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Concealers: The Good & The Bad

Concealers: The Good & The Bad




After lipsticks and blushes, concealers are my next most hoarded beauty item. Unfortunately, my under eye area has always been dark, puffy and really prominent mainly due to my awful sleeping pattern and genetics, apparently. So with this, I'm always buying a new concealer as I'm still yet to find the perfect one although I do have a few favourites which do a great job at concealing imperfections. However, I own a few that just do not cut it for me and my high standards..

Concealers: The Good & The Bad


Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer | £4.19
A favourite of many beauty bloggers and so it should be. This is the best concealer I've ever used and it's affordable! It has a thick, creamy formula that blends into the skin easily and covers dark circles, redness and blemishes with great lasting power. It doesn't go patchy on my dry under eye area and I rarely ever need to re-apply. I will happily keep re -purchasing this concealer for as long as Collection are around (plz never go.)

Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer | £7.99
This concealer by Bourjois has an intensely thick formula and really packs a punch! The only downside to this is the packaging as it's a squeezy tube, I find I always get more product than I actually need, I much prefer concealers with a doe foot applicator. Due to it's thick and creamy formula, I find it to be hydrating which is great for those of us with dry skin! It doesn't go patchy, looks flawless and holds well for a couple of hours.

Barry M Flawless Light Reflecting Concealer | £4.49
This was a definite 'a blogger made me buy it' purchase. I had seen so many raving reviews on this concealer, I had to give it a try. What a disappointment this was! It's formula is far too light and sheer that it barely conceals a thing, especially blemishes and redness. It's ok under the eyes but is not something I would reach for on a daily basis, especially after a bad nights sleep!

L'Oreal Lumi Magique Concealer | £8.49
I'll be honest, I mainly bought this for it's gorgeous packaging! This is a highlighting/concealer pen which draws a lot of similarities to the cult YSL Touche Eclat. It has a light consistency that instantly brightens the under eye area however coverage isn't the best but a lot better than the Barry M one above. Like Touche Eclat, you can also use this to highlight the face.

Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer | £8.00
I just can't get along with this concealer! It goes patchy, looks cakey and settles into fine lines. I think this is mainly down to my dry skin and not the product itself as many seem to love this concealer, perhaps it's more suited to oily skin. I do love the packaging and concept of this though, it's a 3 in 1 product containing a transparent setting powder (Which is in fact really good!), an under eye 'brightening' concealer and a complexion concealer. It's compact with a handy mirror and perfect for travelling, if it works for you, of course!

Benefit Erase Paste | £20.50
This is super thick and creamy which is what I love about it! It blends like a dream and it's peach tone does a great job at concealing dark circles. I don't usually wear this alone as I find I need something on top to brighten the under eye area so I will wear it underneath another concealer. It can crease a little which is bummer but with another concealer on top it can be easily fixed.

NARS Creamy Concealer | £22.00
I so wanted to love this concealer! I don't hate it but I don't love it either. I've definitely grown to like it more since I first started using it but it's definitely a love/hate relationship. Somedays I like it, some days it can look awful. Again, I think this is down to my dry skin (the bane of my life). It can look cakey and settle into lines then go patchy after a few hours wear. The coverage is great, it conceals dark circles and redness well. Blemishes are a different story, it just does not work on them!

YSL Touche Eclat | £25.00
I LOVE this little tube of goodness! Ok, first things first, I never use this alone as a concealer because it just does not work on me. I know some people say it's not supposed to be used that way anyway but some people do and if it works for them then so be it! Anyway, I like to use this on top of my regular concealer to brighten the area and highlight the face. It's amazing.

Makeup Revolution Ultra Cover & Conceal Palette | £6.00
I don't really use this a lot but I thought I would include it. This is a concealer palette with 8 different 'light' shades inside. They can be used individually or together to create the perfect shade and they are all really creamy and pigmented. They work well at concealing dark circles, redness and blemishes.

What's your favourite concealer?

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7 comments

  1. I've heard great things about the collection lasting perfection concealer! It looks lovely!
    Paula | www.namelessgap.blogspot.com

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  2. Totally agree with you on the Nars radiant creamy concealer. I bought it and had such high hopes but j have desert dry skin and the concealer was so pasty! My favorite concealer is the urban decay naked! Best concealer ever especially for dry skin. I actually just did a post on my favorite concealers! I'll link it down below!!
    xx
    http://bit.ly/favorite-concealers

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    1. I'm glad someone agrees with me! I've heard great things about the Urban Decay one, need to try it soon x

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  3. Totally agree with you on the collection lasting perfection! Such a gem, I don't know what i'd do if it got discontinued! Xx

    www.whitecinnamonn.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. That would be absolutely devastating haha! x

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  4. I've actually never used even one of these haha!
    I wanna try the collection one (:

    Life in Pastel

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