Friday, January 3, 2014

STICK vs. BRUSH. WHO WILL WIN? Covergirl+Olay Concealer Balm and Becca Radiant Skin Creamy Concealer

Two concealers.  One in a brush format, the other in a stick format.  So which one is better?

I will start with the CoverGirl+Olay Concealer Balm.  I have to admit that I have become obsessed with finding the right concealer.  So far, I have not found a good concealer.  I really don't have dark circles to conceal, but I want something that will give me a finished, flawless look.  I saw a good review of the CoverGirl+Olay Concealer Balm and decided to try it.  What sets this apart is that it really goes on like a balm.  It is very creamy and soft.  Lately when I have used a concealer, it gets cakey.  It does not matter what serum or how much moisturizer I use.  But with this product I did not experience any caking.  It went on smoothly, and it evens out and finishes my skin tone.

Cover Girl+Olay Concealer Balm

Now what about Becca Radiant Skin Creamy Concealer?  Well, in one word it sucked.  When I initially used the concealer, it took a long time for me to get the product on the brush after turning the bottom.  Afterwards, when I applied the product, it came on so thick I could not blend it.  It settled into every crack and fine line on my face.  It was not a pretty sight.

Becca Radiant Skin Creamy Concealer

In the end, CoverGirl+Olay Concealer Balm wins.  You don't always have to spend a lot of money to get great results.  So save some dollars and go and get  your CoverGirl+Olay stick.

CoverGirl+Olay Concealer Balm retails for $10.49. It may be purchased at WalMart, Target and your local drugstore.

Becca Radiant Skin Creamy Concealer retails for $32.00.  It may purchased at Sephora, www.dermstore.com and www.beccacosmetics.com.

4 comments:

  1. I'm using creamy concealer right now but before this I always used the ones that look like lipsticks :)


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  2. Hey Erica - I really liked this post. I have been using a cream stick concealer for some time and I like it a lot (different brand than above) but I'm actually likely to check out the CG + Olay stick next time I get low based on your review. Incidentally, I have attempted use of the brush/cream thing before (but with a different brand than the one above) and I also had awful results...the ONE day I used it, people kept asking me if I slept okay, or if I was coming down with something. So...it made me look tired & sick? From what you said about this brand, it may very well be a problem with brush/cream concealers across the board.
    Anyway, glad to see you're back and if you ever rock the pinterest or instagram, I'd be really interested to see what stuff you share. ;)

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  3. Hi Erica, I have been interested in trying the Olay/cover girl concealer, thanks for the review!
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  4. Thank you Naomi. The CoverGrl + Olay concealer stick is great. It is my first stick concealer and I am not going back.

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