Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Battle Of The Drugstore Concealers

Over the past few months i've been trying some of the drugstore concealers available on the hunt for the perfect high coverage, natural looking, non cakey, long wear concealer. Today I thought I would share my thoughts on the ones i've tried and which I would recommend. 
Battle Of The Drugstore Concealers
Battle Of The Drugstore Concealers
Seventeen Phwoarr Paint - £5.49 - One of Seventeen's new product release and it is some serious good stuff. Comparable to highend concealer such as Benefit Erase Paste and Laura Mercier Secret Concealer but without the hefty price tag. It has good coverage, doesn't crease or look cakey and stays put pretty well. Sadly there's only two shades; light and medium but if you can find a match this is worth trying. The compact also comes with a mirror, great for touch ups on the go. Great for all skintypes.
Seventeen Stay Time 18 Hour Concealer - Another Seventeen product, this one is a perfect all in one concealer. Great at coverage redness and blemishes but also great under the eyes. This one can seem a little greasy on first application but once it has 'set' it doesn't budge all day. It isn't drying or cling to dry patches. It is fast becoming my favourite concealer. Again not the best shade range, but fair is perfect for us pale skins! Great for all skintypes, especially oily/combination.
ELF Maximum Coverage Concealer - £3.75 - I'm normally not a fan of ELF concealers but this one is pretty decent. The shade Porcelain is a tad yellow but perfect for covering redness. The coverage, I find is medium and blends nicely however the wear time is okay. I bought this around the time of the Seventeen on which I prefer so haven't reached for this as much, but it is definitely ELF's best concealer as it isn't drying. There's six shades available, so most skintones should be able to find a match. Great for all skintypes, especially normal.
Bourjous Healthy Mix Concealer - £7.99 - This has to be one of my all time favourite concealers, it is just perfect. Good medium but buildable coverage, blends a dream, great under the eyes and on blemishes whilst not being drying. As with all drugstore concealers it seems the shade range isn't the best with there only being three shades to choose from which are all fair to medium. Not the cheapest available but definitely one of the best. Great for all skintypes, especially combination/dry.
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - £4.19 - I feel like everyone and there mother has tried this concealer by now and for a while it was the only one I used. The coverage is high and great for redness and blemishes, not so great under the eyes as I find it does crease a little. The wear time is very good, however if not blended well can look a little cakey. The big downside is that it is a little drying and clings to dry patches. Again the shade range with only four available and even the shade Deep is more medium. Great for oily skintones.
Revlon Colorstay Concealer - £6.99 - Unlike the others mentioned this one has a pretty decent shade ranges, with there being five shades available. I find this again to be a touch drying especially under the eyes. However it is great for coverage redness. I found it works best applied under foundation to cancel out redness or acne scarring then a light base can be applied on top. Not amazing at covering active breakouts but good as I said for scarring.Great for all skintypes especially oily/combination.

So there's a run down of some of the drugstore concealers available, all are pretty good but the stand outs for me are definitely the Seventeen Stay Time 18 Hour Concealer and the Bourjous Healthy Mix as both are the perfect all rounds and lasts really well on the skin whilst looking natural. What is your favourite drugstore concealer, have you tried any of these?


  1. I really like the Elf one, I've been using it under my eyes and it covers well and doesn't seem to crease much :) xx

  2. I might have to try the healthy mix, I need a good under eye concealer

    Jenn | Photo-Jenn-ic


  3. I have both the Seventeen ones and the Collection one. I think the Seventeen Stay Time is definitely less drying than Collection Lasting Perfection, but it doesn't have as good coverage! A mix of the two would be perfect :-) xx


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