Sunday, 14 April 2013

Favourites | Concealer

High End Highlighter YSL - Touch Eclat £25
Drugstore Highlighter - Topshop - Brighten £8
High End Concealer Mac - Select Cover Up £13.50
Drugstore Concealor - Maybelline Superstay £6.50
High End Corrector - Bobbi Brown £18.50


Highlighter
I'm sure most of you have heard of Touch Eclat as it's been a celebrity and blogger favourite for years and years now however I only discovered it for myself in February time on my first ever trip to  YSL counter which was fab due to the lovely lovely assistants who weren't patronizing in the slightest (in my experience this is quite rare). This is perfect for perking up skin and is super easy to blend as well as being quite long lasting. The Topshop one is very similar however it has orangey undertones instead of creamy ones which can make it look just the same as any other concealer unless you're tanned. So if you're pale it's a no no, if you're ahead of me with the summer glow then i'd highly recommend both although I do rate the YSL one more. 

Concealer
There are that many concealers out there that it's took me the best part of 6 years to finally find one that does what I want and looks natural at the same time. The Mac concealer covers up literally everything and lasts for around 5 hours so if you have blemish skin like me then it's absolutely perfect. Another great thing is that it's only £13.50 and yet holds 10ml of product which is a third of a foundation bottle which means in the long run it ends up costing less than drugstore concealers which can dry up quickly. The maybelline concealer is another one that is better during the summer months as it's thick and matte which means it's not going to melt off when things heat up although I do find this oxidises quite badly so always buy a shade or two lighter.

Corrector
I've only just bought into the whole corrector thing as my eyes used to be okay circle wise however due to me looking at a computer screen practically all day my dark circles have come out to play. This Bobbi Brown corrector is the best at neutralising this before I put my concealer on as most concealers don't do a great job of getting rid of them entirely. Just as a quick warning If you're new to corrector as well I'd recommend firstly getting matched as the tones are completely different to foundation/concealer and secondly always wearing a concealer over the top as otherwise it can be quite obvious on photos etc.

I didn't include a drugstore version as I can't seem to find any, if anyone knows of a drugstore corrector please comment below so I can try a cheaper alternative!

2 comments:

  1. I have the Mac select concealer and I love it. I've also got the collection 2000 lasting fix concealer which does the job good too! xx

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