As this must-have makeup accessory becomes more multi-purpose, choosing which one to use has become harder than ever. Christine Karan casts her eye on the contenders.
Let’s agree, we can’t live without concealers any more. But now with several brands coming out with concealers with multiple use, which brand do you stay loyal to? Which concealer suits you? And ultimately, which one is the best? Thus, starts the clash of the concealers.
No-one can forget the grand introduction of Fenty Beauty in 2017. Since then, the brand has become a favourite for many.
However, the brand had a few misses that were learning curves for our beloved singer and Fenty beauty CEO, Rihanna. Fenty has yet again made a bang in the beauty world by introducing its 40-shade range of concealers. So, we had to check them out ourselves.
We were not big fans of the foundation but we went to inspect the concealer with an open mind. First off, the 40-shade range blew us away. When we tried it on, two elements stood out: the concealer was super-creamy and it blended like a dream. Whether you use your fingers or a beauty blender or Fenty’s concealer brush, the concealer is easy to work with and offers full coverage with minimal product.
It comes in a typical Fenty Beauty translucent bottle with a thin wand as the applicator.
This is a legendary concealer, a favourite for almost every makeup lover. Remastered with newer shades, Tarte’s new Shape Tape has yet again become the talk of the town so we had to try it. It’s safe to say Shape Tape is seriously shaping up alongside other brands. The formula is perfect and it blends beautifully with every skin type. Easy to carry in your purse, this non-crease concealer comes in a plastic transparent bottle with a thick wand that is perfect for application – whether you are dotting or streaking.
Every beauty lover has at least one Huda Kattan creation in their beauty kit. Ever since the Huda Beauty range hit the stores her products have been consistent and a hit among fans. Her Overachiever concealer took the beauty world by storm when it first hit the market and today has its own loyal customers. Packed in a tube with an easy eye applicator, the Overachiever concealer is full coverage and it is the concealer if you are set out partying.
Remastered, bigger and fuller; the Too Faced Born This Way Concealer came back with a bang this June. This multi-use concealer can be used for shaping the face to retouch as well as highlight. With an angled wand, this concealer is perfect for getting into the corners of the eye and for re-touching red spots. Filled in a translucent glass bottle, this elegant beauty product adds ‘pretty’ to the beauty vanity.
With each concealer having its own character and benefit, we, just like you, are torn between which one to choose. But then again, the beauty industry is not about sticking to one but to trying different options. Happy shopping!