Maybelline Cover Stick


First impressions? Not good.

I don’t know about you but I haven’t used a cover stick since the Rimmel Blemish one I used to use as a teenager so with only that to compare it to I was expecting a dry, thick consistency but this is completely different. I think on the one hand it’s a good thing that it’s not the traditional formula as many who perhaps don’t like that full coverage but would prefer a stick concealer will be happily surprised that there is now a sheerer offering at the table but for most I think it will be a dud.

I was looking to replace my recently rediscovered and much-loved Urban Decay concealer pencil with something cheaper, as this is new on the market I decided to give it a go but unfortunately it’s nothing like what I expected. It’s hard to describe but I guess it’s more like an under eye coverage but in a blemish targeted applicator.. strange! It is to concealer what tinted moisturiser is to foundation.. in fact you may even go as far as to call this a ‘BB concealer’ (I’m shocked Maybelline didn’t go that way actually) as the coverage is really quite light.

I would use this perhaps if I was having a good skin day and wanted to conceal a little redness or even out my skin but I wouldn’t reach for it to cover anything substantial like a breakout so if you’re looking for something sheer, give this a go but if you’re looking to rediscover the concealer stick of days gone by.. this will be hugely disappointing – you’ve been warned!

Available for £4.09 online here

Miss BB



  1. 2 August, 2013 / 5:12 pm

    I had the exact same experience with the Physician’s Formula BB concealer hahahaha which is totally a thing! But it’s not opaque enough to cover my blemishes, so I end up just using it around my nose for some redness. Won’t be picking this up either (though now I am interested in the Urban Decay…)

  2. 2 August, 2013 / 5:21 pm

    Sounds like it aint doing a good job… but I guess I might check it out since I usually need lots of concealing for my under eye ring….My Kate concealer is doing just a so-so job to even conceal my horrible under eye ring…. But Urban Decay Concealer Pencil sounds like a great product to check …

  3. Sarah
    2 August, 2013 / 7:35 pm

    There is a blistex lip “balm” that i love..called lip splash. Its a bit difficult to describe but is essentially a liquidy balm that looks like a gloss but is 100%non sticky.

    There are 2 versions, one smells of vanilla and the other is medicated or soothing and is a bit tingly.

  4. 2 August, 2013 / 9:13 pm

    Thanks for the review! I don’t know if I’m going to try this…

  5. Jodie
    3 August, 2013 / 2:46 am

    I bought it to use as a touch up for if after a long day I have any redness showing through. So hopefully it will still do that.

  6. 3 August, 2013 / 10:24 am

    Never been a fan of concealer sticks! Find they’re usually pretty underwhelming and usually a little bit lumpy and thick. This sounds strange to me but I suppose great for someone who has very clear skin but slightly uneven and red.


  7. 16 August, 2013 / 10:44 pm

    The No7 concealer stick is the best one i’ve tried for covering breakouts. I always come back to it whenever i try something new.

  8. Liz
    13 September, 2013 / 9:34 pm

    The revlon photoready concealer is pretty good as far as ‘drugstore’ brands go. It’s not as pigmented as my MAC concealer, but it has decent enough coverage on blemishes.

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