Following on from my previous beauty post on my favourite foundations I thought one on concealers would be good! Concealer is good for covering up what still shows after foundation. Here are a few of the ones I reach for the most.
Rimmel Instant Age Rewind Eraser
I have these in 2 colours (light and brightener). I only use the brightener under my eyes but the one in light I use under my eyes and on blemishes (mainly under my eyes – only on blemishes when I am lazy and don’t grab for another concealer!) Both of these are great! They are very pigmented, feel light on the skin and are blendable. I also find that neither of them settle into any lines around the eye area and they stay on all day. Another great factor is the price!
They retail for anywhere between $7.49 and $9.99.
Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Concealer
I use this concealer on both dark under eye circles and blemishes. This stuff stays put and lasts all day (it is even hard to get off your hands)! It is very creamy, blendable and does not settle into any lines. It is a high coverage concealer yet gives a natural finish and does not look cakey at all. It is a little pricier but definitely worth it.
It retails for $24 (mine was from a free gift and so has a lip gloss on the other end).
Graftobian Hi-Def Glamour Crème Corrector Palette
This palette comes with 5 different colour concealers (soft Orange – blue neutralizer, Yellow Hi-Lite – cancels deep red/purple, Muted Green – removes redness, Pink Hi-Lite – counteracts grey/brown, and Extra Hi-Lite – a light highlighter). I find that using this really brightens the under eye area; I use the yellow followed by the pink. You must set these otherwise I do find that they can settle into lines around the eye area. These colours can be used on any other area of the face that needs coverage but for some you would want to put a foundation over the top so they do not show. This palette does need to be ordered online and comes in many different shades.
It retails for $26.99
M.A.C Studio Finish Concealer
This is a concealer I only use on blemishes or extra redness. I would not use it under the eyes as it is too think and will settle. This product is very pigmented and creamy. It does a great job of concealing and also lasting all day (it must be set with a powder). One of the only downsides of this is the packaging. Since I do not want to stick my finger in the product and get germs in it I use the end of one of my thin brushes or a spatula. However, even with this it is still a great product! I use 2 different colours and make my own perfect shade.
*I would not recommend this if you are planning on taking pictures since the high SPF may cause flashback
They retail for $19 each.
M.A.C Pro Longwear Concealer
This product is good for both under the eye and on blemishes. Not only is it very pigmented and long wearing but it doesn’t settle into any lines! This is just an over all great concealer with only one drawback and that is the dreaded pump that comes with it. You can learn to master the pump and somewhat control how much comes out after using it for a while but at the beginning you just end up wasting so much product!
I like this concealer so much that I just ran out and so the picture is taken from M.A.C.
It retails for $20
What are some of your favourite concealers?
Lots of love,
P.S. Sorry for the grainy pictures here!