We all know how important concealer is and if you don’t then you will find out why in this post. So I am sure many of you skip this important step but in terms of creating a flawless base and improving the longevity of your makeup then you need to use a concealer.
How important is it to find the right concealer i hear you ask? The short answer is very! Depending on your age then the brand of concealer you use will affect how it sits on your skin. The eyes are a very sensitive area and we should all look after them correctly (that is a post for a different day). There are different techniques for applying concealer for example i would apply it differently on every face shape as well as applying it differently on a younger skin compared to mature skin.
My top three concealers than I always turn to are as follows (and are in no particular order)
Note Cosmetics Mineral Concealer
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The applicator is very cooling on the skin and is very hygienic for makeup artists as it is easy to wipe, which is always a huge factor that I consider when adding products to my kit. A little goes a very long way when you are applying to the face. If you squeeze out too much at once then it is going to be too heavy on the under eye especially and you will loose the illusion of contouring if you blend too far down the face. So, my first tip is less is more. You can always go back in and add more if needed. I use this for carving the brows, disguising those dark under eyes and concealing the eyelid to prep for eye shadow. Overall this concealer is up there in comparison to high end alternatives.
For light skin I use shades 201 or 202.
Retails for approximately £10.99
Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer
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The packaging was what initially attracted me to this product. That rose gold lid and labeling is just gorgeous and the product inside is even more impressive. This conceal does exactly what it says on the tin and honestly is full coverage. There are darker tones which can be used for defining (contouring). The applicator applies the correct amount of product each time you dip it in and it applies it effortlessly. It is harder for makeup artists to use these type of applicators which is why I tend to use this product on myself and not clients. For the price it is such value for money and I repurchase this time and time again.
The shades I personally use are C1 and C2.
This retails for approximately £4
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
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Another absolute staple concealer in my personal kit which is one of my all time favourites. Full coverage, easy to apply and a dream to blend. The absolute perfect concealer which I always turn to. When applying this on a client I of course use a brush to remove the concealer from the applicator. I rave about this during my 1-1 lessons and I know a lot of my clients and followers on Instagram have told me that they have purchased this from hearing me talk about it and absolutely love it. Give it a go, you will love it!
My favourite shade is Fair 1
This retails for approximately £3
I hope this helps when you are on the look out for a new concealer to purchase! There are so many that I love but these are three that I regularly turn to and I hope you love them too!