Sunday, November 6, 2016

the 5 best drugstore concealers

I have taken to collecting concealers and many of the best ones I own are from the drugstore.  I am very fussy about my concealers too because my under eye area is quite dry with serious bags and dark circles.  A good eye cream is key, but I believe it is meant to go hand-in-hand with a good concealer.  Thus all of the concealers listed below do not crease and are always flattering.  They all work excellently under my adverse conditions so I'm sure they would be great on you.  Interestingly enough, 4 out of 5 of them are from Maybelline.  I'm not sure if that is a coincidence or if Maybelline is just that awesome, but I picked my top 5 drugstore concealers objectively and that is how it turned out.  Here is my two cents.....

I am currently grooving on the Maybelline Face Studio Master Conceal.  It is advertised as full coverage however on me with my super dark circles it really only seems to be medium coverage.  But that's ok because what I love about it is how smooth and hydrated it makes my under eye area look.  It makes me appear happier and more awake.  It is a moist, thickish cream in a squeeze tube applicator so you can't conveniently apply it directly to the eye, but when you do apply it with a brush or finger tip it blends in super easy.  It'd also work great on spots and blemishes on your face.

Maybelline Super Stay Better Skin is my front runner.  It has the lazy girl's friend doe foot applicator to apply the concealer directly onto the skin.  And out of all of these concealers I'm talking about today it gives the most coverage.  The consistency is a little bit thick and on the dryish side but it never makes my under eyes look crepey or dehydrated.  I think it'd be the right texture to use on your face as well.  I consider it a full coverage concealer, though not quite as hardcore as some high end ones like Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme or the Tarte Shape Tape.  Still, I adore it.

Almay Age Essentials Concealer is the best stick concealer I have come across because unlike many of its kind, this is not cakey in the least.  It is actually a great concealer for people of any age.  That said, it has dimethicone for smoothing, hyaluronic acid for plumping wrinkles, and sunscreen for preventing aging (although truthfully not enough to really protect).  I love it because it is super simple to apply and blends in like a dream.  The coverage is medium, not quite enough for really dark circles, but I love it for its swipe-and-go ease.  It has become a staple in my makeup collection.

Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer is everybody's favorite.  It has light to medium coverage and is as creamy and blendable as can be.  It is a thinnish consistency that comes in a tube with a doe foot applicator.  I like to layer it underneath a heavier concealer to give the optimum and smoothest coverage possible.  It is something that everybody needs to try at least once in their life.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer Neutralizer is owned by every single beauty maven on you tube.  It is what you quickly swipe on, on the days you aren't feeling like wearing much makeup.  Definitely light coverage, it still looks great and acts as an eye brightener and highlighter and de-puffer.  Highlighting and brightening are where its strength lies.  It comes as a liquid in a big tube with a sponge top applicator that is addictive to use.    

What drugstore concealer do you think is the best?  Extra points if it's NOT Maybelline!

all products reviewed were either bought, researched, or sampled by me. And product pictures were stolen from the link's websites. I am not financially compensated for my reviews

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