The Beauty Arsenal | Concealer collection

One thing that is a simple fact – us gals never mess around when it comes to concealer! Continuing on with these ‘collection’ posts that give you a true indication of what a hoarder I actually am – today I’m going to talk to you guys about concealer! I’ve recently done a little audit of my concealer collection because I was sick and tired of having many off days where my concealer creased badly or my dark circles were still peaking. Basically, one by one I tried each concealer for 3-4 days in a row. If each day I was happy with my concealer, the concealer would stay, if it creased or had iffy days, it got demoted to an eyeshadow primer (so it can be used up and then not repurchased).

So basically every concealer I chat to you guys about here is tried and true and will look good underneath the eyes (unless it’s a spot concealer). I haven’t purchased a new concealer since last September – so you know this girl is more than happy with her concealer collection if she isn’t hoarding any new ones.

So let’s just jump straight into it!

Tarte shape tape concealer

I’m pretty sure every cat and their dog has heard about this concealer. It is everything and then some. It’s full coverage, non-cakey, hydrating. It is slightly on the thicker side in terms of its formula (so don’t apply too much) but it’s just such an incredible concealer. It gives you a flawless undereye and seriously I’m just obsessed with this concealer. I already have a backup! |Review|

Bourjois radiance reveal concealer

I am such a massive fan Bourjois base products (particularly their foundations – as you will see by my foundation collection posts), so of course I had to try out the concealers. This concealer is super lightweight, creamy, hydrating and blends out very nicely. It covers quite well actually considering it has such a weightless formula but I wouldn’t call it a full coverage by any means.

Maybelline age rewind concealer

The infamous Maybelline age rewind concealer was one of the first concealers I picked up and I still love it. It just does the job and it does it well and I love the fuzzy ball applicator. It covers well, lasts well and doesn’t look funky under the eyes. I highly recommend this one, it’s a classic in my eyes. |Review|

Maybelline fit me concealer

For a while, I wasn’t the biggest fan of this concealer. I never found it to give much coverage but when I started getting into under eye correctors – I fell for this concealer. It sits so well under the eyes and looks super natural! I’m quite a fan of this concealer and I’ve repurchased it quite a few times. |Review|

Thin lizzy concealer

This is quite an underrated brand, to be fair most people know this brand by the infomercials they do. I don’t know about you but anything featured in infomercials, I don’t trust. But when I saw this brand at Priceline, I thought why not try them out, heck it was a 40% sale after all! This concealer is quite awesome. It has very good coverage, lasts well and sits under the eyes nicely. It works as a spot concealer too. Not too shabby for an infomercial brand!

Bourjois healthy mix concealer

My love affair with Bourjois continues and the healthy mix range is my favourite range of all time! This concealer is super hydrating, covers super well and it is so easy to work with. I have been reaching for this one quite a lot!

Clarins instant concealer

When I heard pixi woo loved this concealer, I had to try it! The formula of this concealer is heaven. It’s silky, creamy and hydrating and feels like nothing on the skin. It covers very well and just is the perfect concealer for under the eyes |Review|

Maybelline master conceal concealer

Last but most definitely not least is another Maybelline concealer. One that I kinda love more than the other Maybelline concealers (but at the same time I love them all equally!). It’s quite a thin consistency yet it lasts well and covers well, and something about it just makes it feel as though it’s quite a high quality. This concealer I definitely recommend to you guys. |Review|

Makeup revolution ‘Conceal & define’ concealer

This is a new concealer to the collection and it’s been getting lots of hype as its allegedly a dupe for Tarte shape tape. I do own the tarte concealer but I haven’t played with this one enough to see if the two are in fact a dupe. I do know that I’m quite enjoying this Makeup revolution concealer and its working well under the eyes.

Physicians Formula ‘Insta ready’ full coverage concealer

While this concealer can at times be a little tricky to get the product out, you have to push the pump firmly and don’t have much control over how much product you get out. I find that it sits under the eyes with little to no creasing and it covers so well.

Nyx ‘Gotcha covered’ concealer

This particular spot concealer is not for the faint-hearted. It’s seriously thick and full coverage and you only need a tiny bit. This won’t look cute under the eyes – that’s for sure and you just need to dab a tiny bit over blemishes to cover them up! I reach for this when I have active blemishes on my face and I feel like wearing a lighter coverage foundation – or perhaps skipping foundation all together! |Review|

IT cosmetics ‘Bye bye breakout’ full treatment concealer

This little bottle of goodness is basically a cross between skincare and makeup. It’s both a concealer and a spot treatment in one! It’s handy to apply this before foundation as you want it to make direct contact with the skin. It covers well and sits over blemishes without breaking apart but it’s also not drying and difficult to blend.

Too faced ‘Born this way’ Full coverage concealer

This concealer is similar to the tarte shape tape (some say much better). I do like it a tiny bit better than shape tape but not enough to completely replace it. It’s full coverage but sits so well under the eyes. It covers up everything (with the help of a corrector – this gal needs a corrector). I love this concealer A LOT just like the born this way foundation. I’ll definitely be repurchasing this alongside shape tape!

And that finally wraps up this post. If you’ve managed to stay awake throughout this entire post, you are awesome! Have I mentioned a concealer that you are a fan of? Anything I missed on? Drop a comment and let me know! I hope you all have a great day and I’ll see you in the next post.

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  1. Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    April 3, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    I love testing out concealers and you have some here that I haven’t tried and I’m curious about. Great post!

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

  2. Claire

    April 3, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    i love the Too faced ‘Born this way’ concealer too! such a great option . i don’t hear a lot of people talking about it but i love how it sits under the eyes.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 3, 2019 at 10:10 pm

      I do prefer tarte shape tape a tiny bit more but I’m still crazy obsessed with that too faced concealer.

  3. Danielle Alexa

    April 3, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    There are so many of my favourite concealers here!

    Danielle xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 3, 2019 at 10:11 pm

      These are definitely concealers that always look good. x

  4. Siobhán

    April 3, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Great line up! I am LOVING the Clarins concealer at the moment! xx


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 3, 2019 at 10:11 pm

      It’s such an underrated concealer! I ran out of mine but I need to repurchase it ASAP. x

  5. Charlotte

    April 3, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Sooo many concealers girl! I only have two concealers in my collection at the moment but I feel like I’m going to end up buying loads after reading this. I’ve never heard of thin lizzy before. Really want to try the born this way range
    Charlotte / Charlotte’s Picks

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 3, 2019 at 10:12 pm

      I haven’t purchased a concealer since last September I’ve become really fussy with my under eye concealers because this line up is so good. x

  6. Jasmine

    April 3, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Shape Tape is my absolute favourite – legendary for a reason! I also really like the Milk concealer which I picked up earlier this year 🙂

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 3, 2019 at 10:12 pm

      It’s a classic that concealer, nothing can replace it! I need to try more milk makeup, that brand is appealing to me so much. x

  7. Emily

    April 5, 2019 at 12:12 am

    When I did a clean out of my drawers, I was shocked to discover I only own three concealers! Luckily, they are all awesome. I have two you mentioned (Shape Tape and Fit Me) and I also have the ColourPop one.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 5, 2019 at 2:10 am

      I’m now down to 9 concealers – I haven’t tried a new one since September because I have so many favourites and I am happy with my current collection. x

  8. Shireen L. Platt

    April 5, 2019 at 3:26 am

    Maybelline Instant Age Rewind is an OG of mine!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 5, 2019 at 9:44 pm

      It’s an absolute classic. x

  9. Gemma Etc.

    April 5, 2019 at 8:05 am

    I love the TF Concealer, it’s so good xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 5, 2019 at 9:46 pm

      It really is and so hydrating. x

  10. Sascha Taylor-Curtis

    April 5, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Oh wow that is quite a collection! I love the sound of the IT one – I hope we get it over here soon xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 5, 2019 at 9:47 pm

      I haven’t purchased any new ones since September which shows how happy I am with this collection. x

  11. Naya

    April 6, 2019 at 6:30 am

    You have one amazing concealer collection here! I must say that I am constantly on the hunt for new formulas xx


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 6, 2019 at 12:08 pm

      I use to be too, I am much more picky now with what concealers I do try because I so many strong favourites.

  12. Nicole

    April 6, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    You’ve got such a nice selection of concealers. I think it’s great to have a little bit of everything, and a LOT of undereye concealer for me personally.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 6, 2019 at 11:17 pm

      These are all strong favourites, I’ve weeded out the ones that gave me good and bad makeup days. x

  13. Khanak

    April 7, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    The MUR concealer is now my HG. You’ve got a great collection there!

    Khanak x

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 7, 2019 at 9:34 pm

      How good is it, I already have back ups. x

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