Concealer is a beauty bag hero; covering blemishes, dark circles and discolouration, concealers help to achieve a flawless complexion. And today I'm sharing my top 3, tried and tested go-to concealers...
A relatively new addition to my concealer line up is the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer. The UD concealer applies with a flat double-sided doe foot applicator and melts into the skin with both my fingers, or damp Real Techniques Complexion Sponge. The formula is rich yet lightweight offering buildable full coverage with a demi-matte finish. It works well under the eyes and face. It has incredible lasting power, more so than any other concealer I have tried and doesn't settle into fine lines and the price ain't all that bad either. No wonder it's beloved by beauty insiders!
This concealer from Benefit has been a go-to for a long old time and has been a lifesaver come Monday mornings. I'm surprised I don't hear more about it! The small pink pot encases a thick, creamy, opaque, peach undertoned concealer perfect for counteracting dark circles. The concealer is paired with a pointless spatula and the biggest mistake you can make is applying too much. Only a small amount is needed, otherwise it will crease like crazy, look cakey, slide all over the place and cause your eye makeup to smudge! Benefit Erase Paste has a satin finish due to its creamy texture and has great illuminating properties. It lasts for a good 5 hours and I personally don't set this concealer with powder unless I use a lot of product, as it can look a little greasy. But I wouldn't be without it!
If you're looking for a versatile, quick and effective concealer, the Clarins Instant Concealer might be your match. The lightweight liquid concealer contains light-bluring pigments that optically blur dark circles. It also contains both caffeine extract to help the under eye area appear less puffy and aloe vera to help soften the skin. Not only does it work well under the eyes, it also conceals areas of discolouration helping to restore natural tone, meaning it can be worn all over the face for those 'no-makeup, makeup' kinda days. The Clarins Instant Concealer provides a decent amount of coverage (medium) due to it’s rich pigmentation which is pretty darn amazing considering its fluid like texture and leaves a subtle glow on the skin.