So a couple of weeks ago I posted about my favourite cruelty free beauty products, including a certain Soap & Glory concealer. In the same post, I also said that my Barry M concealer is a good substitute for whatever the former can’t handle. Well, since then I maaaaay have had a change of heart. Kinda. I wrote the last post when I was attempting a foundation-less life, but am now enjoying my time with the Too Faced Born This Way foundation (review coming soon). And I’ve now realised that all concealers are equal… but some are more equal than others. Here’s what I’ve decided about my two go-to concealers.
Soap & Glory Kick Ass Blur & Brighten Concealer– The Pros:
- A very creamy, buildable consistency
- Thick, but not too thick
- Pretty heavy duty stuff
- Works great without foundation
Soap & Glory Kick Ass Blur & Brighten Concealer– The Cons:
- It’s kind of terrible at under eye colour correction
- Loses its staying power throughout the day
Barry M Flawless Light Reflecting Concealer– The Pros:
- Due to its brush applicator, it’s easy to apply
- That light reflecting thing is really true to its name
- Super brightening for the undereye area
- A great addition to foundation
Barry M Flawless Light Reflecting Concealer– The Cons:
- Pretty lacklustre without foundation… not thick enough to really cover those super aggressive blemishes
- You seem to go through a lot alarmingly quickly
So as you can see, these two cruelty free budget concealers do two very different (but equally important) jobs. If you need just a little extra help whilst wearing a full face of makeup, then Barry M is your man. But if you’re ditching the foundation for a few extra minutes in bed, it’s Soap & Glory to the rescue.
Honestly, I love them both. And I use them both. And I’m glad I own them both. They’re cheap, they’re useful, they’re pretty damn awesome. I say: go nuts, buy them both! They’re really great additions to my daily makeup routine, and I think they’ll be great additions to yours too.