Let’s Talk: Concealer
As someone with mild acne, concealer is one thing I cannot live without! It’s probably the most important thing in my make up bag and I cannot step out of the house without using it to conceal my blemishes and scarring. To me, it’s important to have a concealer that’s highly pigmented, lasts all day and doesn’t cause more breakouts on my skin. Here are the ones I’ve been using lately:
Laura Mercier Secert Concealer
This is my go-to concealer for everything (except my under eyes). It is very creamy and thick but doesn’t look cakey when you apply it. In fact, it looks very smooth and blends easily. It’s also non-drying and lasts for most of the day. It’s been great for my blemishes and helps to conceal any redness I may have as well. It really helps make your face flawless!
$22 per pot
Sheer Cover Duo Concealer
I got this as a part of a Glam Bag a few months ago and I have to admit, at first I didn’t think it was anything special. It didn’t conceal my blemishes too well. But at that point, my dark circles were starting to stand out so I decided to try it out on my under eyes. This is now my favorite under eye concealer! It doesn’t settle into the lines beneath my eyes and never looks cakey. When you mix the two shades together, it does wonders to hide darkness. It’s so lightweight, you can barely even tell it’s there.
$18 per pot
Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer
I got this because a friend of mine recommended it specifically for blemishes. She said they completely covered hers and if the product is called tattoo concealer, I would expect nothing less! I have to admit, I wanted to love this product, but I unfortunately like the Laura Mercier one better. This one is a liquid and I find that I have to put a bit more product on to get the same effect. It does layer and blend nicely, though. I may have also gotten too light of a shade, which could add to my disappointment. Overall, I think it’s a high quality concealer, but it wasn’t perfect for me, so I use it sparingly.
$25 per tube
For those of you who prefer drugstore brands, I’ve found that I’ve been the most pleased with Neutrogena’s concealers. Also, I have a CoverGirl stick concealer that I always keep in my bag for convenient touch ups, for both blemishes and dark circles. There are a few you can get with acne healing properties in them, but I wouldn’t recommend them because they may worsen the problem instead of help.
What are your favorite concealers?