If I Could Only Have 1 Item of Make Up


If I could only have one item of make up it would without a doubt definitely be CONCEALER. It is my most used, most loved, most tried and tested item of make up and definitely my most collected too. Any time I go to Boots or any department store concessions I always find myself heading straight to the foundation/Concealer section.

I am an extreme fan of MAC make up in general, but when it comes to concealer they are high up on that pedestal. I haven't ventured too deep into many other high end concealers but in my early teens I survived on drugstore concealers, mainly the stick form one from Rimmel, later on I started getting into MAC and my first purchase was the Select Cover Up concealer.

Since then I have fallen in love with the perfect all rounder from MAC the Pro Longwear Concealer which I will forever love, it's great for any problems... Spots, healing spots with dry patches, dark circles and redness. I still use other concealers and try out new ones all the time, I can't help myself.

A few budget ones that I found to be pretty great are the Elf Maximum Coverage Concealer, the Collection Lasting Perfection, the Body Shop Concealer Pencil and the Maybelline Fit Me.

My mother swears by YSL Touché Éclat for her dark circles, I however find it way too thin, no matter how reflective it's supposed to be it doesn't make up for the coverage, but a great replacement from the drugstore is the L'oreal Lumi Magique, which I only bought because it was on a half price offer, but I will definitely be repurchasing when it runs out.

I fell for the hype and got the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer last month, I have been using it on and off ever since, it is really good, definitely a 'does-what-it-says-on-the-tin' product, but sadly I got the palest shade so at the moment I can't rely on this solely and have to mix and match with other concealers, a great dupe for this I think though is the Maybelline Fit Me that I mentioned earlier, not only the packaging but the texture and coverage are extremely similar too.

For redness I used to use the MAC Studio Finish because they used to sell the green shade which I loved and it was great until they discontinued it (sigh), I have looked into the NYX green Concealer Jar and that's on my wanted list but for now I use the Natural Collection stick version, I prefer jars because I get really dry spots and sticks tend to cake, but the coverage is great. I have also tried the corrector palette from Elf which I don't really recommend, it's very gloopy, it is useable and I still do use it on occasion but I won't be buying it again.

I really want to try the Benefit Fake Up, the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in the right shade (lol), the Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer and the By Terry Touché Veloutee concealer too.

Have you tried any? Do you recommend any?

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    Sarah :)