Ways to look and feel amaz­ing

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As much as we’re urged to em­brace our flaws, when it comes to acne, dark cir­cles, pig­men­ta­tion and scars, most women would rather try to lessen the ap­pear­ance of skin im­per­fec­tions on the face. And the range of con­ceal­ers avail­able is stag­ger­ing: pen­cils, sticks, pow­ders, creams and liq­uids! Choos­ing the right for­mula, let alone the shade, can be mind-bog­gling. Use this guide to clear things up for you…

PEN­CIL

BEST FOR: wa­ter­line to re­duce red­ness and to con­ceal any burst cap­il­lar­ies on the eye­lids and sides of the nose. Great for blend­ing away small di­am­e­ter blem­ishes.

BONUS!

Dou­bles as a nude li­pliner to stop lip­stick bleed­ing into lines around the mouth.

LIQ­UID

BEST FOR: un­der­eye cir­cles. These are best con­cealed with a creasere­sis­tant for­mula that won’t set­tle into wrin­kles. TRY L.A. Girl Pro.con­ceal HD Con­cealer, R62. Best for dry or nor­mal skin.

PLUS

Liq­uid for­mu­las are less likely to cake un­der your foun­da­tion.

CREAM/COM­PACT

BEST FOR: cov­er­ing more no­tice­able blem­ishes and build­ing cov­er­age. Best for dry skin.

PLUS

Cream for­mu­las won’t pull on the skin, mak­ing wrin­kles even worse.

STICK

BEST FOR: cov­er­ing more iso­lated spots or blem­ishes rather than large ar­eas of red­ness or pig­men­ta­tion. They’re less easy to spread but should still glide across your skin. TRY El­iz­a­beth Ar­den Stroke of Per­fec­tion Con­cealer, R299.

PLUS

Quick and easy to ap­ply.

POW­DER-BASED

BEST FOR: a matt fin­ish if you have an oilier skin. Most won’t of­fer enough cov­er­age for very dark cir­cles. Best choice for oily skin.

BONUS!

Can be touched up dur­ing the day over your foun­da­tion.

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