Thursday, 29 May 2014

Too good to conceal

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I will be honest with you, I kind of forgot how brilliant concealers are up until recently. Since jumping back on the bandwagon and using concealers mainly as a light foundation I have re-discovered how these gems can perk up even the dullest of skin, and thought I'd share with you some of my favourite concealers. 

Maybelline's Fit Me Concealer is one of my favourite drug store concealers, and is perfect for covering blemishes or dark circles under the eyes. It's one of those products that I find matches my skin tone to a tee, and when applied this feels really lightweight on. I always notice with this how quickly it brightens up my skin and conceals blemishes effortlessly. One of the bonuses with this concealer is that it doesn't look cakey on the skin, which you can sometimes find with concealers that offer a medium coverage. At first I thought I'd hate the doe foot applicator but find that this works well with this product, allowing you to dab the concealer on the appropriate areas and then blend out with a brush. The creamy consistency means that this is a breeze to apply and blends quickly, and is a saviour for you oily skinned beauties as the formula dries to a matte finish that lasts for around 6-8 hours. 

If you ask most beauty bloggers what their holygrail concealer is, Collection's Lasting Perfection Concealer is most likely to come out on top and with good reason. This probably offers the best coverage of any drug store concealer I have tried, and covers redness and dark circles really well without being too cakey. Once again this concealer has a doe foot applicator which means you can simply dab this onto the areas you need to add concealer too and simply blend out. I haven't worn this for 16 hours straight so cannot comment on the claims that it lasts for 16 hours but can tell you it does last all day on my skin which can be anywhere from a 6 to 8 hour day. 

Smashbox Convertible Coverage 2-in-1 Concealer (Fair) 

This is actually very hard to find online, I think it may be discontinued now which makes me glad I got a two pack of these off QVC. Now this is a weird product in the sense that it can be used wet or dry for custom coverage, but I think this is partly the reason for me liking this concealer so much. The Smashbox 2-in-1 concealer can be used as either a liquid or cream concealer depending on your preference, and I have to say I much prefer the cream concealer as it offers a richer consistency that gives brilliant coverage and blends really easy into the skin. This is one of those products that offers the choice of light or medium coverage and adds a gorgeous natural glow to the skin. 

Benefit's Fakeup is a multi-purpose concealer that not only conceals blemishes and dark circles but also contains a hydrating moisturising balm which is made from Vitamin E and Apple Seed Extract which helps plump and brighten up dry skin. It's a bit of a weird one to look at because the moisturising balm offers a shell around the concealer, which I had not seen before this. This is my perfect under eye concealer as it instantly brightens up my eyes even after the worst nights sleep, and this baby doesn't not budge during the day. I can look perky in a morning and still look wide awake as I'm running out the door from work, and let's just finish this up by saying how gorgeous is the packaging? Benefit you nailed it once again!

Described as an industrial strength concealer this product had a lot to live up to, and boy does it leaving your skin imperfection free. This cream concealer does not feel heavy on the skin yet still manages to congealer pesky blemishes and brighten dark circles without looks cakey. A little goes a long way with this concealer and it's one of those that I would feel confident wearing alone just covering any major problem areas as it blends really well with my skin and I don't have to worry about it wearing off during the day. 

Throughout writing this post I just had the words 'conceal don't feel' in my head - thanks Frozen. Anyways, they were my favourite concealers and I'd love to know what yours are!

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