Ah budget concealers, oh how I love buying them and testing them out! For me, it makes or breaks my finished makeup look. My under eye area is very dry and crinkly so I struggle with concealers as a rule.
The following 5 concealers are tried and tested by me over time. I could never write a post about a concealer unless I used for a long period of time (exceptions made for the down right bad, ahem my beauty fails post will highlight that one for you). I think concealers; like foundation, should be worn for a good period of time before you make a judgement. Again unless it’s just awful and you can’t actually keep leaving the house wearing it!
So without further ado, here are my top 5 budget concealers. I will go through why I love them and where and how I use.
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser Treatment
The age rewind concealer is the one I reach for when I am looking a bit haggard from lack of sleep. Dark circles are not always a huge problem for me so it took me a while to pick this up. It is more expensive than any of the rest on the list retailing at €11.99.
I enjoy using this concealer as it is easy to apply, blends very easily and does not crease once set. I am not sure it would work for those that really suffer from dark circles. However by colour correcting with an orange/peach tone first to neutralise and green/blue tints. Out of the 5 concealers mentioned I do think this is the best all rounder and would suit all skin types and ages.
L.A. Girl Pro Concealer
I use the LA Pro Concealer on nights out when I am looking for a strong contoured look. I use the shade porcelain to brighten up my under eye area and down the side of my nose (in a v shape), the bridge of my nose and chin. I do find that you need to work fast as it dries quite quickly. It blends easily and most importantly its cheap as chips!
I always purchase mine from Beauty Bay when I am placing an order for something else, as the site has free delivery once you spend over €18. It retails at €6.00 and comes in 26 colours, you can check it out HERE
Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer
I have bought this concealer many times over and that say’s a lot when you are a beauty blogger. This one is on the way out, hence the worse for wear look! I am always trying out new products but this concealer is the one I reach for most on a daily basis.
It is a perfect match for my skin tone and gives it a nice brightening effect but is not over the top. I like the applicator, it blends easily and does not crease. I do find that I have to use the setting powder lightly on it so that it does not become cakey.
It’s under a €5 and can be got in your local Pennys or pharmacy.
Seventeen Skin Wow Concealer
When this concealer first launched, it was classed as a dupe for YSL Touche Eclat. I would not class it as a dupe but it does give a nice brightening effect. Be warned that it can be hard to blend, so I tend to use this to cover blemishes only. If you are young and fresh faced, the Wow concealer would be lovely to use as an under eye concealer. For more mature skin this can be a small bit cakey and highlight fine lines if a heavy hand is used.
Overall I feel like the lightest shade is perfect match to my skin and I find it great for blemish control and to highlight my nose. At €6.99 it does not break the bank and you can get it quite easily at your local Boots store.
Rimmel Wake me Up Concealer
I was introduced to this concealer by Fiona Doyle when I attend the All about you Style Event last year. For some reason, I have little makeup products from Rimmel. I am not sure why that is but there you go, I must invest in more.
This concealer is the one I use in the event, I actually apply fake tan and I use a darker foundation to what I normally wear. I found the shade I happened to buy, was just to dark for my light skin tone. That said, it’s a great concealer; applies like a dream and holds its own against a night out on the town.
This concealer is the easiest to pick up out of all the ones discussed to date. Rimmel stands are everywhere, from Boots, Dunnes and nearly every pharmacy I go into and is priced at €5.49
So that is a wrap on my budget concealers. I would love to know if you agree! What budget concealers do you think should be on the list?
Until next Time
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