You could commit theft, this would cover for you
I had seen this concealer lauded on every beauty platform I lurk in, and I have to agree with the hype. It would cover your blemishes and circles if the dewy cops came knocking. It would absolve your sins if you’d been late to church for a year. It would keep those secrets from your mom when it comes to visit during Thanksgiving. Note before continuing: I would call this a medium coverage concealer because it doesn’t banish all bumps and acne scars into another dimension, but it does cover and blend in a natural and yet strong coverage for a $5 concealer. I have peach for dark under eye circles and the light concealer for spots. I put it on and honestly my eyes look so bright it weirded me out. This concealer also layers well. I’m going to be buying this again. So if you see the hype, it’s cause this is so good for a drugstore price!
L.A. Girl-HD Pro Concealer
$29 VS. $7, Guess Who Wins?
Although these two concealers have a huge price difference, I think the results they offer are almost similar. Normally, I'll use the MAYBELLINE - Fit Me Concealer-Shade 10 to cover my dark circles as it offers really great coverage. It's also very moisturizing and doesn't emphasize my fine lines. I'm using the URBAN DECAY - Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer- Warm Light only for highlighting. I'll apply it on dull spots including on the bridge of my nose, the apples of my cheeks, my smile lines, the corners of my mouth and the sides of my nose. Sometimes, I also use it to cover my acne scars as it provides great coverage. The shade of this concealer pairs really well with my Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation R250. I think that it has a better texture than the Fit Me concealer. Both concealers are great but considering their prices, Fit Me is more affordable and worth its price.
MAYBELLINE-Fit Me Concealer
MY CONCEALER TIPS + TRICKS
When I first started wearing makeup, I was only allowed to wear concealer and mascara… As a result, I wore concealer everywhere - practically like a foundation. Now that I have a few years of experience under my belt, I’m a bit better at using concealer - here are my fave tips and tricks for concealer. You can see the difference in my techniques with the triangle vs. normal application. ➡️TIP 1: STOP DOING THE BEAUTY GURU TRIANGLE When I first started watching makeup gurus, I thought that I needed to do the big triangle of concealer on my face too. The thing is, this isn’t something that looks good in real life - it’s much better suited for exaggerated makeup like drag, or for photoshoots where a lot of skin texture gets edited out. When you do the triangle, you apply entirely too much concealer. It’s so much product that it will 100% crease on your undereye and look cakey. Instead, apply just a little bit - you can see in the photo above how much concealer I actually apply in real life. ➡️TIP 2: LET THE CONCEALER SET ON YOUR SKIN BEFORE BLENDING I actually also got this tip from Jackie Aina. I’m not sure exactly how it works, but it makes concealer blend so much better on skin. I think it’s a combination of the concealer warming on skin, but also starting to set at the same time. It makes it so much easier to work with than just putting it on and blending right away. The best part is this doesn’t really take much time to do - if it takes you a few mins to do your brows while you wait for concealer to warm and set, do that. It’s really not any extra time in your routine, but it pays off so well! ➡️TIP 3: BLEND CONCEALER WITH YOUR FINGER Again, this is taking advantage of your skin’s own warmth to help the makeup blend better. I always like to blend my concealer with my ring finger - it just blends and sets so much better than I could ever get with a sponge or brush. I really believe that it’s the warmth of the skin that helps! At the end of the pictures, you can see how the side that I did the triangle method on just doesn’t look good. It creased right away and was just so much product to blend out - I’m pretty sure I just concealed a quarter of my face, but it doesn’t compliment my features at all. In contrast, my undereyes are naturally and lightly concealed on the othe side - and that's the look I prefer on myself. I highly recommend taking a less is more approach with concealer! Just try it - maybe you'll love it and be transformed from a high coverage to a natural coverage girl like I was.
MAYBELLINE-Fit Me Concealer
Concealer Comparison: Liquid vs. Creme
When it comes to concealer, I like something that has a lot of coverage but doesn’t make my skin look cakey or creasy. For me, I’ve found that liquid concealers have this effect on my skin. My current favorite is Kosas’ Revealer Concealer, which is a liquid concealer that delivers the perfect no-makeup makeup look while also providing the perfect amount of coverage to hide imperfections and even my skin tone. Compared to Glossier’s Stretch Concealer, which is a crème concealer, I find that Kosas’ liquid formula is faster to blend and easier to navigate. I always use a brush when applying concealer and find Glossier’s pot design to be annoying – a lot of reviewers use their fingers, which I find to be messy. On my skin, Kosas’ is a bit more yellow than I would usually reach for, but this warmth has been great for concealing my dark circles. Glossier’s matches my skin tone better, but it doesn’t really provide the coverage I need to mask breakouts.
Kosas-Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer
Dupe: Tarte Shape Tape vs Elf Camo Concealer
While scrolling through Cherie, I saw a post about how the Elf Camo Concealer may be a potential dupe for the Tarte Shape Tape. I was super excited to test it out because I love the shape tape and have also been super interested in Elf’s products lately. They’ve really been hitting it out of the park for drugstore beauty. I chose the Hydrating Camo concealer (Medium Sand) rather than the 16 Hour Matte Camo concealer from Elf because I prefer a satin finish. When I first screwed the applicator out, I immediately noticed the smell, it’s STRONG. However, the scent doesn’t linger after application and it’s really no surprise that $6 makeup may smell like paint sometimes. In terms of consistency, it’s very similar to the Tarte Shape Tape; creamy and thick. The coverage is almost identical, so so full. The finish of the Tarte Shape Tape is a bit more matte than the Elf Hydrating Camo, but I actually prefer the Elf’s natural looking satin finish. For wear time, after a 5 hour check in, they looked very similar with slight creasing, but nothing out of the ordinary. One thing to note is that the Elf concealer does oxidize if applied in a very light layer. Under the eye, it’s fine, but for some reason, on other places on my face, it oxidized a lot. Overall, I like the Elf Hydrating Camo concealer and think it is a great value for the price!
e.l.f.-Hydrating Camo Concealer
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