Makeup Monday x Concealer

We all have those days when we look in the mirror and go “ugh where did that zit come from?” or “ack I look like I haven’t slept in months with these circles!” Thank goodness for concealers on those days! With the right product you can hide or brighten any area- instantly look more rested or make any acne disappear. For this week’s Makeup Monday I’m sharing my tried and true favourite concealing products that I alway have in my makeup bag.

1: This Laura Mercier is my new favourite! It is a very thick product that works well when applied with a damp sponge or a finger, there is a bit of blending involved though as it is so thick. I love this for under my eyes! I constantly have dark circles, and while I may skip foundation all the time, I do like a layer of concealer to cover them up.

2: Another liquid concealer that works well via sponge or finger, this Makeup Forever is thinner than the Laura Mercier, definitely a quick blend product for those who do not like a heavy concealer. However, the colour payoff and staying power are excellent!

3: This one from Almay has salicylic acid in it and is my secret weapon when it comes to errant pimples! It only comes in three colours, so I wouldn’t recommend it as an everyday go to. I’m sharing it on this list though because if I put it on a pimple (or one that’s coming on), I swear it goes away in less that a day. I confess to putting it on before bed as a spot treatment, to wake pimple free, or I wear it underneath a more skin matching formula like numbers 1 and 2.

4: I recently discovered this little palette at Target and picked it up on a whim. I am so glad that I did! Each colour is creamy and blendable to colour correct anything from acne and dark circles to dullness. I use a brush to put the pink colour under my eyes, set it and then apply my regular concealer- I swear it looks airbrushed!

5: Last but not least is Erase Paste by Benefit; you’re definitely going to want a brush or sponge with this product! It’s creamy buildable texture is excellent for anywhere on your face, without making you feel like you are suffocating.

Do you have a favourite concealing product? If so let me know so I can try it out and add a new goodie to my list!

Happy Monday to each and everyone of you loves!

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  1. April 6, 2016 / 11:30 am

    Thanks for the list. I always enjoy seeing what others are using.

    It’s not so much concealer – as it is brightener, but I’ve recently discovered the Bare Minerals Eye Brightener and that works wonders with concealer!! 🙂


    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 6, 2016 / 6:25 pm

      Oooo I need to check that one out! It sounds good. Hugs, Kait

  2. April 6, 2016 / 3:16 am

    Love your fashion share, and i learn a lot

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 6, 2016 / 6:44 pm

      Thank you love! Hugs, Kait

  3. April 6, 2016 / 12:08 am

    I love, love, love Benefit’s Erase Paste! I use it under my eyes and it works wonders– always feel like a new woman after haha. Thanks for sharing your faves. Hope you have a lovely week, dear!

    Meaghan xx

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 6, 2016 / 8:24 am

      It’s amazing how one little product can do that!!! Have a fantastic week yourself love. Hugs, Kait

  4. Toba Knopfler
    April 5, 2016 / 9:04 pm

    i think i need to try this laure mercier one. my dark circles are like not leaving…lol great post honi xx


    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 5, 2016 / 10:12 pm

      Also try the NYX pink colour corrector, it’s magic! Btw I messaged you via Twitter love! Hugs, Kait

  5. Annie
    April 5, 2016 / 7:09 pm

    Makeup Forever really does make the best concealer! I just purchased some not too long ago and it’s a game changer!
    xo Annie

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 5, 2016 / 8:17 pm

      I completely agree! Your latest hair post is going to be a game changer too! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 5, 2016 / 8:18 pm

      Thanks for reading love! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 5, 2016 / 8:18 pm

      Definitely give the NYX palette a go! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 5, 2016 / 8:20 pm

      I think you’ll love any of these! Hugs, Kait

  6. April 5, 2016 / 12:13 pm

    This came at the PERFECT time! Just had a ‘breakout episode’ on my jawline yesterday and my concealer isn’t cutting it. Totally looking into these options right now!!!


    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 5, 2016 / 8:20 pm

      Oh no! I hate when that happens. Get the Almay- it’s magic! Hugs, Kait

  7. Jen Frick
    April 5, 2016 / 9:05 am

    I am definitely all about the color-correcting these days! My problem has always been redness so a green color corrector has been my go-to! I have yet to try the palette from NYX, but I can only imagine great things (price and quality!). Lately, I’ve been using the Redness Reducing Primer from PIXI! I love it! Thanks for sharing Kait!! xoxo

    Jen |

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 5, 2016 / 8:23 pm

      I’ve never tried PIXI products, but I’ve heard they are great. The NYX one is like $10, and it’s been working great. Hugs, Kait

  8. Yuliya Oleynykova
    April 5, 2016 / 11:04 am

    I love Benefit’s one. the only thing is you really have to blend it well for it to stay without creasing! x

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 5, 2016 / 8:21 pm

      Use a primer like Urban Decays and it will last all day! Hugs, Kait

  9. Ashley
    April 5, 2016 / 10:42 am

    I’ve been meaning to pick up some of that MUFE concealer- I’ve heard it’s amazing!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 5, 2016 / 8:21 pm

      It’s fantastic! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 5, 2016 / 8:25 pm

      Thank you love! Hugs, Kait

  10. tara
    April 5, 2016 / 1:02 am

    I love this round up. I have been searching for a new concealer. I have used the make up forever since college! I just recently tried the Laura Mercier foundation and LOVE it. I think I need to try the concealer too. Thanks for sharing!
    Xo, Tara

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 5, 2016 / 8:26 pm

      Omg if you like her foundation, you will adore the concealer!!! Thanks for reading love. Hugs, Kait

  11. candice
    April 5, 2016 / 12:42 am

    Ugh ya girl, I def wake up thinking those things! Lol! Eep lately with all my allergies!! Love the makeup picks!


    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 5, 2016 / 8:26 pm

      The NYX palette sounds perfect for you!!! Hugs, Kait

  12. April 5, 2016 / 12:35 am

    Concealer is a must have in my life! I love all these products. Thanks for sharing beautiful!!
    – Raysa

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 5, 2016 / 8:29 pm

      Same here! Thanks for dropping by love. Hugs, Kait

  13. April 5, 2016 / 12:33 am

    Love your picks! I love Laura Mercier but have never tried this concealer. I need to try it! And I absolutely LOVE the NYX color correcting palette 🙂 Happy Monday babe! Xo

    Hales |

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 5, 2016 / 8:32 pm

      I would definitely say give it a try! So good. Hugs, Kait

  14. April 4, 2016 / 10:36 pm

    These sound lovely! I’ll have to give them a try!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 5, 2016 / 8:33 pm

      Thank you loves, have a great week! Hugs, Kait

  15. April 4, 2016 / 10:09 pm

    Great post Kait! I’ve only recently started using concealer under my eyes but it does wonders! I currently use a Mary Kay and a MAC concealer that I absolutely love. I’m always so intrigued by the different types of makeup that people use because I’m clueless! Xoxo

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 5, 2016 / 8:36 pm

      It really does change things! I love reading other people’s thoughts on it too, you can never stop learning. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 5, 2016 / 8:35 pm

      It’s sooo good! Thank you love, and have a super duper week! Hugs, Kait

  16. April 4, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    love the post! Big laura Mercier fan!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 5, 2016 / 8:33 pm

      Thanks love! Me tooooo! Hugs, Kait

  17. Laura McCalester
    April 4, 2016 / 8:32 pm

    I love this post!!! I barely wear any make up so I feel like I’m always discovering new things that everyone else already knew about…haha! I’m adding these to my list of products to try! Thanks, girl!!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 4, 2016 / 8:35 pm

      Awww thanks Laura! These are some really great products for sure. Happy Monday! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 4, 2016 / 5:19 pm

      Thank you love! Happy Monday! Hugs, Kait

  18. janna doan
    April 4, 2016 / 7:17 pm

    kait–great post. this is another thing i’m so lazy on.. concealer. but i like how the almay has s.acid in it!! helps get rid of those suckers. also, color correcting seems to be a really big thing these days and looks like that NYX one has you covered on all bases. thanks for sharing love. i always love reading about beauty products. xoxo,

    janna |

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 4, 2016 / 7:33 pm

      Colour correcting is certainly gaining traction! I can get behind it, but still can’t contour for the life of me. Thanks for reading Janna! Hugs, Kait

  19. Mariam
    April 4, 2016 / 6:16 pm

    Gorgeous picks, Kate! I really love the Make Up Forever canceler and use that all the time!

    xo Mariam

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 4, 2016 / 7:32 pm

      It’s definitely a great one! Happy Monday Mariam! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 4, 2016 / 4:47 pm

      I use her foundation and love it! I hope you have a great week love! Hugs, Kait

  20. Jalisa
    April 4, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    I have to look into the color correct quad! I have a green concealer, as well as a brightening one, but it’s great to have something that has all of them together, so easy! Thanks for sharing, girlie, and I hope you have a great week ahead!



    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 4, 2016 / 4:36 pm

      Yes! I had tried the green ones before, so when the palettes came out I knew I wanted one- I couldn’t’ pass this one up for under $10. It’s great to at least try out the different shades of colour correctors. I hope you have a fantastic week love! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 4, 2016 / 4:27 pm

      You seriously can’t go wrong with any of these! Hugs, Kait

  21. Samantha
    April 4, 2016 / 4:06 pm

    I need to get into NYX!! I just haven’t had the time to go and pick one out – nice post Kait xoxo

    Samantha |

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 4, 2016 / 4:27 pm

      Their products are seriously amazinggggg! Happy Monday! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 4, 2016 / 4:28 pm

      Thanks love!!! I hope you have a fantastic week. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 4, 2016 / 3:26 pm

      They can certainly be tricky! Hugs, Kait

  22. Taylor Aube
    April 4, 2016 / 3:20 pm

    Liquid concealers are my favorite and they are pretty much all I use with my foundation and a little contour. Liquid is perfect for my skin which is a little dry. I love reading your makeup monday posts! There is so much to learn about makeup and I am definitely a noob when it comes to makeup ahah!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 4, 2016 / 3:27 pm

      I’m impressed you contour- I can’t get the hang of it for the life of me! Btw you are too cute in your vintage snowsuit lately. Hugs, Kait

  23. Lili
    April 4, 2016 / 3:13 pm

    I’ve been using Marc Jacobs for dark circles, but it creases a lot. I’d love to try that Laura Mercier one. It sounds amazing!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 4, 2016 / 3:28 pm

      If it creases, I’d recommend throwing some Urban Decay Primer Potion under it! Great product for keeping products in place. Hugs, Kait

  24. April 4, 2016 / 2:44 pm

    I am always looking for new concealer. The bags under my eyes are insane! I am the worst at make up and am always lost when walking through the make up department. This is the perfect sized list for me to go check out!! I am soo glad you shared!!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 4, 2016 / 3:10 pm

      It sounds like the Laura Mercier would be a great match for you! Having a list to follow always makes it easier. Thanks for reading! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 4, 2016 / 3:10 pm

      It is always my secret go to! Hugs, Kait

  25. Kristen
    April 4, 2016 / 1:51 pm

    Concealers can really tricky especially for under eyes. Great list! I love the Laura Mercier with its thicker consistency and moisturizing properties.

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 4, 2016 / 3:11 pm

      It’s amazing! I always have the hardest time with colour matching, but these ones have great selections. Hugs, Kait

  26. April 4, 2016 / 12:52 pm

    This is a great list! I haven’t tried any of them yet, but I’ve been wanting to try the Laura Mercier product because I’ve heard so many great things about it! Glad you like it!

    Keep smiling!
    Molly |

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 4, 2016 / 3:12 pm

      Thank you love! You should definitely give it a go! Hugs, Kait

  27. Joshsunic
    April 4, 2016 / 12:40 pm

    I love that NYX palette. I’m obsessed with the Marc Jacobs under eye pen because the cooling tip feels great when you apply the concealer.

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 4, 2016 / 3:13 pm

      Oooo that sounds really neat, I’ll have to give it a go. Hugs, Kait

  28. April 4, 2016 / 12:08 pm

    Have your tried Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind? I use the brighter under my light concealer and it’s AMAZING!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 4, 2016 / 3:14 pm

      I haven’t tried it! I’ll have to pick some up next time I need to try a new one. Thanks for the suggestion! Hugs, Kait

  29. Mayra
    April 4, 2016 / 12:01 pm

    Hi Kait! I always look forward to your Makeup Monday posts! My current fave concealer is from Tarte; I love the texture and a little goes a long way. Take care!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 4, 2016 / 3:16 pm

      Awww thank you Mayra! I haven’t tried too many Tarte products, but I love several of their cheek stains. Hugs, Kait

  30. Roselyn
    April 4, 2016 / 11:52 am

    This was such a great post and so perfect for a Monday because I literally got no sleep LOL! I currently use Urban Decay Naked concealer and I love it, but will be picking up number 4 for sure!!! Xo, Roselyn

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 4, 2016 / 3:17 pm

      The UD Naked line is amazingggg! The NYX palette has been so much fun to play with, and super effective. Hugs, Kait

  31. April 4, 2016 / 11:39 am

    I always love reading your Makeup Mondays because I am so clueless when it comes to makeup!! I always forgot to use concealer but I love Benefit’s Erase Paste. These all look like great options though, I’ll definitely have to try them out!

    xoxo, CiCi

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 4, 2016 / 3:18 pm

      Awww thanks Ciera! I doubt you’re clueless, you always look fantastic makeup or no. It’s definitely a good go to! Hugs, Kait

  32. Erica
    April 4, 2016 / 10:54 am

    I actually use my MAC eyelid primer as a concealer because it covers well, stays put and grabs on to any foundation and powder that I put on top of it. I’ve never had any luck with traditional concealers in the past.


    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 4, 2016 / 3:19 pm

      Ooo this sounds like a creative solution! I’ve never tried their primer before, I always use Urban Decays. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 4, 2016 / 3:20 pm

      You should! I’m loving it! Hugs, Kait

  33. Len Parent
    April 4, 2016 / 9:36 am

    Awesome post girl. Love this! Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful day!
    much love, Len

    • Kait Elizabeth
      April 4, 2016 / 3:20 pm

      Thanks doll! I hope you have a great week. Hugs, Kait

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