Concealers are something that I never used to use until I actually started getting into makeup. I honestly am not too sure how I ever lived without them because they are one of the most staple makeup items. I can safely say I’ve turned into a massive concealer hoarder and today I’m going to share with you two of my most loved concealers.
I’ve chosen two because I use both of these with each other. I’ve found these two concealers compliment each other when looking to highlight under your eyes. However, you can of course always choose to wear them individually.
As you can see I’ve almost run out of Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind, and it’s my third repurchase! That’s probably the downfall with this product – it tends to run out really quickly. On the other hand, Rimmel’s Wake Me Up has lasted so long which is honestly amazing and so convenient considering I use it on a daily basis. Sometimes twice a day. I use Wake Me Up right under my eyes to cover up any dark circles and add brightness and then blend in Instant Age Rewind on my upper cheek to add highlight (great for contouring too!). As these are used for highlighting under eye areas, they need to be much lighter than your skin tone. These are both in shades of Ivory (the lightest shades in each range).
Rimmel’s Wake Me Up is a much creamier, thicker and yellow-toned concealer. It covers up any dark circles as it is heavy coverage but at the same time blends into your skin and feels lighter than it is. It’s probably my favourite out of the two and I find it works on all skin types. I really like the applicator as I quickly do 3 lines around my eyes, blend in and I’m done. Maybeline’s Age Rewind is a bit more pink-toned and lighter in it’s colour and coverage. The great thing about this one though is that you can build it up, it just requires more product. In my opinion, it’s more suited to contouring and perfect for creating that under eye highlighting and covers more skin. However, I’m on the fence about the applicator. Its broken on me once before and I’ve found it not too reliable so it’s best to take your time and use a light hand which is sometimes a bit inconvenient.
Make sure when applying under eye concealer you set them with a light powder. I use Australis’ face powder in the lightest shade and find it definitely extends the longevity of the concealers and stops it from creasing or moving throughout the day.
What is your favourite drugstore concealer? Have you tried either of these?