A Concealer Round Up.

A Concealer Round Up.

About a year ago, I did a whole post dedicated to concealers I had in my collection at the time. You can read that here. Fast forward a year, I still own a few of these but I’ve also added a whole load more thanks to my concealer hoarding tendencies. I think I’m a bit addicted to buying concealers, if I’m honest and I’m really picky too. I’m constantly looking for one that does everything.. conceals my hideous dark circles and bags that I’ve been genetically blessed with, brightens and hydrates my dry under eye area and doesn’t crease. My holy grail is the Collection Lasting Perfection, I swear by it.. but it could still be improved as I find it doesn’t have great lasting power and can crease a little. Today, I’ve got a concealer roundup featuring all the additions to my concealer collection since my Concealers: The Good & The Bad post..

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer |
A really nice creamy concealer but with abysmal coverage. I had such high hopes for this concealer but it just doesn’t deliver. You can see how creamy and thick this is in the swatches below and you’d think this would provide great coverage but I think the problem is that it’s just too thick. I find it quite hard to blend.

LA Girl Pro Conceal |
I bought this off eBay which probably wasn’t my wisest moment but as far as I can tell, its the real deal. I’ve had no problems with it, whatsoever. The only thing is that I bought a shade that is far more corrector on me than concealer. Classic Ivory which is the 3rd lightest. But that’s fine! You can buy these on a whole range of UK sites now such as BeautyBay and they are so cheap but really deliver. I can’t wear this on it’s own because it’s far too dark but I will definitely buy a lighter shade soon. I love the texture of this, it’s thick but not thick that I find it too hard to blend and it provides a long lasting base for my concealer.

NYX Dark Circle Concealer |
This is a nice concealer but I don’t wear it too often mainly because I’m not too keen on sticking my finger in a pot as it always gets stuck in my nails, yuck. But I find that this does not crease or set into fine lines even though it’s quite mattifying, it provides a nice coverage but I wouldn’t say it’s the best. If you’re having a particularly good skin day and had a good nights sleep, this one would be a good option.

Seventeen Stay Time Concealer |
A blogger favourite, this concealer is raved about constantly and is said to be as good as Collection Lasting Perfection. I don’t agree. Whilst it’s nice, it’s definitely not on the same level. It’s got good coverage but it’s not as brightening or as creamy as Lasting Perfection. I also find it creases a lot more too. If I’m just popping out and need some concealer, I will wear this but for a long day out or at work, I probably wouldn’t opt for this one.

Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer |
Whilst I like this concealer, the shade range is dreadful. The lightest option is almost the same shade as the LA Girl in Classic Ivory. Maybelline really need to introduce a few more shades into this product both lighter and darker. I would imagine the darkest shade isn’t even that dark, that’s how it looks anyway. But it terms of coverage and what not, its good but I wear it underneath a lighter concealer and use it more as a corrector. I do like the sponge applicator, funnily enough.

A Concealer Round Up Swatches

As you can see from the swatches above, the lightest shades do really range from brand to brand! Some really aren’t ‘light’ at all. The only one which isn’t the lightest shade available is the LA Girl one. This makes it really hard when choosing a concealer for my skin tone!

Have you tried any of these concealers? What are your thoughts?

Laura x

  • I agree with the maybelline eraser one, the shade range is dreadful, the lightest shade is orange and therefore I can't use it under my eyes, although it is great for readness around the nose. Ive heard people constantly raving about the urban decay one although I've never tried it because it just seems like too much money on a concealer which I go through so much of! Maybe I'll stick to my bourjois radiance and collection perfection ones… xx


  • The seventeen stay time concealer is one of my all time favourites – but I've recently been using the la girl pro concealer and been loving it!

    Lucy | Forever September

  • That L.A. Girl concealer is my favourite! I've got it in the lightest shade I think and find it really helps to brighten my face! X

    Kate// itskaterose.com

  • I feel the total opposite about Stay Time, I'd pick it over Collection every time as it's much more hydrating and the shade is better for my skin tone. Lovely post!

    Aliceย | alicemaysnell

  • I love the sound of the UD one, need to pick that one up next! xx

  • I love Collection Lasting Perfection too, that'll always be my favourite! I really want to try the LA girl one, everyone seems to love it!

    The Makeup Directory

  • Love.

  • Agreed! It's far too orange! The Urban Decay one is nice if you don't suffer from horrendous dark circles haha! x

  • Stay Time is nice on me when I've slept well haha! x

  • I need to buy it!! xo

  • I find it to be quite drying ๐Ÿ™ It is nice though, on good skin days!

  • I love how creamy it is, I just don't like the coverage ๐Ÿ™

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  • It'll always be my favourite too! Even if it has taken a back seat now I'm completely obsessed with Tarte Shape Tape!! xo

  • I really love the Maybelline concealer! I really want to love the LA Girl ones but they've just never quite wowed me ๐Ÿ™ such a shame as they're so affordable and come in so many shades

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty