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What is The Best Concealer?

Posted by Sam's Makeup on May 12, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Concealers are like gifts from heaven! They cover blemishes,uneven skin tones and most importantly, under-eye circles. You don't need foundation if you have a good concealer for every day use.

However, the question I always get asked by clients is: so Sam, what’s the best concealer? And Should I use liquid, crème or matte concealers? With so many brands out there, I understand how hard it is to choose. Here is what I think you should do when it comes to concealers:

First, examine your skin; do you have dry or oily skin. Do you have winkles and pores that you want to conceal? Do you have dark under-eye circles? These are the three main questions you should ask yourself prior to purchasing a concealer.

The general rule is: liquid concealers are better than stick concealers because they blend in well in the skin and they don’t look caky. However, if you have very dark under-eye circles you might want to use a crème concealer with different shades to eliminate the dark shadows like orange or even green shades- something that we call “color-correction”. I will talk about this in details in a different blog.

When it comes to brands :I have tried literally tens of brands and have come to the realization that sometimes you don’t have to pay too much to get the results you want.

One of the best concealers out there is Fit Me by Maybelline; it provides full coverage, has tiny particles that eliminate wrinkles and is not that expensive; $10. It is the concealer I use every day for myself.

If you have more money to spend, you might want to try Select concealers from Mac. The only problem that I found was that you have to set the concealer with powder because it might crease especially if you have wrinkles yet it provides amazing coverage for photography in particular.

If you have under- eye circles- very dark circles, you might want to try Cover Girl sick concealers, they provide full coverage and are not pricy at all!

One last brand that I HAVE to mention in this article is Smashbox - Photo Finish Targeted Pore &Line Primer.

It is by far the most amazing under-eye lines and pores minimizer!!  You apply it before your concealer. It really does wonders! It's incredibly thick. This is the only primer I've ever used that actually obscured the pores around a friend’s nose and kept themunder wraps all day long. It works wonders for under eye wrinkles too.


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