December 1st 2014
Concealers can often leave our skin dry, cakey and uncomfortable, leaving us on a constant search for our personal Holy Grail product.
To make it easier for you, we've trialled and tested numerous concealers and picked out the ten that stood out from the crowd. Here’s our selection that are guaranteed to give you fresh and radiant skin with natural-looking coverage…
This gentle “gel cream” has a beautifully light, mousse-like texture that’s a dream to blend. Perfect for delicate areas such as under the eyes, the Chantecaille Total Concealer is completely weightless and provides good coverage without feeling heavy.
As you apply the concealer, it comfortably glides on to the skin and blends seamlessly to mask and even the appearance of fine lines and small imperfections. Packed with chamomile, green tea, orchid extracts and wild rose, it’s incredibly soothing on the eyes and actually leaves the skin feeling softer - adding a luxurious and pampering element to your makeup routine.
Available in 7 shades here
Over at GTG, we’re big fans of crayon products. So you can imagine how happy we were when Urban Decay released their amazing 24/7 concealer pencils. Packed with Vitamin E, this creamy concealer blends into the skin to reveal a smooth matte finish. It has Microsponge technology that works to absorb excess oils throughout the day, helping to keep signs of shine at bay.
Its pencil form means that you can achieve precise application and allows you to cover imperfections and redness with complete ease. All you have to do is simply draw on your target areas and gently pat it out with your fingertip. What’s even better, this is the perfect product to keep at your desk and in your handbag for quick touch-ups on the go. We know what we’ll be reaching for come holiday season…
Available in 8 shades here
Ever since this NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer fell into our hands, we’ve been obsessed. And we’re not the only ones; a firm favourite for makeup artists, editors and bloggers everywhere, this concealer provides all you could want for natural-looking coverage.
Its flat-tipped applicator makes it easy to apply to delicate and specific areas and the product’s luxurious texture delivers flawless and natural coverage that’s far from cakey. Upon application, it smoothes on to the skin to quickly diminish any signs of imperfections or fatigue and imparts a healthy and glowing finish.
Available in 10 shades here
If NARS is slightly out of your price range, an amazing dupe is Maybelline’s Fit Me Concealer. This alternative is the brand’s first gel concealers, meaning it has no waxes, fillers or oils in its ingredients, so you can take comfort in knowing that you’re not clogging up your pores with a heavy product.
Once applied, the skin appears instantly refreshed and radiant, even if you’re not feeling so perky yourself. Though what sets this concealer apart is its exclusive translucent base and lightweight pigments, meaning that the skin’s natural highs are still able to show through. While it’s described as a gel, its texture is a runny liquid and requires only a little bit of product for effective coverage. A plus in our books, as that only means it’ll last longer! Light, long-lasting and luminous, this concealer is a completely steal.
Available in 6 shades here
This dual-ended Tom Ford Correcting Pen brings effective concealing and smoother skin in a few easy swipes. One end has a peach-pink correcting shade that works to brighten and neutralise dark areas. With a soft-like-butter texture, this creamy end glides on the skin and instantly makes the face look naturally radiant.
The other end is a yellow-based concealer that is shaped to resemble a sharp pencil. This end counters any areas of redness and covers broken capillaries to deliver an even skintone that appears almost airbrushed. Once you’ve allowed both sides to work their magic and seen the results, this pen will became a firm staple in your makeup bag.
Available in 3 shades here
When legendary makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury launched her self-titled makeup line, the beauty world went into overdrive and she soon garnered a large following devoted to her beautiful products; The Retoucher is no exception. Packaged in her signature rose gold, this beautiful pen was inspired by the retouching pen that photographers use on photoshoots.
Incredibly easy to use, simply twist the bottom of the pen to reveal the concealer and swipe the gentle brush over any dark areas or imperfections. This concealer is enriched with a Lip-Siliconic compound and elastomer pearls to keep the appearance of your skin natural. It also contains black tea extracts that work to moisturise and hydrate the skin, making you feel as refreshed as you look.
Available in 10 shades here
Revlon’s Colorstay Concealer is the perfect solution for coverage that will last all day. Its smooth and fluid texture requires slightly more work to blend, but the results are worth a little bit of time and patience.
This concealer is perfect for all types of issues, whether you’re looking to disguise under eye circles, cover up imperfections or make any signs of redness disappear, it’ll work to cover and mask any target areas and leave you with a smooth and even complexion.
Available in 5 shades here
It may come with a hefty price tag, but that factor is easy to forget that when you see the beautiful results of By Terry’s Terrybly Densiliss Concealer. From the moment that this concealer touched our skin, it completely won us over. It delivers a beautiful matte finish that leaves skin looking flawless and is even enriched with mineral pigments that leave your skin refreshed and even.
Impressively, this concealer is also anti-ageing. Developed to target wrinkle reparation, the Terrybly Densiliss Concealer works to age-correct and firm the skin. Combine its coverage and anti-ageing properties and you’ll be left looking brighter, radiant and youthful that can't be matched anywhere else.
Available in 14 shades here
When this concealer was released on to the market, it caused makeup mayhem amongst beauty bloggers everywhere. Its fluid texture slides on to the slide and easy blends in at the tap of a finger. Once set, any previous flaws, imperfections or blemishes are way out of view.
With an impressive water-resistant quality, this concealer is incredibly long lasting (it lasts up to 16 hours) and thanks to its bargain £3.99 price tag, you won’t feel bad for stocking up…
Available in 4 shades here
This handy duo compact is all you could ever need in your handbag for a flawless complexion. Developed to conceal discolorations, imperfections and areas of redness, Laura Mercier’s Camouflage Concealer has two different toned concealers that combine to disguise any skin issues or signs of fatigue.
Simply take the two shades and blend them together on the back of your hand and you’ll see a result that is beautifully naturally shade and melts into the skin. Once set, the concealer acts almost as a second skin by reducing signs of imperfections and keeping the skin natural. It’s no wonder that our Editor-in-Chief loves the Camouflage range.
Available in 8 shades here
December 1st 2014