As a parent sleeping in does not happen very often…
Two options on days where I am tired or look tired (could be both): wearing sunglasses or pulling my friend concealer out of the drawer. Well in December those days where I could wear sunglasses are quite limited…so its time to get more use of my concealer collection.
A good concealer should do two things:
- Covering the undereye circles and highlighting this area. For this purpose the concealer is ideally one skin tone lighter than your skin tone.
- Covering redness and blemishes. In that case a concealer should match your skin tone.
Below are some great options (and NO you don’t have to own more than one concealer like me):
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer is a high coverage concealer which was my favorite for a long time. The texture is more firm and sticky and that is why I don’t like to use it for the undereye area or to highlight. However it’s ideal for covering up redness and blemishes due to its consistency. With this product using a setting powder is key otherwise it might not stay in place.
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer is a product that lives up to the hype. It’s a medium to high coverage concealer with a soft creamy texture. It can be easily blended into the skin and you will have a beautiful radiant/luminous finish (satin-matte). This concealer is extremely long-wearing and won’t crease into fine lines. It can be used for the undereye area but also to cover blemishes. My current favorite of all favorites. However, I would not recommend this product to people with very dry skin as it tends to be a little bit drying.
Mac Pro Longwear Concealer is a reliable classic you can always reach for. If you have dark undereye circles or many blemishes to cover, this is the product to buy. It is a high coverage concealer with a matte finish which will cover everything you wish to cover. However keep in mind that most of the high coverage concealers tend to look heavy. Therefore they might not be ideal for everyday use.
Urban Decay Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer a quite newly launched concealer with a high-tech formula making this product truly ultra lightweight. It would also not crease in the fine lines and is very easy to blend. A medium to high coverage with semi-matte finish. This product also contains some skincare ingredients making it even more perfect.
Drugstore Options: In case you don’t want to spend 20-30Usd for a concealer below is one of my favorite drugstore products:
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer is known to be the more affordable version “dupe”of the NARS radiant creamy concealer in the beauty community. Well I don’t really agree with this. Yes, the packagings are very similar and it’s a great concealer for the price point but it’s not an exact dupe in terms of texture and finish. However, it is a great concealer who will do a good job. The coverage is light to medium with a nice soft-matte finish.
General advise: before applying a concealer, prep the eye area with a good moisturizer and set the concealer with a powder to lock the product in place.
Hope this will be helpful in finding the right concealer. Have a great Christmas season and looking fabulous!
posted by Meng