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Aug 19

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Battle of the Drug Store Concealers!

Who doesn’t love a reliable concealer that hides dark circles, doesn’t crease, plays well with the rest of our makeup products and lastly, doesn’t break the bank?

I know I do and I’ve gone through my fair share of concealers and believe it or not I have more favorites from the Drug Store than I do high end, so I wanted to take it a step further and have the battle of the concealers!

To keep things simple I’m going to compare two different drug store concealers to see which wears better, so let’s get started!

The Two Concealers Being Tested

The two hot concealers on the market right now are the ELF 16 hour Camo concealer and Loreals Full Wear Infallible Full wear concealer! I want to say I’m super excited to try both formulas because they both have over 4-star ratings! So let us talk about each concealer a little more to see what the truth is!

ELF 16 Hour Camo Concealer

A full-coverage, 16-hour wear concealer sounds amazing being that I wear my makeup for about 8 hours, so I have high expectations! The applicator is on the larger side which I like you can cover more area using less product.

ELF claims the formula is lightweight, dries matte and won’t settle into fine lines or creases, making this ideal for all skin types.

For those that are vegan and love a cruelty free product, this product will check those boxes as this product is vegan and cruelty free!

Something I found really interesting about the Camo Concealer is they come in different undertones! This is a great option since not everyone has the same undertone allowing for you to get a more natural look! This concealer also comes in 7 different shades.

I picked up the shade medium beige with a golden beige undertone and I will say the shade is lighter than I expected, but we’re going to make it work!

Infallible Full Wear Concealer

This is also full coverage and full-face wear with the capability to stay for up to 24 hours. This is 8n hours longer than the ELF Camo concealer, but is it necessary?

This concealer also has a large applicator that provides maximum coverage in one stroke which again I like!

This Full Wear Concealer is Loreals’ highest coverage formula, also making this their widest concealer shade range to date. I didn’t see different undertone options for the Infallible, so I’m curious to see if the undertone makes a huge difference.

However, this line comes in 25 shades making it larger than the ELF Camo which only has 16 shades.

I picked up shade 365 which is color cashew and this color was spot on with my foundation color.

Lately, I’ve been liking matching my concealer to my foundation shade to have a more even coverage.

Price

The ELF Camo is more wallet-friendly, I spent $6.00 versus the Full Wear $12.99.

But when looking at the amount of concealer you get from the Full Wear 10ml vs the ELF Camo 6ml the price may not be that far off.

Texture

When applying both textures to my arm, they surprisingly went on the same and the texture was the same. I will say that the Full Wear has a scent to it, not super overpowering but it does have a perfume scent.

Both concealers are very blendable and easy to work with, I applied both of them using the applicator and blending in with my Artis Brush.

After letting the concealers set, I noticed the full wear concealer has slightly better coverage.


Coverage

The moment we all have been waiting for, which has better coverage? to be honest with you guys I feel like they both have pretty decent coverage.

The ELF concealer is more sheer but looked more natural. If you want something with a lighter natural coverage this would be it. I was able to wear this both on top of my foundation and under my foundation and I didn’t get any separation or creasing. I felt this one was easier to blend out and I was able to get the amount of coverage I wanted after applying 2 layers of foundation.

The Loreal concealer is a one swipe photoshop finish type and is a little thicker. I found myself reaching for this one more because I only needed one layer to get the coverage I needed. Although there is a scent to it I find it to be pleasant. The only thing with the Full wear is I noticed I had to powder more throughout the day to avoid separation.

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