Your concealer is just as important or if not, more important than your foundation. If you are looking to improve the complexion of your skin, go foundation free for two days a week and cover blemishes or spots with a good quality concealer that matches your skin tone. LUXE HIGH gives you the lowdown on 2013’s top 10.
1. Guerlain - Issima Precious Light Smoothing Illuminator
A highlighting wand, concealer and brightener all in one, Guerlain’s Smoothing Illuminator is perfect to cover under eye circles and any signs of fatigue. Easy to apply with its brush tip applicator, it has a creamy and super light texture.
2. Perricone MD - No Concealer Concealer
Coming from the makers of the most renowned skin care products in the world, one expects great things from this company. A concealer, brightener, and illuminator with anti aging and hydrating benefits all in one, it really works wonders on dark circles around the eye area.
3. Chanel Pro Lumiere Correcteur Professional Finish Concealer
Chanel’s Finish Concealer has acquired a cult following for very good reason. 100% effectual on dark circles, pimples and zits, this concealer hides all imperfections while it also brightens up the skin amazingly.
4. Estee Lauder Smoothing Cream Concealer
Estee Lauder’s Smoothing Cream works a treat on dark circles, blemishes and broken vessels on the face. With a super lightweight texture, it feels like a second skin. The concealer is long lasting and is even waterproof so if you feel like taking a dip, you can still be assured of having a flawless complexion afterwards.
5. Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer
A perennial favourite of top makeup artists, Clé de Peau Beauté is a god send for stubborn under eye circles, blemishes and even scars.
The trick is to heat it up on your skin first as it can go on quite heavy if applied directly.
6. Kryolan’s Derma Color Camouflage Crème
Used by makeup artists across the world, Kryolan’s Derma Color Camouflage Crème is for professional use and means serious concealer business. Designed to cover up scars, tattoos and any other type of skin imperfections, this formula truly works. The only downfall is its staying power. For best results, use it with Kryolan’s fixing spray.
7. Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer
While this concealer usually receives mixed reviews, when used properly, you can really see flawless results. The powder appears dry and hard but when mixed on the hand, it heats up and becomes creamier. Its best used on spots and blemishes and not on dark circles under the eyes.
8. Bare Minerals SPF 20 concealer
A creamy lightweight formula that is combined with an SPF, this concealer is best used on under eye circles, blemishes, discoloration and age spots. Long lasting and easy to apply, use it with your fingers instead of a brush.
9. Clinique Advanced Concealer
Available in a squeeze tube, Clinique’s Advanced Concealer promises more coverage than its previous concealers and it certainly delivers. A tiny amount goes a long way to cover acne scars, pimples and under eye circles.
10. Merle Norman – Dual Action Concealer
Lightweight and long lasting, Merle Norman’s dual action concealer offer shades to suit all skin tones. Having great moisture, it applies like a dream with great coverage without giving that cakey look. It also contains anti aging properties for an added bonus!