TBN: Drugstore Concealers Edition- Battle for the Top Spot
Two years ago I discovered the first ever high-street concealer I actually liked. It was a glorious day. Affordable formulas had suddenly got better- no more 40 euros pricetags for 7ml's worth of product! Nowadays, there are many I love (Bourjois do amazing ones that I use in the summer time, Maybelline is now a legend with the Eraser) but there are two specific ones I keep going back to. They are both great performers, cheap as chips and I have bought them again and again, the surest sign of product satisfaction. If I were hard-pressed to pick just one, however, which would it be?
The first product, the 'Conceal & Define' concealer by Revolution Beauty, has been dubbed the 'Tarte Shapetape dupe'. The applicator is definitely reminiscent of the legendary Tarte product, and, I admit, the whole dupe kerfuffle was the reason I tried it in the first place. I am not a fan of Revolution cosmetics. I have tried the line thoroughly and I don't like it. But I do like this and their regular lipsticks, which are very pretty indeed. This is a full-coverage concealer that illuminates and stays in place throughout the day. It is a very creamy, heavier kind of product that does not follow the YSL Touche Éclat school of thought. This will cover all your sins but does not cake or crease or weigh your eyes down. Use sparingly and it gives you a beautiful under-eye area, as well as a great base for eyeshadows on the lids. They have run out of my favourite shade and I am so annoyed. I have been using my Too Faced 'Born This Way' concealer in the meantime and, while I love it, I still prefer this cheap piece of brilliance.
The second one is the Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer. This scores very well on all the fronts mentioned above, as the two products are VERY similar: full coverage, illumination, and stability thoughout the day. This is a slightly lighter formula that is also very comfortable to wear. They are so very close but the Revolution wins in the end, for my skin. Its creamier texture works a little better for me, but that does not mean this is a lesser product. It's still a star in my book.
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*photos via https://www.revolutionbeauty.com and https://www.catricecosmetics.com