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How to choose the right concealer

what concealer is best

A good concealer can be a godsend for subtly hiding blemishes, erasing the under-eye effects of a late night and providing a confidence boost. Head to your make-up counter if you’re unsure as to your shade, and test the colour on the part of your face where you’ll use it, opting for one shade lighter than your natural skin tone or foundation.

The stick is the most convenient to pop in your handbag and use on the go but it can also harbour germs. They’re usually drier and tend to settle in fine lines, so they’re best for young skin. However, they can be a good option for covering blemishes on oily complexions as they last longer.

Those with dry skin and fine lines may prefer the concealer pot, as the product is usually creamier and easier to blend. These are also great for under-eye circles as they give good coverage without being too drying.

Tubes or wands with brushes are generally the most lightweight in texture so they’re suitable for older skin but may not provide enough coverage for blemishes or dark eye circles.

Then there are the illuminating brands which are worth experimenting with under the eye and as a highlighter on the cheekbones. Just beware that dark eyeliner plus shimmery concealer can lead to the panda eye effect.

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