Perfecting my Imperfections – Budget Concealers

Friday, 13 March 2015


As winter becomes Spring I find myself moving away from heavy, matte bases to products with a lighter, more glowy finish. Inevitably though, that means less coverage and as I am NOT blessed with flawless skin, I am on an eternal quest to find the perfect concealer.

Currently I am using two different products, both drug store so not too pricey.

The first is an old favourite, the Collection Lasting Perfection. Collection have recently extended their range of shades which is fantastic as there really is now, one to match every skin tone. I use cool medium which works really well for my NC30-35 complexion. The Lasting Perfection is a thick creamy concealer which I use on any blemishes, areas of discolouration and around my nose. I dab the product on with the doe foot applicator, blend the edges out with my fingers then leave to set. I love this product as it is thick enough to hide a multitude of sins but for that reason, I never use it under my eyes. I have mature skin and to use a concealer as thick and creamy as this one under my eyes is guaranteed to lead to cakiness….

To cover the darkness under my eyes, I use the Bourjois Healthy Mix Correcting Concealer in Medium. The texture of this product is much lighter, it has an almost wet feeling. I apply it directly to the under eye area with the shaped nozzle then blend out with a brush. It is oil free so doesn’t need a setting powder. It has a radiance to it so gives my skin a natural looking highlight which I love. But best of all there is absolutely NO CAKING!!

I love both of these concealers for different reasons and together they are pretty perfect for my needs. What concealers do you use and why do you love them?

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