Disappointing Drugstore Concealers

I was clearing out my makeup stash when I came upon these four concealers that I haven’t used up and that just didn’t work for me at all for various reasons. So I thought I’d blog about them.



The first is this 24H Super Stay Maybelline concealer. I like the wand this has on it, it’s long, thin and bends well making it very easy to use. However the product itself is just a no go. For one thing, it oxidases like crazy straight away so the shade you think you’ll get is not at all what it really comes out as. It’s also very drying and sticks to every bit of dry patches on my skin. It’s also very hard to blend out, no matter what tool I used.


The next is this Australis concealer. Now to be fair, I got this years ago and I tried to give it a good shot back in my new-to-makeup days. But it just didn’t work. It’s also very drying and comes out very patchy. It cakes up very quickly and doesn’t do a good job at actually concealing either. I did like however the packaging as the lid on it is very secure.


Another concealer that didn’t work for me is this Rimmel Hide The Blemish one. Again I tried to hard to give this a good go. The lid of it is very flimsy and falls off easily. It comes our creamy and blends out well but once it’s blended out there is no pigmentation. It’s like it’s not even there. That is why this didn’t work for me.


Finally, the L’Oreal Infalible concealer. Now I had high hopes for this because I’ve heard that the Infalible foundation is amazing. But this just didn’t do it for me. For one thing, it’s impossible to blend. Once you put it on, it’s not moving anywhere. It also didn’t have as much coverage as a concealer in my opinion should have and was also drying.

So those are the concealers that have disappointed me and didn’t work for me personally. Please remember this is just my opinion and these may work well on other skin tones so if you use these and love them then that is super exciting and please continue to use them! I also love these brands and have a lot of other products from them which are outstanding. But these just did not work for me.

Have you tried any of these? What did you think?





  1. November 1, 2016 / 9:24 pm

    I really wouldn’t have mych to say about this because makeup is not my thing.. But the lesson here is that you’ve been able to distinquish between the product that worked and didn’t work for you

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    • SofiaaDot
      November 2, 2016 / 10:16 am

      Yeah exactly! 🙂 xx

  2. November 1, 2016 / 1:49 am

    I haven’t tried any of these, but it’s good to know that they do not work and to stay away from them. Do you have any recommendations on a good concealer that works for oily skin?


    • SofiaaDot
      November 1, 2016 / 9:31 am

      Hi Yiota! I’m glad it helps!!! I’m not too sure for oily skin unfortunately as I have dry/normal skin!! So I can’t really recommend much! But I’ve read the LA Girl concealers are meant to be good for oily skin! Hope that helps 😀 xx

  3. November 1, 2016 / 12:05 am

    I think it’s so hard to find a good drugstore concealer.. Good to know what to stay away from! 🙂


    • SofiaaDot
      November 1, 2016 / 9:27 am

      Yeah it is difficult! The Maybelline Fit Me is decent and the Rimmel Wake Me Up/ Match Perfection are decent!!! xx

  4. October 31, 2016 / 9:46 am

    I’ve not had much luck with stick concealers either, I always like posts like this because they’re honest and so helpful x

    Liz | LotsofLoveLiz

    • SofiaaDot
      October 31, 2016 / 1:08 pm

      Yeah and they help you save lots of money!! 🙂 xx

    • SofiaaDot
      October 30, 2016 / 8:31 pm

      To be honest, I haven’t found any stick ones that I like yet either… I just find most stick ones are far too drying :/ xx

    • SofiaaDot
      October 30, 2016 / 8:30 pm

      Yeah don’t haha save your money!! 🙂 xx

    • SofiaaDot
      October 30, 2016 / 8:30 pm

      I really want to try the collection one!!!! So disappointing about Rimmel though 🙁

  5. October 28, 2016 / 3:21 pm

    I’ve had the super stay one before and feel the same as you. My go to concealer is the maybelline fit me, I love it! Also the L’Oréal infalliable foundation is amazing!

    • SofiaaDot
      October 30, 2016 / 8:29 pm

      Yes the fit me is so good!! And I haven’t got around to trying the foundation yet but I really want to! xx

      • October 30, 2016 / 8:32 pm

        Neither have I. Never really thought about it to be honest?😂🙈

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