ALL ABOUT CONCEALERS

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Hello everyone,

Long time no blog, but today I am here with a big one. A really long time ago somebody asked me in the comments to do a post about concealers, but at the time I really couldn’t because for the last a lot of year there was only one concealer that I was really using, which was “Maybelline Fit Me”. But this Christmas when I went to repurchase it, I couldn’t find it anywhere… And then I found out that Maybelline discontinued it, at least in Greece. I’m not going to lie, I almost cried (the employee was pretty freaked out #dramaqueen). So, in desperate need of concealer, I tried quite a few and here I am with my final thoughts.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer: It was my favorite for a reason and although it is discontinued here in Greece I know for sure it is not everywhere. To be honest, I had almost forgotten how amazing it was until my sister bought a tube, while she was in Germany before Easter, and after all this time I used it again. First of all, it has great medium coverage that can be built up to full coverage. It is worth mentioning that all these days I was using it I had exceptionally good makeup days, when I had pretty bad skin days. The formula is incredible, it is very creamy and it blends like a dream. It is very moisturizing so it doesn’t cling in dry areas. On me products tent to slip off, but when I powder it a little bit it lasts pretty much all day. In addition, the color is one of my favorite assets and what makes it for me irreplaceable so far. It has a very neutral yellow tone which cancels out any redness or blemish, yet it still covers and brightens up the under eye area without making it look grey. Plus, I have a perfect match for me (number 20) which means that I can use it on its own without a foundation and not look blotchy. It has a doe-foot applicator, which is a love hate thing, cause it does make it so easy to apply but is not very sanitary. Having to say goodbye to it was very hard and I almost miss it more than I miss my parents.

Maybelline Super Stay Better Skin: The girl on Sephora told me that she is using this one as a replacement for the “Fit Me” but honestly this one doesn’t have my heart. Firstly, it is creamy but it is definitely a lot more runny that the first one, which makes it a lot lighter not just in texture but also in coverage. The main problem that I have with this one though is the color. It has a very strong pink undertone which makes it perfect to cover my horrendous dark circles, but an absolute nightmare when it comes to cover up pimples. The good thing is that it is quite moisturizing, so it feels really comfortable throughout the day and it doesn’t accentuate any dry patches on my skin. Now as far as lasting power goes, it’s not bad but it’s not great either. I mean at the end of the day it does crease underneath the eyes and it fades from my face. The tube is quite nice and sanitary but I am quite crap at using it so I end up squeezing too much and waste a tone of products.

Bourjoir Healthy Mix: First of all, I have to mention that my sister bought this one and she is fairer than me, so in the beginning it looked really off on my face. Now that all of my summer tan is gone for good I absolutely loved it. It is for sure an under eye concealer as it is very brightening. At the beginning, it looks way too bright but then it oxidizes a little bit and it looks great. It sets completely so it doesn’t need powdering at all and lasts all day long especially for people like my sister with dry skin that hate powder. On the rest of the face I don’t really like it because I it just accentuate dry areas of the skin.

Bourjoir 123 Perfect CC Eye Cream: Again a nice under eye concealer. It brings a lot of light on the area. The formula is very light and moisturizing, but it creases a lot on me so definitely need to powder it. It also settles in the lines underneath my eyes so I need to work it a little bit more, but other than that it blends so easily. Because of its formula I also love using it to highlight the rest of my face and occasionally I like to cover any redness on my face. It has quite an odd packaging, which I’m not sure I really love. It is a twist up pen and the product come out through a very thin vein up to a plastic nib. The problem is that it can get quite messy if you twist it too much and the fact that it broke and the rest of the product is now wasted is quite frustrating.  You also might want to be careful with the shade choice, if it’s to light it can look a bit grey when the dark circles are a bit prominent.

All in all, although I still cannot get over my “fit me” concealer, I have found some nice ones for underneath the eyes. Do you have any suggestions for good face concealers?

xo, kathryn

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