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It’s refreshing to go makeup-free especially now that most of us are staying indoors and working from home during the pandemic. If you want to look fresh for your work video calls and don’t want to put on a full face of makeup, why not try to use just a concealer? Concealers are great for color-correcting, concealing dark undereye circles, and covering your blemishes or acne scars.
There’s a concealer out there for everyone, whether your skin is oily, dry, acne-prone or sensitive. Keep reading for the best concealers for every skin type:
Concealers for dry skin
If you have dry or dehydrated skin, stay away from concealers that offer a matte finish as they’ll accentuate your dry patches. Instead, go for concealers with a creamy formula. The Saem’s Cover Perfection Pot Concealer offers high coverage and effectively hides your blemishes, dark spots or acne scars. You also won’t have to worry about any creasing issues when using this concealer since it’s packed with nourishing ingredients such as alpine herb extracts, oxygen complex and olive oil.
Concealers for oily skin
If you have oily skin and suffer from enlarged pores, avoid using creamy concealers as they’ll clog your pores and make your skin even shinier. Liquid concealers are a great option for oily skin. For a flawless matte finish, you can’t go wrong with CLIO’s Kill Cover Liquid Concealer. This liquid concealer’s coverage is buildable, ranging from medium to high. It also feels super lightweight on skin so won’t have to worry about looking greasy by midday!
Concealers for combination skin
For combination skin with an oily T-zone and dry cheeks, you may need to use two different types of concealer. NATURE REPUBLIC’s Pure Shine Concealer Power Cover gives you a semi-matte finish so your skin will still look glowy and dewy without looking too oily. Its fine brush tip offers lightweight but dense coverage, making it ideal for covering small imperfections.
A’PIEU’s Bonding Balm Concealer is perfect if you have dry cheeks. Its soft balm texture keeps your skin moisturized while still providing enough coverage. Thanks to its buttery formula, this concealer will blend well into your skin and provide a smooth coverage. My tip is to use your ring finger when applying the Bonding Balm Concealer on dry spots as the warmth from your finger helps the concealer blend even better on your skin.
Concealers for acne-prone skin
I have many post-acne dark spots and although applying foundation works to conceal them, it doesn’t cover them as well as a concealer does.
If you have trouble disguising your acne or dark spots, PONY EFFECT’s Pro Fit Liquid Concealer from MBX MEMEBOX does the trick. It also works great for neutralizing any redness so if you have one of those red and angry zits, reach for this concealer. You can also use a 3CE’s Cover Pot Concealer in #Greenish underneath your main concealer to conceal redness.
Concealers for sensitive skin
Not sure which concealer to use for sensitive skin? Dear, Klairs has got your back. Check out their Creamy Natural Fit Concealer; it’s formulated with natural ingredients and a chemical-free formula so rest assured, your skin will be safe with this concealer. Another great option for sensitive skin is peripera’s Double Longwear Cover Concealer. Dab this concealer on your dark circles and it’ll help you look more wide awake!