Covergirl TruBlend Undercover Concealer Review

 

The day finally came where I finished not only my Tarte Aquacealer Concealer, but also my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. I’ve been having a hard time convincing myself to shop at Sephora since they raised their prices so I decided to head over to Shoppers Drugmart and pick out a few new base products. I wound up choosing the Covergirl Trublend Undercover Concealer!

I don’t think I’ve used a single covergirl product since starting this blog in 2016. They’re a brand that I used to wear a lot of when I was in high school, but I stopped buying Covergirl products for no particular reason. I guess when you’re assaulted daily by new “high end” releases on Trendmood you forget about drugstore brands sometimes.

For the last half of 2019 I’m trying to change that — I’m focusing more on drugstore brands to make my blog a better destination for affordable makeup reviews. I also picked up one of the Essence Melted Chrome Eyeshadows which are absolutely amazing, and the NYX Tinted Skin Veil.

Let’s talk about the Covergirl TruBlend Undercover Concealer.

Covergirl Trublend Undercover Concealer Review

Covergirl TruBlend Undercover Concealer Review

The Covergirl TruBlend Undercover Concealer retails for $10.99USD (around $14CAD) and comes in 30 different shades. This sounds like an amazing shade range but unfortunately not every store stocks every shade. Ulta only carries TruBlend in 14 shades.

Trublend Undercover Concealer claims to be full coverage and lightweight with a matte finish.

Trublend Undercover Concealer Applicator

Packaging

Covergirl Trublend has a large, doe foot applicator. The applicator is a little bit reminiscent of Tarte Shape Tape (which for the record I haven’t personally tried). The giant applicator makes it really easy to apply this concealer under your eyes where you typically need more product, but it’s not very precise for place where you only want a small amount of concealer (ie. around your nose, on blemishes, etc.)

The concealer bottle has a black & white striped lid which I think looks really sleek! It’s not the most luxurious packaging out there but at least Covergirl attempted to make it look stylish.

Covergirl Trublend Concealer

Performance

The formula of this concealer is much lighter than I was expecting. Because I’ve heard that it’s a Shape Tape dupe I was expecting it to be really thick, but the formula is actually as lightweight as it claims.

It has pretty good coverage! I’ve been using Trublend Undercover mainly for concealing dark circles under my eyes and highlighting my nose & chin. It brightens my skin pretty well and makes me look more awake. Luckily my skin is doing really well right now thanks to my Pixi Vitamin C Skintreats so I don’t have a lot of blemishes/imperfections to conceal!

Covergirl Trublend Undercover Concealer

The matte finish is ideal for under the eyes (I find that hydrating concealers look shiny under my eyes which is weird) and as a base for a cut crease.

The concealer blends pretty well too with either a brush or a sponge. I set my under eyes with powder in the summer, and I haven’t noticed much creasing when I do. I’m curious to see if I still need to set it in the Fall & Winter when my skin will be more dry.

*Even in the Summer I use a hydrating eye cream & moisturizer which helps keep my under eye area moisturized. If you don’t hydrate your under-eyes you may find that this concealer is too drying for you.

Covergirl Trublend Undercover Concealer Swatches

What’s your favourite drugstore concealer?

Thanks for reading! Let me know if you’ve tried Covergirl Trublend Undercover and what you thought of it. I hope you’re having a fantastic week! x

Covergirl Trublend Concealer Review

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12 Comments

  1. September 9, 2019 / 5:52 pm

    I’ve been interested in trying this because of the Tape Shape comparison. I’m surprised the formula is more thin but I’m glad to hear the coverage is good. The funny thing is I’ve never tried Tape Shape so I’m not even sure if I like that formula (I heard that it can be drying). I recently got the L’Oreal Infallible Full Wear Concealer which is also touted as a Tape Shape dupe. I quite like it – the formula is thick and just a small dot under each eye covers very well. Have you tried that one?

  2. September 7, 2019 / 7:00 pm

    I am definitely guilty of forgetting to use the drugstore makeup! This sounds like a great concealer!

    • September 8, 2019 / 12:50 am

      There just isn’t as much hype around drugstore products I think, it’s easy to get caught up in what’s shiny & new at Sephora! My wallet is much happier with drugstore prices lol
      Thanks for reading, this concealer is great!

  3. September 7, 2019 / 9:14 am

    This sounds lovely! I have tried the famous Tarte Shape Tape Concealer and if you weren’t careful with it, you could definitely go overboard – it was thick and very high coverage. I’m really not used to either of those, so I had to find a way to make the formula work for me (i.e. I used tiny, tiny amounts and it was perfect!). But this concealer sounds more up my alley! I only use lightweight formulas these days, particularly under the eyes.

    • September 8, 2019 / 12:48 am

      That sounds like way too much effort is needed for Shape Tape! I’d rather use a thinner formula like this one.
      And the price is much better! Thanks for reading 🙂

  4. September 7, 2019 / 3:41 am

    I have never tried any CoverGirl products ever but it does sound like a brand targeted more towards girls in high school and maybe college. It’s hard when you use up a concealer and have to shop for a potential new one. At least in my experience, a lot of concealers tend to not work on me. They crease or make my under-eye area look dry but for the record, I am loving the Maybelline Fit Me.

    • September 8, 2019 / 12:46 am

      I think they probably are, I never knew what Sephora was in high school (nor could I afford it) so I would buy from drugstore brands like Covergirl. I’m happy to have found this concealer though, even if I’m not the target demographic.
      I’m glad you’re loving the fit me concealer! It sounds like it works well for a lot of people 🙂

  5. September 6, 2019 / 5:52 pm

    Sounds like a decent concealer, hope it continues to perform well for you!

  6. September 6, 2019 / 1:30 pm

    I’ve always had a thing for the CoverGirl powder foundations and happy that they have now become cruelty-free!! Yaaay!! ♥

    • September 6, 2019 / 2:18 pm

      That’s so awesome! I’m glad that brands are taking that step towards CF now, there’s no reason not to. Thanks for reading!

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