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holy grail concealers: what experts say

holy grail concealers: what experts say

unfortunately, most of us don't have perfect skin. if that doesn't bother you at all - really great! - but for those of us who do want to correct a few blemishes, pimples or dark circles... concealer is one of the items always present in our beauty kit.

however everyone's needs are different, as are their skin type, their age, and the effect they want to achieve. that's why I decided to divide our suggestions into three sections: light, medium or full coverage. after doing extensive research and listening to the best professional make-up artists, here are the best choices:

for light coverage:

— GLOSSIER, STRECTH CONCEALER

it has 12 shades, but unlike high coverage concealers, it has so much flexibility that it's easy to match our pigment. it blends so well that it's almost a teint mosturizer. if your skin isn't too dry, you can just use a serum or sunscreen (no need to moisturize before) because it already has a shiny finish. it can be used all over the face and just apply some powder for a finishing touch.

— CHARLOTTE TILBURY, BEAUTIFUL SKIN RADIANT CONCEALER

a little more coverage than the previous suggestion, with a slightly more matte finish, but still with some shine. it has a base finish and gives instant coverage. formulated with hydrating hyaluronic acid, smoothing niacinamide, radiance-enhancing vitamin C, and vegan collagen to give skin a luminous appearance.

 

for medium coverage:

— HUDA BEAUTY, FAUX FILTER LUMINOUS MATTE LIQUID CONCEALER

this is a very lightweight concealer, great for mature skin, but with coverage that is immediately noticeable. it doesn't cake in wrinkles or expression lines and has a silky finish. if it does, the trick is always to use a brush or your fingers and spread it out, then apply a little powder to finish. tip that works for all concealers. its available in 30 shades.

— VANISH, AIRBRUSH CONCELEAR

good coverage, weightless and waterproof, conceals dark circles, blemishes and other imperfections for a smooth, natural finish. available in 22 shades.

before we make our recommendations, we leave you with a simple tip. dryer skin types should look for products with moisturizers, which can be hyaluronic acid, squalane or shea butter. because full coverage formulas tend to accumulate in lines and wrinkles. with this in mind, the following are the best suggestions to consider:

for a full coverage:

— NARS, SOFT MATTE COMPLETE CONCEALER 

great coverage, velvety and matte finish. apply smoothly to a few areas of the face, under the eyes, chin and nose to give the t-zone a matte texture. and just finish with powder. available in 30 shades.

— ANASTASIA, MAGIC TOUCH CONCEALER 

it has greater coverage than vanish concealer, but maintains its lightness and natural finish. with an extra creamy texture, it glides on effortlessly to correct imperfections while illuminating. available in 25 shades.

— DIOR BACKSTAGE, PERFECTOR CONCEALER

in addition to great coverage, it is long-lasting and very reliable when you want to look really perfect. blends seamlessly with skin without wrinkles for a radiant, natural finish with water-resistant wear. ideal for a party or photo shoot. available in 22 shades.

cláudia cavaleiro the editor in chief for CINCO editorial. born in '82 in coimbra, she is graduated in philosophy from the university of coimbra. passionate about books and podcasts in a geek kind of way, she always find something interesting to research. loves to bring awareness to social problems and loves working at CINCO!

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