If you are looking for concealers this new season that are effective, then this article is for you, but before we dive into these new concealers, what’s to know about concealers?
It’s good to know that concealers are makeup products that we use in concealing imperfections on the face like under-eye dark circles. age spots, dark spots, sunburn, redness, etc. Concealers are used in two varied ways, you can use them to cover up imperfections on the face, and use them to brighten the t-zone area of the face when highlighting during your makeup routine. The application comes before and after the foundation before the foundation to conceal then after the foundation to brighten. This is why you’re best advised to use two varied shades, to conceal, the shade should be your exact skin shade, and to brighten it should be two shades lighter. To learn how to apply concealer you can watch tutorial videos on youtube.
There are different types, we have the matte that is with no shine and is commonly loved and embraced, we have the luminous which has a sheen finish to it, and then the luminous matte that have both the character of matte and luminous. They are all very welcome to most people, but the luminous version has a disadvantage if you’re with textured skin as it’s possible to enhance bumps and holes on the skin. Nevertheless, many more brands are coming up with innovations where the luminous version tends to be silky matte with blurring characters where little to no flaws are enhanced. Luminous concealers are great for a summer glossy/glassy makeup look while matte concealers are great for an all matte makeup look either in autumn winter or spring-summer season.
We also have full coverage and medium coverage in concealers, for example, a concealer can either be full coverage matte concealer or medium coverage matte concealer, and it can also be full coverage luminous concealer or medium coverage luminous concealer. The full coverage and medium coverage speak of the intensity of pigments they carry, it all depends on the number of flaws you’d like to cover when it comes to making a choice.
A good concealer has to be suitable for all skin types, hydrating, not cakey meaning it has to contain a good amount of emollients, creamy even if it’s matte, and little to no transfer because we don’t want any makeup product staining our outfits, it has to be long-wearing meaning to be able to withstand what the day brings either partying, working, etc. and must contain skin-loving ingredients that protect and nourish the skin e.g essential oil like argan oil that moisturizes, fruit extracts that are high in antioxidants and calms sensitive skin, some that prevent and treat wrinkles and fine lines, etc.
The new modern days’ concealers are known as hybrid concealers, meaning the concealers have the benefit of skincare as well as serving as makeup, i.e. a matte concealer that contains hyaluronic acid that attracts moisture to the skin and helps the skin to hold onto moisture can make the concealer a hybrid makeup and some that contain salicylic acid that treats acne and unclogs pores is also a concealer with skincare benefit, or contain both. These hybrid concealers are ways to wear makeup with no adverse effects like irritations, redness, dryness, etc. but rather treat any skin concern while looking gorgeous. It must also be available in a variety of shades that range from light to dark covering all the different skin undertones.
In conclusion, concealers come in a bottle that can either be pumped or with a doe foot applicator, you can use a concealer brush to blend and apply or use a beauty blender. It’s also possible to want to know which ones are new on the market and can do all that has been mentioned above, discover them below;
Prisme Libre Skin-Caring Concealer – Multi-Purpose Concealer
Hydrabeam Sheer Brightening Under-eye Concealer 6ml
Quickie 24H Multi-Use Hydrating Full Coverage Concealer
IRL Filter Finish Concealer
NYX Professional Makeup
Bare With Me Concealer Serum 9.6ml