Friday, 13 September 2013

Changing Concealer

I raved about the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer for years, and bought countless tubes of the stuff. I just loved its coverage. I don't look for much else in a concealer because I use a primer to help with ease of application and crease prevention. Then, in January this year, MUA were offering 50% off their entire range, so I decided to add the Cover & Conceal concealer to my basket for just 75p (normally £1.50). It's now been my daily concealer for 8 months, and I'm still on the same tube (it seems like it's never ending!). I tried the Collection one again a few weeks ago, and although great for blemishes, I hated it for redness and under my eyes. I found it so thick and cakey! I'm not used to it after using MUA's light-medium coverage variety. MUA's isn't perfect, though. Like I said, it has a light-medium coverage, so it isn't great at concealing blemishes. It also has a dewy finish, which I don't want around my oily eyes, so I have to set it with a powder. Both concealers have faults (in my eyes, at least), but they work well together. The Collection one for blemishes, and the MUA one for the rest of my face.

I do want to find that perfect all round concealer, though. One that has a high enough coverage to conceal spots, but not so high that it looks cakey on the rest of my skin. I'd also like it to have a normal/matte finish so powder isn't necessary. Do you have any recommendations? I've heard Bourjois and Maybelline have some good offerings.


  1. I love the collection one, its so nice just to cover any blemishes. I haven't tried this mua one before, but i'll definitely be looking into it now x

  2. Budget concealers seem to be a quiet spot with bloggers as everyone just raves about the Collection one!

    Personally i don't get on with it and my favourite for blemishes is a No7 stick concealer which are only a few pounds with the vouchers. I've heard good things about the Rimmel wake me up but i've yet to try it myself.


  3. I haven't tried either of these, but definitely considering giving them a go for the price! Sometimes you need to use 2 or 3 products to create the perfect base, but it would be nice to have that wonder-woman product that did it all! I'm more of a fan of thick creamy concealers, though.


  4. everyone's talking about the collection one, must definitely give it a try.

  5. I've only just tried the Collection one after having it recommended to me by every blogger and her dog - it suits me absolutely perfectly :) I'm intrigued by the matching foundation, though reviews of that seem less than brilliant!

    Claire from Stylingo xxx

  6. The Fashionista brush on concealer is amazing! You can get it on the MUA website for £1.50 and it's creamy but not heavy and I use it everyday around my eyes and on blemishes. It's so multi-funcional and cheap that I can't get enough of it!

  7. Maybelline concealers are a good option,of the mineral line love its coverage, but ,here is no longer available : (, Also like the age rewind concealer that came in a tube two extremes with an illuminator and a concealer was excellent for my undereye area and finally the fit me concealer (although the base disappointed me a bit!) is very good... also the loreal true match is ok, although I have combination skin, a little sensitive, reddens easily and rarely suffer from acne, I think these are ok for all skin types x pinkana <3

  8. Ooh these look really good! I need a new one, my current maybelline one is just too dark, I'll have to give one of these a try! Great post :)
    Carrie:Brighton xx

  9. I find the Collection concealer quite cakey too, I recently tried the MAC Mineralize one and it literally makes no difference to under eye circles and was unfortunately a waste of money for me.
    I want to try the Bourjois one too, I've heard such good things about it that I'm surprised I haven't bought it already!

    Danielle xx


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