Saturday, 14 January 2017

My Concealer Collection 2017

I have to admit to you guys that 3 and a half years of blogging has definitely made me a little crazy when it comes to splurging on beauty products. I really must admit that I have a bit of an obsession when it comes to concealer and after a 'new year new me' *gags* themed clear out of my stash this week I though I'd show you some of the concealers I decided to keep...

High Coverage Concealers
For a long time I have been repurchasing the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer like its going out of fashion. If I don't have at least three of these bad boys in my collection then it just isn't good enough and I have to admit I probably buy one of these every time I'm in Boots which leaves me with lots of half used tubes lurking in the crevices of every handbag I own. Another really good concealer I've been using is the Laura Mercier High Coverage Under Eye which I hauled way back in November with this post, but I actually much prefer using this as a blemish concealer as I find it just a little bit cakey for the under eye. It is extremely high coverage and such a teeny amount goes a long way although admittedly it is a little bit pale for me. For a high coverage concealer it definitely doesn't have the longevity of Collection's offering but I'd say with a dab of setting powder or a spritz of Urban Decay's All Nighter it lasts pretty well.

Under Eye Concealers
One which I am trialling just now and have become quite obsessed with is the L'oreal Perfect Match La Touche Magique. This is a pen not unlike the infamous Touche Eclat which immediately brightens my under eye area, reflects light and just makes me look a bit more alive so to speak. It's quite sheer in coverage so this is definitely an under eye concealer for daily use or for short periods of time but it is ridiculously comfortable to wear and I love the packaging. If you are looking for good coverage, however, you may want to try Benefit Boiing or Seventeen Phwoar Paint. I much prefer Boiing due to the pink undertone which conceals my dark shadows perfectly but they are both really good with Seventeen being a lot more budget friendly. Should you want something a little more brightening Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer is one of my old school favourites. It also has a peachy undertone as well as light reflecting properties and it smells delicious just like the foundation. Its also super cheap too!

Light to Medium Coverage Concealers
One concealer that really surprised me in 2016 was the Bourjous Radiance Reveal Concealer which is I kid you not the most perfect concealer shade I have ever been matched to. It is such a beautiful texture and shows literally no sign of creasing throughout a whole day of wear. I have to warn those of a paler skin tone that I opted for the lightest shade in this and I'm not exactly pale so you may struggle to find a colour match f you have really pale skin. Aside from this is the Seventeen Stay Time which is a bit of a 'meh' product along with the Revlon Colourstay Concealer although this one does come in quite the variety of shades so if you struggle to find your colour then that would be a good option. Lastly, I have the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer which is really light coverage, but blends seamlessly into foundation whether you want to wear it under your base or on top. I normally opt for this when I'm having a good skin day! 

Concealers I Don't Get On With
Every so often comes along a make up product that you don't get along with and I have a couple of concealers that don't really work for me. Firstly, The Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer is one that I hear so many good things about on the blogger grapevine but I just cannot seem to get along with it no matter how hard I try. The problem is that I find this oxidises really badly and looks really orange after only a few hours of wear. It is super thick and creamy and lasts a long time but I just can't get past how awful the colour is on me, and yes I have tried a few different shades. I've held onto this mainly because I know so many people love it so I'd like to give it to my mum or a friend with a very different skin tone to see what they think. Hopefully it will work for someone! Also is the Soap and Glory Kick Ass Blur and Brighten Crayon. I so wanted to love this as I previously had the Three Piece Camouflage Kit but I just can't get used to it. It appears to be quite thick and creamy yet offers very little coverage and slides off my face after only a few hours. I really love Soap and Glory and I'm disappointed with this but hopefully one of my friends will like it! 

That is all of the concealer that I currently keep in my collection. It seems quite a lot now that I'm writing this but I use pretty much all of them from time to time minus a couple. Please tell me in the comments if you think this is excessive as I really would like to know! Anyways I hope you enjoyed this and it may help guide you towards your perfect camouflage kit!

What is your concealer of choice? Have you used any of these? Did you enjoy using them?
Lisa x



  1. Ah that's unfortunate to hear that you didn't like the Nars concealer, I've been using it for about 2-3 years now and I really love it, although I have literally the lightest shade (Chantilly) so maybe that's why I don't find that it oxidises.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    1. I sooo wanted to like it it maybe just doesn't agree with my skin :( x

  2. I do t actually remember the last time I used concealer! It's something I want to start using again for contouring and brightening purposes!

    1. Oh my you must be blessed enough to have good skin! Lucky you! I need it for my spots/under eye circles :( x

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