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Concealer Declutter, Summer 2017

Concealer Declutter | Essential Twenty

Welcome back to another Sunday on Essential Twenty, meaning another makeup declutter. Today’s post is all about the concealers I’m saying goodbye to. Let’s be honest, we all know that I’d get rid of every single one I own in favour of the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, but I’ve still left a few options in my collection…for now.

The first concealer I’m saying goodbye to is the Seventeen Skin Wow Concealer* which is just way out of date now. I’ve had this for a while but not touched it in 2017. I mean, it’s pretty much all used up so why have it taking up precious space in my drawers? This is a great budget option for undereye brightening to reduce the appearance of dark circles and I might pick it up again in the future if I start to look for that in a concealer again.

Another Seventeen concealer I’m going to have to pass on is the Seventeen Stay Time Concealer. This was actually my favourite concealer for a good couple of years and I must’ve got through at least four of these, but this tube is old and I just don’t really reach for it. If you find the Collection Lasting Perfection (see later) concealer to be a little thick but love the coverage, then this is a great alternative. Like the previous Seventeen concealer, I probably would repurchase this concealer but I’m taking a break from it for the time being.

I honestly don’t know why I bought the Barry M Flawless Light Reflecting Concealer, but initially I really didn’t rate it. Eventually I grew to love it, and it was great for cleaning up any messes when it came to a vampy lip or a smokey eye and you can see in the photo below that I gave it a lot of love. It’s been a little while since I’ve used it and it’s time to say goodbye, but if I saw it on offer I probably would repurchase this one.

Concealer Declutter | Essential Twenty

I picked up the Natural Collection Concealer to see if I could get away with buying dirt cheap concealers. The answer is no. This concealer only cost £2 so I don’t feel like I’ve wasted a lot, but it’s just too dark. I might be able to get away with this when I get back from my trip to Spain in a few weeks but the coverage isn’t great so I think it’s time to chuck this concealer away.

The most recent concealer in my collection remains unopened, and that is the Rimmel Hide The Blemish Concealer*. I’m not even going to bother trying this out as it’s pretty obvious just by looking that the shade is wrong for me and I just don’t rate stick concealers. This one won’t be going in the bin, but rather will get donated to a friend or family member.

I’ve saved what is seemingly everybody’s favourite for last – the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. Honestly I really don’t rate this concealer. I’ve continually bought it and binned it throughout my makeup loving years and honestly, I never use a tube more than about ten times. It’s just too thick for me and I’m making a promise to myself than this will be the last tube of it that I buy and promptly (or not so promptly in this case as I’ve had it for a good year or more) throw away.

My concealer collection is pretty tiny after getting rid of these now, and I even have a couple still in there that I could probably get rid of soon but still want to leave them for now – a girl needs options! Have you tried any of these concealers?

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