Splurge or Save? Liquid Concealers

concealer nars maybellineThis is the second post as part of the Splurge or Save series. The first post was on a drugstore liquid highlighter with a high-end purchase. If you guys are curious do check it out and let us know which you'd choose out of the liquid highlighters.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

maybelline fit me concealer


It comes in a long tube package with a doe foot applicator. The doe foot applicator is smaller in comparison with the NARS concealer (read below).


  • It has a really nice consistency and applies very nicely to the under eyes.
  • Covers most blemishes but you may need to build the coverage
  • Colour range is limited. It comes in 6 different shades.
  • Has 6.8ml of product


Full retail price is at $14.95 AUD which is pretty good for a drugstore concealer.

NARS Creamy Concealer

nars creamy concealer


Just like the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, it comes in a tube package with a doe foot applicator which in size is bigger than the Maybelline concealer. This makes it easier to apply more product on the applicator without having to grab more product.


  • Very smooth when blended with a brush or beauty blender/sponge
  • Coverage is really good for any blemishes and I personally like to use this concealer to cover any spots.
  • Comes in 16 different shades, so there is more variety compared to the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer.
  • Only contains 6ml of product which is 0.8ml less than Maybelline


At $44 AUD it is an expensive concealer in my opinion. But for the quality, I do believe it is worth it.

What we think

I find this one quite a hard choice to make!
  • The Maybelline gives you great value for money but the colour range is quite limited
  • NARS is quite hefty but the quality is really good but for some people, it can be out of their budget

I honestly will have to give it to NARS and the reason is that I don't like the size of the Maybelline doe foot applicator. I think it's too small and also the colour range is quite limited.

However, I will always repurchase the Maybelline Fit Me concealer because it is a great drugstore buy and it's good to have backups in your collection in case your high-end ones run out!

How you can use them

  1. Apply straight onto your skin (on a blemish, under the eyes or places you'd like to highlight)
  2. Blend with either a concealer brush or beauty blender (my preferred choice of tool)
  3. Set the area with powder to make sure it doesn't move.

What do you prefer? Do you love a good budget buy or do you splurge?