Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Beauty for Less–10 of the Best Concealers for Less Than £20

Finding a good concealer can be tricky,
Is it the right shade?
Is it the right composition for your skin? – ie does it pull on your skin when you apply it.
Is it too thin?
Is it too thick?
Does it cake when you put it on?
Does it go into fine lines after a short while?
Will it last?
Is it easy to apply?

Yup, that’s right, finding a good, let alone a great concealer is a minefield.  I have tried countless concealers trying to find the perfect ‘one’.  And I’m getting there.

The first thing to consider is that the area where most of us want to apply a concealer is under the eye.  It’s too easy to forget about that area when moisturising and priming but don’t.  One of the reasons for dark circles, yes those things you’re trying to hide, is dehydration, so make sure you have a good eye cream/serum or both with moisturising and reparative properties. 

Three of my particular favourite eye treatments are Clarins Eye Lift Perfecting Serum, Caudalie Premier Cru The Eye Cream and Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm.  Where concealers are concerned you can benefit from beauty for less, where eye creams are concerned you should invest as much as you can with the happy thought that a very little does go a long way and these will last you a very long time.

Once you’ve applied your eye cream and allowed it to do its work for a few minutes you have a much smoother, hydrated base on which to apply your concealer.  Here are 10 of the best concealers for less than £20. 

Nars Stick Concealer - Perfect for your Makeup BagNYX HD Professional Concealer WandTime Balm Anti Wrinkle ConcealerL'Oreal Paris Infallible Concealer PommadeAveda Inner Light ConcealerLaura Geller Filter First Luminous ConcealerMAC Studio Finish ConcealerBenefit Airbrush ConcealerUrban Decal All Nighter Full Coverage Concealer3INA The Liquid Concealer
When applying your concealer please use a brush and not your finger, you’ll get a much better result that way.  Using your finger usually applies and then removes most of what you’ve applied.  I’ve learned this one the hard way.  Post on the best concealer brushes coming up…….