Thursday, 18 June 2015

My Concealer Favourites

I owe a lot of thanks to concealer for allowing me to 'fake being awake' and making me feel so much better when I've had a huge breakout. It's a huge saviour and one of those make-up products that I truly could not be without. Even on a no make-up day I'll still have a little dabble with the concealer! I'm a complete sucker for any form of cover-up but these are my current favourite go-to products.

I use this as my day to day concealer. Brilliant not only as a concealer but for contouring too as it contains different shades ranging from light to dark. Concealer wise it has good coverage and due to the variation in colours I'm able to use a lighter shade to cover under eye bags and a slightly darker shade that matches my foundation  to hide blemishes. I also found this very useful to have in my make-up kit whilst at university as there are shades to match all skin tones without having to  carry round loads of different products.
 
Illamasqua Concealer | £14.50
This concealer is a dream to use as it blends so effortlessly and leaves skin looking flawless. It colour corrects too so works to neutralise any redness from blemishes and purple tones from under eye bags, whilst still looking beautifully natural. This lasts well throughout the day as it's not too oily so doesn't tend to sit in the creases or melt off the skin.
 
I use this budget concealer to brighten underneath the eye rather than as a cover  up so I often team it with Illamasqua or Crownbrush. The stick is so easy to work with as I do a quick swipe on the bone of the eyesocket and blend downwards in a triangle shape. This lifts the under-eye area, making the skin look a lot brighter and adding more dimension to the face. It's  a simple trick but makes a huge difference.
 
Clarins Instant Concealer | £21.50
I've saved the best till last as this is the holy grail of under-eye concealers. It's a gorgeous lightweight formula that glides onto the skin so smoothly and illuminates the whole area, giving a bright-eyed and alert appearance. This is best used for dark circles rather than for covering blemishes as it's not thick enough to hide, but is more suited to colour correcting instead. If eye-bags are one of your make-up woes then this is a product that I'm sure you'll love. Highly recommended!

Concealer Tip- After applying concealer with a brush blend it in by patting with the your finger. This will create the most natural finish and give the illusion of a second skin. Finish off by setting with powder to hold in place all day long.

What's your favourite concealer?

love Katya x

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43 comments

  1. I've really been wanting to try the Clarins concealer, but they don't have one in my shade! Shame because it sounds amazing!

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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    1. That's such a shame! Annoyingly they only do 3 shades which is no where near enough. They need to bring out some more!

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  2. I am a huge sucker for concealer! The tip about tapping with your fingers has been my life saver! So much more natural! I really want to try the Illamasqua concealer, it sounds lovely!
    Ivory Avenue

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    1. It's a really good tip to stop any caking! Illamasqua aren't as well known for their concealers but they're lovely to use.

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  3. I've never really heard anyone talk about the Rimmel Hide the Blemish but I personally love it so much :) I use it to brighten underneath my eyes as well x

    alexandraabeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. It's definitely not as popular as some other concealers! I don't find its coverage is as good but love it to highlight!

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  4. I never thought about Illamasqua for concealers before, good shout!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. They don't seem to be as well known for their concealers but you should definitely give them a try!

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  5. I'm really lazy when it comes to concealer. I usually only go for an under eye concealer and that's about it. Thanks for the suggestions though :) Saving this in my bookmarks incase I want to try more concealers in the future x

    Katina | www.katinalindaa.com

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    1. Oo you're very lucky to not have to rely on concealer! Thank you. I hope it comes in helpful! :)

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  6. I love Illamasqua for under-eye concealers. They are definitely the best I have tried so far. x

    Jordan Alice

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  7. Apart from the pallet, I have all of these too!! I thought that the Clarins one was quite pricey, but it's lasted for AGES! You've definitely picked a good mix here :-)

    www.rockonholly.com

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    1. It is quite expensive but you only need the tiniest amount so it's lasted me a long time too! Definitely worth the cost! Thank you :)

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  8. Wow great post !!
    your blog is gawjus !!

    Jadiee'sLittleBlog

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    have a wonderful day
    Jade

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  9. I adore the Clarins instant concealer - It's so light coverage and yet it covers dark circles amazingly! Defiantly a holy grail of mine as well

    Casey - ATopsyTurvyBlog

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    1. It's fantastic! I can see myself continuing to use this for a long time!

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  10. Hi Katya, I just discovered your blog and I love it!
    Keep up the good work :)
    My favourite concealer is the L'oréal true match, it's an absolute allrounder for me.

    xxCheryl
    SwissBeautyTalk

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    1. Thank you! I'll have to try L'Oreal True Match. Thanks for the recommendation!

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    1. It has such a good range of different shades! Such a handy palette to own!

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  12. That Crownbrush kit looks amazing! I'm loyal to the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer but I do venture to other products now and again xx

    Love and Marmalade

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    1. Nars Concealer is next on my list to try! I'm always hearing such good things about it!

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  13. Oh I really want to try the Clarins, it sounds perfect for summer! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  14. The Clarins concealer sounds so great! I really love a light formula (:
    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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    1. Lighter formulas work so well on the delicate area underneath the eyes, I love it!

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  15. That concealer palette looks like a life saver <3
    xxx
    She Will Be

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    1. It really is such a handy palette to possess!

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  16. Hello Katya! I'm Katja too, haha! :D

    I would love to have Clarins concealer! Heard it's really great.

    Maybe following each other? :)

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    1. I rarely hear of anyone with the same name as me! I definitely recommend the Clarin's concealer- it's brilliant.

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  17. The clarins concealer is now on my list! x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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    1. It's honestly such a worthy product to add to your list!

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  18. I've been wanting to try the Clarins concealer for ages, it sounds amazing! x

    Under Blue Lights

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    1. I hope you get to try it eventually. It's so good!

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  19. I really want to try the Illamasqua one, and now you've made me want to try the Clarins one too! Decisions decisions!

    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/made-in-1990s-7329867

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    1. It's such a difficult decision isn't it! If you're looking for something with fuller coverage then I'd suggest Illamasqua or Clarins if you're wanting to brighten and lift the area!

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  20. Ah so glad I found your blog through Annabel from Mascara & Maltesers! I am a huge fan of Crown ;) x x x

    Zoe Newlove Beauty Blogger & MUA

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    1. Thank you :) I love Crownbrush! The concealer palette is definitely one of my favourite of their products!

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  21. Oh my gosh, girl, your photography! Killin' it! Please do a post on how you shoot and edit! I'm a new reader, so my apologies if you already have such a post up ;)

    Emily // Lynde Avenue

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  22. I love that clarins concealer!

    http://themakeup-gypsy.blogspot.com.au/

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  23. My favourite concealer has to be the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. It has the most beautiful finish as I find it just melts into the skin. I even use it as a base on lazier days. I find it melds with the natural oils in my skin to look glowy rather than greasy. I like Benefit Erase Paste for colour correcting although it's a little heavy. I really want to try the new Bobbi Brown serum corrector.

    Kirstie | Kimamely Beauty

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