May 08, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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We’ve officially hit one of the bleakest weeks in the year – in the Northern hemisphere at least – and tired eyes and blotchy skin are just crying out to be protected from this harsh winter weather. A good concealer is guaranteed to make everything just that little better, (facially I mean) so here are five cult products that promise to solve dark circles, pigmentation and any other evil blemishes that might be lurking beneath the surface.
1.By Terry Touch-Expert Advanced
Designed by the same woman behind the iconic YSL Touch Eclat, this multi-corrective concealer targets everything from dullness and imperfections to radiance and dark circles. Enriched with botanical extracts, hyaluronic acid and Dermotouch + micro-powder to blur and control shine, this brush applicator liquid concealer rivals the best of them all.
2. NudeStix Concealer Pencil
Available in eight shades ranging from chocolate to ivory, this soft, matte cream pencil concealer offers long-wearing coverage that wont’ budge even during the most demanding of days. Easy to blend, and infused with moisturizing Shea butter and vitamin E, it’s suitable for eczema prone skin (trust me) and quickly and easily covers blemishes, darkness and spots on the go. Perfect for that super natural look.
3. Benefit Fake Up
Ideal for sorting out those pesky under eye bags – that don’t disappear no matter how many early nights I indulge in – Benefit’s Fake Up concealer pairs a pigmented core with a hydrating layer infused with apple seed extract and vitamin E. Available in three shades, it’s guaranteed not to crease thanks to a silky smooth texture that glides effortlessly into sunken sockets and instantly reverses the effect of last night’s Netflix binge.
4. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
A dead cert for those with darker complexions, the 10-shade range of Nars’ Radiant Creamy concealers are renowned for their luxurious texture and luminous finish. Providing lightweight, medium to high coverage, the combination of light diffusing technology and skincare properties guarantees a beautifully smooth application, resulting in obscured imperfections and an almighty glow.
5. Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit
Bobbi Brown is an expert when it comes to creamy consistencies and this concealer kit is no different. Claiming to be both waterproof and sweat-and-humidity resistant, the yellow-based cream solution is softened with skin-smoothing emollients and silica, whereas the pressed powder counterpart ensures crease-free, budge-free coverage. Applied right up to the lash line to diminish any trace of a dark circle, it comes in 13 shade varieties and promises a soft focus finish.
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