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Sunday 19 May 2024

The concealer edit for dry skin...


The concealer edit for dry skin

Regular readers will all know that I have dry skin and it's also prone to dehydration. The eye are is one of the first places where people will notice fine lines (or smile lines!), and this can make getting the right concealer tricky. We want to cover dark circles but don't want anything too heavy or cakey because it will makes fine lines appear more prominent than they actually are. Some people are genetically prone to dark circles, whereas for many people, not enough sleep will show in the eye area. I like to use concealers that will cover dark circles but don't feel too heavy on the skin. I was never into the big heavy concealer drawn in a triangle that also covers half your cheeks look, with a concealer several shades lighter than your foundation, but each to their own - it just wasn't for me! I generally go for a concealer possibly one shade lighter than my foundation, to add some brightness and will use a separate shade on my face because I don't want to highlight any blemishes. Today, I'm sharing my favourite concealers for those of us with dry skin....

Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer: I don't know what took me so long to buy this concealer because it's been hyped since its release! This is available in 22 shades, is full coverage but doesn't feel heavy on the skin, and is long-lasting.  This is honestly a miracle worker because with one swipe, it instantly erases dark circles.  What I also really love about it is that it doesn't sit in fine lines, is crease-resistant, doesn't crumble after a few hours of wear and despite giving full coverage, looks natural on the skin. I love it!

Natasha Denona Hy-Glam Concealer:  Available in an incredible 50 shades, this concealer has medium to full coverage. It doesn't just cover dark circles, it also seems to blur pores, which makes it an ideal product to use if you want to go foundation-free but still want some coverage in certain areas. I find this aspect particularly beneficial when it comes to fine lines because it doesn't highlight them, if anything it blurs them due to the formula. There's absolutely no caking or creasing anywhere on the face.

Makeup By Mario SurrealSkin Awakening Concealer:  Available in 22 shades, this is a medium coverage concealer with a really creamy formula. It contains caffeine, which means that it depuffs the under eye area - ideal for those dealing with both dark circles and puffiness.  It sets quite quickly so I tend to apply a dab one one eye and blend before moving to the other. This doesn't crease, settle into fine lines and is long-lasting.

Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer: Available in 30 shades, this is a medium coverage concealer that also has some skincare benefits due to the inclusion of hyaluronic acid, camellia oil, vitamin C and niacinamide. Despite it's creamy (almost stretchy if that doesn't sound too strange) formula, this concealer is long-wearing and is perfect for dry skin that needs some coverage, both under the eyes and on blemishes.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Colour Corrector: Whilst not strictly a concealer, I had to include this as it's a brilliant product for neutralising dark circles and brightening the under eye area and inner corners of the eyes. It has a creamy texture that blends into the skin well, correcting any darkness. This is ideal if you want to wear minimal makeup because once applied, it leaves you with an even canvas. It has a smoothing effect on the skin and just leaves the under eye area looking fresh.

I'd love to hear what your go-to concealer is?

Thanks for reading!

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