If I was abandoned on a desert island and left with only one product, it probably would be concealer. It hides a multitude of sins, and can make me feel 100 times better in an instant! From covering spots to dark circles to bruises I think it’s the most amazing product!
As an advocate of concealer I have experimented with my fair share; so, I’ve decided to share some I’ve tried with you. Apologies for the lack of some products, as you can see, I love them!
1. Rimmel ‘Hide The Blemish Concealer’ in Sand.
This really is an all-round winner. It’s long-lasting, easy to apply and gives really good coverage. The lipstick style applicator is great, and makes application so easy. However, if you are using to cover a blemish I would use fingers as you don’t want to contaminate the product, and spread this elsewhere on your face. I also wipe clean the concealer every week to get rid of any germs that may be building up. For me, this gets five stars. For an affordable alternative this is the way to go!
2. Benefit – Boi-ing in 02.
This has been a staple in my make up bag for some years now. I first invested in the product when my cousin described it as ‘industrial strength’ concealer. Intrigued and a little bit frightened, I bought it and haven’t looked back since. It really is industrial strength!! Not only does the product itself last long, but the coverage on your face is amazing. I’d only reapply if I was going out on an evening and was touching up my day’s make up. It’s smooth to touch and covers your face so evenly. If you are willing to spend a bit more then I would recommend this product without a doubt!
3. Laura Mercier Undercover Pot – 2.
As much as I love this set, I’ve been disappointed at how quickly the Secret Camoflage (concealer) part of this duo ran out. Whilst it gives great coverage and is super creamy, it lasted me no longer than a month. Which, for the price, I would have expected it to be at least two months. The under eye Secret Concealer however has lasted, and hides my dark circles really well. There’s also a great sheer powder that comes as part of the set. I’ve bought Laura Mercier concealers beforehand as I love how creamy and smooth they are, but always find the same problem that they run out too quickly! I think I’ll just be buying the under eye corrector rather than the set next time.
4. Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Natural, Sheer Finish Pressed Powder in Pale Yellow.
I really can’t sing the praises of Bobbi Brown enough, I am a slave to her products! But, this concealer didn’t live up to expectations. It does give full coverage, but when applying I feel like rather than easily blending in, the concealer sits on top of my skin. What I do love about the product is the handy mirror that comes as part of the compact, making it great for taking in your handbag. There’s also a sheer powder in the set, but I rarely use this as I don’t usually take my brushes out with me in the day. I think this is ideal for a live-in handbag product, but it wouldn’t take place in my main make up bag.