Start with a good base and the rest of your makeup will look good, right? Sometimes foundation isn’t enough and you need a really good concealer to hide any blemishes and imperfections.
Recently there have been 3 on rotation – 2 more than so than 3 – to give my skin glow, hide dark circles and blemishes from a hormonal breakout.
Loreal Infallible Longwear More than concealer
Available from: Boots, Superdrug, supermarkets
This is my second tube of Infallible More than concealer which says a lot. A repurchase is always a good sign in my opinion and I continue to love this product. Why you ask? Well it offers a really even coverage without caking in and around blemishes or sitting in fine lines.
I picked up the shade cashmere (327) which looked like it would be mid-range in terms of skin tone and did sit in that section of the shades however it is quite a pale shade. Even without my usual layer of fake tan, cashmere is still quite pale when applied over my foundation and does require a bit of blending and brozning up if I don’t have anything else to hand.
Putting my poor choice of shade to one side, I do really like this concealer. It offers great coverage and has longevity which is exactly what you want – and need – from a concealing product. The consistency is thick meaning that a little really does go a long way and you get a nice coverage without looking too fake.
Flower Beauty Light Illusion concealer
Available from: Superdrug, Flower Beauty website
I love the concept of Flower Beauty and love Drew Barrymore so I naturally had to pop into the Superdrug on Argyll Street, Glasgow to see the line. I was a little disappointed that the stand was itty-bitty and didn’t have the whole range of products but I had a play with the lipsticks which I have non-buy regret and eventually decided on the Light Illusion concealer as my first venture into the Flower Beauty land.
This is a lovely product, light enough that it doesn’t fall into the lines and wrinkles but still gives enough coverage to hide any dark under eyes circles. I wouldn’t use this one on blemishes as I don’t think it has the coverage to really hide those away from beady eyes. I like this when I am going for a more relaxed makeup look, hot days and the weekends that sort of thing. Drew’s philosophy is that of a natural, glowy skin which isn’t necessarily my makeup approach day to day but when I am tired or seeking that natural glow this is the product I reach for everytime.
Revolution Pro Full Coverage Camouflage concealer
Available From: Superdrug, Beauty Bay, Revolution website
I recently posted on Instagram about this product and after a few days of use I was hooked. This is a heavy duty concealer that covers up even the most stubborn of blemishes. Be warned, this stuff is thick.
I like to apply a small amount – think pea size as a little goes a long way – onto the back of my hand and apply with a concealer brush to areas needing a little extra coverage. I find dabbing is better than rather rubbing it in and within a few dabs my skin looks even with any imperfections hidden away. Sometimes with heavy duty, thick concealers you can feel a bit like you are wearing a mask but the Full Coverage concealer doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. Not only is this pretty readily available, it is also really affordable at £5 a tube! Definitely worth going into Superdrug and having a look at the shades.
What are your favourite concealers?