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Concealer Low-Down | Best and Worst Concealers

Monday, March 14, 2016

When it comes to concealers i have tried my fair share. Since taking this photo i do now own another five. I tend to use different concealers for different things. I suffer with dark under eye circles so i need something to disguise those, i sometimes suffer with breakouts so i use one for those and i also like to use concealers to highlight with. You know when you come to EmmysBeautyCave you will get an honest review. You might love some of these concealers whereas i don't but everyone's skin is different.

The Full Coverage Concealer


I have been using this concealer non stop lately. It has a sponge applicator which not everyone is a fan of but i actually really like it. It is a full coverage concealer without being heavy. It doesn't crease and it lasts all day. The only thing that i find with this is that it runs out quickly! I mean really quickly. Whereas other concealers last me so much longer.
What I Use It For: Dark Under Eye Circles

An oldie but a goodie for me. I have used this concealer for years. It is again full coverage but you have to be careful how much you apply. If you apply too much it just looks a mess. A little goes a long way, you honestly need the smallest amount. I find this concealer lasts me around 3 months! If you get a few shades lighter it works perfectly for highlighting.
What I Use It For: Dark Under Eyes & Highlighting.

Seventeen is one of my favourite drugstore brands. This concealer is amazing. It is very creamy and provides full coverage. The shade range isn't the best for darker skinned girls but for us pale girls it is perfect. It is shocking how many drugstore brands need to work on both pale shades and darker shades. 
What I Use It For: Dark Under Eyes & Highlighting.

Many people have compared this to the MAC Pro Longwear but to me there is no comparison. This concealer has quite a thick consistency compared to the MAC one. It spreads well but the tube itself sucks. The applicator is a pain and you have to squeeze so hard. I guess you get what you pay for. I do find even the palest shade isn't enough for me.
What I Use It For: Dark Under Eye Circles

Psst.. If you suffer with dark under eye circles check out my review of the Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector, it is a miracle product! I have before and after pictures. 

The Creamy Concealers


If you have read my blog for a while you will know i am obsessed with this stuff. It is probably the most creamy concealer i have ever tried and the applicator is the best thing ever. It is medium coverage and really helps brighten my under eyes. I will forever re-purchase this one.
What I Use It For: Concealing & Highlighting.

I love this concealer, it is again very creamy and looks flawless. Again this is medium coverage but it really creates a flawless look. I did find i ran out of this one extremely quickly like the Maybelline one. If you don't have really dark under eyes and you want a flawless look this is definitely for you.
What I Use It For: Concealing on good days and highlighting. 

This is described as a full coverage concealer but i find it doesn't cover my dark circles. It is a thicker consistency and i find it can be a little heavy if used under the eyes. I find it best for breakouts as it covers them well.
What I Use It For: Breakouts.

Concealer Crayons


Concealer Crayons are not something i instantly reach for. For me concealer crayons are a no go for my under eyes as they just don't seem to work. This one provides amazing coverage for a crayon whilst still feeling creamy. It blends really well too. If you are not a huge foundation fan but like coverage in areas this is for you. It works very well on blemishes.
What I Use It For: Blemishes & Breakouts.

Soap & Glory Kick Ass Blur & Brighten Crayon | £6.00 | Link
This doesn't have as much coverage as the Vichy one but it works well again for blemishes. If you are wanting a light and buildable concealer this is it. It is too drying for under the eyes but it works as well as the Vichy one.
What I Use It For: Blemishes & Breakouts.

Disappointing Concealers


This concealer i had high hopes for as it is described to brighten under eyes whilst covering any imperfections and it can also be used to highlight. It does none of those things! It literally adds no coverage at all and my imperfections show through at full force. I tried it as a highlight and it did nothing, it didn't brighten or do anything. I will stick with my MAC Prep + Prime Highlighting Pen which works amazingly!

I know 90% of people love this concealer but it just doesn't work on me. I find it far too drying on my under eyes it made my makeup look horrendous! I tried using eye creams underneath but it just didn't help. It is nowhere near as creamy as my trusty Urban Decay Concealer and i also found to use this i had to go back and dip in the applicator at least 4-5 times for one application! It also creases like mad and i don't need no creases thank you.
If you want something similar that isn't drying the Seventeen Stay Time Concealer is the way to go!

E.L.F HD Lifting Concealer | £4.50 | Link
I bought this and had high hopes as i do usually love E.L.F products. This is just one of the worst concealers i have tried. Drying is not the word! It looks awful once applied, it goes patchy and it creases like mad!




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