Ways to look and feel amazing
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…
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.
Doubles as a nude lipliner to stop lipstick bleeding into lines around the mouth.
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.
Liquid formulas are less likely to cake under your foundation.
BEST FOR: covering more noticeable blemishes and building coverage. Best for dry skin.
Cream formulas won’t pull on the skin, making wrinkles even worse.
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.
Quick and easy to apply.
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.
Can be touched up during the day over your foundation.