The Edit: Concealer Coveting

Clockwise from the top: 

Collection Illuminating Concealer | Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer | Origins Plantscription Concealer | Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer

Up until a few months ago I’d stuck with the same concealer for a good year, and I felt like I was becoming rather predictable in that area… Fast forward and look where I’ve ended up – they have their own compartment in my drawer of makeup loot! Since I’ve become the keeper of the concealers I thought I’d give you the low down on my favourites…

Best for dry skin: The best budget concealer for dry skin would have to be the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer. I find it gives a subtle glow to the skin which makes it good a good all rounder as you can use it both under the eyes and on spots. It’s not cakey at all but doesn’t give a super heavy coverage. I find that during the day this can wear off on me quite quickly as my skin can sometimes be more on the oily side – but for dryer skins I’d say this is a safe budget buy. The Origins Plantscription concealer is super moisturising and that’s the main reason why I was drawn to it – my under eye area can get very dry on occasion and this has just worked with it perfectly, especially with the pinky under tone (although this is a no go for blemishes!).

Best for oily skin: The Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer was my first ever concealer purchase and it was the product that kick started my love affair with makeup – who knew you could get rid of your dark circles, eh? It has a great coverage with a long lasting, nautral finish – no illuminating effects or any fancy pants stuff, making it a great one for oilier days. If you’re looking for something a little more high end, try the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer. Although it’s called a creamy concealer the consistency is much firmer than the others and gives great coverage with a natural finish. These are both my favourite concealers for blemishes too!

Best for under eyes: For those pesky “I wrote this blog post 2am” under eye bags (they can usually be seen on a Sunday – FYI!) I like to use the Origins Plantscription AND Collection Illuminating concealers – product heavy, I know, but hear me out. The pinky tones of the Plantscription concealer cancel out dark circles better than any other conceal I’ve tried so far. I then run a generous amount of the Collection illuminating concealer along the very bottom of the under eye area, right up and along my cheekbone. This no only gives a subtle glow where you’d usually use a highlighter, but also reflects the light a little off of the giant bags that feel like they’re about to drop off my face!

Blemish hiding concealers: I’ve already touched on the Collection Lasting Perfection and Bobbi Brown concealers, but it’s also worth noting that the Bourjois Health Mix concealer is great for blemishes as it has the coverage of the Collection concealer but with less of the cake (no, not the good kind of cake!). It’s also still fairly cheap (well, under Β£10), so if you’re looking for something with a tiny bit more moisture than the Lasting Perfection concealer this might be the ticket.

Best high-end: Origins Plantscription Concealer – there are no surprises here. I started using this and concealing will just never be the same again. It’s such an amazing product that I have it in more than one shade so I never have to be without it!

Best budget: Collection Illuminating Concealer – this is just the babe of all budget illuminating concealers. It helps to give me the Millie Mackintosh glow I dream about (oh, don’t roll your eyes, you know you do too!). I also use this for blemishes and redness as well, so if I suddenly had to stick to a seriously strict budget then this would be my BFF.

Lordy, I apologise for a crazy long post – congratulations if you made it this far!! – I hope this helped if you’re new to concealers and are unsure where to start, or even if you’re just on the hunt for a new one. Now pop quiz time for you lot – what should the next purchase be?


  1. Talisa TalksBeauty
    10 Apr 2013 / 12:44 pm

    I wasn't a fan of the Wake me up concealar! Great post though!

  2. Romila Marie
    10 Apr 2013 / 12:47 pm

    I want that Collection 2000 concealer! Heard a lot of good things about it! x

  3. Dollyfaces
    10 Apr 2013 / 12:58 pm

    I really want to try the origins concealer x

  4. Abby
    10 Apr 2013 / 1:08 pm

    I love the Collection 2000 concealer, its the best one I have ever used will definitely repurchase it! The Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch concealer is great for under eyes, it also doubles up as a highlighter!
    I love your blog, its so helpful!

    • HelloOctober
      13 Apr 2013 / 6:51 pm

      Thanks lovely, I will have to have a swatch of the Maybelline concealer xx

  5. Pippa Jones
    10 Apr 2013 / 1:30 pm

    Really want to give the origins on a whirl, heard so many good things about it. Looks amazing!

    Pipp xx

  6. Beth Gallimore
    10 Apr 2013 / 1:34 pm

    I like the bourjous healthy mix for blemishes! I may have to cave and get the origins one though, I'm hearing so many good things about it for under eyes!

  7. Vanessa
    10 Apr 2013 / 1:43 pm

    At the moment, I'm using Rimmel's Wake Me Up concealer for my under eye darkness and it works really well! I also have a tube of the Healthy Mix one, but I haven't opened it yet.

  8. Anonymous
    10 Apr 2013 / 1:48 pm

    Hey Suzie!
    I think you would really love the By terry touchΓ© veloutee as it has good coverage while feeling light.
    Also, you may like the Ben Nye banana powder, as ive heard that its good for setting concealer under the eyes and its less than Β£10! Its something ive been wanting to try for a good few months.
    Really love your blog and youtube channel and I really look forward to when you have new content. Please do a video on your favourite lip products! Great post πŸ™‚ x

    • HelloOctober
      13 Apr 2013 / 6:51 pm

      Thank you! I've already done a video on my favourite lip products which is on my Youtube Channel xx

  9. Dannielle
    10 Apr 2013 / 2:01 pm

    I'm using the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer just now and I love it. I was really surprised at how good it was! I like the sound of that Origins one though xx

  10. Stacey Ann
    10 Apr 2013 / 2:29 pm

    really want to try out the Collection Illuminating Concealer! haha who wouldn't want a Millie's skin, it's literally perfect and so glowy! And I hate that the collections lasting perfecting concealer doesn't have a range of shades, the medium is a tad too light for me! X

  11. Lucy Cole
    10 Apr 2013 / 2:38 pm

    I live off Collection 2000 concealer! It's a god sent!X

    Lucy Cole | A UK Fashion Blog

  12. Rachel
    10 Apr 2013 / 3:14 pm

    I use the Collection concealer too and I also like the Maybelline Super stay 24h concealer for those under those pesky under the skin red spots, it really stays in place.


  13. Coco
    10 Apr 2013 / 3:19 pm

    I love the Healthy Mix Concealer! Smells delicious xx

  14. Aggie Hamill
    10 Apr 2013 / 4:09 pm

    Ah this was really helpful, thanks! I've been using Collection 2000 forever but I want to give the illuminating and bourjois one a try now! x

  15. Trys
    10 Apr 2013 / 4:16 pm

    I'll need to try the Wake me Up concealer, because Collection's concealer doesn't work for me at all ha πŸ™‚


  16. Millie H
    10 Apr 2013 / 4:45 pm

    This was really helpful! I just need to decide which one I'm going to buy now – I need/want most of them! x

  17. Lisa Jay
    10 Apr 2013 / 5:51 pm

    if the love the Collection Illuminating Concealer try the L'Oreal one! it's the last thing I reviewed on my blog it gives such a perfect radiant finish xxx

  18. Daydreamingofparis
    10 Apr 2013 / 6:16 pm

    I love the sound of all of these. It's a shame most of them don't come in darker colours but bobbi brown creamy concealer is a beaut! Popping origins on my wist list!

  19. Huyen
    10 Apr 2013 / 6:39 pm

    love this review, I will definitely get my hands on the collection concealer!

  20. Jade
    10 Apr 2013 / 8:10 pm

    i need to definitely try the wake me up xo

  21. makeup lover
    10 Apr 2013 / 9:44 pm

    I use the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer too, it works really for my dark under-eye circles! Re-purchased it a couple of times now! haha
    Amy |

  22. Jillian Hardin
    10 Apr 2013 / 11:37 pm

    Great post, really helpful! I heard so much about the Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque I broke down and got it. While I do like it, it's a little to drying. I'm definitely adding the Wake Me Up Concealer and Plantscription to my shopping list.


    Jillicious Cosmetics

  23. Leanne Marie
    11 Apr 2013 / 9:07 am

    I only own 1 concealer and thats the collection one! I never seem to have more than one! I guess thats a good thing?

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

  24. Makeup Monster
    11 Apr 2013 / 12:28 pm

    Great post, I use Graftobian's colour corrector wheel under my eyes followed by Collection's concealer!

    • Anonymous
      13 Apr 2013 / 12:27 pm

      Hi! That sounds interesting, I will definitely be searching that, thanks πŸ™‚

  25. Grey Walls
    11 Apr 2013 / 8:31 pm

    Really helpful post, I think i will be buying the Wake Me Up one πŸ™‚


  26. Anna Black
    11 Apr 2013 / 11:38 pm

    Fantastic post, can completely relate to the blogging related under eyes! haha!

  27. Katherine xo
    13 Apr 2013 / 3:43 pm

    I love the origins concealer and the rimmel match perfection πŸ™‚ x

  28. Lara
    19 Apr 2013 / 6:51 pm

    Awesome post. I have about three concealers and I find that neither work well for me.

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