What type of concealer do you prefer? Liquid, stick, pot, etc.

I prefer liquid or pot. I find both are easier to get just the right coverage out of! Liquid is more versatile for me because I can sheer it out, build it up, etc.

— Christine


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kjh Avatar

Agreed. Although there are a few liquid correctors that are fine. That Tarte CC is nice, and i scored the Benefit Erase Paste before d/c. It’s staying fresh in a fridge. What i haven’t liked is stick types…old Nars, CdP style. Or the powder that Bare Minerals had. My fave seems to be one of the MUR formulas. Despite probably having ~25 choices, i was really bummed that one had been used up. And they changed the color numbering system, grrr. KGD is about to be used up, too. Pretty nice, good match w/ my KGD foundation, but it’s hard to source, which usually means less stock turnover and product that is closer to expiration than one would think. Also, the KGD seems decidedly less bang for the buck. So doubt I’ll repurchase.

Helena Avatar

I don’t even know what I want in a concealer anymore because I’ve been trying to use up my Shape Tape for eons. 😂 I suppose I prefer liquids which are more pigmented, so I can just use a little and sheer it out/build it up as necessary, but it’s been a while since I used a cream so I could be missing out!

kjh Avatar

Hello, and yes! Pissed that they changed the #s. My olds were C5, C7, and C9. C was ‘cool’ at that point. Now it seems everything is neutral or warm/yellow. Not looking forward to going inside Ulta…. MUR has lots of formulas. Conceal and Define is my fave. Conceal and Hydrate is drying, for some weird chemical reason. This product reminds me that nowadays you can build a respectable stash with only DS products.

Ana Maria Avatar

I like liquid concealers, but those with a thicker, almost creamy consistency. And it has to come with a pump. For me anything with doe foot or in pots it’s a no go; I find them non so hygienic, and I prefer to stay away from them.
Definitely I like medium to full buildable coverage formulas, something I can easily use all over the face of I need to cut down on products.

Lesley Avatar

At this stage of my skin’s life, I am more concerned about coverage and no creasing than formulation. That being said, I am currently using something that comes in a squeeze tube that I would consider to be a loose cream. It works well but I hate the tube packaging because it is hard to control how much comes out. At some point, I will need to cut the tube open and then I will be able to dip a brush into it and get more control. I guess this is a long-winded way of saying I prefer cream in a pot.

Aspasia Avatar

I have always used a liquid concealer although I’m on a quest to find one that covers my dark undereye circles so that I can’t see them. I swear I can still see my undereye circles even after applying concealer and foundation. When I ask my coworkers they say they can’t see anything but then I wonder if they’re being nice, lol. I have had to switch to more hydrating formulas in the last few years as my skin type has changed to combo/dry. I recently finished a Maybelline Fit Me Dewy concealer. I loved the color but it was a bit too sheer. I am now using a Colourpop hydrating concealer; it blends nicely but I think I ordered too light of a shade (ordered from the website). I hear Becca has a great pot concealer which I’m going to try once my CP is gone. I welcome any recommendations too!

Sarah Avatar

Liquid works for me. I don’t like sticking my fingers in potted. I haven’t tried a stick concealer before, though it seems useful for covering blemishes.

DVa Avatar

Def liquid/cream.
Funnily enough, right now the Rare Beauty concealer is the one i reach for most because its SO easy to use. Love the wand and it’s what I use when I’m in a hurry, or doing light makeup.
However, my overall favourite is It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Illumination Waterproof, which is in a squeeze tube and is a thick liquid, or light cream?
Anyway, IMO it’s the best for not creasing, and I love it’s illuminating qualities, but you have to warm the product a bit to work with it. The results are worth it.

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