If there’s one type of makeup I use pretty frequently, it’s concealer. It’s a useful makeup item that for me is normally for minimising my acne, although occasionally I need it to hide my tired eyes (most of the time I don’t bother) and occasionally puffy eyes from crying – usually from those heart breaking moments in films which break through my cold hearted barrier aha… Concealers, as well as a setting powder, are definitely my most reached for items in my makeup collection, so in an attempt to try something new, I’m going to share with you guys the ones that I’m using at the moment, and what I think about them in general terms. Any you would like to see in-depth reviews for, let me know in the comments, and I will happily do so, but for today, I’ll be keeping it simple.
The first is the Revlon Colorstay Concealer in “01 Fair“. It has a really light texture and is easy for me to blend out, and matches my skin tone pretty well although it’s not a true match, but close enough to get away with using anyway. I don’t really use this enough, mostly because when I have bad acne scars, it doesn’t quite cover them completely, but summer is ending, I’ll be relying on this more as the next concealer I’m going to talk about is going to have to take a backseat.
Which conveniently leads on to the next concealer which is my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in “15” for fair skin tones. This one leans on the pink side, and of the two concealers in this range, this one matched me much better than the yellow toned counterpart. It is definitely too dark for me, and usually I can just about get away with it although I do notice the difference on my jawline which is why despite liking this one quite a bit, I’m going to stop using it very soon. The texture is definitely much heavier than my Revlon Colorstay although it is darker, and the thicker texture really worked well this summer for covering up acne scars which are taking their sweet time to fade. The downside is the fact it is slightly dark for me, and although I haven’t really tanned this summer (I’m a vampire I swear…) I could just about get away with it.
The next is the W7 Light Diffusing Concealer which unfortunately doesn’t have a shade name on it for me to share with you guys from what I can tell. I picked this up while I was still living in Cardiff and I am testing this out at the moment for my under eyes when the dark circles really need to be minimised. I haven’t used this very much, so I can’t comment on it too much. But it does have a thick consistency which I find really unusual, but I try to make it work.
Finally, is a product that isn’t designed as a concealer, but one I have repurposed as one. This is the Gosh CC Cream in “01 Porcelain” and is one of the few high street/drugstore brands to make a face base so light in tone, and affordable. While it is definitely light enough for my skin tone, I find it’s not quite suitable for my oily skin, so for a little while I’ve been using it as an undereye concealer and have really liked the results. It’s a very liquids texture which makes it so easy to blend over the under eye and on the eyelids that I really appreciate, no harsh rubbing is needed so my eyes shouldn’t get damaged and the skin shouldn’t suffer.
These were my concealers that I’ve been using for the past few months. They’re definitely investments I’ve been trying not make the best of, and have worked well in some capacity for my skin. Thank for taking the time read my blog posts, it really means the world to me. Like I mentioned at the start of this post, if any of these products took your interest and you’d like an in-depth review, then I encourage you to leave a comment and I’ll make sure to read and respond.