For the next two weeks I will be uploading posts Monday to Friday, which will be about different makeup items I have been trying, for example Five Concealers, Five Mascaras, Five Highlighters and so on. In the first instalment of this I have been trying Five Concealers, including the brands Mulac, Too Faced, IT Cosmetics, Revolution and LA Girl.
Firstly, we have the Mulac Cosmetics Dorian Concealer* (15.90 Euros), in the shade 01 Sublime. There are six shades to choose from, with Sublime being the lightest. The Dorian Concealer comes in a tube and is a liquid concealer with quite a large sponge applicator - a little like the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer. It has a special cream to powder formula that dries down to a soft matte finish and contains Jojoba, Silver Wattle and Sunflower waxes to help the skin look smoother and firmer. I would say that this is a full coverage concealer and the formula isn't too thick or heavy, so it is comfortable to wear and doesn't settle into lines. You can find it online at Mulac here.
The Too Faced Born This Way collection is one of my favourites and so I wanted to include the Too Faced Born This Way Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer* (£25.00). There are around 35 shades to choose from, so you are bound to find a shade that matches your skintone. I am quite fair-skinned and here I have Vanilla. You get a lot of product, and so this is going to last a really long time and I would love to try a darker shade to use as a contour. The multi-use concealer can be used to cover up, contour, highlight and retouch and it is one of the fullest coverage concealers I have used. There is a medium sized sponge slanted applicator so that you can get into different areas of the face super easily and I found this very long-lasting. You can find it in store and online at Debenhams here.
Talking of full coverage concealers, we have the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer* (£25.00). There are 24 shades to choose from, and here I have Light Fair, which even though I have fair skin is just slightly too light for me. However, I can still appreciate the formula, and this is another full full full coverage concealer. There is no budging this one and it can even cover up tattoos, so undereye dark circles are not a problem and it is great for holidays as it is waterproof, too! The formula is quite thick as it is such a full coverage concealer, and I would recommend warming it up with your fingers a little before application. You can find it online at IT Cosmetics here.
I am a huge Revolution fan and so I just had to try out the Revolution Conceal & Define Infinite Longwear Concealer* (£6.00). Firstly, £6.00 is such a bargain compared to a lot of other makeup brands and there are a whopping 60 shades available to choose from! Insane! I opted for shade 3.5, which is for fair to light skin tones with a neutral undertone and this works really well for me. There is a large slanted sponge applicator and this concealer can be used for contouring as well. Again, this is another full coverage concealer and it has a slight matte effect to it once it has dried down, but it is very comfortable to wear as it doesn't crease or feel heavy. You can find it online at Revolution here.
Another bargain find is the LA Girl Pro Conceal Concealer* (£4.00), which is available in around 43 shades, of which some of those are colour correcting shades. Here I have the shade Porcelain, which does work really well for my light skin, however I do think this is darker than a Porcelain shade would be from other brands, as I have definitely seen much lighter shades. I do love that this has a brush applicator though as it is so easy to apply straight onto the skin, and you can get in those hard to reach areas. I found this to give me great coverage, which dries down to a smooth, natural finish. You can find it online at LA Girl here.
All the Loves,
*Items marked with an asterix have been gifted to me, but all opinions are my own