A few weeks ago, I wrote a post dedicated to three of my favorite primers called 3 Primers for 3 Different Occasions. Much like that concept, today I’m featuring concealers for every occasion. While I can understand that this is all product-heavy and not necessarily cost-efficient, I think there are different products that are designed to do various things — so these points should be considered before making the plunge to purchase.
Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer ~ $70.00 USD
Notably one of the most famous concealers in all of the land — the Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer has been featured multiple times on this blog for being the greatest gift to mankind. Also, it is one of the few products that I deem to be worth the hype, the money, and your attention. Pigmentation is very high so a little goes a long way. This product performs well on its own, and I never pair it with foundation because it’s not necessary. The smooth and creamy consistency is easy to use and apply, and the it blends seamlessly into the skin with no detection.
YSL Touche Éclat – Radiant Touch ~ $40.00 USD
Another highly hyped product is the YSL Touche Éclat – Radiant Touch highlighter/illuminator/concealer pen and it is one that is equally loved and hated by many. This is NOT a concealer, so don’t expect it to cover dark circles. It’s simply an illuminator for the face — to lift the areas that are shadowed and the brighten sallow areas of the face — such as the under eye area. It’s best to pair this with an under eye concealer. However, when worn alone, it’s a subtle difference the product makes — one that helps you look well-rested and relaxed.
Diorsnow UV Shield BB Eye Creme SPF 20 PA++ ~ $49.00 USD
As one of the newest concealers to my collection and the first undereye concealer I own, the Diorsnow UV Shield BB Eye Creme is a unique and necessary product. Because this is designed for the under eye area, it covers and conceals, brightens, and hydrates all at once. This is important because products that are too drying can make your under eye area look worse. It’s very soothing and works to also plump the eye area, which is great if you’ve got lines you’re worried about.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in “Vanilla” ~ $28.0 USD
I was never a fan of liquid-doe-foot concealers until the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. I can say that this concealer is truly multi-tasking — in that it can be used under the eyes, on the face, on blemishes, and on discolorations. I can use this for everything and that’s why it’s a necessary product in my makeup bag. Also, for a liquid/cream concealer, the product is highly pigmented. I alternate between this concealer and the Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer, but for the most part, I reach for the NARS concealer. I mainly like to focus this on stray spots on my face if my skin is acting up.
Concealers, like foundation and other base makeup, are a real personal thing for many people. And, of course, what works for me may not work for you; and, you could find other varying combination of products that address your concerns. Because there’s so many different kinds of textures and formulas out there, I think it’s best to try samples and really experiment with different products if you’re on the hunt for concealers. Another important element to note is that concealers can help you achieve a very natural look, especially if you’re not relying on foundation for “every day makeup.” For those of you who need more coverage, instead of investing in a thicker concealer, try looking for a really good foundation that will do most of the covering. That way you can minimize the risk of caking on the skin.