Right now I just have a trio of concealers to share with you. My main reason to do this was each of the shades have suited my skin at the time of purchase and up until now I never understood how we end up with more than one at a time. I understand this now as I can see in the photo below how much my skin tone must have changed over the last 6 months to have been happy using each of these at one time or another
N07 – Costly Coverage
I’m going to start with the one I’ve had the longest and have bought multiple times. This is the N07 Instant Radiance Concealer in Shade 1. This is a creamy texture that is easy to use and when I used to buy it I liked that it came in this pen style. The idea is you click the bottom and the concealer is pushed up through the brush on the end which you then use to directly apply to the face. I liked this most as an 18-year-old goth that rarely went out in the sun and I was practically Wednesday Addams pale so the shade was perfect but I notice now a little too on the pink side. I loved to use this under my eyes as it brightened and didn’t feel heavy. At £12.95 for 2.5ml that works out at £5.16 per ml. This is also meant to be a similar concept to the YSL Touch Eclat in the brightening effect but I haven’t used it so I can’t say how close they are.
Collection – Ultimate Value
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer is likely the most talked and raved about concealer in the UK (99% sure). This is a great drugstore concealer that really does work. I bought this in Light back in June and no kidding here I only just found out there was a shade lighter called Fair. This was the perfect shade back in Summer as I had caught a little sun but I don’t tan so it worked well for me. It’s quite thick but can be spread out reasonably easy with a finger. The doe foot applicator makes it easy to place where it’s need quickly and I enjoyed this for a long while. Now it’s winter and a rarely see the sun my skin is as pale as ever so I would now look crazy using this as it would just point every flaw out rather than hide. This is super good value at £4.19 for 4.5ml . So this is 93.1p per ml so that’s less than a fifth of the cost of the N07. I think I may have to give the Fair shade a try when I next want concealer.
Mac – Cover without Cake
There were three reasons I wanted to try this out. The first was actually a hygiene point as I am trying to get my skin into a better state so the idea is that with this Mac Select Cover it is a small tube so you can squeeze a bit out and work from that rather than using either of the other applicators similar to mascara where we use it in direct contact with skin and hair and along with that bacteria then put it back into the clean product. The other is I haven’t tried any as expensive , well that’s what I thought until I realised it’s £15 for 10 ml so that’s only £1.50 per ml. A third more than Collection but nowhere near as high as the N07 that I adored for so long (maybe the radiant part is what makes it so expensive? ). This is most similar to the N07 but has a more neutral shade that is closer to my natural colour and feels like it gives more coverage. This was the third reason as there is so much choice in shades compared with the three or four that drugstore brands can offer. I enjoy using this with my Eco Tools Concealer brush and the pairing helps to give a good base used underneath powder foundation.