Monday, February 24, 2014

My Concealer Collection.

I don't know about you, but I'm obsessed with concealers, they are my weakness! I like to try different ones quite often, I have really bad undereye circles so I'm never quite satisfied with the ones that I use and I always reach for the next big one, so that's why my collection has grown so big this past year! I'm going to tell you all the pros and cons about them and which ones are hit or miss for me.
So let's start!
 Mac Studio Finish Concealer
I'll start off with all the concealer I have from Mac, I've tried lots of Mac concealers in the past, almost every single one from their line, but I'm going to review the ones that I have right now in my collection. My oldest and my most favourite one is the Studio Finish, I have it in the shade NW25, which is a little too orange but it doesn't look bad under my eyes, it cancels really well their dark brown shade. It's a thick creamy concealer that provides high coverage, the perfect concealer for blemishes, redness and spots, but I also really like using it under my eyes, it's not that drying as I thought it would be when I first bought it, and I have dry skin under my eyes, but I always use an eye cream underneath. If I apply it really well and blend it out with my fingers it doesn't crease and it stays on for hours. Because I got it a long time ago I can't really remember what its price is, but I think I got it for 17 euros.
Mac Pro Longwear Concealer
When I got this concealer I was really excited because I read all these amazing reviews about it, I don't know why but I decided to buy it in the shade NC20 and not NW20 or 25 and that was a huge mistake! I originally wanted to use it for underneath my eyes but the shade is too light and yellow and it makes my undereye circles look awfully grey, and it doesn't look good at all. It also has one more problem, at least for me, I find it to be really drying, it looks really patchy under my eyes even with a good eye cream underneath. So as you can see I really dislike this concealer for underneath my eyes, but as a face concealer, for spots, marks etc. it's really good because it stays on for hours and I don't have to worry about re-applying concealer on the spots, also the NC shade works better with my face skintone rather with the shade of my undereye circles. I'm not so sure about its price but I think it costs 18 euros. I know lots of people love this concealer, but it just wasn't for me.
Mac Mineralize Concealer
After my dissapointment with the Pro Longwear concealer, there was one Mac concealer that I hadn't try and I read that it is more hydrating than the rest of Mac concealers, the Mineralize one, so  got it. First I'll talk about the texture, I thought that it would have more of a liquidy texture but it has a thick gel texture and it needs to be blended really well otherwise it settles in fine lines and dry patches. Unfortunately it's not moisturizing enough for my undereye area, it's not drying like the Pro Longwear but it definitely needs an eye cream underneath. The coverage is really good for undereye circles but not for spots and redness, I find that it dissapears really quick whenever I apply it on spots. I got the shade NW20 which is a way better shade for my undereye circles than the NC20 but it's still a bit light, I think I needed the NW25. I'm not so sure about the price, but I think I got it for 20 euros.
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
A read quite a lot of good reviews about this drugstore concealer, I also read that it's one of the most moisturizing concealers out there so of course I had to try it. I have to say that all the reviews are right, it's one of the most moisturizing concealers I've ever tried not only from the drugstore but even from high end brands and it's really cheap, it costs only 8 euros. It's the perfect concealer to use when you have really dry undereye area, I don't even have to use an eye cream with this one. I have the shade 20, which is really yellow, I wish it was a bit more pinkinsh or beige toned. But there's one problem, it dissapears of my skin really quick, within just a few hours it's gone, even when I set it with a powder. Also the coverage of this concealer is very sheer, but I don't really mind because it really brightens my undereye area. Overall it's a good concealer for those who want a good moisturizing concealer and don't need a lot of coverage, but for my needs I wouldn't repurchase it again.
Seventeen Ideal Cover Liquid Concealer
If you read my blog long enough, you propably already know how much I love this concealer, it's the one concealer that I've repurchased the most in my life. It has the perfect liquid texture, it's not super liquidy like the Maybelline Fit Me and it's not thick as the Mac Mineralize. It doesn't settle on fine lines or dry patches that I have under my eyes and it blends out smoothly. It doesn't have the amazing coverage but somehow it manages to make my undereye circles more bright and not so visible, I use the shade 06 Caramel. One thing that I forgot to mention is that it has tiny shimmers in, but I can barely see them on my skin. The only bad thing I have to say is that the tube contains only 3 grams and it costs 12 euros but other than that it's my most favourite concealer until now, and I would repuchase it again and again.
Benefit Boi-ing Concealer
I got this set of the Boi-ing concealers in #2 and #3 with a Benefit kit back in summer. I never thought that I would like this concealer as much as I do, because I always thought that it's a very drying concealer, but I was wrong. It almost has the same consistency with the Mac Studio Finish but the Mac one is a bit creamier. Boi-ing can be drying for the undereye area, I like to use it sometimes under my eyes because of its high coverage, it covers the darkness of the circles amazingly well, but I make sure to apply lots of eye cream before. Now as a face concealer is hands dows the best one I've tried, it covers redness and pimples really well and it doesn't settle on dry patches making them look really dry, it melts onto the skin and it blends out like a dream. For my skintone I think #2 is the best, but lots of times I like to mix them both. It is quite an expensive concealer, it costs around 25 euros but in my opinion it's worth it.
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
When I visited London last spring, this concealer was on the top of my wishlist of beauty products that I wanted to buy from the UK. It's such a famous and cult product because of its high quality for such a low price, it costs only 5 euros. I got the shade Light 02 and it's a really good match for me, maybe a little more pink that I wanted it to be but that's ok. It has a very creamy and thick texture, not like a gel but like a thick cream, and it blends out onto the skin really well. It's not moisturizing but I never had problems with it settling in the dry areas of my face or under my eyes. I'm really impressed with the coverage it gives, it covers pimples and redness really well, but I noticed that it doesn't stay on for many hours. Overall it's an amazing concealer, especially for the price, if I lived in the UK I would definitely repurchase it.
Sephora Smoothing & Brightening Concealer
Last but not least the Sephora Smoothing & Brightening Concealer, which is a mix of a highlighter and a concealer in one. Don't expect a good coverage with this one because you will be dissapointed, it's perfect for those who want a brightening effect underneath the eyes, it will make you look more awake that's for sure. I got the shade 05 Medium, which is a salmon-peach shade, it's perfect if you have brown undereye circles, but they have plenty of shades for everyone. The texture is really moisturizing and satiny and it blends out really well. It's the perfect dupe for those who like or wanted to try the YSL Touche Eclat, I used to have the Touche Eclat years ago and it definitely doesn't worth spending 40 euros, the Sephora one costs only 14 euros and it does an amazing job, I dare to say that is even better than the Touche Eclat. I'm saving it for the summertime because I like using that type of concealers when it's summer.



Here's a picture with all the concealers swatched on my arm, they look really dark and yellow but it's because the skintone of my arms and my body in general is much paler than my face, also I took the picture in direct sunlight which made my arm look really pale.
from L-R: Benefit Boi-ing 02 and 03, Mac Studio Finish NW25, Mac ProLongwear NC20 Mac Mineralize NW20, Seventeen Ideal Cover 06, Collection Lasting Perfection 02, Maybelline Fit Me 20, Sephora Brightening & Smoothing 05



Sorry if this post was too long but I wanted to review some of my concealers for a really long time so I decided to do one long post comparing all of them together, I hope you enjoyed it.
Let me know if you've tried any of these concealers, and what's your opinion about them.

31 comments:

  1. Δεν έχω δοκιμάσει κανένα από τα παραπάνω!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Θέλω πολύ να δοκιμάσω το collection 2000!
    Αγαπημένα μου είναι το Efaccernes από lancome και το ideal light από Estee Lauder!

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  2. Έχω το Fit me, και αν και μ'αρέσει πολύ το χρώμα του θα το ήθελα λίγο πιο ξηρό. Πολύ ενδιαφέρον το concealer από Benefit!

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  3. το prolongwear ειναι τοπ για μενα...δεν υπαρχει η καλυψη του..θελω να δοκιμασω και το boing...Μαλλον θα ειναι η επομενη αγορα μου

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  4. Αγαπώ το studio fix, αλλά θέλω πολύ να δοκιμασω το prolongwear που μου έχει ξεφυγει μέχρι τώρα. Νομίζω οτι πρέπει να δοκιμασεις το illuminator της Radiant! Είναι πολύ εν υδατικό, έχει καλη κάλυψη (πιθανώς το peach να είναι οτι πρέπει για τους κύκλους σου) και δίνει και λάμψη!

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    1. Τhanks, θα το τσεκαρω σιγουρα!

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  5. Πολύ καλό post και χρήσιμο για μένα που είμαι σε αναζήτηση concealer :)

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    1. Σ'ευχαριστω πολυ!! Ελπιζω να κανεις τη σωστη επιλογη :)

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  6. Χμμ με έβαλες σε σκέψεις για το Fit me. Έχω διαβάσει και εγώ τα καλύτερα και ελπίζω να μην μαζεύει στις γραμμούλες!! :)

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    1. Αν το σεταρεις με πουδρα δε θα εχεις προβλημα.

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  7. ευχαριστώ, με βοηθησες! φιλιά

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  8. Υπεροχο review!!Γενικα της mac τα κονσιλερ δεν με εχουν βολεψει γιατι ειναι ιδιαιτερα ξηρα για την περιοχη των ματιων μου.Αυτο που μου ταιριαζει ειναι της estee lauder της clinigue το airbrush και τωρα τελευταια αυτο που δεν το περιμενα!!της essence το stay 16h ειναι εξαιρετικο και παμφθηνο!!

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    1. Το Airbrush της Clinique το εχω στη wishlist μου εδω κ καιρο, καποια στιγμη θα το δοκιμασω σιγουρα.

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  9. εξαιρετικά βοηθητική η ανάρτησή σου!

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    1. Σ'ευχαριστω πολυ πολυ!

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  10. Goodness gracious, μαχαιριές στην καρδιά αυτό το ποστ! Αυτό της seventeen τόσο καλό ρε; Θα πάω Χόντο να δω αποχρώσεις!

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    1. Για μενα το καλυτερο liquid concealer που εχω δοκιμασει, και εχει πολλες αποχρωσεις, μονο μη παρεις αυτες που ειναι σκετα highlighters για εχει μονο shimmers μεσα, νομιζω ειναι οι #01 κ #09.

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  11. Θα συμφωνήσω με την Όλγα περί μαχαιριάς... το prolongwear είναι το μοναδικό που μου ταιριάζει από Mac και τo Fit Me είναι σουπερ για πρωινό μακιγιάζ. Θα πάω σίγουρα να τσεκάρω ο seventeen μιας και λες τόσο καλά λόγια.

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    1. Να πας να πας!! Το Fit Me πραγματι ειναι πολυ καλο για ενα ελαφρυ πρωινο μακιγιαζ.

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  12. τα concealer είναι πραγματικά ένα ευαίσθητο κομμάτι...μην είναι σαν μάσκα και να μην μαζεύει και,και,και...νομίζω πως θα πάω προς mac... πολύ ωραίο post...

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  13. Πολύ πολύ ενδιαφέρον ποστ, μπράβο! Δεν έχω δοκιμάσει κανένα και για μερικά νε έπεισες! Εγώ έχω μείνει πολύ ικανοποιημένη από το concealer της Inglot σε βαζάκι. Αν δεν το έχεις δοκιμάσει ρίξε μια ματιά!

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    1. Σ'ευχαριστω πολυ, ναι θα το κοιταξω!

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  14. Πολυ ωραίο πόστ ! Μονο της maybe,line εχω δοκιμάσει απο αυτα και μου άρεσε πολυ ! Επιςης ειχα πάρει και το πιο ανοιχτο χρώμα για highlighter !

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  15. Τέλειο post! Μόλις αγόρασα το Seventeen Ideal Cover και μου φαίνεται πολύ καλό <3

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    1. Σ'ευχαριστω πολυ, μακαρι να το ευχαριστηθεις κ να σου αρεσει οσο αρεσει κ σε μενα!

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  16. Πολύ ωραία η ανάρτησή σου! Δεν χρησιμοποιώ κονσίλερ αλλά το ψιλοσκέφτομαι να αγοράσω...από την άλλη όμως δεν ξέρω και ποιο γιατί δεν θέλω να είναι βαρύ ούτε ακριβό...Με έβαλες σε σκέψεις για το κονσίλερ της Seventeen...

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    1. Της Seventeen ειναι τελειο γι' αυτο που ζητας, κ ειδικα επειδη δεν χρησιμοποιεις concealer ειναι πολυ ευκολο στη χρηση κ απλωνεται πολυ καλα!

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  17. Το ποστ μπήκε στους σελιδοδείκτες για κάθε φορά που με πιάνει κονσιλερομανία-και με πιάνει συχνά! Εδώ και αρκετό καιρό χρησιμοποιώ το fit me για τους μαύρους κύκλους και το Mac Studio Finish για τα έντονα σπυράκια αλλά εννοείται ότι θέλω σαν τρελή να δοκιμάσω το Collection!

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    1. Σκεψου της Collection ειναι κατι αναμεσα σε αυτα τα δυο, liquid αλλα με καλη καλυψη, καλυτερη απο το Fit Me.

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  18. Υπέροχο και πολύ βοηθητικό post, γιατί το σκεφτόμουν για το Pro Longwear και τελικά θα το αφήσω γιατί κι εμένα η περιοχή κάτω απ' τα μάτια είναι αρκετά ξηρή!! Φυσικά αγαπημένο το ideal cover από seventeen!! :)

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    1. Σ'ευχαριστω πολυ! Ναι, για οσες εχουν ξηρη περιοχη κατω απο τα ματια το Pro Longwear ειναι απο τα χειροτερα.

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  19. υπεροχο ποστ!ξερεις οτι αγαπω το prolongwear!ειδικα σε συνδυασμο με το prep and prime vibrancy κραταει ολη μερα.Νομιζω οτι πρεπει να το δοκιμασεις σε αλλη αποχρωση,ζητα τα δυο συγκεκριμενα σε δειγμα με την πρωτη ευκαιρια!φιλιααα

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