BEST CONCEALER FOR UNDER-EYES
What You Need: Bounce light away from tired under-eyes with a luminous liquid formula. Radiant Lift Concealer combines glowy pigments with lightweight coverage to camouflage dark circles and illuminate the eye area.
How to Apply It: The sponge applicator makes it easy to apply Radiant Lift Concealer exactly where you need it. For everyday coverage, dot it underneath and on the inner corner of your eye, before lightly blending with your ring finger. To hide heavier dark circles, draw it on in an upside-down triangle, with the base hugging your lower lash line and the point reaching down to your cheeks. This technique ensures you brighten the entire under-eye area – not just the dark circles – for a complexion-lifting effect.
BEST CONCEALER FOR BLEMISHES
What You Need: A matte, creamy formula, as light-reflective under-eye concealers can draw more attention to blemishes. Try a green colour corrector, (we love Colour Corrector Stick: The Reducer ), which helps to cancel out the appearance of redness.
How to Apply It: On just-cleansed, freshly-primed skin, use the pencil to draw a circle over the top of a red blemish. Gently tap the edges of the circle with your finger to blend. This neutralising corrector can be worn alone for a barely-there base, or teamed with foundation to achieve an ultra-flawless, full coverage finish.
BEST CONCEALER FOR CONTOURING
What You Need: The art of contouring involves playing with light and dark pigments to define your favourite features. For cheekbones that pop, try a highlighting concealer, like Colour Corrector Stick: The Illuminator, on the high points of your face.
How to Apply It: After shading the hollows of your cheeks, temples, the sides of the nose and the jawline with your contour, swipe this creamy pencil over the tops of cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose and on the centre of your chin. Easy.
BEST CONCEALER FOR DARK SPOTS
What You Need: A pink, peach or orangey concealer to neutralise the purple and blue tones that make up pigmentation. If you’re fair, try Colour Corrector Stick: The Balancer, or a warm-toned, highly-pigmented shade of Mastertouch Concealer.
How to Apply It: Tap concealer over dark spots with your finger or, if you have one, a makeup blending sponge. Next, apply foundation over the top to ensure camouflage-grade coverage that’s completely seamless.
BEST CONCEALER FOR OILY SKIN
What You Need: Because it’s never a good idea to layer too much product over oily skin, try a high coverage foundation that has the concealer built in, like FaceFinity All Day Flawless 3-in-1 Foundation.
How to Apply It: After prepping skin with a mattifying primer, such as Miracle Prep Pore Minimising & Mattifying Primer, use a buffing brush or makeup sponge to blend your foundation-concealer hybrid outwards from the centre of the face. On areas where you want more coverage – under eyes or on blemishes – apply a little more, then set with a face powder for a smooth, velvety finish.