Beauty: Let’s talk about concealers…

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I have been testing out all these concealers over the last couple of years and I have shared with you my thoughts… but have I found a concealer yet that ticks all the boxes? Here’s a little throwback… and a conclusion!

If, like me, you’re always in search of the perfect concealer, then this beauty post might come in handy as I list the pros and cons of the concealers that I have tested out up until now.

I have given each concealer a score, taking several criteria into consideration:

  • coverage
  • price/quality ratio
  • other beneficial effects
  • type of applicator
  • number of shades (his may differ from country to country!)

I hope you might find this summary useful during your next concealer-hunt!

Catrice – Liquid Camouflage

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Link to review: Catrice – Liquid Camouflage

Pros:

  • Budget friendly.
  • Now comes in 5 different shades.
  • Handy applicator.

Cons:

  • Less suitable for dry skins.

Score:

  • Coverage: 3,5/5
  • Price/quality ratio: 4/5
  • Other beneficial effects: 3/5
  • Type of applicator: 4/5
  • Number of shades: 4/5

Overall score: 3,7/5

 

Balance Me – Tinted Wonder Eye Cream

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Link to review: Balance Me – Tinted Wonder Eye Cream

Pros:

  • Multi-task product: eye cream and concealer.
  • Very light consistency.
  • Hydrating.

Cons:

  • doesn’t give enough coverage

Score (as a concealer)

  • Coverage: 2/5
  • Price/quality ratio: 2/5
  • Other beneficial effects: 4/5
  • Type of applicator: 4/5
  • Number of shades: 1/5

Overall score: 2,6/5

 

Bourjois – Radiance Reveal Concealer

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Link to review: Bourjois – Radiance Reveal Concealer

Pros:

  • Good coverage.
  • Hydrating
  • Contains hyaluronic acid which smoothes away wrinkles.

Cons:

  • I found it difficult to empty the entire bottle which is a pity!

Score:

  • Coverage: 4/5,
  • Price/quality ratio: 4/5
  • Other beneficial effects: 4/5
  • Type of applicator: 3/5
  • Number of shades: 3/5

Overall score: 3,6/5

 

Maybelline – Super Stay Concealer

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Link to review: Maybelline – Super Stay Concealer

Pros:

  • Handy applicator.
  • Good coverage.
  • Long-lasting

Cons:

  • Not available in my drugstore anymore (I guess it was replaced by a new concealer).

Score:

  • Coverage: 4/5
  • Price/quality ratio: 4/5
  • Other beneficial effects: 3,5/5
  • Type of applicator: 3/5
  • Number of shades: 2/5

Overall score: 3,3/5 (not available anymore)

 

Maybelline – Instant anti-age rewind eraser

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Link to review: Maybelline – Instant anti-age rewind eraser

Pros:

  • Handy applicator.
  • Every drop can be used.
  • Very lightweight consistency which gives a smoothing effect.

Cons:

  • Didn’t give enough coverage, but the one I bought might have been too fair for my complexion… I really must buy this concealer again, but in the right shade!

Score:

  • Coverage: 3/5 (but probably because I bought the wrong shade!)
  • Price/quality ratio: 3,5/5
  • Other beneficial effects: 4/5
  • Type of applicator: 3,5/5
  • Number of shades: 4/5

Overall score: 3,6/5

 

Rimmel – Lasting Finish Concealer

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Link to review:  Rimmel – Lasting finish concealer

Pros

  • Light consistency.
  • Good coverage.
  • Comes in several shades.

Cons

  • This concealer really could have been a winner… but unfortunately there is one big con… the sponge starts smelling after a couple of weeks and this was definitely a no-go for me! I didn’t even use up the entire tube!! Such a pity…

Score:

  • Coverage: 4,5/5
  • Price/quality ratio: 4/5
  • Other beneficial effects: 4/5
  • Type of applicator: 1/5 (such a pity it started smelling after a couple of weeks!!!)
  • Number of shades: 3,5/5

Overall score: 3,4/5

 

Nyx – Dark Circle Concealer

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Link to review: Nyx – Dark circle concealer

Pros:

 

  • Contains orange pigment which cancels out the blue of the dark circles.
  • Nourishing (because of the coconut oil it contains).
  • Lasts all day.

Cons:

  • Packaging is not very handy. Make sure you have a little brush to apply the concealer.

Score:

  • Coverage: 4,5/5
  • Price/quality ratio: 4,5/5
  • Other beneficial effects: 4/5
  • Type of applicator: 2,5/5
  • Number of shades: 3/5

Overall score: 3,7/5

 

Mylène – Concealer

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Link to review: Mylène – Concealer

Pros:

  • Hygienic pump system, not a drop is wasted!
  • Good coverage.
  • Hydrating

Cons:

  • Comes in only one shade… and sadly it is a bit dark for me!

Score:

  • Coverage: 4/5
  • Price/quality ratio: 3,5/5
  • Other beneficial effects: 3,5/5
  • Type of applicator: 4,5/5
  • Number of shades: 1/5

Overall score: 3,3/5

 

Conclusion

It’s a tie… the NYX Dark Circle Concealer and the Catrice Liquid Camouflage have the same score: 3,7/5. If I would have to pick one out of these two, I’d go for the NYX as this concealer has other beneficial effects.

Doing this summary though, has made me determined to search for the right shade of the Maybelline Insta-Age Rewind Eraser though. I gave it a 3,6/5, but I guess the score would be higher if I would use the right shade!

Even though the Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer also had a higher score (also 3,6/5), I probably won’t buy it again as a lot of product was put to waste. The bottle was just too difficult to emtpy completely.

And what a pity about that Rimmel Lasting Finish Concealer… This concealer definitely would have been top of the class if it wasn’t for the smell!! How could I fix this? Any advice would be welcome…

Do you have other concealers you can recommend? Let me know in the comments… I might give them a try!

Love, Kathleen

 

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2 thoughts on “Beauty: Let’s talk about concealers…

    The Beauty Wonk said:
    December 17, 2018 at 7:25 am

    Really great post! I am currently loving my colourpop no filter concealer, it has a really good coverage and creases very less.
    Love,
    http://thebeautywonk.com/

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      kaybe610 responded:
      December 18, 2018 at 7:06 pm

      Thanks for reading 🙂 I haven’t heard of your concealer yet… looked it up, but it’s not available in my country… thanks for the tip though! Love, Kathleen

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