I’m a concealer snob. I like expensive concealers. They’re usually really well pigmented, blend well, and last all day. So, the fact that I’ve recently found two drugstore concealers that I can recommend and will keep using… that’s pretty amazing! The other concealer is Maybelline Dream Concealer, which is great because it’s a stick, but I don’t think it holds up super great under my eyes. I use it only on my face for blemishes. The CoverGirl is more multipurpose, I’ve been using it under my eyes and around my face.
820 Light and 830 Light/Medium The concealer comes in a very easy to use squeeze tube, it has a felted top. I have to be honest and say I don’t care about the felt top, I put the concealer on the back of my hand and apply it from there as usual. I dot it in a triangle under my eyes, around my nose, and a little on any blemishes. I buff it in small circles a bit with a brush (usually my EcoTools MicroBlending Brush), and pat it once or twice with a slightly damp BeautyBlender sponge.
The concealer has medium coverage, though you can layer it to be more of a medium-full coverage, and I think it blends in very well.
I was a bit surprised to see the difference in undertones between the two concealers, I do think the 820 is less yellow and more pink than 830 in person as well. 820 is a good match for my skin, though my skin is more on the rosy side than yellow (which makes me strange, I know).
Overall, this concealer lasts all day for me without disappearing or needing a touch up. I’ve already been recommending it to friends!
810 Fair to Light and 830 Light to Medium I go through phases of powder usage. Sometimes I want loose for months and won’t touch a pressed powder, sometimes I get fed up with the loose powder and just want to pat my concealer and foundation with pressed powder on a puff for 10 seconds and be done with it.
I’ve been in a loose powder phase for the last few months, which surely means I need to try out a new pressed powder. This one is pretty good. It’s pretty finely milled, which means it is hard to pick up that there’s even powder on my skin. It does work all day, I don’t have to touch up in the afternoon at all, which is great! If you’re looking for a new powder, this is a good one to try.