Following on from my previous article, so what other concealers are worth considering. Obviously most of you would engage in a makeup artist for your wedding. But for those who are looking to do their own makeup and for any pre and post wedding events, below are three concealers that I find fulfil the claims they make and are easily accessible in Australia.
Cover FX cream concealer
I found the cream concealer to be comparable to AmazingConcealer from Amazing Cosmetics. It has a similar consistency and the coverage is fantastic. Being a thick consistency, you need to really work the product into the area. However, you can still build it up to obtain the desirable amount of coverage. It boosts that is clinically tested, gluten free and vegan friendly with no nasties such as parabens. This is a huge plus.
The Cover FX has a shade system which covers a lot of skin tones. It comes in 3 different undertones;
P=Pink, N=Neutral (equal parts pink and golden), G = Golden. The lower the number, the lighter the shade. For example, if you have a pink undertone, you would select the N series in which you have 3 different shades to choose from; each being three percent darker than the previous shade in the series.
This is a bit confusing especially if you don’t really know what your undertone is. They recommend you start with the N series. If you find it too pink, then your undertone is Golden. If it is too yellow, then your undertone is Pink. I was quite overwhelmed by this shade system so I took their advice and started with the N series.
The Cover FX range of cream concealers retail at $40 and can be easily purchased from Sephora Australia. Unfortunately, the N series seems to the most popular so it tends to run out of stock quite easily. To overcome this, I would recommend, you go into the store, confirm your shade and order it online.
Kat Von D – Lock-It Concealer
I really like this concealer. It is creamy and blends in really easily. Being so highly pigmented, the coverage is amazing. What I like about it this concealer is that it is long wearing, probably due to the fact that it is oil free. I hate it when concealers wear easily. It layers quite well so you can get the optimal coverage you are after.
When choosing the correct shade, The Kat Von D Lock-It concealer isn’t as complicated at Cover FX. It just doesn’t have the same extensive shade range but in saying that you have a choice of 9 shades.
The Lock-It concealer retails at $32 from Sephora Australia. Again, availability can be an issue. Once again, I recommend you identify your shade and order it online
Becca – Ultimate Concealing Crème
Whilst in the US, I visited Sephora (as you do) and asked for them to recommend a concealer that provides good coverage, is long lasting and doesn’t feel too drying and cakey. I was recommended to try Becca’s concealing cream. There is no doubt that this concealer does hide dark circles and it is quite light weight so you build up the coverage without it sitting into your fine lines. But to get the most out of this concealer, I was recommended to use the under eye brightening concealer.
In Sephora Australia, both these products retail at $50 each. Thankfully, in the US, the price of the Becca concealer was half that. The coverage is better when you combine the two products. But in all honesty, I just tend to use the concealer on its own as it still covers nicely. On special occasions, I use the two products together, just to get that extra bit of coverage.
What I like about this product, is the delivery system. As the product comes in pods, the product seems to last. The delivery system is much more user friendly and has less wastage when comparing it to concealers in a tube. It also comes in 12 different shades.
Like I have mentioned previously, concealers are a personal preference. Regardless of which brand you choose, make sure that you get a concealer that gives you good coverage, is long lasting and gives you a flawless look. These three that I have recommended are my personal choice. And from my personal experience, they all deliver what they say. So for any of your pre and post wedding events and even on your big day, these concealers might be something to consider.