Favourite Concealers

sreda, junij 24, 2015


Concealers are some of the first beauty products I started buying and exploring. In all this time I've come to a realization that the concealers market is very undernourished here in Slovenia and it almost feels like they are deliberately trying to keep the good stuff away from us. That's why four out of five concealers featured in this post are only available abroad or online, as I won't talk about concealers that I don't believe in, just for the sake of easier availability. Ones I liked that I bought here were Artdeco's Perfect Teint Illuminator, YSL Anti-Cernes Multi-Action Concealer (stick concealer with a lovely creamy formula, but very expensive) and Essence Stay all Day (decent for the price, but there are so much better ones abroad). I've heard good things about L'Oreal's True Match Touche Magique Concealer, but I haven't tried it yet.


Level of coverage: Medium 
I've been in love with this concealer since I first tried it and my adoration for it persist. If you want full coverage this is not for you, but if you're like me searching for the most natural looking base and concealer products, don't hesitate to try this. The combination of a very light formula and the sponge application makes this a concealer that is super-fast to apply with very little blending and one with such a natural "of course I'm not wearing makeup" effect. The coverage is enough for my reddish under eye area, especially if I'm already wearing a base underneath and it never looks cakey. My only wish is that this came in more shades, lighter ones of course, but I'm making due with a pink toned shade called Fair. If this exact formula came in a foundation, I'll be all over it, but though a foundation in this line exists, I hear it's not that good. 
Girls from Slovenia can get this concealer on Feel Unique (only shade Nude), Boots International, on eBay and abroad closest in Austria (possibly also in Italy and Hungary, but I'm not sure).


Level of coverage: Medium 
I'm a huge fan of the CC cream from this line and this concealer's formula is very, very similar, except the shade is way better for me than the lightest in the CC creams. Just like the Eraser this is not a concealer that will cover everything on your skin, but it's another one that looks incredibly natural. It's again a concealer I use mostly under my eyes and on my nose, since it's a bit darker that the rest on my face due to a strange mix of uneven freckles and covers enough without looking cakey and obvious. The formula is super light and the lightest shade is neutral, which I really appreciate. The only huge minus is the quantity in the pen. You get a meagre 1.5 ml, so I don't buy this at full price, since even at a discount, I feel majority ripped-off. 


Level of coverage: Full 
Where are the days when everyone swore on this concealer? Well, I'm still one of them, even if everyone got too used to it. This really packs a punch and it's one of the most full coverage concealers I've tried to date. It covers almost everything, except very red blemishes might need another layer or two and it gives the skin almost a doll like effect because it erases so much. It can look cakey on dry skin, so I tend to use it quite sparingly, especially under the eyes where I reduce the amount to a little dot of product and blend it in well. The lightest shade called Fair is a nice match for my summer skin, though I can use it in the winter if I'm not too bothered and I use very little of it. It's other super power is durability on the skin and it can last you almost all day. The applicator is a classic doe foot. 
I buy it on Boots International, but some sell in on eBay.


Level of coverage: Full 
Another concealer with a very impressive level of coverage and I've said in my review that this doesn't differ much from the Collection's version. The level of coverage is about the same, as is its staying power and the formula is also very similar. The Nars' version is a bit creamier, which comes handy particularly under the eyes, but I genuinely don't notice much of a difference. The reason why I love it though is the shade. I've never found a concealer that would be so light and one that would really match my winter skin. Together with Sheer Glow in Siberia these are a power combination for perfect skin and in a colour that actually matches me. Due to lightness, I even get a bit of an illuminating effect under my eyes, which considering how pale I at, is unheard off. 
Mine is from HqHair.

A concealer with a similar formula and level of coverage is Clarins' Instant Concealer, which is available in Slovenia and I have trialled it for about a month, but it breaks me out. Price is about the same as NARS.


Level of coverage: Light 
This technically isn't a proper concealer, as it's actually an illuminating highlighting concealer that is mostly used over another more covering product. I didn't get this product at all when I first got it, the formula and coverage is so light that it barely covers anything, but when I was taking pictures of it for my review where I compared using concealer alone and with an addition of this on top, there was a difference. On the pictures with this my skin looked fresher, lifted and the circles were more diminished. I didn't see the difference without seeing the pictures because it's so subtle, but it is there. The quantity is again super stingy since mine is already on its lasts legs and I only used this on special occasions. I swear these pen shaped products are such a rip-off when it comes to quantity.
Slovene girls can get it on Salma, Feel Unique and Boots International. 

An alternative available in Slovenia is Artdeco's Perfect Teint Illuminator, but that one has a higher level of coverage. Also most obvious alternative is YSL's Touche Eclat, but I never tried it.

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35 comments

  1. I love the maybelline concealer- it really covers and feels light on the skin!

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    1. The amount of coverage for such a light formula is really impressive :)

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  2. 4 od 5 so tudi meni najljubši, edino Maybelline me ni tako navdušil. Dobim s tem od Bourjois enako prekrivnost, pa še celi dan mi zdrži, med tem ko mi Maybelline začne proti koncu dneva zahajati v gubice kljub temu, da uporabim puder :)

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    1. Tebi je bolj všeč Fit Me kot Eraser, a ne? Meni se tudi zdi prekrivnost Eraserja in Bourjoisovega zelo podobna, ampak meni Maybellinov na srečo ne leze v gube.

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    2. Jap meni je Fit Me zakon, mi je takoj na drugem mestu za Nars, ker ni tako ''težak'' kot Collection :)

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    3. Meni je Fit Me tudi všeč, ampak me zelo motijo odtenki :/

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  3. Nars <3 Se strinjam tudi za ostale, razen L'Oreal in Collection, ki ju še nisem preizkusila. Sem pa imela pred časom Revlon Collorstay korektor in je bil kar ok, ampak škoda, da pri nas nimajo najsvetlejšega odtenka (Fair).

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    1. Collection ti res priporočam, da enkrat sprobaš, ker je odličen za tako malo denarja :) Kako mene to moti, da pri nas ni najsvetlejših odtenkov. Po kakšni logiki smo vse Slovenke tako temne, da si zaslužimo šele drugi ali celo tretji odtenek kot najsvetlejšega pri nas?

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    2. Pri zadnjem naročilu od Boots sem naročila tudi Collection korektor, ampak ga še nisem odprla, ker hočem katerega, ki ga že uporabljam, porabiti do konca. Pričakujem pa, da mi bo všeč :). Meni tudi ni jasno, zakaj ne dobimo dovolj svetlih odtenkov. Se mi pa zdi, da je vseeno malo boljše zadnje čase, vsaj glede tekočih podlag.

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    3. Zihr ti bo :)
      Meni je bilo tako smešno ko so nam na Essence/Catrice eventu razlagali da "njiihovi odtenki pudrov so narejeni s posebno pozornostjo, da ustrezajo vsem Evropejkam". Oh, reaaaally!? Zakaj mi je pa potem najsvetlejši puder, ki ste mi ga dali za preizkusit meni štirikrat pretemen? Nekako imam upanje za Manhattan, ker najnovejši puder ima odtenek Light Porcelain, ampak ga spet nisem videla pri nas.

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  4. Še nisem poskusila nobenega, ampak zdijo se pa zelo dobri :) Še posebej tale Collction :)

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    1. Upam, da bo ta nov korektor od Catrice podoben, ker obljubljajo polno prekrivnost.

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  5. The Maybelline Anti-Age The Eraser seems to be on EVERY beauty blogger's favorite list but mine, haha :-) Maybe it's in my head but I find that sponge applicator a bit unhygienic. I'd love to try the formula though. Ya know, just to see ;-)

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    1. It is a very popular concealer :) I've actually seen some people take the sponge off, but I actually love it. It blends the product so well and in all the years I've been using it, it hasn't caused a single pimple even though it looks unhygienic.

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  6. Torej odtenek Fair pri Maybelline Eraserju je edini najbolj svetel odtenek z roza podtonom?
    Sem gledala, da imajo na Boots International samo Nude in Light, ta pa sta verjetno pretemna ali/in bolj rumenkasta?
    Pa fuul bi probala tega od Collection, ampak je tudi na Boots out of stock, grrr. :(

    Imam pa od teh samo Bourjoisevega in je res odličen. Meni je ravno prav prekriven, obenem pa je res lahek, pa še odtenek je super. Škoda, da cena glede na količino izdelka ni glih prijazna. Ampak jaz se itak ne pudram vsak dan, tako da mam ga za dolgo, je pa pri meni tak, da če mi nekaj res res odgovarja, mi ni škoda odšteti več denarja (čeprav poskušam vedno najti cenejšo alternativo). :D
    Sem pa tudi jaz zmeraj razočarana nad ponudbo svetlih odtenkov pri pudrih in korektorjih, zato ponavadi ostanem zvesta samo enemu pudru, korektorju.

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    1. Kolikor vem so v Evropi na voljo samo Fair, Light in Nude, in ja Fair je najsvetlejši z rahlim roza podtonom (ni kaj dosti intenziven, brez skrbi). Sama sem imela že Fair in Light (rahel rumen podton), swatche obeh in primerjave z drugimi lahko najdeš tukaj: http://matejasbeautyblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/new-essence-goodies-part-1.html Light je primerljiv s HM 51, mogoče kanček temnejši, ampak jaz sem ga lahko nosila poleti.
      V ZDA imajo pa še Neutralizer (rumen podton) in Brightener (roza), ampak ne vem kako sta svetla v primerjavi z Fair.
      Collection je pa že dolgo out of stock na Boots. Ne vem zakaj ne restockajo, weirdoti :D

      Sicer pa če ti Bourjoisov ustreza in te količina ne moti, Eraserja ne rabiš nujno, ampak je krasen za enkrat sprobat, če boš mogoče šla kaj v Avstrijo kupovat.

      Me prav zanima koliko blogerk ima še probleme z iskanjem dosti svetlega odtenka pri nas. Mislim, da nas je kar veliko. Ne vem zakaj se znamke ne zavedajo, da tako izgubljajo stranke. Jaz bi z veseljem kupila marsikateri puder če bi imeli dosti svetle odtenke pri nas, ampak na blef iz tujine kupovat je pa že problem. Zelo me mika npr. Fit Me 110 Porcelain in novi L'Orealov Infallible Matte puder Porcelain :).

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  7. Se strinjam s 3 iz tvojega nabora. Sem pa brala veliko primerjav o Nars in Clarins concealerju, tako da bi bil verjetno super zamenjava in celo na našem trgu :) Ga imam vsekakor nagledanega ampak ceno še nekako omili dejstvo, da ima veliko količino.

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    1. Jaz imam Narsovega, sestrična pa Clarinsovega in sta si izjemno podobna. Meni ga je dala en lonček za testirat in je res super, ima visoko prekrivnost in je zelo kremen, ampak meni na žalost povzroča mozolje. Najsvetlejši odtenek je pa dosti svetel zame. Količina je pa ogromna, tako da se ga bolj splača vzet kot od Narsa (in še marsikaterega cenejšega če gledaš ceno na ml) :)

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  8. I've been really tempted to try the NARS one, but I have some much cheaper concealers that I'm really happy with so I think I'm going to stick with those! xo

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    1. Honestly, if you have Collection's one and the shade suits you, then you don't need the Nars' one. I have mine purely for the shade because I'm super pale. It's a bit creamier, but performance of both is very similar :)

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  9. Palmers for lips is the best thing i bought :))). I am planning to order MAYBELLINE Anti-Age The Eraser from feelunique, but there are only two shade light and nude. At this moment am using bourjois foundation healthy glow N54 ( but it is little darker than my tan) can you suggest which shade is better or not to buy at all?

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    1. I'm glad you like the Palmer's lip balm :)
      I'd go with Nude in your case. Light suits Bourjois Healthy Mix 51-52 (it's closer to 52) and Nude is darker than Light. Or you can get Light if you want a brightening effect under your eyes. I have swatches of Light here: http://matejasbeautyblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/new-essence-goodies-part-1.html

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  10. Priporočam da pogledaš še misslyn korektorje, jaz sem isto zelo svetla (HM 51 mi je ravno še ok sredi zime), pa mi je odtenek 03 njihovega tekočega korektorja super. Pri tekočem pudru pa mislim imajo tudi en okej odtenek za nas precej svetle.

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    1. Sem se že enkrat zagledala vanje in bila zelo presenečena nad lepimi svetlimi odtenki, potem sem pa brala ocene in so bile večinoma negativne. A potem je tebi dober? Mislim, da sem gledala ravno odtenek 03. Tako na splošno sploh še nimam kaj dosti od Misslyn, razen umetnih trepalnic, ker skoraj noben ne govori o tej znamki in potem avtomatsko predvidevam, da že ni pretirano dobra. Kaj je pa tebi še všeč :)?

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  11. Avtor je odstranil ta komentar.

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    1. U, sliši se fino :) Imam rada take lahke korektorje, ker mi izgledajo veliko bolj naravno. Ponavadi ne ciljam na to, da se vse popolnoma prekrije, ampak bolj da se preusmeri pozornost, če razumeš kaj mislim :) Bom šla jutri malo pofirbcat k njihovemu stojalu.

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    2. Ups ups ups ne vem kako mi je ratal zbrisat komentar. Awkwaaaard :)
      No jaz ciljam na isto, ne da imam picture perfect kožo, ampak da zgleda čimbolj naravno, skoraj kot da nisem nič namazana, tako da potem mislim da bi ti bil lahko všeč. :)

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    3. Aja, drugače kar se pa odtenkov tiče, me je ful pozitivno presenetila Deborah Milano. BB krema (ki je v bistvu res res lahek tekoči puder z nežno prekrivnostjo), pa dva pudra: Radiance Creator (super, res priporočam!) in Comfort Mat (ta ima malo "suho" teksturo). Najsvetlejši odtenek BB kreme je skoraj identičen najsvetlejšemu odtenku Misslyn korektorja.
      Pa včasih imajo v Dm-u ali v Tuš drogeriji akcijo v kateri so vsi ti pudri 50% off ;)

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    4. Kaj si me zdaj nasmejala s tole zagato s komentarji :D Bom zbrisala, kar je treba don't worry :D To včasih blogger nagaja, pa dvojno objavlja. Tisti prvi komentar je pa izginil v globine interneta, ampak ok, se zgodi :).

      Vem za to Deborah BB kremo, sem jo tudi že gledala. Ana Ina (Bijou Blog) je o njej pisla že dolgo nazaj, pa se ne spomnim če jo je res prepričala (zdaj premika blog, pa ne najde ocene). Maybelline ima tudi enega zelo svetlega. Mislim, da je Affinitone Mat o katerem je pisala pa Petra (Adjusting Beauty). Bom šla ta Radiance Creator pogledat, ko že praviš da je dober :) Hvala :)

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    5. Se vidi, da sem drugič v življenju nekej komentirala, jao, včeraj sem skoraj umrla od sramote :D Hvala da si zbrisala, in sori za dodatno delo!

      Ja meni je Radiance Creator res super, imam Nars Sheer Glow že cel pamtivek na wishlisti, pa imam zdaj tega in me Nars ne mami več toliko (čudež! :D). O super, sem šla pogledat review za Affinitone Mat in ga imam zdaj namen nabavit asap, če se najde tako svetel odtenek pudra pri nas ga moram imet! :)

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    6. Ah kaj se sekiraš, zaradi takih stvari te pa res ne rabi biti sram :D Veš kok sem šele jaz trapasta v RL :D Tistih par komentarjev zbrisat je no work at all ;) Itak sem pa vesela vsakega komentarja (ki ni spam :D)

      Danes sem sprobala Radiance Creator in mi je bil najsvetlejši odtenek všeč, tekstura pa tudi. Malo me je stisnilo pri ceni :/ Ne vem zakaj sem mislila, da je Deborah bolj poceni, ker puder po 14 € je že teritorij L'Oreala. BB krema je že cenejša, ampak je bil pri nas prazen tester. Bom naslednjič lonček vzela za Radiance Creator, da vidim če mi je všeč kako se nosi. Potem pa čakala na kakšen spodoben popust :)

      In Misslyn me je presenetilo kako je to kar draga znamka. Ne vem zakaj sem mislila, da je nekje v rangu Catrice. Korektor 03 se mi je zdel pa malo pretopel in temen, ampak pri nas so imeli samo dva odtenka (ne vem kam so skrili še dva). Bom mogoče jutri v LJ pogledala, če mi bo uspelo še po trgovinah hodit.

      Affinitone se tudi jaz že spravljam vzet, če ne za drugega vsaj za mešat z drugimi pudri, da dobim svetlejši odtenek. En dan ga bom že vzela :)

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    7. Jaz znam bit precej awkward IRL, pa sem upala da vsaj na internetu ne bom izpadla, oh well :D

      Ja so kar dragi, jaz si ga najbrž ne bi kupila po redni ceni ... sem si ga kupila šele na eni akciji 50% off, pa še to šele potem ko sem sprobala BB kremo in sem bila zadovoljna z njo. Malo testerčka v lonček = thumbs up :)

      Ja, jaz sem isto mislila da je Misslyn v rangu Catrice, pa je kar kakšen evro ali dva več. O kaj a res? Mogoče si ga malo poswatchaj na roki pa primerjaj z Bourjois HM ali pa Deborah pudri če boš imela čas. :)

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    8. Everything is fine, don't worry :D

      Pri nas je Deborah samo v DM-ih, kjer bom pa verjetno morala kar dolgo čakat na kakšno spodobno akcijo (zihr bodo imeli spet kakšne trapaste ideje, da moram 100 točk zapravit za en bon *rolls eyes*), ampak itak moram najprej ta puder stestirat, ker jaz pudrov ne kupujem brez da ga nosim kakšen dan ali dva.

      Misslyn me je pa zelo presenetilo cena pudra, 10 €, kar je kar veliko :/

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    9. Razen v DM-ih in v Tuš drogerijah sem jaz Deborah videla samo v Milerju v BTC-ju (drugje ne, edino v NM ne vem točno ker sem redko tam).
      Če ti je kakšna pa Tuš drogerija kje na poti, imajo včasih kupončke za 25% na izbran izdelek na določen dan. ;)

      Mene tudi dostikrat razočara ponudba teh bonov, ampak me je pa DM zadnjič ful prijetno presenetil ne sicer z boni, ampak z tistimi kupončki ki jih pošiljajo po pošti. Sem med drugim dobila enega za 50% Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet (in sem si valda kupila Nudeist-a, v katerega sem se tukaj zaljubila :D).
      Pa ta mesec je fino ker imajo za 50 točk 30% off na vse vložke/tampone ... kar pa itak zmeraj prov pride! :D

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  12. O bog, zdej mi je pa uspelo dvakratno poslat vse odgovore. The situtation just got seriously awkwaaaaaaard. Sori za smetenje! :(

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