I am constantly on the hunt for the perfect under eye concealer – I buy so many, hoping that the next one will be ‘the’ one. I want to find a concealer that blends well, stays on all day, doesn’t crease, is a good colour match and the right consistency to cover dark circles while brightening the under eye area – is that too much to ask for!?
I thought I had found a pretty good match with Bobbi Brown’s under eye concealer. The consistency is thick, the shades are really flattering and it covers well but I find that you need to use quite a lot each time and the pot is so small, I am forever replacing it!
I also really like the Benefit Fake Up concealer. It looks like a lipstick and has strip of concealer running through the centre surrounded by moisturiser. The concealer is so easy to apply and leaves your under eye area feeling super hydrated, really fresh and gives it a young, dewy glow but I still thought I could do better!
I must admit, I watch A LOT of YouTube make-up tutorials (I’m a little obsessed) and was constantly seeing girls using the Collection 2000 16 Hour Wear Concealer. I’ve never bought anything from Collection 2000 before as I always assumed it was a teen kind of brand to buy your first selection of make-up from as everything is pretty much under £4. However, as it was so popular online, I wanted to give it a go.
The concealer comes in three colours and I went for the darkest shade: Medium 3 for £3.99 in Boots. It comes in a long tube with a lip gloss like applicator and it is really highly pigmented, has a great consistency and covers dark areas amazingly well. I apply the concealer using the brush applicator then spread with the Real Techniques pointed foundation brush, blend with the Beauty Blender and then finish with a dusting of MAC’s finishing powder using the Real Techniques setting brush. It dries really quickly and leaves a matte finish. I was immediately impressed with the look and feel of the concealer and it lasted all day!
I think this concealer comes extremely close to being the one, although I’ll probably never give up the search! I think it performed better than some of the higher end concealers that I’ve tried in the past which can cost up to £30 each. For £3.99, the Collection 2000 concealer is definitely worth a try.
What are your favourite concealers?