As a growing connoisseur of beauty, I’ve come to find that concealer is a basic need for nearly every woman’s makeup bag (including my own). Here are my picks from what I’ve tried with as much information on each as I can think of.
Bobbi brown creamy concealer kit $32
This is my favorite concealer so far. True to the name, it is creamy and almost tacky- it adheres to the skin quite well under my eyes as well as on blemishes. It is very, very opaque so it ranks high in the coverage area. I didn’t buy it, it was given to me. However, due to the nature of this concealer being very thick, such a small amount is needed for good coverage this will last a long time. I think the price is an investment which is worth it, so I will be purchasing this when I run out.
Stila Perfecting Concealer $23
This was my favorite high-end concealer before I discovered the one above. Stila is also a very thick concealer and comes in a silver squeeze tube. This stuff is great- covers anything. I loaned some to a coworker several years ago who had the most purple hickey and once she used this stuff you couldn’t see it.
Benefit Boi-ing $18
This concealer is great. The reason why it ranks lower than Stila and Bobbi Brown is because it is a bit more dense and unless you have moisturized extremely well it settles into the crease a bit. Other than that, no complaints. It is full coverage, the colors are great and it wears well.
L’Oreal Visible Lift undereye concealer $11
This is a great concealer with ingredients to give higher-end companies a run for their money. It comes in a click pen style applicator, which makes it easy for under-eye application especially. I love that it has sunscreen and anti-aging ingredients. It blends very well and has moderate coverage. The only thing I dislike (and the reason I stopped purchasing it) is that it’s too much money being spent in the end. I end up needing a new supply of it almost every four to six weeks.
Boots No7 Quick Cover Blemish Stick $9
I love the Boots No7 brand, but this concealer didn’t live up to my expectations. Yes, it has a nice creamy feel but it also has a weird powder-ey feeling to it at the same time (once it’s applied). I didn’t like that about it and it wasn’t thick enough for me. I guess the world ‘chalky’ comes to mind.
Almay Clear Complexion Concealer $7
I like the idea of this concealer and if you’re looking for light to medium coverage you might try it. I however, didn’t find it as helpful as I’d like. It was not thick enough for me. It also wore off very quickly on my skin because it seems to have no adhesive quality; it slides easily.
Maybelline Cover Stick Concealer $6
This is a fairly good concealer if you don’t want to spend too much and don’t mind moderate coverage. The quality is ok. It doesn’t have any extra ingredients and it isn’t super easy to blend. The color range is limited, as with most drugstore brands.
Maybelline Mineral Power Concealer $7
This is a light coverage concealer. The best thing about it is that it feels so light; like you have nothing on your face. The worst part is it has no staying power. I really didn’t feel it lasted on my skin. I had to re-apply several times.
Lancome Maquicomplet Concealer $29
I had high hopes for this one, but I was a bit dissapointed. As with most quality concealers, this was very nice and creamy. However, it wasn’t as thick as I’d like; it was a very thin liquid.
L’Oreal Infallible Concealer $10
I saw this listed in a magazine as being good so I thought I’d give it a try. The reason why I don’t like this concealer is it’s far too dry for me. It didn’t blend well at all and looked unnatural.
Covergirl Concealer $6
I used to use this when I was younger. Covergirl is a classic inexpensive brand, so this is a good choice if you’d like to save a few bucks and get something that works. The coverage is full and if you top it off with a bit of powder it lasts okay.