As someone who has struggled with their skin on and off through most of my teenage and early twenties life, I have been on the hunt for the best concealers for as long as I can remember. I want as natural as possible, yet still good coverage makeup and when the day comes where I can expose my blemish free skin all the time, I will be thrilled! In the meantime, here are my top 5 concealers for covering those nasty scars and persistent spots! In no particular order… (I feel like Dermot O’Leary on the X factor)
- Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer
This palette has 2 shades, which I usually mix to create the perfect coverage and colour. I use this product just for spots and scars, never under my eyes as it has quite a thick consistency. It is my favourite at the moment for really stubborn blemishes that need a little bit more help to stay hidden. I use it with either a small concealer brush or my fingers to create a more natural look.
2. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
I love this and have for quite a few years. It has such a gorgeous consistency, really smooth and light yet pretty good coverage and definitely buildable. It has a small spongy applicator and I find that it lasts ages. When I run out of my favourite under-eye concealer (mentioned next), I could use a small amount of this to brighten up my dark circles.
3. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer
This is quite a new one and I absolutely love it. I have never found a concealer that genuinely feels as though I don’t have any makeup on before this one. It has the lightest feel, and I wear it on its own if I want to have a ‘no makeup makeup day’. I also love the packaging, and twisty large sponge applicator. I wear this under my eyes and it never feels heavy. I also have a different shade that I use to conceal spots or scars. Despite its super light feel, it gives great, buildable coverage.
4. Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer
I have used this for a couple of years on and off and I still think it’s great. It has a similar consistency to the Laura Mercier concealer but it is in a tube rather than palette. Pretty thick, so you only need the smallest amount, but I definitely thought it was worth a mention.
5. Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Flawless Wear Concealer
Now this is faster to use than say, but I couldn’t not mention this concealer. The queen of full coverage with the Double Wear range, Estée Lauder has nailed the formulation, with a creamy and light yet brilliant coverage concealer.
I obviously don’t use all of these at once and I prefer to wear a lighter coverage foundation and then just cover my blemishes with concealer. I would love to just embrace my skin totally as it is and I’m really trying (emphasis on the trying!!!) to be more accepting of myself…but still, I like a helping hand every now and then, so I hope this was useful!