Concealer is a great way to hide under-eye circles and minimize puffiness. However, choosing the right one is not an easy task. You need to know your skin type and the best concealer for your problem area. The right shade will hide your under-eye circles while improving your overall skin tone. An excellent way to choose a concealer is to read the ingredients label carefully and select one with caring properties. Here are some tips on choosing the right concealer for your skin.
There are three main types of concealer: liquid, cream, and powder. The first type is suitable for the under-eye area. It comes in a tube with a brush applicator or a stick. The powder is solid and is for blemishes and age spots. Another type of concealer is the cream type which comes in a jar. It is applied with a special brush.
Colour correctors are the most common type of concealer. This product can look similar to face paint, balance skin undertones, and improve discoloration. A purple color corrector will balance yellow undertones, while a green one will counteract redness. They will make the skin appear more neutral. You can use one of these three types for your under-eye area if you wish to cover up dark circles under your eyes.
Contrast-colored concealer is the best option for those who want to hide the most severe flaws on their face. It contains salicylic acid, which will significantly dry the problem area. The corrector is generally applied point-wise to problematic miniature areas under the foundation. On the other hand, a concealer is softer and more moisturizing and is best used for large-area applications. It can also be used around sensitive areas.
A corrector has more coverage than a concealer. If you want the best concealer for your skin, read this review.
The perfect concealer has to be the same color as the skin in your brow area. A good concealer can even out your complexion and make it look like you’re wearing foundation. The best way to apply a concealer is by blending it into your skin. If you want to cover up redness or heavy dark circles under your eyes that have become persistent over time, you should use a color-correcting product, preferably orange. If your face is dry, the concealer will cover it up.
A quick tip: Choosing a concealer depends on various factors:
- Skin type
You can go for a yellow-based concealer if you have a fair/light-to-medium skin tone. If you have medium-to-dark skin, go for an orange undertone-based concealer.
For the undereye area, make sure to select a shade of concealer that’s no more than one or two shades lighter than your natural skin tone to avoid a prominent white/grey circle around the eye area. For the face, select a concealer that matches the color of your foundation exactly.
The 6 Bestselling concealers available in India are listed below.
Maybelline New York Fit Me Concealer
Maybelline New York Fit Me Concealer has a beautiful creamy texture and blends like butter. It conceals redness, flaws, blemishes, and dark circles on the face. The available shades perfectly match your skin tone. It comes with a Topher applicator.
Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer
Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer is also absolutely a cult favorite. A super-concentrated treatment concealer with a micro-corrector applicator to help instantly erase dark circles and fine lines. It is infused with goji berry and Haloxyl to help reduce fine lines and instantly create a radiant, refreshed-looking eye area. The concealer also acts as a beautiful highlighter and can be applied to your forehead as well. The concealer must be set with a compact powder to even out the look.
Makeup Revolution Conceal And Define Concealer
The New ‘Conceal & Define concealer’ by Makeup Revolution is a highly pigmented and blendable formula that gives you a flawless natural finish. It covers blemishes, evens skin tone, and dark circles with a matte finish that won’t accentuate fine lines and pores. The concealer comes with a large doe foot applicator for smooth application that won’t drag on the delicate skin under the eyes.
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer gives full-on coverage and full-face wear for up to 24 hours with a flawless matte finish. The extra-large applicator conceals imperfections like under-eye circles, acne scars, and discoloration while doubling as a contour/highlight product. This waterproof, non-greasy formula won’t transfer, fade, or flake.
Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer
Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer is a blendable and buildable formula that hides and instantly brightens blemishes, scars, or dark circles to reveal near-perfect skin. Its creamy yet lightweight texture makes you look luminously radiant. This product is cruelty-free, gluten-free, fragrance-free, and vegan.
M.A.C Pro Longwear Concealer
M.A.C Pro Longwear Concealer is a long-wearing, high-cover concealer that does not budge or cake. It is a lightweight, fluid concealer with a pump and provides medium to full coverage with a comfortable, natural matte finish. It is water and transfer-resistant. The concealer is dermatologist tested, ophthalmologist tested, Non-acnegenic, and fragrance-free. Suitable for all skin types.
How to apply concealer –
Firstly moisturize your face thoroughly. Then apply the concealer with an application tool to blend in with the color tone of your face. Tap it gently and finish it with a foundation to make it look more natural. Use a puff to apply powder on the concealer to set it and make it last longer.
For covering spots and areas around your nose, use a pointed brush for concealer application. Use a slightly damp sponge for significant area coverage.
We have listed a beauty sponge and a pointed brush for helping in the application of concealers below.
Colorbar Blend-itudeBeauty Sponge – Spicy Pink 002
The Blend-itude Makeup Sponge has a wide body that gives you an even blend for your cheeks and forehead without absorbing excess product. Its narrow tip gives you ultimate precision for contouring and highlighting.
Miss Claire M20 – Pointed Blending Brush (l) – Chrome
Miss Claire M20 Pointed Blending Brush (L) is around a large tapered brush with dense bristles. Made with (PBT) polybutylene terephthalate soft bristles for low moisture retention, better hold, application, and blend-ability of the product. The brush has an easy grip for precise and flawless application of the product.