If you watch lots of beauty YouTubers, you’ll probably have seen at least one of them use these concealers. While their primary aim is to conceal, lots of people use them as highlighters and cream contours. Naturally, as I am all about the multi-purpose and money-saving life, I hopped onto Amazon and bought a couple to try out for myself.
The shades I went for were Classic Ivory, the palest shade available at the time, and Toast. The contour shade most people seem to use is actually Beautiful Bronze, but I couldn’t find that one and Toast looked pretty similar from online swatches. I got these for about £2 each and cheap postage so they’re definitely in the drugstore/low end price range.
As you guys probably know by now, I’m a huge fan of my Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer and I don’t tend to dabble in many drugstore concealers apart from the Collection Lasting Perfection and Rimmel Match Perfection. So I was really excited to try a new budget concealer that could possibly become my new favourite… I have to say, I’m not incredibly impressed. It might have something to do with the fact that both shades are totally wrong for me, or the fact that I was expecting too much from them, but they’re not really life-changing products. The ‘ivory’ shade is almost a salmon pink on my skin so definitely not pale enough, but it does give quite a good amount of coverage without drying out your skin which is really nice. It’s also pretty blendable, so it’s a shame it makes me look pink!
Sadly, the contour shade is far too warm for me and so, even though the formula is still really nice, I can’t do much with this product. I can see why they’d make a nice cream contour as they blend out so quickly and smoothly, but I think you definitely need to get exactly the right shade as even from looking at swatches online for quite some time, I managed to get both of these wrong. I can definitely use Classic Ivory as long as I set it afterwards with a pale powder, but the contour shade is pretty hard to get away with. I’m not sure if Beautiful Bronze is cooler toned, but Toast is just totally the wrong shade on my pale skin and I have to use a tiny amount of product to get it to look okay. Having said that, the formula is impressive and unlike any other concealer I own so I might have to repurchase them in different shades in the future.
So, if you’re looking into getting these concealers I’d say the formula is definitely worth the low price tag, but make sure you’re getting the right shades for you. It’s probably a good idea to find somebody swatching them who has a similar skin tone to you so you can get an idea of what they might look like on you. If you’re pale like me, I’d say go as pale as you can with these. Are they the best concealers out there? Nope, I’ll stick to my Collection Lasting Perfection for high coverage drugstore, and my Clinique Chubby Contour Stick for cream contouring. Let me know if you own this and what your thoughts are, and what the best shades for pale people are! Thanks for reading x