2.09.2015

The Concealer Edition - My Top Five | KMC Beauty


Aside from lipsticks, the next item of make-up I seem to accumulate a lot of over time is concealers. I am always on the look out for new concealers to try as I don't think I have found one yet that has become a 'staple' in my make-up routine.

The key features a concealer must have for me are as follows, firstly it needs to stand the test of time, if my concealer doesn't last me the duration of my working day it's no good to me. Brightening is key, I like to look awake, a concealer one shade lighter than my foundation helps me achieve this, I sway more towards pink undertones as they compliment my fair skin better.
Not to sheer and not too thick, for me there is a very small window when it comes to the consistency of the product, if it's too sheer it's not going to do anything for me, if it's too thick it will more than likely crease under my eyes, even when I set with powder this is a common problem as I have oily skin.

I have rounded up the concealers in my collection and created my top five.


5. Benefit Fakeup Hydrating Crease-Control Concealer
This is a concealer for 'No make-up, make-up days' if you aren't familar with that term it's basically on days when I am going for a very minimal make-up look. It's just slightly too sheer to be part of my everyday make-up looks as I prefer something with fuller coverage.
Cheapest place I found this at was QVC - here

4. MAC Prolongwear Concealer
A long standing favourite in a lot of peoples make-up drawers i'm sure, just not at the top of my list. This is too thick for me, I only use this when I need serious under eye coverage (AKA major bags) to hide my tiredness but it's just a bit cakey. It also creases on me quite a lot.
Find it at Debenhams

3. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
The most expensive concealer in my collection, I have a lot of love for it. The reason why it's not at number one is because of the colour, it's bordering on stark white and I can't bring myself to spend the money and purchase another one until I have used this one up. The coverage is brilliant, it's super blendable and the creasing is minimal.
Save 17% and get free delivery at lookfantastic

2. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Formally known in the UK as 'Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer', I got mine from the states so mine has the US name on it, another popular with a lot of people and recently it's been out of stock everywhere in the UK for quite sometime. When I was in the US last month I bought another one as a back-up because they had some there, at the time this was my current favourite until I found my number 1...
Currently in stock at Boots

1. Maybelline Face Studio Master Conceal
I found this a couple of days after I bought a back up of my Instant Age Rewind last month, I hadn't seen it before and noticed it was new so thought I would give it a try. It's very comparable to MAC Prolongwear it's just not as thick, it creases under my eyes ever so slightly but this is an on-going issue with all my concealers. I use a damp Beauty Blender to blend the product out and it just looks flawless, sits well on the skin, doesn't feel cakey and lasts all day. I use the shade 'Light' and I think this is quickly becoming my new favourite.
When/If this becomes available in the UK I will add a link.