In a continuation of my drugstore makeup comparison series, I’ve been putting some concealers to the test! Prior to this testing, I was pretty loyal to Tarte Shape Tape. Since expanding my horizons, I find myself reaching for a couple of these regularly, too!
Starting with this one because it was my favorite of the bunch! It is so similar to Shape Tape, that I find myself using these interchangeably. I find Shape Tape a little bit easier to blend in, but the coverage, staying power, and everything else is virtually the same! A little goes a long way, so start small and you can always add more, if you need to. Just like Shape Tape, I wouldn’t recommend this for dry skin.
I was pleasantly surprised by how much I like this concealer! Although it says full coverage, I found it to be much lighter in coverage than the e.l.f. concealer. It was easy to blend and felt hydrating. It didn’t crease on me, which is a big thing I look for in concealer. Because it’s lighter coverage, I find myself reaching for it on minimal makeup days when I just need a little bit of color correction and concealing under my eyes. I wouldn’t use it on a day that I was doing a full makeup look. I would say it’s fairly comparable to Tarte Hydrocealer.
Like the name says, this is a very matte concealer. I like something a little more dewy for concealer, so that was the first thing I didn’t like about this. It has a nice formula and was easy to blend. I found it to offer light coverage. Due to the matte nature, it felt very drying to me. While I liked the coverage and brightening that it offered, I personally won’t use it.
I can’t stress enough how much I disliked this concealer. From start to finish, it was not a winner for me. The one thing I liked about it was that the formula was pretty thin and easy to apply. On the flip side, though, that made it super light coverage. After application, it didn’t really look like I had put anything on. By mid-day, much of it had settled into my creases or basically melted off my face. By the end of the day, it was as if I hadn’t put concealer on at all.
So, there you have it! Four drugstore concealers tested and reviewed. It was fun to try some new products and really nice to find a couple of concealers at better price points that I like to use!
Be sure to check out my Drugstore Mascara Comparison post, too!