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Find Your Favorite Concealer

by Lindsay on October 10, 2013

in face

Find Your Favorite Concealer // Belle Belle Beauty

A good concealer can often stand on its own. Covering redness, dark circles and a rogue blemish can give the appearance of even skin without the need for a heavy foundation. That’s why I always recommend starting your makeup with concealer – you’ll find you don’t need as much foundation or tinted moisturizer as you thought!

But how do you find the right formula? I have loads of favorites and they are each suited to particular skin types and concerns. I’m guessing one of these will tickle your fancy:

Benefit Erase Paste is a new find and I am wild about the creamy, blendable coverage. It doesn’t disappear in the middle of your day. And it works on both blemishes and under eye circles. The texture is a little thick to cover redness. Best suited for: under eye circles and blemish-prone skin.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Custard has been in my rotation for months and is the one I reach for most often. The smooth and buildable texture does wonders on my areas of redness. And I love the luminous correction on darkness under eyes. Best suited for: drier skin and redness.

Cle de Peau Concealer has long been a makeup artist favorite. While pricey, this little tube lasts forever. I find the formula works best if you warm it up between your fingers and pat on. It covers blemishes and dark circles like a champ. Best suited for: normal to oily skin, acne-prone skin and dark circles.

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage is a long time classic but has a new long-wear upgrade. The two shade system, one to match the skin’s depth of color and one to match the skin’s undertone, ensures a perfect match. Used with a precise brush, this camouflages any spot into a flawless complexion. Best suited for: skin with age spots and blemishes.

Lancôme EFFACERNES Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer has a balanced finish, somehow being matte but still with some radiance. But the real beauty to this concealer is its waterproof properties, making it well-suited for tearjerker events, long days or hot weather. Best suited for: oilier skin, brides and those who need all day coverage.

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Tianna October 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm

dying to find a good concealer – hear the NARS one is amazing thanks for this!

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Lindsay October 17, 2013 at 2:02 pm

The NARS is awesome! Hope you love it as much as I do 🙂

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Sarah October 17, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Hi–stopping by from IFB to check out your post that was featured in this week’s roundup 🙂

Great post. Finding a good concealer can be SO difficult. I have never had good luck with “bargain” brands when it comes to concealer. It seems like they are either too thick or too thin, too obvious or completely invisible. I finally splurged on the Cle de Peau and I think it works really well on my under eye circles. You made me really curious about the NARS, though. Maybe when I run out of the Cle (in 500 years) I will have to give it a try! 🙂

Thanks again for the awesome info!

Sarah
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Lindsay October 17, 2013 at 4:58 pm

hahaha! I agree that the Cle de Peau takes FOREVER to go through. I hate to admit how long I’ve had mine. Let me know if you try NARS – it is positively amazing.

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