I always love finding affordable products for higher end versions. I finally found a drugstore concealer that I really, really like. A few months ago I'd gotten the Lancome waterproof, anti-crease undereye concealer. While it's a great concealer it's quite pricey, as most great concealers seem to be. I've been on the hunt for a great drugstore concealer for a really long time. There are some I've tried that I've liked, but they weren't anything amazing. A little over a week ago I picked up Maybelline's Master Conceal. What drew me to it was that it came in a tube much like my Lancome version. It claims to be a full coverage high resistance concealer.
The Lancome version is on the left in the shade Ivory. It has a more yellow tone to it while the Maybelline one has a pinkier undertone and is in the shade Fair. Both are the same consistency, a semi-thick liquid and both are incredibly brightening.
Both blend out fairly easily which I like considering it's being put on a delicate area. From the swatches you can see the Maybelline concealer is actually slightly fuller coverage and sits a bit thicker on the skin.
Completely blended out the coverage is pretty similar, with the Maybelline one being slightly fuller coverage. Set with a powder the Maybelline one lasted almost a full day. I'd say it starts creasing and wearing around the 8 to 9 hour mark while the Lancome one lasted my full 12 hour day. I've worn the Maybelline one in the heat (basically being a sweaty mess) and also in a downpour and it stayed put in both instances.
As far as which I'd prefer, I'd say the Maybelline concealer is just as good as the Lancome version. It doesn't last as long but you're paying literally a fourth of the price. The Maybelline one is slightly thicker and fuller coverage so if that's something you look for I would highly recommend this concealer. I'd say for me I'll probably repurchase the Maybelline concealer over the Lancome one when both run out.
Lancome Concealer : .52oz - $31
Maybelline Concealer : .4oz - $8.99 but you can often find it on a sale in most drugstores
Let me know of a drugstore concealer you find comparable to the high end ones! XO