Concealers aren't the most exciting topic however they are perhaps one of the trickiest and most important products to get right. A bad concealer can immediately age the skin, sinking into fine lines, making skin look dry and dehydrated and making your make-up application look blotchy and heavy-handed. A good concealer can make the eyes look brighter and awake, make the skin look smooth and perfected and just give a general air of natural perfection. If you are looking for the latter then Dior concealers are goood concealers.

Dior And The Under Eye Concealer
My battle with under eye concealers is constantly ongoing. It seems that I am perhaps the pickiest person in the world when it comes to what I apply under my peepers. The Dior Hydra Life BB Eye Cream is my one true love and holds Holy Grail status in the under eye concealer department. I will start with the cons, this concealer is very expensive. Very expensive. And it only comes in two shades, both of which are light-medium so those with medium-dark skin won't be able to find a shade for them in this collection. However, if you have light-medium skin and can swallow the price tag then this is the perfect concealer. Why? Because it is the most natural looking concealer I have ever found. I don't have hereditary dark circles or bags but being a student, I do suffer from lack of sleep, especially now that deadlines have commenced. This concealer combats any darkness under the eyes and brightens things up whilst sinking into the skin and giving a natural finish to the skin. Due to its light weight coverage and finish, this isn't suitable for imperfections or blemishes but if you want the skin under your eyes to look natural yet perfected, this is the one for you.

Dior And The Skin Perfecting Concealer
The Diorskin Star foundation was one of my favourite finds last year and continues to be one of the most beautiful foundations I own, it covers the skin yet leaves it looking incredibly natural and slightly dewy. If you loved the foundation, chances are you will love the concealer. This is a heavy coverage concealer that is super smooth and creamy so it blends into the skin rather than just sitting on top of it like other high coverage concealers can. The thick yet cream consistency feels quite bouncy and elastic so dry patches aren't a problem, it doesn't set completely matte but leaves a natural finish. By 'natural' finish, I mean that perfect balance between dewy and matte so it never looks dry, cakey or unnatural. Basically? This is a fuss free yet high coverage concealer that takes no effort and works perfectly every time.

Dior And The Smoothing Concealer
Have you ever had a cold and then suffered from a dry nose which refuses to co-operate with make-up? Or perhaps flaky, textured skin which become exaggerated with the application of concealer? Worry no more because the Dior Hydrating Concealer is, as the name suggests, a hydrating concealer. However, the magic isn't how this makes your skin feel but how it makes your skin look. It smooths over any dry patches, working just like a good moisturiser. Yet, unlike just a good moisturiser, this provides a medium coverage, getting rid of any unwanted redness. Overall, this is a light weight concealer that provides a good coverage and works where other concealers just don't. 

Have you tried any Dior concealers? Which was your favourite?
Some girls struggle with foundation, some struggle with primers, my make-up battle has always been with concealer, too heavy, too bright, I really am the Goldilocks of the concealer world, never finding the one that is just right. Through my desperate search to find the perfect concealer I have tried numerous hyped about concealers, some getting my approval and others being immediately shunned from my make-up collection. This blog is usually a place of positivity however today I am going to be sharing three concealers which I really didn't get on with and why so that if you have the same feelings about concealer as I do then we can share are frustrations and discover some gems together.

Nars Creamy Concealer
I think that everybody and their mum has fallen in love with this concealer but however hard I tried, I just couldn't make it work for me. This concealer was hyped up to be the best, most versatile concealer which has a good coverage, is moisturising yet doesn't crease. So why didn't I like it? Well, on the face, it was fine, it covered redness but it didn't quite cut covering blemishes as I prefer a waxier formula for spots as the concealer really stays put, this seemed to vanish quite quickly from the skin leaving my blemishes bare for all to see. However, where I struggled with it the most was under the eyes. It just didn't look good and I found it quite ageing as it does set and leaves a slightly powdery finish which, under the eyes, I am really not a fan of and have found much better concealers to use under the eyes.

Collection Concealer
Now this concealer is one I have never liked and will never understand why people like it. Maybe if you have very oily, very smooth skin this will be excellent however for everybody else, just go to Maybelline or L'Oreal for a good concealer. This concealer is so drying and ageing and I will never understand the hype on this one, sorry!

L'Oreal True Match Pencil Concealer
This concealer isn't one that has been hyped about but I thought I would pick it up as when swatched they were so creamy however this, just like the others, had a very ageing effect and looked quite dry on the skin, especially under the eyes. However, I find that for touching up blemishes throughout the day, this is excellent as it is creamy enough to blend out but the slightly powdery finish doesn't highlight your blemishes and leaves a smooth matte texture. 

I know that some of these are very loved concealers however I am extremely picky with my under eye concealers and these just didn't quite cut it and if you struggle with under eye concealers like I do then stick around as I will follow up this post with some excellent suggestions!

What are your most hated concealers?


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