Concealer is an make up bag must have! If you hit the jackpot with a concealer they can give you flawless, glowing skin that hide blemishes, under eye circles, pigmentation, the list goes on! Whether you need a full coverage to camouflage blemishes or something a little bit subtler to colour correct under the eyes we can help you find the perfect fit.
People often make the mistake of using the same concealer to brighten the under-eye area but also to try and cover problematic areas. Keep reading to find out why you need to invest in two types of concealer’
If you’ve had a heavy night or lack of sleep, dark circles or under-eye bags are one of the unfortunate symptoms. To give you that bright eyed look, you need a light reflective formula to highlight this area and brighten it as much as possible. Choose a concealer one shade lighter than your skin tone and this will help counteract any darkness.
Now for when you need to cover blemishes, dark spots, enlarged pores you need something with a bit more coverage to give the staying power we need. Make sure you match the shade to your skin (or foundation) exactly as you want it to blend in this time rather than highlighting or brightening the area. If you have a particularly bad blemish that you just can’t seem to cover, try applying concealer to the area before your foundation, then layer your base and then conceal again. Sounds like a lot but the thin layers will help disguise the redness. Make sure when you are covering any blemishes that you don’t use the concealer applicator, use a brush or your fingers so that you aren’t spreading the bacteria to other areas of your face.
Now these are the concealers that pack a punch in our opinion!
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer ‘ This stuff does exactly what it says on the tin! It’s a full coverage concealer that will brighten your under eyes to make it look like you’ve had a full 8 hours of beauty sleep (the dream right!). It is also infused with peptides and Vitamin C to help keep the under-eye area plump and hydrated.
MAC Select Cover Up ‘ This concealer is amazing for covering any spots, uneven skin tone or enlarged pores. It’s super full coverage but doesn’t look cakey! It also stays put for hours, which is exactly what you need when covering blemishes.
Guerlain Precious Light Rejuvenating Illuminator ‘ For those with a higher budget, this concealer from Guerlain has luxurious gold radiance pigments! Used under the eyes, the rejuvenating complex formula awakens the skin and gives a gorgeous, youthful glow to erase all traces of fatigue!
W7 Got It Covered! Concealer Palette ‘ Now this palette kicks ass when it comes to multi use! It covers dark circles, blemishes, pigmentation, basically anything you need to correct! With 6 shades it covers all bases and has a creamy texture to give you the coverage required. With a range of different shades as well you can use it to colour correct darkness, redness or sallowness.
Guerlain Multi Perfecting Concealer ‘ This concealer is perfect for those with dry skin. The consistency of some concealer can be quite dry and thick which a big no no for dry skin. The Guerlain Multi Perfecting Concealer has hydrating active ingredients to help moisturise dry areas, particularly under the eyes. It will help leave the skin looking perfected and flawless!