As well as wanting to share my current favourite concealers with you I'd also like you to point me in the direction of your favourites. I'm becoming increasingly unhappy with the products I use as my base so I'm currently on the lookout for a new foundation and concealer. My skin tone is very uneven, I have super dark under eye circles and quite a bit of redness, so if you know of any concealers you think offer really great coverage & come in very pale colours I'd love to know what they are.
Benefit concealers are by far my favourites of the few brands I've tried in the past. I agree that they're pricey and would be far better value if they were a couple of pounds cheaper as I'd say that's what they're worth. However I'm a creature of habit and once I find something that works quite well for me, I'll stick with it.
Boi-ing is the concealer I currently use on any redness, scarring and blemishes. I wouldn't say it's the best for blemishes because it's quite thick and can very easily draw more attention to the area you're trying to cover, however it does a great job of covering any other discolouration. I apply this with my fingers as it really does need that extra warmth a brush can't give to soften the product so it blends into the skin. At £16.50 it's on the more expensive side and while I'd be happy to pay that and more for a product I was completely happy with, there's something about boi-ing that isn't quite perfect for me. Don't get me wrong, it's good, I just don't think it's amazing.
Erase Paste by Benefit on the other hand, I wouldn't be without. On it's own it's not enough to cover my dark circles because they're awful, but over another concealer it works wonders at really brightening my under eye area, especially the inner corners. The pot looks ridiculously tiny but you really really don't need to use a lot of product to see the results. I use this every single day, I've had this pot for at least a year and there is still so much left. It comes with a tiny spatula to scoop the concealer out with but unless you have really long nails I'd say bin it because it scoops out way more product that you need. This retails for £18.50 and I must admit when mine runs out I will have a mild heart attack handing over that sort of money for a tiny pink pot, but in my opinion it's worth it.
My final current favourite is the Under Eye Concealer from the Eyes Lips Face studio line and I reach for this on days where I don't want to wear a lot of make up. For £3.50 it does a really decent job of covering my dark circles, it's not perfect but I didn't expect that. The lightest shade is a perfect match for my pale complexion and you also get a decent amount of product for your money. It blends really easily and I find I can use it on blemishes as well as under my eyes which I definitely wouldn't do with Erase Paste.
I use the lightest shade in all three concealers and they're a good match for my skin tone. You can see by the swatch how brightening the Erase Paste is and it really does work wonders on the inner corners of your eye to give the illusion of being well rested even if you're not!
What are your favourite concealers? I'd really love to know which ones are popular and which ones you think are really worth the money!