Hello and welcome back, Beauties!! I hope you’re all doing well today. I’ve been testing out a few concealers as of late and, rather than doing separate reviews on each, I figured I’d throw them all into one post for you. So, if you’re interested in hearing my thoughts on a few of the concealers I’ve been testing out lately, just keep on reading.
As someone with hella intense dark circles under my eyes, concealer is something that I pretty much can’t go without if I’m wearing makeup. Even if I am wearing a full coverage foundation, I still feel inclined to use concealer to keep things together. I also have fine lines and *silent cry* the beginnings of wrinkles under my eyes, so I need my concealer to help my situation out as much as possible. So, because of all of my under eye issues, I’m always looking for concealers that will cover my problem areas as much as possible without looking crazy. I’ve tried a few recently that I wanted to share with you, so that’s what we’re doing today.
Now that we’ve gotten the pleasantries out of the way, let’s get into it!
The first concealer we’re going to talk about is the Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer, $32, that comes in 9 shades. This is the only light-to-medium coverage concealer that I have in my collection. Like I told you guys earlier, I have such intense dark circles (in MY mind anyway) that I typically go for medium-to-full coverage when it comes to my concealer. So, when I saw that this one isn’t full coverage, I was hesitant. The first time I used this, I definitely wasn’t into it. I didn’t like the way it was wearing or making my under eye look. Turns out, it was looking cray because I had used an under eye primer under it and set it with too much powder. When I used it the next day, I skipped the primer and lightly set it, and ended up loving how it looked.
For me, this is a concealer to use on minimal makeup days. Although it isn’t full coverage, I do find that it covered my dark circles pretty well and didn’t dry out my under eye area once I figured out how to work with it. So, I would recommend this one to anyone that is into light coverage makeup and doesn’t have too much they need to cover up.
The next concealer I have been testing out over the past few weeks is the bareMinerals barePro 16-hr Full Coverage Concealer, $24, that comes in 15 shades. The claims on this concealer are pretty hefty. This product claims to be full coverage and super pigmented, and will cover dark circles without creasing all while protecting your under eyes from environmental stressors.
Okay so, here’s my thing with this. I love how creamy it is. It glides on the under eye so smoothly, and I agree with the claim that it hydrates the under eye. I also think that it does a great job covering up dark circles. I don’t really have any complaints about this one either. I would recommend this one for those of you that have a lot going on under your eyes and are looking for something full coverage that doesn’t dehydrate your under eye and will last literally all day without looking crazy.
Up next, we have the super hyped up Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Conceal and Contour, $7, that comes in 18 shades. This concealer came out right around the time of the Tarte Shape Tape Foundation fiasco, so everyone was out looking for dupes of the cult classic concealer. So, it’s safe to say that this was a ‘YouTube made me buy it’ product for me. Everyone swears this is a dupe for the Shape Tape, but I don’t agree with that sentiment. While it does last very well without creasing, it’s not nearly as dry on the under eye as the Shape Tape. Also, I have to build this one up a little bit to get the full full coverage it claims to give.
I just don’t think this concealer is as life changing as people hyped it up to be. I mean, it’s good, but not super duper fantastic. I wouldn’t call it a complete fail, because it definitely does the job. I just am not shouting from the rooftops about it, if that makes sense.
As a whole, I think that all of these concealers are worth giving a shot if you’re looking for a new one for your collection. However, I would definitely suggest picking one based on your needs and preferences. If you’re not a full coverage girl or guy for whatever reason, I wouldn’t recommend the bareMinerals barePro. Instead, the Becca Aqua Luminous is a better option for you, especially if you have a more dry under eye area. Don’t just buy something based on the hype, y’all.
I am already working on a part 2 to this concealer review roundup, as well as a makeup battle, so stay tuned for that. Let me know in the comments below what concealer you’ve been loving, or hating, recently.
Until next time, Beauties! xoxo