by corinne iaia

July 07, 2014

MY CONCEALER WARDROBE


Banish bags, bumps, and bruises with this well rounded array of concealers. When it comes to my makeup bag concealer is item that, when missing, can single handedly cause me anxiety. I cannot go anywhere without some form of concealer pot, pen, or pan in my possession in case a blemish rears its ugly head. The notion of said concealer-induced anxiety is somewhat laughable to me because most times I find that a bit of base covers up any minor imperfections that are occurring on my mug at the moment. But what can I say, a girl's gotta have her options and all that…

I will admit, my collection of concealers extend a bit beyond this, but for the sake of necessity, I have edited it down to these five products that are great at covering anything you may encounter. If we are talking about those lingering bags that plant themselves beneath your eyes come Monday morning, then look no further than the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer which comes packed with the perfect balance of moisture and brightening coverage. For a highlighting concealer, or if your case of bags aren't too terrible but you want a bit of light help, the Givenchy Mister Light Instant Light Corrective Pen will have your face looking naturally illuminated in just a click of the pen. I love using the Mister Light to brighten up any areas that are looking a bit dull; think Kim K koncealing (is that a thing?) but with a much less heavy product and more French-girl 'no-makeup makeup' results.

Want to cover a tattoo, or perhaps your entire body? A pot of the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer could do just that with its super thick and pigmented consistency. Personally, I find it a bit too drying and waxy for my under eye area, but one tiny dab of it can cover a pesky spot and last all day. Sitting somewhere in the middle of the light and full coverage spectrum lies the Make Up For Ever 5 Camouflage Cream Palette. This palette contains an array of colors with a light yet creamy consistency that are perfect for mixing and layering under foundation. I find that this is great to have for travel, especially when a potential tan is in the cards as custom mixing will result in the perfect skin tone match, not to mention, these are great for everything from contouring to covering bags and blemishes. Speaking of custom blending colors, the cult classic Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, uses a special two-shade system to completely and naturally cover imperfections. This mini palette contains two high pigment shades; one to match the skin's depth of color and one to match the skin's undertone. This little gem is a long time favorite of mine, as it's great for pinpoint concealing and mixing it with a bit of moisturizer makes it an amazing (and long lasting!) dark circle remover.

If owning this many concealers seems a bit frivolous to you, for which I wouldn't blame you, then perhaps two is a bit more reasonable. Narrowing things further would leave me with the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer and the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, my two (dare I say it) holy grail concealing products. Which are yours?
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  1. I've got such ugly bags under my eyes, I never managed to find the perfect concealer! You gave some great ideas there, thank you xxx

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    1. You're welcome! I feel your pain trust me - that's why I have tried so many :) I hope you find one you love amongst these!

      xx,
      Corinne

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  2. Haha! I've tried a lot of the concealers you've featured and they're all really good! The Laura Mercier is my favorite :)

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