Five Of The Best High Coverage Concealers
When it comes to foundation, I tend to be a less is more person, preferring sheer or light coverage formulas such as BB Creams and tinted moisturisers (although I’m experimenting with the new cushion formulas at the moment which has been interesting). All I want is something that will even out my skin tone but still look like skin.
Concealer, on the other hand, well, that’s a different matter altogether. Give me a high coverage formula any day, particularly a formula that will work under eyes and also on blemishes. My usual go-to concealers would be Clarins Instant Concealer, NARS Creamy Concealer (€28), MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, Amazing Cosmetics Concealer (€42) and Catrice Liquid Camouflage (which, even though it’s the least expensive at just €3.99, it works a treat).
The consistency of those five concealers differs greatly: the Clarins is very fluid, the NARS is creamy, the Catrice is in between, and both the Amazing Cosmetics & MAC are a little thicker (I’m beginning to feel like Goldilocks here). The difference in consistency is good for me as a makeup artist as I’m constantly working on different skin types, tones and ages so I need a range of products.
For myself, I really like the NARS, which offers a lot of pigment, blends easily and sets to a matte finish for a long lasting result. For some people, though, the matte finish is too harsh, especially around the eye area – which is why I’m quite excited to have found a new concealer that I can offer up as an alternative.
The new bareMinerals Bare Skin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer landed on my desk last week, and I’ve been wearing it every day since as it has seriously impressed me. The silky, fluid texture is infused with anti-oxidant rich lilac plant stem cells, so it is super hydrating, so much so, it feels more like an eye cream when you wear it. In terms of application, it is easy to blend and doesn’t travel or move throughout the day. I found that it worked beautifully for on-the-go top ups (around the nose area) and adding a little coverage going from day to night makeup.
All in all, I’m delighted with my new find which you can see in action above working its magic on my lovely blue veins. As I said, I love a concealer that can deliver on coverage and multiple uses, but this one has surprised me. The other bit of good news is that it comes in six shade varieties, ranging from very pale to richer, darker tones all available on counters from the beginning of February for €26.