Foundation takes all the glory, but concealer is the underdog MVP of a flawless base. It covers
dark circles, pimples, pigmentation, acne scars and anything else you’d like to make temporarily invisible on your face.
The key to any full-coverage or
‘no-makeup’ makeup look, a decent concealer is versatile and lightweight, camouflaging what it needs to without feeling thick and heavy on the skin.
While there’s are literally thousands of concealers on the market, few withstand the rigoruous testing that goes into a beautyheaven top ten list. Ahead is ten of the most popular concealers on the market, along with why they’re so highly coveted.
Best concealers of 2017
Best concealers of 2019 M.A.C Studio Fix 24-Hour Concealer
M.A.C Studio Fix 24-Hour Concealer has a creamy, medium to full-coverage consistency that stays put for 24-hours of wear.
“ I cant rave about this concealer enough! It is everything ive always wanted in a concealer and here it is! It is medium coverage but you can build it up to full, it covers everything! I have the darkest under eyes and they absolutely vanish when using this concealer. Im shade NC15 and it is perfect for me! A little goes such a long way as it blends out so easily! It doesnt crease or settle into fine lines under my eyes.” bh member shanhads.
Read more reviews
here… Maybelline New York FITme Concealer
Maybelline New York FITme Concealer eliminates imperfections without hiding the skin’s natural radiance. Containing a translucent primer base and micro-fine pigments, the formula matches the skin seamlessly for a flawless finish.
“ I always have one or more of this in my makeup collection. As someone who suffers with adult acne and have for years this is one of the few concealers i have found to fully cover my acne as well as not dry it out. You don’t need to apply much for this to work however it doesn’t go cakey even when you heavily apply it. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great everyday staple concealer.” – bh member EloiseC.
Read more reviews here… Benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer
Benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer is the concealer for when you need heavy-duty coverage. Effectively covering dark circles and discolouration for a natural-looking finish that doesn’t crease or fade.
“This concealor hides both my dark undereye circles and any blemishes with ease. It is soft and blends easily but is thick enough to stay put once it is applied. A light coating of powder and this lasts all day without fading or creasing – love it!” – bh member love.sarah Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation is a beloved foundation for bargain hunters, and Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer is just as highly-rated. Enriched with mother of pearl for radiance and vitamins to conceal dark circles and puffy eyes, this concealer leaves you with a luminous but natural finish.
“ For drugstore brands Bourjois is so fantastic! This entire healthy mix range doesn’t fail. Each product is lovely. I had to try this and I knew the colour pay off would be as good as it delivered. I like to sit this around my eyes, along the mouth lines and chin and around the nose crevices and a little on the cheeks. It lifts the skin tone really nicely.” – bh member GigiandBobbi.
Read more reviews here… Rimmel London Wake Me Up Anti-Fatigue Concealer
Rimmel London Wake Me Up Anti-Fatigue Concealer is formulated with vitamin C, making it a dream for tired eyes. Enriched with radiant pearls to illuminate the eye area and conceal dark circles. The consistency of the concealer blends perfectly with foundation for a smooth and natural finish.
“ I have had dark circles under my eyes for as long as I can remember. I have tried just about everything and this actually works. I have brown based colouring under my eyes and this covers them perfectly. You have the sponge tip which allows you to place the concealer with precision and only use the amount you need. It blends beautifully and stays on all day.” – bh member anakiee.
Read more reviews here… Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat
While you might be using it totally wrong, there’s no doubt Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat is an iconic concealer. Radiance is the aim of the game with this one, and boy oh boy does it deliver in spades. The formula captures the light while fading imperfections, helping to awaken the complexion.
“ I have been using the YSL touche clat for a few years now and it is, without a doubt the best concealer I have every used. Somehow the product blends perfectly into skin tone – like magic, minimalises any tonal imperfection and reflects light so your dark circles and puffiness disappear!” – bh member flavietta.
Read more reviews here… Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer
Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer (sephora.com.au, $40) has cemented its place in the beauty blogger hall of fame. Full coverage and matte, this concealer covers even the most obnoxious of imperfections, and the long-lasting formula keeps it in place all day long. Enriched with mango seed and shea butter to hydrate and illuminate the areas that it’s used.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
Full coverage and radiant, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (mecca.com.au, $46) brightens under eyes, covers blemishes and colour-corrects dark spots. Enriched with vitamin E, magnolia bark extract and grapeseed extract to hydrate and reduce redness.
Too Faced Born This Way Concealer
Too Faced Born This Way Concealer (mecca.com.au, $44) is lightweight but full-coverage, concealing dark circles and redness with a crease-free finish. Enriched with coconut water and hyaluronic acid for long-lasting hydration.
bareMinerals bareSkin Complete Coverage Concealer
bareMinerals bareSkin Complete Coverage Concealer (mecca.com.au, $32) combines both of the things we want under our eyes at all times: a high-coverage concealer
and an anti-aging serum. The luminous formula plumps any lines and covers imperfections, while also protecting against enviornmental aggressors.
Did your favourite concealer make the list?
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