Most Loved Concealers | Drugstore

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).

Left: Rimmel Wake Me Up – $14.95 | Right: Maybelline Age Rewind  – $18.95

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?

  • M

    Great review, I always love Rimmel!


  • I've always used the Collection concealer, but I've kind of gone off it lately. I think I'll have to purchase 'Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind'. Lovely post too!

    Jemma // Jemma In Words

  • I really want to try both of these! My fave drugstore concealer is probably the collection lasting perfection!
    xprincessjas | ♥

    • I've not heard of the Collection concealer! Probably because it doesn't retail in Australia which is a shame :( Xxx

    • it is definitely a shame because I have also heard so much about the Collection concealer – god damn you America. :)

  • I really want to try the Maybelline one! My favourite at the minute is Collection Lasting Perfection :-) Rebeka x

    Rebeka Taylor

  • Love love love rimmel wake me up! It's so good! x

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

  • Hey Angela! I would love to try Maybelline one.

  • I love the one from Maybelline one, mine is running on empty. x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

  • I've been dying to try the Rimmel one. I'm such a cliché but I do love the Collection concealer!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  • Great post, I too love concealers!
    I have the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind but I think I bought the wrong shade and also the twist top isn't working so I have to unscrew the lid and scoop it out. That might be why I don't have the greatest impression of it. But it does cover great!
    The Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer sounds fab as well, especially from all the praise it gets!

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

    • That would definitely leave me with a bad impression as well! The applicator isn't the most reliable. You should definitely try the Rimmel one :) Xx

  • Jay

    I've never used either of these but it makes me wish that concealer didn't last so long so that I could try a new one haha
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  • I'm the same, I will never know how I lived without concealer before! I actually am not a fan of the Maybelline one. I tried it after hearing so much praise about it, I like the formula but I absoultely hate the applicator! I've tried to love it on so many occasions but I just can't! Love the Rimmel one though, I'm using that one at the moment! x


    • I'm sorry it didn't work for you! The applicator seems to be a problem with quite a few people. I'm glad you're loving the Rimmel one though! :) xx

  • So keen to try the Maybelline. I'm addicted to the Rimmel!
    Madeleine, The Daily Mark

  • I need a new concealer desperately! Thanks for a great post!
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  • Rimmel's Wake Me Up looks amazing!

    She Will Be

  • I really want to gives both of these a try i hear so many great things about them. Lovely reviews. x

  • Oh wow I love the look of the Maybelline Brightener – it looks perfectly pink! xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

  • Must try the rimmel! The maybelline is brilliant x

  • I love love love the Age Rewind concealer! I haven't yet tried the Rimmel's concealer, I will have to try it out next time for sure. Thanks for sharing :)

  • I use the age rewind but I would love to try the other one.

  • Maybelline Age Rewind is by far my fave, absolutely love it! The Collection concealer is also a good one!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

  • I am currently addicted to the Rimmel Wake Me Up as well (not as in love with the Rimmel Wake me up foundation).
    Is it too far to take a trip to the US just to pick up for Collection concealer (and a large Sephora haul obviously), or just far enough?
    Kelsey x

  • Liking the looks of the Rimmel concealer. I usually apply a bit to my cheeks to conceal some pinkness there. Thanks.