Sunday, 19 February 2017

The Battle Of The Concealers


Ahhh concealer, my favourite makeup product. I've tried a fair few over the years and I thought I'd compare three of my favourites.

First up we've got the newest concealer to my collection, the NYX HD Studio Photogenic Concealer. One I'd seen floating around the blogosphere since NYX came to the UK. The first thing I noticed with this concealer, is the consistency was quite a lot thicker than any of the other ones I'd tried, which made quite skeptical as to whether it'd look cakey or not. Nonetheless, once blended out all is well. I think it blends out best with a beauty blender, rather than a brush, as I think if its applied with a brush it does come out a tad more cakey. I hope I'm making sense haha. The only negative I could see with this was the colour. This is the shade porcelain, the lightest shade and it was still a tiny bit dark for my skin tone.

Next up, probably my holy grail concealer. The Seventeen Stay Time. This is a concealer I've been using for a very long time now. Well over a year I'd say. Its just soooo good. The consistency is much thinner than the NYX one, which does make it easier to blend. They even have the shade 'extra fair', which is so perfect for my skin tone. Being pale as it is, its hard to find a concealer that can highlight and brighten your under eyes, but this manages to do just that. However, the coverage isn't quite as good as other concealers, but I'm willing to look past that due to how much I love it overall.

Lastly, we have the Rimmel Match Perfection concealer. I had a real love hate relationship with this concealer at first. The very first time I tried it, I loved it, got on with it so well blahblahblah. Then didn't repurchase it for another year or so, where I didn't like it. Whether they changed the formula or something, I don't know. The lightest shade they do in this is Ivory which is kinda a bit dark for me. Its okay, but not as good as the previous two. Anyway, when Boots had none of the concealers I wanted except this one, I decided to give it a go again. And I was pleasantly surprised. It gave great coverage, and blended really nicely. If you have a bit of a darker skin tone, I assume this would brighten under the eyes really well. The coverage is great as well, with a middle ground formula, not too thick, not too thin.

I think the winner for me has to be the Seventeen Stay Time concealer. Probably due to the shade range, and constancy. Although if its super high coverage you want, I'd opt for one of the other two concealers.

Whats your favourite concealer?

- Lucy
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  1. Nars creamy concealer and Maybelline age rewind concealer are some of my favouritesss! I've heard so much about the Seventeen stay time and the Nyx HD concealer...ah so many new products to try.
    Dalal
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    1. I really want to try the nars creamy concealer - has been on my list for so long!

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  2. Great post, Lucy! I use to really get on with the NYX HD concealer, I don't know if they've changed the formula but I've found it too not be as good and like you said the lightest shade can still be a tad too dark. I wish they had a more lighter option for brightening under the eyes. Instead, I've been reaching for the NYX full coverage concealer and the Seventeen Stay Time, which I use to actually hate a year or so ago, but it's been working like a treat lately. It's super affordable too xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! The seventeen offering is really great, one of the best concealers I've tried!

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  3. I love the Two Faced Born This Way concealer! But from the drugstore, I think my favourite has to be the Maybelline age rewind - however, I tend to take the spongey bit off the top haha! X
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    1. I've heard great things about the too faced concealer - also the maybelline age rewind!

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  4. The Seventeen stay time is what I'm using at the moment and I really love it! The consistency is really great and the colour range is really good! Plus, the price is brilliant!

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    1. I'm obsessed with it - the price is such a big bonus!

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  5. I really want to try a Seventeen mascara as they sound amazing!x

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    1. I need to try some more from seventeen for sure!

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  6. I've been using the Seventeen Stay Time concealer for a while now and I love it! The consistency makes it so easy to blend and like you said, it's so good for brightening under the eyes xo

    Hannah | ohhelloitshannah.co.uk

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    1. Such a fab concealer - the shade range is what I love most!

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  7. my go to concealer has to be the good old collection concealer. its just the best and i always stock up when i'm in england.


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    1. I used that for such a long time, but they never have my shade anywhere - maybe because its so popular!

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  8. Haha, I'm very pale as well and always have the same problem when it comes to concealers and also foundations. The palest shade is still usually too dark for me! I'll definitely have to try out the Seventeen Stay Time :)

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    1. It sucks when the lightest shade they do is still too dark for you - definitely give it a go, you won't regret it!

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  9. The Seventeen Concealer is incredible, it definitely needs more recognition, it is so underrated.

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  10. I keep meaning to buy the Seventeen one, it does sound like a really good concealer. My favourite is the Collection Lasting Perfection, I haven't found one that tops it yet! x

    Laura | Blush and Bronze

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    1. Its such a good concealer - I need to repurchase that soon, they just never seem to have my shade anywhere!

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  11. I used to really like the Collection lasting perfection concealer although now I use the Maybelline Fit Me concealer because it's just a bit lighter and easier to blend. I am yet to find my absolute perfect concealer though! xo

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    1. I'll have to give the maybelline fit me concealer at some point - I'd recommend the seventeen concealer for sure!

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  12. I live by my Collection concealer, but Seventeen seems like well worth a go!xx

    Lucy x | lucy-cole.co.uk

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    1. I want to repurchase the collection concealer, just sucks they never have my shade anywhere - I'd recommend the seventeen concealer for sure!

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  13. I really need to try that Seventeen one, I've tried the pot version which I love but this sounds fab!

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    1. Its such a great concealer - I can guarantee you'll love it!

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  14. I struggle with concealers, none ever seem to work for me. Might have a look at NYX, I picked up one of their eyebrow products and I was impressed!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. Thats super annoying aw - give the nyx offering a try, its got quite a thick consistency which might be good for you!

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  15. I haven't tried any of these concealers, Ii use one very similar to the Seventeen one.

    Lauren x Huggled

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    1. I'd recommend all of them to be honest!

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  16. These all sound good- I may try the seventeen one next time I get a concealer! I always go back to the Collection lasting perfection concealer, I really like it but might try something new x

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    1. I'd really recommend it, its so good - the collection concealer is one I want to try out again!

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  17. I like the sound of the Seventeen Concealer having an extra pale shade, as I also find it difficult to find a concealer that's actually lighter than my skin tone haha.. I think I might give this one a go - thanks for the recommendation :) xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. What a great battle. I really want to try the seventeen one hihi

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  19. These concealers sound so awesome. I'm definitely a base junkie so I am always up to trying any base products. I've heard great things about that nyx concealer - I definitely need to check it out.

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  20. I think my favourite concealer has to be the Bourjois Radiance Reveal one. It doesn't cover my dark circles, nothing does, but is good with redness, scaring and brightening the under eye area x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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