Sonia Kashuk’s All Covered Up is a cream concealer with a hydrating formula boasting hyaluronic acid and black tea, and claims to offer buildable coverage that seamlessly blends into a second-skin finish. It’s available in four shades and comes in a teeny weeny pot that’s super easy to store, which means it’s gone every where with me as I traveled throughout the summer.
If I remember correctly, I purchased this concealer around the time I finished up my L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Crayon Concealer (full review). I had really enjoyed that one, but wanted to keep trying other drugstore options rather than repurchase it. Because the Sonia Kashuk All Covered Up concealer comes in four shades, I thought choosing my shade would be easy – I’m the lightest shade. I’ve also generally been interested in getting more familiar with Sonia Kashuk’s products, so it seemed like a good one to try.
There were two qualities that initially disappointed me about this concealer. The first was that the shade was clearly too dark for my wintery-pale skin, and the second was that it was much, much softer than the crayon concealer I had been so used to, and I found it a little difficult to work with. Both issues were corrected over time, thankfully. As the sun and a new bottle of fake tan came onto the scene, this began matching my skin tone much better, though I think that unfortunately very pale people may find this shade unworkable. Eventually I also became more accustomed to the texture of the concealer and had better luck applying it to my skin.
First off, I use very little of this stuff. I usually just use my finger and apply it to the spots I need it, and then I pat it over my skin with my finger. Sometimes, I like to finish blending my concealer with whatever brush I had used to apply my foundation, but if I do that with All Covered Up I find it will spread too thinly and I’ll lose the coverage. Similarly, if I try to apply the concealer first and foundation on top, I also feel like I lose some of the concealer’s coverage. It is able to move around a lot as I’m working with it, which is where my initial frustrations stemmed from.
The box claims it can be built to high coverage, although I’d say that personally I think if I use enough concealer to truly get full coverage then I’ve used a thicker layer than I prefer to have on my skin. It supposed to have nice ingredients with skincare benefits, though I’m highly skeptical that those make it through the layer of foundation and/or SPF that I have underneath the concealer. Though, the oak extract may possibly still offer some “protection” as the box claims.
I’ve been using this concealer daily or near-daily for months, and throughout the whole summer I was using it mostly for concealing around the face, but reaching for some other more fluid concealer for my eyes. I had tried using it under my eyes at one point and found it creased, so I stopped after that. However, as I was anticipating this review I decided to try again to use it under my eyes, and I found it worked perfectly. I’m guessing that whether it works for you under your eyes or not will depend on a few factors, such as the heat and humidity in the air, the amount of oil on your skin, and maybe even what moisturizer you use underneath. I’m really pleased to find that it worked for me this time around.
Here’s a before and after, where on the left I’m just wearing foundation and on the right I’ve applied All Covered Up on the areas that need it. That would mostly be areas toward the center of my face, such as around my nose, over the some of the redness on my cheeks, over my chin, in between my eyebrows, and under my eyes. I think it does a really nice job of evening things out and looking really natural. I will say that it isn’t the best for blemishes. I had a few over the summer and thought that it was really difficult to get such a soft cream to stay put as I blended it on raised skin. If you need to cover blemishes regularly, I’d guess you’d be better off with something a little stiffer.
Here’s a bigger shot so you can take a look at the finish. I do think it’s really lovely and natural looking, and skin looks healthy and moisturized. It’s a little less luminous than the Sonia Kashuk Perfection Luminous foundation (review) that I’m wearing underneath.
Here’s a finished face of makeup. I topped my face with a mixture of DreamWorld Hermetica’s loose setting powders in Peach Creme and Whipped Peach (review of both here), some Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer and Etude House Lovely Cookie Blusher in Peach Choux Wafers, Maybelline Volum’Express The Falsies Big Eyes mascara, L’Oreal’s Brow Stylist pencil in Blonde (review), and some plain lip balm.
I’d say that if you have oily or blemished skin, All Covered Up may not provide you with what you need because of how soft it is (though Sonia K also has a stick concealer, which I haven’t tried yet). Otherwise, this has been a really great one for me as long as my skin has some tan to it. It really looks great. I’m trying to use it to death before my skin returns to its usual winter shade!
Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Talc, Octyldodecanol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Dextrin Palmitate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate, Ptfe, Synthetic Beeswax, Polyethylene, Ethylene/ Propylene Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Alcohol, Octyldodecyl Pca, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Dipropylene Glycol, Quercus Suber Bark Extract. May Contain / Peut Contient : Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines, Chromium Oxide Greens, Chromium Hydroxide Green.