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Affordable Concealer Round Up

I've done a round up of the high end concealers in my collection before, so I thought it was about time I went through the more affordable options in my collection too... If you fancy a concealer bargain then stick around, I would say some of these are just as good as my high end faves!

I apply all concealer under/ around my eyes with a damp beauty blender and I tend to set them all in place with the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder (my holy grail powder), when mentioning how long any of these concealers last on the skin it will be after they have been set with this. I would really recommend using a loose powder to set any concealer, it definitely reduces creasing and improves longevity on the skin.

Everyone knows just how brilliant the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer is, so I won't spend too long on it. The hype seems to have died down over the last year or so but this is definitely a concealer I will continue to repurchase. It's pigmented, creamy and lightweight managing to cover both blemishes and around my eyes really well lasting atleast 7/8 hours. I feel lucky that shade 1 works well for brightening around the eyes and shade 2 is a good match for any blemishes I have, otherwise the shade range is pretty pants! A recent concealer rediscovery has been the Seventeen Phwoarr Paint, possibly the most underrated concealer I own. This is so soft and pigmented and does the best job at covering the darkness in the corners of my eyes and keeping them covered all day/ night long. I tend to warm this up with my finger then gently pat it over the problem area and it covers so well, I don't put this directly under my eyes as I prefer something a little more creamy for that. Again, I have issues with the shade range but fair does seem to work well for me as it has a yellow undertone counteracting the dark blue bags.

A complete dupe for the beloved Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer is the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. This matches the Nars offering if not beating it for me, it's pigmented, heavy duty yet not quite as drying as the Nars Radiant Creamy making it even better for the under eyes. Annoyingly, I have to say it again, the colour range is shocking and the lightest shade is just about light enough for my under eyes, such a shame because the formulation is perfect. Also this does have a habit of getting stupidly messy around the top of the tube. The packaging and shade range are the only factors that make this obviously a more affordable product. A concealer from Maybelline I don't like quite as much is the Age Rewind Concealer. I think for anyone with dry under eyes needing something a little less heavy duty this will be lovely, however I just don't find it conceals enough for my liking and I don't really understand the sponge applicator. I keep this for the good skin/ had an amazing nights sleep days.

Lastly is the L'Oreal True Match Concealer, for me this is similar to the Maybelline Age Rewind and I don't tend to reach for it as much as it doesn't conceal enough, although layered over the top of the Seventeen Phwoarr Paint it adds radiance to my under eyes and feels lovely and hydrating, a good pick for anyone with a dry skin type and little to cover under the eyes.

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20 comments:

  1. I would have chosen the same! I like the Age Rewind Concealer (also it has lasted me ages) but the formula is a bit too lightweight for me. Nice round-up :)

    Caterina | www.caterinasosso.com

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  2. I really like both Maybelline concealers, some of the best in drugstore in my opinion. The Seventeen is good too but too heavy/drying under eyes for me. I'm currently loving Bourjois concealers. x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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  3. I'm totally with you about the Laura Mercier Powder! I feel like it sets any concealer, high end or drugstore, beautifully! Nice round up!
    www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I always opt for drugstore concealers - they're just as good as high end IMO. I love the Collection concealers and Rimmel's Wake Me Up is also a favourite. xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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  5. I've used most of these and they're all such good concealers, and so affordable!! I really want to try the Laura Mercier powder I've heard amazing things.
    Liv x
    livslack.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Having a slightly dry under eye area and not that much to cover on lucky days, I really want to try the Maybelline Age Rewind one (even though I would agree that the sponge applicator is a little bit odd)! The L'Oréal True Match concealer sounds great too (and quite promising as I love the True Match foundation)! Lovely picks!

    http://fannyanddailybeauty.com

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  7. I loveeee the NYX dark circle corrector! Its so underrated xx

    www.natalieleanne.com

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  8. I really like the Maybelline Fit Me but I find the shade too dark for me, such a shame. My absolute favourite is Seventeen Stay Time concealer.

    Alice | alicemaysnell

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  9. I never felt the need for highend concealer because I love Maybelline FitMe and Instant Age Rewind. I wish I can find Collection here in Canada, many have raved about the concealer.

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  10. I really like the sound of the Maybelline Fit Me, but I am yet to pick it up. I'm currently using the Seventeen Stay Time concealer but similarly find the tube gets so messy, and I just can't understand why.

    Kristy | thevioletblonde.com

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  11. I do love the true match concealer, which I've used few years ago. It isn't the best coverage, you'll create with this concealer but if you tend to get just light dark circles under your eyes you'll be fine with that product:) NIKA

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  12. I absolutely love my Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer!

    Melanie // Lilies Beauty

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  13. For me, I don't think you can go wrong with the Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer, it is a great concealer for the price!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  14. I absolutely love the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer, I'm yet to find one that beats it. I like the Age Rewind concealer but find the lightest shade is a bit too dark for me! xo

    Laura | Blush and Bronze

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  15. I have the Maybelline fit me concealer but the shade is so dark! It might be a bit better now I have tanned skin though so I'm glad you've actually reminded me that I have it!

    Gemma Louise

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  16. I tend to always get high street concealers but I agree that the shade range for them is normally terrible! I need to repurchase that Seventeen one, I used to always use it for blemishes but I haven't had it in ages!

    The Makeup Directory

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  17. Great post!i like this product))
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  18. Yes Collection and Seventeen are amazing for concealers, so good for the price! xo

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  19. Great roundup! You've mentioned some concealers that i've never seen before.. the dupe for the Nars creamy concealer sounds amazing.. Have you tried the Bourjois Radiance concealer it's my fave for using under the eyes

    Ronnie
    www.veronicabizzarri.com
    xx

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  20. I have had high expectation about Age Rewind Concealer, so many people recommends it, including you dear. But it leaves paint like layer on my skin :(

    http://www.themostsisters.com/five-under-eye-concealers-to-love/

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