I don’t really need concealer that often – I don’t get too many spots but occasionally I like to brighten my under-eye area. There’s a lot of hype about the NARS concealer but whilst I hold the brand in the highest esteem I didn’t feel it was worth investing too much in a product that I wouldn’t get maximum use from.
So anyway after a cheeky 3 for 2 purchase in Boots a while back I ended up with the Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer and then I was gifted the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer which has had quite a lot of good press too. Now I think it’s time to compare them.
“Bourjois’ Healthy Mix fruit-therapy correcting concealer smooths away dark circles and imperfections for a visibly rested and radiant look.
- Apricot > radiance
- Raspberry > micro-circulation
- Melon > hydration
Its exquisite glide-on formula blends onto the skin for a natural result, with no marks.
Available in 3 natural anti-dull complexion shades, to reboost the complexion’s radiance.”
I found it really easy to apply the nozzle is angled so that you can squeeze out a tiny amount (I promise that’s all you need) and then use the angled surface of the nozzle to spread it. Then I lightly tap it with my finger tip to even it out. I’ve learned that it’s best to apply my foundation first to make it do the bulk of the work and then top up with a small amount of concealer. I finish off by using the remnants of concealer that are left on my brush to blend it in. I find this gives a nice lift to the under eye area without being to dense or “white”. It was the first concealer that I think I’ve ever bought so I was pleased with my choice. And it’s only £7.99 here for a tube that will last and last.
This is the product that I’ve seen recommended by lots of bloggers as their high street concealer of choice. It’s won awards too, and at a cheap as chips price of £4.19 here there’s nothing to lose.
– Conceals flaws, imperfections and blemishes for up to 16 hours.
– Water resistant and transfer proof available in Light, Fair, Medium and Dark.
This Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer comes with the equivalent to a lip gloss applicator so I tend to just add tiny dots of the product under my eye and then tap it lightly across the area with my finger tip until I get the right level of coverage. It does feel like it has a denser coverage and I guess that to last for 16 hours you’d need that consistency. I have tested it but it looks like it might flash up white in a photo but I try to avoid the photos so that’s not a big issue for me.
Of the two I tend to reach for the Bourjois product more often but I can’t decide whether that’s because the shade is a better match for me or whether it depends on how bad the circles under my eyes are. Either way they’re both great so why not give them a try. You could buy them both for less than one of the NARS concealers. But then if you’re a NARS addict theirs no contest is there?
Any thoughts on your favourite concealers? I’d love to hear about them.
This post contains affiliate links. The Collection concealer was gifted to me for review but the views are my own.