So in the past 1.5 years or so, I've been relying on Almay's Clear Complexion Concealer (in Medium) to cover annoying blemishes on my face from little pimples to old scars. I usually don't need that much coverage, but I wanted something that would last the whole day as I dislike reapplying makeup. I found that Almay's Concealer did an awesome job, I even went through about 4 of them in those past 1.5 years.
HOWEVER, I've noticed that my face type evolved from combination/oily to more... dry. Especially when I migrated from nice and sunny Southern California, to cold and windy Northern California. I had to find a better concealer that wouldn't leave my face looking dry after a couple hours. Almay's Clear Complexion Concealer was still great, but the 1% salicylic acid was unnecessary for me now.
Almay Clear Complexion Concealer - About $8 at drugstores (I bought mine at Walgreens)
After reading many reviews of many different concealers on Makeupalley.com, I decided to give the Make Up For Ever Full Cover Waterproof Concealer a try. It's been about a week and it's been awesome! I admit I was a little bit confused on which shade to select (I ended up getting Beige in 8).
Initially I looked at all the shades online and thought I would be Golden Beige as my skin is has more yellow tones than pink. I went to Sephora and after testing Sand 7, Beige 8, and Golden Beige 10, it seemed 8 was the best. It's comparable in color to Almay's Concealer in Medium.
Make Up For Ever Full Cover Waterproof Concealer - $30 at Sephora
Even though Make Up For Ever's was more than 3 times the price of Almay's, I think it's definitely worth it. You only need a teeny tiny amount for Make Up For Ever's Concealer. The packaging is also more sanitary than the sponge wand from Almay's Concealer. I'll post some swatches in a later post, I'm in the process of getting a new camera so more swatchy pics and hopefully posts to come!