From hiding blemishes to faking 8-hours of sleep, concealers are a knight in shining armour for almost every complexion complaint. Nowadays, there are a myriad of fantastic formulas to choose from that not only offer solutions to all your skin troubles, but cater to your skin type, too. The best concealers for wrinkles and dry skin are rich in nourishing, plumping ingredients that prevent it from becoming cakey or settling in fine lines. Concealers for dark circles tend to be super pigmented and on the thicker side (think a creamy, more blendable putty). Worried your flawless face won’t make it through the day? Don’t stress, long-lasting concealers have got your back. But, when it comes to remedying any base plight, full-coverage concealers take the top spot as the best all-rounder. These heavy-duty formulas make light work of fixing any unfortunate skin situ, which is why we wouldn’t dream of leaving the house without one. Read on to discover the tubes that hold a permanent place in our handbag…
Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer
Ask any beauty buff in the know about Kevyn Aucoin’s award-winning Sensual Skin Enhancer and you’ll get the same response: it’s life changing. Besides, Kim Kardashian swears by it and if it’s good enough for her… The buildable balm works wonders on all skin types, but is a life saver for dry, ageing complexions, thanks to the conditioning blend of jojoba oil, honey and beeswax. Despite delivering exceptionally high coverage, it still manages to leave your skin looking like, well, skin. Thick and richly pigmented, you only need a small amount to cover a magnitude of areas. Press in with fingers, then use a small fluffy brush to blend out.
Jouer Cosmetics Essential High Coverage Liquid Concealer
With 25 shades to choose from, Jouer Cosmetics’ Essential High Coverage Liquid Concealer is a cut above the rest. Enriched with a cocktail of intensely hydrating ingredients, including hyaluronic acid, reseveratrol and vitamin E, this smoothing concealer boasts a tonne of skincare benefits. The addition of brightening anise fruit extract perks up areas of discolouration, making this our top pick for hiding the dreaded dark circles. Rest assured, it won’t crease or congregate in the fine lines beneath your eyes, either.
Revolution Pro Full Coverage Camouflage Concealer
A decent concealer needn’t cost the earth and Revolution Pro’s Full Cover Camouflage Concealer is the proof. As efficacious as its expensive counterparts, it serves unbeatable coverage, disguising everything from tattoos to veins and birthmarks. The long-wear, non-transferable formula won’t flake on you come 4pm, either. Still worried about it fading during the day? Press some powder on top and you’ll be set for the long-haul.
Nabla Close Up Concealer
Little known beauty brand Nabla’s Close Up Concealer is making waves in the beauty hemisphere, here’s why. Not only is the velvety formula superbly smoothing, it conceals without feeling heavy on the skin. There may only be nine shades, but the colour spectrum is diverse and spans from Porcelain, which is great for highlighting and brightening, to Cocoa, a deep hue with red undertones catering to darker complexions. This sets fast, so be sure to blend it out as soon as you apply to risk any patches.
Uoma Beauty Stay Woke Concealer
If you want your skin to look radiant, non-cakey concealers are a must. For those of you who like to fake it till you make it (all of us, right?) Meet Uoma Beauty’s Stay Woke Concealer, soon to be your right hand man. Incredibly lightweight and non-drying, it sinks straight into the skin. Dot on and buff in for a seamless, undetectable finish that will remain flawless all day long.
Stila New Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer
Save face and then some, with Stila’s New Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer. Combining the iconic Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer in one dreamy duo formula, everything you need to perfect your complexion is housed in one convenient tub. First, prep your base with the full-coverage concealer. It has peachy undertones that instantly brighten and neutralise any areas of discolouration, like sallow skin and dark circles. Follow it up with the cult Stay All Day Foundation, a matte, oil free formula that is incredibly long-wearing and even water-resistant, but still gives a natural, glowy finish. Oh, and did we mention its rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.