How to Choose a Concealer


Sometimes the beauty world can be overwhelming, I’ll be the first to admit it. There are so many different products for so many different things that it’s hard to know what you need. But on top of that, once you figure it all out, there are so many variations of the same thing that sometimes I just want to throw my hands in the air and say “I give up”! There are only so many people you can talk to and blogs that you can read, but if you don’t try them yourself you’ll never know what works for you and your beauty needs. So to help you out a little I thought I’d share my concealer experiences and what each one is good for! Let’s dive in:

Spot Coverage: Having a spotty day? Acne, dark spots, scars? For these you’ll need a specific kind of concealer. You don’t want to worry about thick concealers clogging your pores even more, nor highlighting concealers making the spots stand out more. So for these you need a high coverage and creaseless concealer that will melt in perfectly. For my spots I like to use either MAC Select Cover-Up or Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer.

Under Eye: There are two different ways to fix those baggies under your eyes. The first is to use a moisturizing, thicker concealer that you can easily pat into your skin under your eyes. For this I LOVE the Tarte Undereye CC ConcealerThe other option is to conceal while highlighting at the same time…which rolls into –

Highlighting: Everyone wants to hide the imperfections while highlighting the features. For this you want to use a highlighting concealer. The important bit about highlighting while concealing is the placement of your concealer – start in the inner corner under your eyes, down the side of your nose and diagonally up to create a triangle. Then blend, blend, blend. For highlighting concealers I like YSL Touche EclaitL.A Girl Pro ConcealerUrban Decay Naked Concealer, and NYX HD Concealer Wand.

What are your favourite concealers and how do you use them?



  1. I never there was a different purpose for different concealers. I thought it was just labeling and brands. I’ll be paying more attention from now on. Currently I’m using a Lancôme product–not sure which category it falls in, but I like it. This is helpful info. Thanks.


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