The takeaway from an impromptu poll done about concealers Vis-à-vis my girlfriend conversations were none too surprising and probably sound a little familiar to you:
“Most concealers don’t let you build up to the coverage you need to really hide a blemish.”
“Concealers should do something more than just hide my dark under eye circles.”
“I can never find just right shade for my complexion.”
“Some concealers are virtually see-through and hide nothing at all.”
“How many ways can you say A-S-S-H-H-H-Y?!”
Thank goodness the concealers mentioned here address all of these concerns.
Never you worry about not being able to find the right shade concealer because the e.l.f. Studio Complete Coverage Concealer ($3, eyeslipsface.com) is completely customizable so you get your perfect shade every time. Seen here is Dark, but this compact also comes in Light & Medium and leaves a matte finish. For a heavier, matte finish Hard Candy Glamouflage Heavy Duty Concealer ($6, walmart.com) is ideal. Glamouflage camouflages even the darkest of blemishes and covers tattoos. An added benefit is the concealer pencil that ensures a spot-free face. The one negative: The shade range is pretty limited.
If you’re partial to a radiant finish, then consider NARS Cosmetics Radiant Creamy Concealer Collection ($28, narscosmetics.com) which comes in 10 shades. From the moment the launch was announced I knew it would impress. NARS gifted me Cafe, Cacao & Amande to play with and almost immediately ‘Radiant’ was a yes in my book. ‘Radiant’ glides on like butter and every application left my skin with a glow, yet it covered the offending blemish and if I needed more, I would just add more and the blemish completely disappeared. I use ‘Radiant’ under my eyes primarily, so it’s nice to know that besides lightening the dark shadows beneath my eyes it’s hydrating that area simultaneously. Good for all skin types.
Continuing on the radiant skin trend, Black Opal Beauty (BO) has been busy at work creating new products for consumers like you and me to get really excited about. From BO comes Black Opal Even True Brightening Under-eye Concealer ($8.95, blackopalbeauty.com) with a rollerball applicator no less. Extremely lightweight, oil-free and easy to use, this under-eye concealer lightens imperfections & dark shadows and does so without dulling your vibrant complexion. HKI’s favorite product feature: The rollerball because it depuffs and refreshens the eye area.
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