Concealer is the MVP of any makeup collection. It can work to define brows, highlight under the eyes, contour features.  It works in tandem with your foundation to create flawless and even coverage, and it works over-time to cover up pimples, dark circles, and uneven skin tone. This post is about the hardest working products in my make up collection, the good, the bad, and the ugly of concealers.

Bobbi Brown Stick – This is top notch, its high coverage, easy to apply, and quick! I use my Bobbi Brown stick as part of my daily routine to lightly contour under my eyes, around my mouth, and to spot cover any random blemishes.

Nars Creamy Concealer – This is your typical wand applicator concealer, it has a sheer coverage and is loved by the masses. Note: there is a Sephora collection version (below) that is a successful dupe, at half the price, this is my second bottle of the Sephora concealer. I generously swipe this under my eyes and cheek bone area and once I bake the area the sheer concealer has a matte finish, which I prefer.

Stila Perfecting Concealer – This is a super pigmented + concentrated formula. I use this to spot cover any flaw and to define my brows or gently outline my lips post lipstick application. I use the Sephora #36 brush with this concealer and I will never have a bad thing to say about this concealer.

Maybeline Stick – This was my in-a-rush go to for a long time before I found the Bobbi Brown stick. Its an amazing drugstore product, that is super convenient when you’re in a rush. I also can’t be the only one who has cheaper dupe versions of their favourite high end concealers or foundations on hand for errand running. This was my cheap and cheerful quick concealer until it became almost impossible to find in my shade anywhere in Toronto. Unfortunately I’ve moved on, but if you can find it in your shade, give it a try  for some low-key coverage.

Maybeline Concealer – On the flip side their wand concealer is easily the worst thing I’ve ever tried in my entire life. I was looking for a cheap cheerful drugstore wand concealer dupe and this was an epic fail. It highlighted fine lines, cracked around laugh lines, honestly aged me by 15 years, and after a month in my makeup box it started to separate and had weird green tinges in it. Needless to say this was in the trash real quick. So let me spare you the disappointment.


L.A. Girl – This is a hugely popular pick on the web, Instagram baddies, Youtubers, makeup artists, and their mothers all love this product. It’s featured often in “how to” contour videos because its crazy easy to apply with its squeeze and swipe packaging, usually followed by a damp beauty blender. Dab dab dab, and you’re basically a Kardashian. Also this product is highly pigmented and super affordable. A must-have!


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