Concealer 101

I was searching through my collection and I’ve found that I have accumulated quite a number of different types of concealers. So I thought, what better time to do a Concealer 101 on different types of concealers! All of these different types have their uses, pros and cons.


The first and one of the easiest and most popular concealers is the wand concealer. This concealer is normally medium to full coverage, with a creamy consistency that is easy to blend. My personal favourite is Revlon Colorstay Concealer in Light(RRP $26.95). This is best for covering smaller blemishes and under-eye circles, but doesn’t work well on larger blemishes (for me anyway). I need a higher coverage and it can be hard to make it not look cakey when trying to cover larger areas.

It has a great staying power, but not quite as long as other concealer types. This particular product doesn’t crease on my skin either, which can be a common problem with concealers. Sometimes I need to use a concealer brush to help cover areas like under my eyes, or (clean!) fingers can work just as well.

P1110407Next in line is the stick concealer, which is another great concealer type. I like using this type of concealer for days when I need a little extra coverage, and have some large honking zits that need to eff off. The L’Oreal Infallible Concealer in Vanilla (RRP $19.45) is the stick concealer that I turn to when I need that extra coverage, but don’t have a lot of time to spare. You can warm this stick product up on your fingers and apply quickly to the area.

I find this particular type of concealer doesn’t work well below the eyes as it can crease very easily in areas that move around (like around your mouth and eyes). But I tend to get major blemishes on my cheeks and jawline, which doesn’t have a lot of movement.P1110409This is another version of the creamy wand concealer that comes in a squeeze tube. This particular shade is the one I use when I am more tanned (a must if you are fake tanning to have on hand!). Because it is in a squeeze tube, it’s easier to eye out how much product you will need, and because of the creamy consistency, it’s so easy to blend this into your skin.

This particular concealer is Australis Full On Coverage Concealer in Medium and it’s very long lasting and (obviously) a very high coverage concealer.


Probably the most long wearing and high coverage concealer in my collection is the Nyx Full Coverage Concealer Jar (RRP $5.00). It’s concentrated formula can be a little tricky to master as it can be quite hard to blend in, but a combination of warmth of your fingers and a brush will make it tip top. I really like this pot concealer as it’s one of the least drying pot concealers I’ve come across.


Nyx Wonder Pencil in Medium (RRP $4.50) is the only pencil concealer I’ve tried and honestly, it’s not something I would use for covering blemishes. I much prefer this for brightening my water line, especially after a big night!


The last is the highlighting concealer, which is perfect under eyes, down the nose, and on the cupid’s bow. I have literally just used my Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiant Touch (RRP $57.00) and I am feeling the pinch! This is so nice for brightening up the face without ending up looking like a disco ball!

What’s your favourite concealer?


  • Everygoodthingblog by Melissa

    I love the Nars Creamy Concealer! I really want to try the Yves Saint Laurent highlighter! Thanks for the suggestions :)

    • Kate Flint

      I am waiting to use up all my wand concealers (I’ve got a few!) before I try NARS Creamy Concealer. It’s so expensive here in Australia! :)

  • Christine

    I love a good wand concealer and just ran out of my favourite this morning. (Rimmel’s Wake Me Up)
    I’m trying to be good and not buy another one yet as I have some others I need to get through first. I miss it already though! :(

    • Kate Flint

      Don’t you hate that! I quite like the Wake Me Up Concealer too, but it’s a little too apricot coloured for me (well, the shade I bought is anyway).

  • Lena

    My favourite is MAC pro longwear, the coverage is so nice!

    • Kate Flint

      Can you believe I STILL haven’t tried MAC Pro Longwear?? I need to! :)

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