How do I choose the right concealer?

Concealer, it’s a staple in everyone’s makeup bag and a useful tool for everything from a quick touch up to sculpting the face but how do you know which one is best for you? It can be tricky but this article is here to help.

Tarte Shape Tape – £17

The tarte shape tape concealer is a firm favourite of influences and makeup lovers alike. It boasts a stunning matte finish regardless of skin type or texture and the reviews stand by this claim with 4.7/5 stars on google. It has buildable coverage suitable for everyday wear but does not come with an everyday price tag depending on your budget. Is definitely worth a splurge however and will not let you down.

iT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye – £22.50

iT Cosmetics landed in the feeds and makeup bags of makeup lovers a few years ago thanks to its infamous CC cream. However they have recently released an equally as exciting concealer, named ‘bye bye under eye”. It comes in 24 shades in order to fit the majority of skin tones and acts to reduce dark circles and discolouration creating a beautiful finish for a full makeup look or simply a day to day touch up.

Lancôme Teint Idole Camouflage Concealer – £24.50

Lancôme, a well loved brand for both skincare and makeup alike has been well loved and developed as a brand for a number of years. This concealer is said to allow for a beautiful finish on the skin across a number of different skin types from oily to dry. It has been rigorously tested through dermatologists and 78% of those trying the product have said that it hides imperfections and overall improves skin texture incredibly well.

Maybelline Instant Anti Age Eraser – £8.99

Despite its low price point the instant anti age eraser is not one to be overlooked. It has received a 4 star rating across almost 250 reviews and has been raved about across social media by a number of influencers and only appears to be gaining in popularity. This concealer is perfect as it has buildable coverage and it’s sponge makeup applicator allows for on the go application.

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat High Cover Concealer – £24

This concealer has been a makeup bag staple for many years now as the formula and it’s pen applicator has branded it as one of the most popular high end concealers of the last 5 years. It specialises in illumination as well as the coverage of dark circles. It’s formula adds a certain radiance which is not usually found in regular concealer formulas. It’s shade range is large with light to dark options available. A pricier option but it’s popularity speaks for itself.

Makeup Forever HD Concealer – £22

Makeup Forever launched this concealer following the popularity of its foundation range of the same name. The formula itself boasts to be long lasting with at least 12 hours of crease free coverage. The finish is said to be satin, leaving a light glow whilst also having a buildable coverage to allow it to be used in looks for all occasions from a high coverage look to simple day to day wear. It comes in 26 shades in order to best suit as many of its customers and their skin tones as possible.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Radiant Concealer 24H – £25

This concealer comes with not only a high quality concealer but a hydrating serum to ensure the best possible application leaving skin consistently radiant after every use. This concealer is for all skin types and is very long lasting due to its hydrating pre application serum. This unusual concealer duo has proved to be incredibly popular as it is both sweat and humidity resistant which has led the product to its 4 star rating. Definitely worth a try

Laura Mercier Secret Concealer – £19

This product prides itself on a high moisture finish which moisturises while it conceals, creating a beautiful, envy worthy finish. The product itself has a creamy formula and comes in a pot rather than a traditional wand applicator. The product specialises in covering imperfections and dark circles. The concealer delivers the best results when it is warmed on fingertips before application. Despite all these wonderful benefits it does not have a large shade range with most shades catering to a more Caucasian tone unlike the previous concealers discussed.

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