To complete your makeup look and help to feel at your best, sometimes we need a little extra coverage.
Thanks to the invention of concealer, we can target those areas we’d like to hide. In this article, we’re taking a look at the best concealers. We’ll touch on what creates such a flawless finish and application tips too.
Finding the Best Concealers for You
Unfortunately, we don’t always see concealer applied correctly. But, we recommend applying your foundation first, and then using concealer. If you do this the other way around, you’ll remove most of it whilst applying your foundation.
When applying under the eyes, draw a triangle with the base under your eye and point towards your cheek. This shape conceals dark circles. Also, it instantly creates the illusion that your face is lifted. Furthermore, you can use concealer as an eye shadow primer to reduce the number of makeup products you have to buy.
Concealer Colors of the Rainbow
If you’re looking for the best concealers to cover a pimple, cancel out its redness with a green concealer. Apply to only the pimple and not the surrounding skin to avoid spreading bacteria. Then, use a high-coverage concealer to camouflage the pimple and redness. Blend with a blending brush and set with some finishing powder.
Alternatively, some of the best concealers have a pink hue. This is to camouflage purple/black tones – such as under the eye areas. Use your ring finger to apply just the right amount of pressure under your eyes. The peach tones will cancel out any purple or blue shades. Top the colour with a high-coverage concealer that matches your skin tone.
It’s important that you know the difference of colours in concealers. Peach shades cancel out blue circles or bruising. Green hide red blemishes. Finally, yellow-toned concealers correct almost all uneven skin tone. If you find that you have a variety of these issues, then you can always use a mixture/all as a base for your concealer. Here are some of the best concealers to layer it with.
The Best Concealers for Great Coverage
Now that you know how to apply your concealer properly, it's time to pick out one that looks great on your face. Here are some of the best concealers to layer it with.
1. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer
The best concealers provide high coverage whilst still making your skin look like skin. This Estee Lauder product last for 15 hours and feels comfortable, and never leaves your skin dry. Without creasing, it stays seamless and looks flawless. Also, the lightweight creme formula creates the perfected look of flawless skin and lasts all day. Transfer-resistant, colour-true, with medium buildable coverage that won't slip, slide or melt away. As a result, you’re left with a natural matte finish. Infused with minerals and emollients, it conditions skin and makes it easy to blend too. We also love that this product is oil-free, and water, perspiration and humidity-resistant.
This concealer targets areas of the face which need extra coverage. For darkness around the eyes, go with a slightly lighter shade than your foundation. For puffiness, choose a slightly darker shade. For uneven skintone, wear the same exact shade as your foundation. Swipe the concealer to back of hand, then with brush smooth on over desired area. Blend well.
2. Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer
If you’re searching for the best concealers with high coverage, then you’ll love this product. It’s a combined foundation and concealer which delivers a flawless finish. The unique ‘Magic Wand’ applicator makes it easy for a targeted application. We recommend this concealer for someone who wants fuller coverage. Also, it’s suitable for all skins – including mature skins.
Using the large backside of the wand, sweep foundation across your forehead, cheeks, and chin. Then, use the angled tip of the applicator to cover down the bridge of the nose and across the jawline. Blend well with fingers or foundation brush. Finish by using the pointy tip to spot conceal any trouble areas – under the eyes, around the outside of the nose, on top of blemishes. Pat and blend well with fingers.
As this product serves two purposes, it speeds up the application process. Not to mention, you’ll achieve a more flawless. This concealer uses anti-bacterial ingredients to prevent causing any more blemishes or problems to your skin. With this feature, you get peace of mind knowing that you’re using one of the best concealers you can buy.
3. Revlon PhotoReady Concealer
Revlon introduced this life-changing concealer for women all around the globe. It helps erase imperfections and camouflage dark undereye circles. Its lightweight and creamy texture blends seamlessly. As a result, it creates a soft luminous, finish. The formula is professionally designed and shades are tested under high definition conditions. Featuring SPF 20, it’s also great that you can peace of mind knowing your skin is protected in the sun.
As this concealer has a creamy texture, it’s better suited for people with combination-oily skin, as opposed to dry. We also recommend avoiding the eye area with this concealer. Instead, purely focus on pimples and any red areas.
4. Bobbi Brown New Creamy Concealer Kit - Ivory Creamy Concealer + Pale Yellow Sheer Finish Pressed Powder
Founded in 1991, Bobbi Brown is dedicated to empowering every woman with the tools and know-how she needs to feel her best. This face product is expressly designed for your face to instantly make you feel and look even better.
This Bobbi Brown kit is one of the best concealers around today. It instantly camouflages under eye darkness, and pressed powder to set concealer for long-lasting wear. It’s suitable for anyone who wants to conceal under eye circles to instantly look fresher and more well-rested.
The key to the concealer's easy application and flawless coverage is in its creamy texture made possible by skin-smoothing emollients and silica. It's waterproof, sweat- and humidity-resistant. Plus, the compact's pressed powder helps it stay in place without settling into lines.
Using a concealer brush, apply the concealer as close as possible to the lash line. Also, focus on the innermost innermost corner of the eye. Gently blend with your fingers. For crease-free, long-lasting wear, apply Pressed Powder over Concealer using an eye blender brush.
Which Are the Best Concealers for You?
We hope you’re able to find one of the best concealers for you from our above list. No matter if you’re searching for brightness, coverage or to reduce lines, there’s a concealer out there for you. When you apply your chosen brand, leave the makeup to settle for a minute before blending. This provides extra coverage and prevents any cracking.
Which are the best concealers you’ve ever used? We’d love to hear your suggestions, so share some products in the comments.