There are very few women in this world who don’t have a concealer in their makeup bags. With growing awareness and availability of makeup products, the concealer has made a special place for itself in vanity kits and rightly so. Concealers help in hiding blemishes, covering dark under-eye areas and evening out skin tones. They can also be used as a base for your eye shadows and lip colours. If you still don’t have a concealer, here are 3 superb products available in India that you must try!
While using a concealer you need to keep the following points in mind;
a) Always apply concealer right after the primer and before the foundation
b) If the concealer is not blended properly, it will not stay for very long so blend, blend and blend away
c) Set your concealer using a loose powder to keep it in place for longer
d) While choosing a concealer, go for a colour that is one shade lighter than your foundation, not your skin colour. A lighter concealer shade works on hiding blemishes better and the foundation will eventually match it to your natural skin tone.
#1 MAC Studio Finish Concealer
This concealer can classify as slightly creamy and comes in a small pot which is sure to last you for at least six months (if used daily). It’s perfect for acne-prone skin, provides medium-full coverage and comes in a variety of shades. If you walk into a MAC store, they’ll help you with the perfect colour for your skin type. Use it with a brush (preferably) and dab it on to your blemishes and under-eye area first and then start blending it. This product needs a little more blending than usual but if applied correctly it easily lasts for six-eight hours. It is thick in consistency which does mean more blending but also makes it ideal for people who don’t like using a foundation.
#2 Bourjois Healthy Mix Correcting Concealer
This is a liquid concealer with light-medium coverage, great for people struggling with uneven skin-tone and light blemishes. The concealer is easy to apply because of its packaging. It comes in a tube with a slanted tip. Just apply two small triangles around the cheek bones and blend in with your fingers. Use the extra product left on your fingers on the forehead and the chin area, if needed. Apply foundation evenly after this step and set both with loose powder to make it last for six hours easily. It doesn’t cake, flake or settle into fine lines and smells great because it is made of natural food extracts.
#3 Revlon PhotoReady Concealer SPF 20
Revlon PhotoReady Concealer comes in the form of a stick and stick concealers are best suited to cover under-eye dark circles. This concealer provides light coverage and is a little shimmery, best for evening wear. It works very well for dry skin and needs to be applied along with a moisturizer because of its thick and dry texture. Moisturise your face first and then apply the product on to blemishes and in the under-eye area. Blend with your fingers or with a brush and follow this step with some loose powder. This product stays on for four-six hours, comes with SPF 20 for sun-protection and is light on the pocket. However, it is not recommended for people with problem skin.