Just like how we update clothes season after season, concealer is one makeup item that needs frequent customization, at least based on my preference at any given time. Bonafide makeup enthusiasts agree in unison, concealer wardrobe is a necessity more than hype, and I’ll tell you why.
It’s not a one-size-fits-all when it comes to concealers. Reason being, different days call for different needs. Eye bags, acne, dark circles, wrinkles, tattoo coverup, dry under eyes, the list goes on. If you have any of these issues, then our case for concealer wardrobing makes more sense.
I have recently updated my concealer wardrobe with the introduction of new-to-me brands, in particular Amazing Cosmetics and It Cosmetics courtesy of Ulta Beauty.
Amazing Cosmetics Perfection Stick Cover and Contour on the Go ($23, Ulta,4 shades) is a chubby pencil twist-up type with creamy matte finish. It is lightweight and very easy to blend, either with finger or brush. It’s good for quick touchups and highlighting (sans shimmer) if you’re feeling extra sassy. Amazing Concealer A Little Amazing ($28, Ulta, 20 shades) is full-coverage which is good for stubborn dark circles and/or blemishes. It is highly-pigmented, a tiny dot goes a long way! With extensive shade range, I am sure you’ll find one that compliments your skin tone.
For occasional acne breakouts, hubs and myself (yeah you read it right) use Murad Acne Treatment Concealer ($21, Ulta, 2 shades: light and medium), oh the perks from his beauty-blogging wife, haha! But seriously, it has salicylic acid (helps clear active breakouts and prevents new ones from forming), Vitamins A, C, E and green tea for antioxidant protection. Mally Perfect Prep Under Eye Brightener ($35, Ulta, 2 shades) is a yellow-based concealer which counteracts tired-looking dark under eyes a.k.a haggardness. Not enough sleep? this is the one I use to brighten my look. Got aging skin? It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging ($24, Ulta, 4 shades) is a highly pigmented, crease-free treatment concealer which targets age spots, lines and wrinkles. It contains hydrolyzed collagen to help with skin’s suppleness and Vitamins C and K for youthful radiance.
It’s your turn. Do you have a concealer wardrobe?