolie first. Apply color. Use spoolie again. Then brush this pomade in. Last step is to press the hairs in direction while wet. This seals the brow hairs in place and it lasts all day. I love the dense flat brush. It’s small and easy to maneuver around. What I love about this the most versus a brow gel is that this pomade doesn’t flake at all. All brow gels tend to flake on me which is why I don’t use them. This has a flexible wax pomade feel which is comfortable and lasts.

I love the versatility of this product. You can use any color you wish with it. It looks natural and lasts all day. I am on tube number two and will continue to repurchase this core item. Details per Sephora:

What it is:
A clear, non-shiny brow wax for shaping runway arches.

What it does:
This colorless, re-workable wax lifts, shapes, and holds every hair in place without a crunchy gel-like effect. Two exacting rows of bristles sweep through each hair, distributing just enough pomade for natural-looking definition.

What else you need to know:
Surratt Beauty is dedicated to the Japanese tradition of minimal elegance; the space-saving packaging is designed to be lightweight and secure, and it is recyclable.

“The best arches are full and feathery, like a teenage girl’s brows at summer camp.”—Troy Surratt

The Surreal Skin Concealer was a surprise hit for me. I use shade number 5 described as medium to tan w/ warm undertones. The slim extremely portable tube contains a pigmented creamy formula that lasts most of the day. I didn’t expect to love it. I had been using Cle de Peau for years and was happy with it. I still love my Cle de Peau for special occasions and pictures, but the Surratt has replaced it for everyday use.

Surratt is a bit less pigmented than Cle de Peau. I wish it packed the same pigment level. It makes up for this by being creamy, super blendable and not as drying. Cle de Peau dries out my eyes some. Surratt does not. Surratt isn’t one of those creamy shift around and crease formulas. It’s lightweight, buildable and doesn’t crease. It doesn’t last quite as long as Cle de Peau but it’s pretty good for longevity. This covers my circles good enough. It’s not a full or as high coverage as you can get concealer. It’s a natural looking concealer. It looks like skin.

If you’re looking for a creamy non-creasing formula that doesn’t dry your eyes out check this out. It may be pricey for the small tube, but mine has lasted about two years with daily use. I’ll be purchasing my second tube during the Sephora Rouge sale in a few days. Details per Sephora:

What it is:
A long-lasting concealer that erases dark circles and offers surreal coverage.

What it does:
This creamy concealer stick magically vanishes under-eye circles, dark spots, and discoloration. The enduring, opaque formula becomes one with skin and outlasts hot lights and long days.

What else you need to know:
Surratt Beauty is dedicated to the Japanese tradition of minimal elegance; the space-saving packaging is designed to be lightweight and secure, and it is recyclable.

“For bulletproof coverage, set concealer with a light dusting of Surratt Beauty Diaphane Loose Powder.”—Troy Surratt, Celebrity Makeup Artist and Founder of Surratt Beauty

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