Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Two Drugstore Concealers: Essence Match 2 Cover & Catrice Camouflage Cream

Concealer is just a wonderful invention- it conceals dark circles and hides blemishes. What's not to like? For today's post, I have to super budget-friendly drugstore concealers for you that I have rediscovered while shopping my own stash ...

Left: Essence Match 2 Cover Cream Concealer 10 Natural Beige; Right: Catrice Camouflage Cream 020 Light Beige

Essence Match 2 Cover Cream Concealer (2,45€)
This is a concealer/corrector duo in the style of higher-end products such as the Bobbi Brown Corrector& Concealer of the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage. Since I bought this, Essence brought out a second shade combination for this duo, so now there's actually a shade selection possible for this product now too. As you can see, I've majorly hit pan on both of the shades- I like to use the lighter peachy one for undereye circles and the beige shade for concealing blemishes. Sometimes I will also mix the two together for my undereyes, depending on the level of brightness I want to achieve. I would describe the coverage as medium, but definitely buildable if you apply more layers as you go along. For the price, this is an absolute bargain product I've got a lot of use of, so if you can get Essence, definitely check this out! 

Catrice Camouflage Cream (2,99€)
I really like Catrice base products (I recently reviewed their new Nude Illusion makeup, which you can check out here), and I definitely enjoy the Camouflage Cream as well. This is available in 3 shades, with the lightest one (Ivory) actually being quite light for a drugstore product, which is definitely a plus for the fairer skinned girl out there. Again, I've hit pan on the product, which shows that I'm using it very regularly. The coverage on this is really high and as the name suggests, this really is a heavy duty concealer that hides blemishes very well and also lasts for a long time. I wouldn't recommend it for under the eyes because compared to the Essence duo, this has a much thicker consistency that is not suitable for that particular area, but other than that it's a great concealer for very little money, so this gets a thumbs up as well! 

One sidenote about both products: I'm pretty sure I own both of these concealers for over a year now, and they haven't really changed in consistency or dried out during that time- so they will both actually last you a long time without you having to chuck them out because of the product turning bad/gross, so that's also a plus! 

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