There are thousands of concealers on the market with every need, want and whim catered for and yet despite this I am yet to find “my one”. Over the years I have definitely encountered some amazing examples, products that do the job to a decent standard but never have I had a concealer eureka moment.
In all honesty I’ve hated more concealers than I’ve ever loved, I’ve discarded or donated more than I care to admit and I guess when it comes to concealers I’m just extremely fussy. I’ve often tried the bloggers concealer recommendations only to be extremely disappointed, so in conclusion my hunt for the perfect concealer is definitely ongoing.
The good // I’m currently loving the coveted Collection lasting perfection concealer (Boots, £3.99) but it’s definitely taken me a long time to feel this way and initially I was skeptical. This concealer is incredibly matte and sometimes can leave the skin looking a little dry, yet despite this it works wonders on blemishes and hides them without trace. For me it took practice and patience to really understand its beauty and I’ve found that it works best under foundation as opposed to above. Ultimately it does the job well and as its name suggests it conceals pretty well and it’s consistency helps it to stay in place all day long, whatever the weather. However I would urge concern for those dry skinned girls because this might just exasperate the issue.
The bad // I first tried the Maybelline fit me concealer (Boots, £5.99) in September 2013 and from the beginning we had a very fragile relationship. Initially I hated it the concealer, finding that it’s lasting time was rather disastrous and the texture was badly wrong. Yet as time went on and my other preferred concealers ran out I revisited this product and tried my best to make it work and for a short while it kinda did. So I recently purchased my second bottle but in all honesty I’m still not entirely sold. The colour range is pathetic and overall the range has an overly orange undertone meaning that it has a habit of looking unnatural on the skin. I personally found that it was too heavy on my blemishes and I find it an incteibly hard concealer to blend. So it’s fair to say that I’ve given this concealer a damned good chance but I am yet to be impressed and in all honesty I highly suspect that I won’t. It’s far to say that this concealer definitely doesn’t fit me and I definitely won’t be buying it again.
The ugly // I am all for a bargain and for just £1.50 the MUA Cover and Conceal Wand is most definitely that, but sometimes cheap doesn’t always mean cheerful. The MUA price tags are unrivalled and when it comes to the basics, I’m talking eyeliners and the like, MUA certainly packs a punch but on the whole the brand just doesn’t do it for me. The colour range is extremely limited, of course I understand that its part of the price but nonetheless finding a shade to match my skin tone was really hard and perhaps thats part of my problem. The product was difficult to blend and actually drew attention to blemishes instead of covering them. On top of all this, I found that it lasted for very little time and creased in numerous places. It was just an all-round disaster for me and I wouldn’t recommend it to my worst enemy.
What’s your favourite and least favourite concealer?