Revisiting my Favorite Concealers

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Concealer is probably this girl’s best friend. Genetically dark under-eye circles and the interrupted sleep patterns of a teething toddler mom make for a scary under eye situation. I’ve tried a lot of concealers and some of the cult favorites just don’t hold up (I’m looking at you Maybelline Instant Age Rewind), you might recall the massive (11 total products) concealer review post I did a couple years back. When it comes to concealers, I need the max coverage and a long lasting formula!

Since that post, there are two concealers that I’ve been loving and using regularly, MAC Pro Longwear Concealer and It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer. They both have amazing coverage and last all day. But about a month ago I received the Kat Von D Lock It Concealer via Influenster and it has quickly become the concealer I reach for the most! Let’s discuss…

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I love the MAC concealer and it’s the one I’ve used primarily for the past two years. However, the formula is thinner and can tend to be a little too dry in the winter months resulting in it accentuating my fine lines. I typically just make sure to apply a really good moisturizer underneath and hope that that holds up by the end of the day. Most days it works fine.

The It Cosmetics concealer is much thicker. It’s great at providing plenty of moisture and not settling into lines. However, you really have to make sure to set it with powder and put on waterproof eyeliner or else it tends to feel a little sticky and look racoonish.

The Kat Von D Lock It Concealer formula is the perfect balance between the MAC Pro Longwear and the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye. Where the It Cosmetics is a little too creamy and the MAC is a little dryer, the Kat Von D is just right. It’s still creamy and moisturizing enough but not at all sticky or heavy feeling. The formula is the biggest difference I notice between the three and what I love most about the Kat Von D line.

The coverage is definitely right up there with the MAC and It Cosmetics concealers – full coverage and it lasts all day. No complaints on coverage from any of the three.

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At first I wasn’t so sure about the Kat Von D applicator, but I really like it. I swipe it on and then blend it in with my Beauty Blender. It’s easy and mess-free, which is something I can’t say with the MAC concealer! The worst thing about the MAC concealer is the pump applicator. The formula is slightly runny and it always pumps too much out and I end up wasting a lot of it. The It Cosmetics comes in a tube, so I don’t waste anything, but I still have to use my fingers.

When it comes to shade range, the Kat Von D and MAC concealers are neck in neck with 20 and 16 shades respectively. The It Cosmetics doesn’t really compare with only four shades.

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So if you’re on the hunt for a full coverage, long wear concealer, I’d definitely try out the Kat Von D Lock It line!

This is a sponsored post. I received these products from Influenster in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. 

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  • Biana Perez

    That Kat Von D concealer is AMAZING!! I’ve been using it for the last month and I’ve never been so happy with a concealer!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Brittany W.

    I have heard that Kat Von D concealer is everything. I need to try it!

  • I have been using more Kat Von D products lately and now I want to pick up that concealer!

    • I’d never used any Kat Von D products, but I’ll have to try more out because I am really loving this concealer!

  • You are a concealer expert now! :-) I have been using the NARS concealer and I like it a lot, but I’ll have to try that Kat Von D one, it sounds lovely! Thank you so much for sharing and I hope that you have a great day today!! xoxo

    • You should see me without concealer. It’s frightening. lol. I won’t go out of the house without it on!

  • Glad to hear that you’re loving the Kat von D concealer! I got the same package from Influenster but haven’t tried it out yet. MAC Pro Longwear I think always will be my ride or die!

    • I felt the same way about my MAC until I tried the KVD! I wouldn’t use it on blemishes, but it’s great for under eyes!

  • Love love LOVE the IT concealer! My mom discovered it on QVC and now every woman in my family owns it! And it lasts FOREVER.

  • nothing i hate more than buying something that everyone LOVES and hating it myself. it’s such a waste of money lol. that being said, i love the maybelline one, it’s my holy grail :) i really want to try the it cosmetics one though.

    • Right?! I hate when that happens! I am loving the Kat Von D right now! I’ll probably stick with it.

      • okay i am so glad my comment went through – sorry if you got like 75 of them. i kept hitting submit and got an error so many times, no matter how many times i refreshed lol

        • Oh no!! I’m so sorry. I switched my comments to disqus and was hoping that would fix the problems I was having. Boo.

  • Thank you for sharing! I have been wanting to try the Kat Von D concealer but wasn’t sure how well it would work. I’m totally going to get some. I wasn’t a fan of the IT concealer, it totally made me look like a raccoon.

    • Yes, I’ve had that problem too with the IT concealer! I’ve heard it helps if you use waterproof eye makeup. But I do love the KVD!!

  • Ashley Angle

    I love this post! Concealer is my life. I never leave home without it on… that and mascara! Thanks for your awesome product reviews!
    Ashley // acutelifestyle.blogspot.com // A Cute Angle