Tried & Tested | Concealers

For those days when the under eye circles are just getting a little too much

It has been a little while since my last Tried & Tested post! So I do apologise! I have been trying to get together (& finish) enough products to warrant doing another one and considering I am slightly obsessed with concealers I have finally managed to do so! (you’re welcome).

This is a bit of a mashup of all sorts tbh..  We have some affordable & some, not so much. However, considering I wouldn’t ever really spend a craptonne on a high end concealer, I think you will find something within your budget.

Collection Lasting Perfection

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Unfortunately this first one probably isn’t for the Australian readers as it is REALLY hard to get a hold of here. I have found a few places, one being Fishpond & another being Ebay however, I can not comment on what the delivery etc is like as I have never ordered it online.
If however, you are in NZ or the UK, it will be fairly easy to find and its definitely worth a look. It doesn’t have a great shade range however if you have a lighter skin tone you should be okay. It is a thickish formula with really good coverage. It doesn’t crease on me and doesn’t go patchy at all. I do recommend working quite quickly as it dries faster than some.
I also use this as a eye shadow primer and it does not move!

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer

I enjoy this concealer on days that I don’t need as much coverage or I need to cover up a spot as I have this in my skin tone and not a shade lighter (the shade range isn’t fantastic). It blends really well and is light to medium coverage. It sets very easily with a bit of powder and won’t move all most of the day on me. It is very brightening under the eyes as you would expect and is best applied with a sponge.

Mecca Max Life Proof Cream Concealer

On the website this concealer is classed as a ‘eraser for the face’. I don’t think I would go that far, however, it is a great concealer and I do love it. It is very similar in texture and coverage to the Collection concealer mentioned above (maybe the formula is a tiny bit thinner), so for those aussies wondering, this would be a good dupe. It blends SO easily and for that reason + the amazing coverage it has been my current go to. It also has an okay shade range and lasts well on me (with setting powder).

L.A Girl PRO Conceal HD

I wont lie. I bought this concealer because of the hype! If you haven’t bought anything because of Youtube or Instagram, then good on you! But me, I love a good social media recommendation. One thing ill say about this is that the shade range is FANTASTIC. There is literally a colour for everyone. It has about a medium coverage and is great for brightening under the eyes. I have also used it on spots here and there and its covered well. I will say that the lasting power isn’t as good as others, however if it was something you wanted to pop on for a few hours then it would be perfect.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser

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For me, this is the perfect everyday concealer. Its really easy to apply under the eyes, blends like a dream, doesn’t crease, works fine under powder and gets rid of those pesky under eye black circles. The shade range def isn’t great and the coverage is maybe light to medium but when it does the job, lasts all day and goes on special a LOT, its worth a go. This is the one I recommend to everyone.

Revlon ColorStay Blemish Concealer

This one is at the bottom of my list, not because it is the worst, but because its not one I tend to reach for the most. This is def more of a face concealer and wouldn’t recommend for under eye use (Hence the name I guess…). It does cover spots well and doesn’t go cakey. It’s easy to apply and blends out really well. It doesn’t tend to last all day (although none really do on my spots) but I don’t mind touching up with this one here and there.

Concealers are great. On days where I have ‘no makeup’ on, I will still use one of these as one of my 3 products. My current WishList includes: Urban Decay Naked Skin, NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer, Two Faced Born This Way & a few more affordable ones.
PLEASE let me know your recommendations.

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Beauty |August Makeup Favorites

It is exciting to think that it is now the beginning of SPRING! Winter is officially done for 2014! This makes me very happy 🙂 Spring, is my favourite season so I am so excited to see what it has to bring!

August was a pretty average month, BUT I did rediscover a few make-up items that I love and have been using basically the whole month!

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In the picture above I have a range of products I have been absolutely loving!

  1. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Vanilla
  2. Collection Concealer – Lightest shade (great as a highlighter)
  3. Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil – 002 Hazel
  4. Elf Eyebrow kit – Ash
  5. Lancome Eyeshadow Palette – A85 Baby Glam
  6. Collection Extreme 24hr Felt Tip Liner – Black
  7. Elf Baked Blush – Peachy Cheeky
  8. Elf Clear Brow Mascara
  9. Collection Does It All – 5 in 1 Mascara – Black
  10. Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24hr – 35, Tough As Taupe
  11. MAC Lipstick – Blankety
  12. Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick – 103

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And my favourite face products of the month go to:

  1. Real Techniques Stippling Brush (Applying foundation)
  2. Real Techniques Sponge
  3. NARS Laguna Bronzer
  4. NYC Matte Face Powder
  5. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation – Light 2
  6. Lioele Triple the Solution BB Cream

I love them all, so I couldn’t cut down the amount! If you want to see my personal reviews on any of the products, let me know.

Have a great September!