Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What concealers have you tried that have worked? What are your favorites?

Temptalia's Answer.

I like YSL’s Touche Eclat, but it goes bad so quickly! I’m testing out Benefit’s new one right now, so far so good. I also like Eve Pearl’s Salmon Concealer, but it can sometimes be a little *too* creamy.

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66 thoughts on “What concealers have you tried that have worked?

  1. I agree about Touche Eclat going bad quickly. It didn’t quite work for me either. I’m rather liking the I Nuovi UnderCover, Revlon Spa concealer and best of all, Lancome Effercernes :)

  2. natalie

    victorias secret concealer palette is nice :)

  3. Anitacska

    My favourites are YSL Touche Eclat (although some will argue it’s not a concealer, but an illuminator, but works fine as a concealer) and for the budget version – which I actually use a lot more – Collection 2000 (UK brand) Illuminating Touch concealer. Much cheaper and almost as good as YSL.

  4. Bobbi Brown’s Corrector. It’s not technically a concealer, but as I’m pale and cool-pink based rather than yellow, it’s the only thing I can find to match me.

    And it’s creamy, thick, wonderful and blends perfectly over powder.

  5. Chiara

    I think YSL’s Touche éclat is the most overrated product i have come across so far. It does nothing for me, not even for my NW15 skintone.

    My go-to concealer is definatly Max Factor’s undereye concealer, and i was pleasantly surprised by MAC’s Studio Sculpt concealer too.
    And i’m thinking of buying Benefit’s powder concealer (the one in the pink ball), but at the moment, it’s only available at one store in the whole country. It’s hard to be Belgian.

    • Chiara, is this Benefit Powderflage that you seek? If you’re not too far from the French frontier, you can go in Lille: we have 2 Sephora here and they carry Benefit products.

      Anyway, I agree with you concerning the Touche Eclat. I’m surprised by the praising I’m reading here. I bought one, this was a total waste of money. Transparent and hide nothing. It was like applying nothing. Maybe wad is a beauty placebo and it didn’t work because I didn’t believe in it? And I’m NW15 too, so it’s not a question of complexion. But maybe does it depends the type of things you have to hide.

      I have blueness and blue veins under my eyes and it doesn’t hide it. I need something different to hide the blue under my eyes. So far, the best for me is MAC Select Moisturecover in NW20 (a tad more tinted and salmon than my complexion). The texture is light enough to avoid heaviness and there’s not that ugly thick texture tiring the skin that some opaque concealer have. However, it is opaque enough to conceal the blue tint. I’m really happy with it. I’m NW15 but I take a NW20 because a too light concealer more tend to reveal the blue circles than actually conceal them. I experienced this with Sisley Phyto correcteur that I took in the lightest shade. Right shade for my complexion but too light so making appear my under eyes whitey-blueish. That said it’s a good concealer because there are plant extract reducing puffiness and bringing freshness.

  6. Daantje

    I have not tried many concealers since I use it (about seven years now). The first one I got was the Dior Long Wearing Moisturizing Concealer and I love it! The shade I use is #520 (MAC NW20-NW25 for reference) I like this one way better than the Studio Sculpt concealer by MAC. This Dior concealer is more of a fluid, like the YSL Touche Eclat.
    Whenever I use loose mineral foundation, I like EDM Multitasking to conceal my red areas.

  7. Alexandra

    Lancôme Effacernes is really good, and Benefit Erase Paste for me. I cover up things with Effacernes, then I use Erase Paste to correct the color because Effacernes is too white for me.

  8. The only concealer I find really works is Bobby Brown creamy concealer. I tried lots (mac, laura mercier, mufe, drugstore…) and was never satisfied.

  9. still looking for my holy grail concealer!! Benefit’s Boing works for me when used in very spare amounts (it tends to cake) and not just for the undereye. I used to love Make Up For Ever’s Full Cover Concealer, but it just stopped working for me. I don’t know if my dark spots got darker or what, but somehow it just didn’t provide coverage after a few months.

  10. Emm

    I really like Benefit’s Erase Paste for under my eyes and MAC Studio Finish concealer for everything else. Though recently I got Maybelline’s SuperStay 24hr concealer and I love it.

  11. Make_up_maven

    Concealers just don’t work for me – period. I’ve tried them all and they always end up making me look like a racoon or like they’re not there. I’ve been using Estee Lauder’s Eyeshadow in the shade Linen as a concealer – it works great as it’s the exact same color as my skin – I use an ES primer first then apply the eyeshadow over my entire lid up to the brow – an underneath my eye and it covers all my dark spots and cirles! Works like a charm! Maybe because it’s powder rather than liquid or cream, I don’t know – I just know it works for me! LOL The cost of one ES single is $16.50 and it lasts me about 4 mos.

  12. hat cocealors? Everything. I have acne at 46 and I’ve tried every concealer I ca get my hands on. No luck. It’s driving me nuts. I want one that works, but does not break me out more.

    • Boricua

      I agree with you, I too have tried every concealer of all expensive brands to pharmacy brands and they all make me look older it covers everything except what I want covered, adult acne. I wish I could find one that would cover that. Every time I go to the stores the sales people will say this one will cover and when I get home and try it’s a waste of money. If anyone knows of a good one please let me know.

  13. I’m currently using the Benefit’s Bo-ing concealer #3. It’ working pretty good, good coverage, creamy and lasts. It’s working well for under the eyes and can also covers blemishes.

  14. Brooke

    I stopped using concealers, except for the days when I decide to take the time to brighten up my undereye area. For red spots and blemishes, I simply take a small, flat, stiff brush, swirl it in my powder foundation (currently MAC studio finish) and dab it on and blend. It looks so much more natural than liquid or creamy concealer.

  15. DoDe

    MAC select cover up. Its my fave. Blends nicely with the 224.

  16. AnaA

    I have been using CHANEL Concealer Stick. Although it covers up most of my dark circles, they can still be spotted. I would give it 4 out of 5. And it’s really practical when I’m in a hurry.

  17. Fie

    Bobbi Brown corrector and concealers! I swear my them now, even my MAC Moisturecover doesn’t hold a candle to them.

  18. I use MAC Select Cover-up for undereyes and blemishes. I use NW35 for undereyes to combat the dark circles, then NC35 for blemishes. I like that Select Cover-Up is not greasy or cakey feeling.

  19. inuchan

    Nivea cover stick in nude 08. Budget Buy, but works nice on me!

  20. amy

    I like MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer and sometimes I like to use Studio Sculpt Foundation as concealer as well. I also like The Balm Time Balm Concealer.

  21. Sass

    I’ve only ever used Studio Finish Concealer and I love. I don’t like experimenting with concealers. So far I like this MAC one and that’s all I’ll use. I’ll save a lot of money down the road.

  22. Girlygirl70

    IMO MUFE full cover concealer and Urban Decay 24/7 concealer pencil are the best. I have dark circles and touche eclat does not CONCEAL, its more of a highlighter/brightener. I’m dying to try the Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown concealers too!

  23. I tend to use Boots No7 instant radiance pen in the pale pinky shade, its very much like YSL touche eclat, maybe a little thicker. I also have same problem, with a lot of them being either too dark or yellowy, whereas I’m pale and more pinky neutral! I have just ordered a YSL touche eclat to try it again, I agree though bout them going bad, I’m always washing the brush on it lol

  24. Cherie

    I love Smashbox’s concealer stick. This is a solid concealer in a lipstick-like-tube. It’s perfect for me and lasts a long time. I use this on red and pink spots on my face.

    Another one I just recently picked up is GOSH’s concealer in #2 which has a salmon hue to it and works perfectly to conceal the blue under my eyes (my skin is MAC NW15 and Fair in Smashbox). It’s a liquid concealer and has a brush applicator. I only use it under my eyes.

  25. Sara

    I try a lot of concealers (MAC, Guerlain, Maybelline, Givenchy, ….) but all don’t work well for my dry under eye area with little wrinkles!
    Who can help me? :)

    • mia

      I have the same problem during winter when my skin is really dry. After a while it looks like my skin got out all the moisture of the concealer and the rest looks horrible.
      The best so far were the BB illuminator (not really a concealer) for better days, MAC Moisturecover (surprised me too) and I am currently testing The Balm concealer, which might make the race. It really surprised me. It is very hard, but applies beautifully with a brush.
      And I started to use oil on my face, which made a huge difference for me. If all those do not help, I read great things about the Diorskin Nude concealer (not yet available here).
      Oh, and Biotherm has a very good nourishing eyecream. Hope this helps a bit.
      Which conceealers did you already try?

    • good under eye cream would help. i really like dr houshka and nia 24

  26. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Shontay shontay

    MUFE HD concealer. I call it my skin in a bottle. It melts into my skin, it covers blemishes and last all day under the HD powder. Also, it doesn’t break me out one bit!

  27. my go-to’s are: bobbi brown correctors/concealers, eve pearl salmon concealer and kyrolan dermacolor (LOVE THESE!)

    i truly believe there is no magic bullet with concealers. i almost never use just one along to conceal anything. corrector first, then concealer. but to be fair, i haven’t tried many brands.

  28. Christina

    For me, nothing beats Tarte’s Dark Circle Defense. Creamy with good coverage, lasts pretty long for a concealer, and my eyes are probably playing tricks on me but I’d swear it also has de-puffing qualities. Plus, it has vitamin E and other good-for-you stuff in it. Lurrrve

  29. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dini Dini

    I love Make Up Forever Full Cover. It works really well for me and a little bit goes a long way. I wouldn’t really throw it on and go out the door without also doing full foundation because it is a bit heavy duty. But it is much quicker to use and blends easier than the MUFE palettes of concealers.

  30. The best undereye concealer that I’ve ever used is theBalm Time Balm. Because it’s creamy, it needs to be set properly with powder but it is really opaque.

    In terms of heavy duty cover ups that’ll work for a wide variety of skin tones, I like Cover FX cream foundation. Worked like a charm when my face was 2 different colours this summer lol. :)

  31. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jill AnGeLwInGz

    Dior Skinflash for under the eyes only. It never cakes. Nothing to cover blemishes b/c everything I’ve tried makes them worse. I get comments about my adult acne scars all the time but I flaunt them anyway.

  32. For my undereye area, its been Mac Select Moisturecover set w/ some Mac prep & prime powder. Its works great, moisturizing for winter but enuf coverage for the dark circles. Love this combo. I apply it w/ the 224 which keeps me from applying to heavy a layer.

    I am still looking for one for my face. Haven’t found one that suits me yet.

  33. Rae

    I’m in love with Boots No. 7’s version of the Touche Eclat, which I believe is called their Illuminating Concealer. It doesn’t go bad quickly, it’s much cheaper, and it works just as well!

    I also really like MUFE Full Cover and TheBalm’s TimeBalm :)

  34. Sarah

    I like La Mer’s and Lancome Macquicomplet. I go for La Mer when I need something thicker and more “heavy duty” and Lancome when it’s just a quick touch up or to even out minor redness.

  35. Sarah M

    MAC Select Cover-Up and MAC Select Moisturecover. I love them both.

  36. Pkb

    Concealers I have in rotation: Cle de Peau concealer stick, DiorSkin Nude Concealer, and Bobbi Brown corrector (specifically for the eye area). Love them all, would repurchase all three!

  37. Kathy

    UD pencil in CIA. I love how creamy it is and the pencil is so easy to work with.

  38. benefit’s bo-ing is a really great concealer for blemishes. i’ve gone through quite a few! but for under eye circles nothing beats bobbi brown’s corrector, it’s the only thing i’ve found to cover my darkness and i have a lot of discoloration under my eyes! i set it with some mufe hd powder and viola! no creasing either :)

  39. Carol B

    Eve Pearl’s ‘Salmon Concealer’…the best of the 2 million I’ve tried!

  40. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Crissy Crissy

    The Balm’s Time Balm is my fave!

  41. Silvia

    I use mac Studio finish concealer and am content. But in winter time when my skin is a bit dry I have to put on some extra moisturizer under the eye or else it looks cakey. I mostly put on the concealer with my finger because the warmth of my hand makes the concealer easier to apply. Next time I will try the one from Bobbi Brown.

  42. Marina

    Helena Rubinstein Magic Concealer is magic! It erases undereye circles, covers blemishes and the tube contains 15 ml which last over a year!

  43. I love Benefit Erase Paste for under my eyes and MAC Studio Finish for everywhere else :P

  44. Meredith

    Laura Mercier secret camouflage best I’ve ever used. It’s kind of dry and really sticks to imperfections. Has two colors in it which makes it easy to blend. Second best is Benefit erase paste.

  45. Autumn

    NYX’s concealer in a Jar in Yellow :)

  46. Ribbons

    I use Benefit Boi-ing in #1 as i’m very pale, and it works well for me. But to be completely honest my HG Concealer is Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer in 02 Natural. It’s the perfect consistency for my skin and gives great coverage, plus it’s pretty cheap so I’m happy!! I use my concealers on blemishes, under eye, round nose and mouth if they look dark and I also use it on my cheeks as I have VERY red cheeks naturally so I take the colour out and then put it back on with blush …

  47. I haven’t tried many concealers, but I am a big fan of MAC’s Select MoistureCover for undereyes. It brightens and conceals the worst part of dark circles and stays in place all day when set with my mineral powder foundation and never cakes or creases. It definitely doesn’t have the HIGHEST coverage, but I wasn’t really looking for that and it works well enough I don’t feel the need to look for something better.

  48. zoe77

    ysl, huh? why does it not bother you, christine, that they do animal testing? i just dont understand ppl who continue to support companies (by buying their products) that do animal testing.

  49. Jen

    Time Balm by The Balm is by far the best concealer I have ever used! It’s creamy but not extremely creamy, lasts forever in the jar and is reasonably priced.

  50. cloudburst

    I use MAC Select Cover for eyes and a mix of Select COver & Studio FInish for blemishes. Dior DiorSculpt is also good for eyes but qquite expensive & has a limited colour range.

  51. Haylie

    I like Maybelline’s Age Rewind concealer for under eyes. It’s opaque but doesn’t cake and cheap.

    I just bought the Nars Duo Concealer cause it was on Sephora’s $10 list thing so awesome steal!! It’s super creamy and blends into your skin. I haven’t tried on under eyes yet but I’m afraid it might cake up. Perfect for covering scars and redness on the face though!

  52. Lellu

    My favorite concealer is MAC’s Moisture Coverup (I’m not sure of the name, but it’s something like that..) :)
    I love it.
    It’s perfect for under the eyes, and I use it on my whole face, i dab it on with small dots under my eyes,
    on my nose and in the creases of my nose, on my cheeks ( each cheek gets 3 dabs ) and so forth, and then i blend it out under my eyes with my ring finger, and then blend the rest out on my face with the MAC195 brush.
    Works perfectly for me°

  53. kim

    My Favorite is Mac Studio Concealer

  54. MAC moisture cover for under eyes, MAC studio finish everywhere else and MAC studio sculpt I like for everything

  55. details

    Laura Mercier’s Secret Concealer and Secret Camoflauge are the best concealers in the world – nothing else compares. I love them.

  56. Ziya

    right now, I’m loving benefit’s erase paste..it actually covers well and its the first light weight opaque non creasing concealor I’ve found. Also,MAC’S select cover up..I’ve had this for years amd nowhere near finishing, its amazing for blemishes and undereye..\

  57. claudia

    I think Studio Finish is good, but not for dark circles. I already have fine lines and it doesn’t help. I’m trying to find something to use on under the eye area. I also like Bare Minerals multi-tasking, it gives a good coverage but doesnt look cakey or too heavy, I find it very good to cover redness near the nose.

  58. i’m now using MUFE lift concealer + beautymaker (taiwan) brand concealer now… they are pretty good in concealing my blemish + panda eyes.

  59. kay

    MUFE full cover concealer works best for me. It doesn’t cake, spreads easily and is the best shade match.

  60. Lorna

    NARS concealer in Ginger. it is super creamy and goes on well under the eyes.

  61. Meg

    Bobbi Brown’s corrector and concealer are absolutely the BEST I have ever used. I have no plans of ever trying another brand!