10 Concealers You Shouldn’t Live Without

Not only are concealers used in a variety of ways, there are different formulas on the market which can heal almost every skin tone and condition.

Whether you’re planning to contour, highlight, conceal, or emphasise your features, a concealer is the most important tool to possess in your makeup bag. Shop our top 10 favourites below, and comment with some of your holy grail products as well!

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Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, $14.95

Ideal for: under eye circles, spots

Often referred to as a dupe of Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer, the formula is lightweight which won’t crease on even dry skin. Use under the eyes, around the nose, and even to cover those nasty spots on your jaw and forehead.

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It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye, $38

Ideal for: under eye, pigmentation

A highly pigmented formula which glides softly over the skin, offering high coverage which won’t crack or crease under the hot sun. Packed with skin-loving nutrients which are beneficial for all skin types, and won’t clog pores.

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Smashbox Camera Ready Full Coverage Concealer, $26

Ideal for: blemishes

The pigmented formula offers complete coverage over nasty spots and redness without oxidising on oily or combination skin. Use in conjunction with a hydrating moisturiser to keep the concealer looking flawless all day long.

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Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer, $14.95

Ideal for: contouring, spots

An affordable concealer which both conceals and illuminates all dimensions of the face. Use lightly to cover irritable spots and redness, or grab a lighter shade to contour the face.

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Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, $49

Ideal for: blemishes, redness, acne-prone skin

The iconic dual concealer by Laura Mercier boasts ultimate coverage and is available in a number of shades to match your unique skin tone. Warm the product between your fingers, and dab gently onto problem areas. Don’t forget to set the concealer with a translucent powder!

10 Concealers You Shouldn't Live Without

Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer, $44

Ideal for: redness, spots, under eye

A correcting formula which is super-creamy and melts seamless into the skin. Unlike other stick concealers, this formula can also be used under the eyes since it doesn’t crease, and is highly undetectable.

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Maybelline SuperStay 24HR Concealer, $7.50

Ideal for: spots

Coming in at a very affordable price-point, the SuperStay Concealer has a great reputation of providing natural-looking coverage all over the face. Dab lightly over redness and pigmentation, then set with a powder so it can stay in place all day.

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Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Radiant Touch, $57

Ideal for: highlighting, contouring

A cult-favourite used by makeup artists and celebrities around the world, the Touche Éclat is primarily known for it’s highlighting capabilities. The super lightweight formula is perfect under the eyes, and blends seamlessly into all skin types. Erase the signs of fatigue, and hide a long night with the easy-to-use applicator.

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Bobbi Brown Corrector, $40

Ideal for: colour correcting, pigmentation

The corrector is pink or even salmon-based to neutralise dark circles and hyper-pigmentation, and make the eye area look bright. Blend with your fingers, and push the product into the skin. No makeup tools required!

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Stila Perfecting Concealer, $32

Ideal for: blemishes, contouring

Boasting a wide variety of shades, the Perfecting Concealer is a long-wearing product ideal for women with oily and combination skin. Use a darker shade for hiding blemishes, and a lighter shade to contour and highlight the dimensions of your face.

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January 14, 2015

New beauty products – April

New beauty products – April

Puff ‘n’ stuff

Model Co, the creative cosmetic innovators who brought us the LashWand (thank you, thank you!) have done it again, launching what is quite possibly the most gorgeous new beauty product around. Puff + Blush ($30) is a heavenly-scented, shimmer powder that lives inside its own light as a feather fluffy boa puff. With names inspired by some of the world’s most famous cocktails, this all-in-one glamour essential is perfect for party girls! Try Brandy Alexander Puff + Blush for a bronze shimmer with a subtle cinnamon scent for that sun-kissed Brazilian babe look, or go for a Cosmopolitan Puff + Blush and bask in a cheeky, flirty pink glow with a divine pink grapefruit scent. Available from David Jones and Myer/Grace Bros nationally.

A healthy glow

New from Nivea is a revitalising moisturiser that delivers a healthy glow all day long. Nivea Visage Pure Energy ($13.95) is a vitamin-rich treat for your skin that will keep it looking good and feeling great the whole day through. Light reflecting particles give skin an instantly refreshed appearance and the built in UV filters help protect your skin from light-induced premature ageing. You’ll love the fresh, light apricot fragrance too! Available from supermarkets, mass merchants and leading pharmacies.

Pump up the volume

Whip your lashes into a frenzy with a new breed lash enhancing mascara. Estee Lauder’s Magnascopic Maximum Volume Mascara ($46.00) gives you extravagant long lashes and superb definition. No nasty clumping thanks to the Speed-Meter brush and the special Triple Reservoir system that promises to combs, separate and coat individual lashes to perfection.

Available in black, brown, purple and blue for $46 from Estee Lauder counters nationally.

Cover up, girl!

If a few too many late-night caprioskas with the girls have left you with telltale dark circles under the eyes, fear not. Banish those pesky shadows with the lightweight, natural looking Fresh Complexion Under Eye Concealer ($10.95) from Cover Girl. Oil-free, hypo-allergenic and dermalogically tested, the Fresh Complexion range is great for sensitive skin. Available from Target, Kmart, Big W, Priceline and selected supermarkets and pharmacies.

Madame Lash

Ramp up the vamp and step out to party with Napoleon’s Lash Impact Kit ($32). Give yourself a bit of catwalk glamour in three easy steps with this fun and flirty lash kit. The kit includes Napoleon Quick Intensity Mascara with a unique bendy wand for professional application, a tube of Virtual eyelash adhesive and a pair of uber-luxurious ‘Minelli-lashes’ made from natural hair. Keep your eyes peeled for Napoleon Creme Sorbet Shadows too. Smooth, deliciously creamy and easy to apply with your finger, these soft yet long lasting eye shadows make a welcome addition to your autumn makeup kit. Beeswax in the formulation conditions the eye and makes the colour budge proof! Available in four sensational – and patriotically named – shades including Perth Chocolate, Sydney Peach, Melbourne Violet and Brisbane Green.

Available from Napoleon Concept Stores and Myer/Grace Bros or call 1800 814 572.


April 15, 2003