Save or Splurge box - Concealers

This is the last of my Save or Splurge box items, albeit everything has been late but that's what happens when life gets in the way of a hobby. If you want to see the previous two you can do → Mascaras or Lipsticks

Thanks to Voucher Codes for including me in this and for being cool 'N forever saving me dosh.

So the three concealers I'm going to be trying are the Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer, Soap and Glory Kick Ass Concealer & Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer.
Here's my cyclops eye before the concealers and read on for the results!

Bargain Under £5
Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer in Warm Medium £4.19

What they say :
The ultimate wear concealer promises to conceal flaws, imperfections and blemishes, for up to 16 hours. This skin perfecting, oil free product is also transfer proof and water resistant for full and long lasting coverage.

What I say :
This is a sponge tip applicator tubed concealer. There's only 4 shades within this range so finding a suitable colour for everyone is a difficult task. For the price can it be faulted, probably not just the shades aren't the best, the tones of them seem hit & miss. Also the fact that it is a sponge applicator is that if you do use the sponge on spots etc, your looking to just spread any bacteria into the concealer tube as it will live on the sponge. I'm not a fan of that. Therefore when I use it, I use a concealer brush and take it off the stick instead. I apply a small amount to the area I want to conceal and build if needed. It did nothing for concealing  any dark spots on my face and I noticed it dries darker than how it comes out, dries very quickly, so you've got to work quickly with blending it in. It looked ashy when it dried and it wasn't one I was keen on, the lack of colour range let this down as I'd heard such a rave about it but I suppose if you're olive or darker skin toned - forget about even looking.

Mid-range Under £10
Soap and Glory Kick Ass Concealer in Medium £10.00

What they say :
Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer is a three - piece flaw camouflaging kit that includes an amazing undereye brightening concealer, an 'on the spot' as-you-need-it complexion concealer, and a weightless transparent setting powder.

What I say :
For £10 you get a quite a little kit as described above. On the left you've got the brightening concealer and the right the on the spot concealer (both of which are 2.6g) and of course a setting powder. It's a handy compact to keep around with only two shades available light & medium, medium just about fits for my complexion, therefore for anyone of a darker tone than me it's not going to work for them. I could suggest mixing the the under eye brightening side with the on the spot concealer to get a shade that works for you but I know for myself, sometimes when you have a product you'd rather not have to continuously mix each time. The consistency is a tad greasy and I did notice that it does crease and lay in any fine lines underneath my eyes. It's not that easy to blend if you put too much on, take a little apply, blend & build. When it begins to settle in, I didn't find it gave me much coverage on the under eyes, the skin was a little brighter but it still looked quite dull.

High-End Under £20
Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer in Perfect Nude £16.50

What they say :
Our long-lasting, creamy concealer gives you the power to create sheer-to-full coverage. Just a dab hides imperfections, masks redness and hyper pigmentation, while promoting healthy skin. Working under the surface are natural ingredients that hydrate skin, smooth surface imperfections and fight puffiness.

What I say :
Another that comes in only 3 shades Vanilla, Perfect Nude & Honey. It's a very small tube for the cost, 8g, though I decided that it's best to just squeeze out what I needed and applied as I go need. Thick but I blend with my fingers to warm it up and work it in, which seems to work best for me and I just use my ring finger and dab in. Too much and it can get dry and start to get flakey I noticed, so that's why I suggest the small amount and build up. Compared to the previous 2 it works a lot better on my dark circles.

Overall, I wouldn't say either of the 3 bowled me over, that's my honest truth and it's probably due more to the fact that these brands don't have a wide range of shades and who wants to have to purchase multiples just to get the right tone? The one that worked best was the Too Faced but would I get any of them again if needed? Most likely not.

Have you tried any of these concealers?

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