oncealers have been all about the coverage for years now. The obsession with Tarte Shape Tape left everyone covered so greatly that you couldn’t see even the slightest bit of darkness.
That’s great and all, if you’re on TV or taking professional photos. But, when you are just going into the office every day, that much intense coverage can look pretty cakey and dry close up.
Whether you are a spring chicken or a mature lady, sometimes you want a concealer that just blends into the skin. Think about it. Wouldn’t it be amazing to brighten the darkness without looking like you’ve layered up the makeup like a Broadway star under the lights?
Of course, it would, and it isn’t just a dream. There are really fantastic concealers that give you that “I woke up like this” appearance. They brighten, moisturize, and look like your actual skin.
And, if you are a “my skin but better” type of gal, you also want a low-maintenance concealer that requires little to no blending, no tools, and isn’t expensive.
Fortunately, you’re in luck! Apply one of these concealers, some brow gel, mascara, and tinted lip balm, and you’ll look like a radiant and well-rested goddess.
Honest Beauty Honestly Bright Eyes Tinted Eye Cream, $24 (shop here)
This concealer is so natural that it really isn’t even a concealer at all. It is an eye cream with a tint. It only comes in two shades, which seems insane, but they blend perfectly into light and deep skin tones.
If you have dry under eyes, this eye cream is highly moisturizing but won’t crease or look shiny. Just plop a few dots under the eyes and anywhere else you have darkness on the face, and the sheer coverage will give you a fresh-faced glow.
You can follow up with foundation, tinted moisturizer, or something with more coverage if you prefer, but it really isn’t required.
Glossier Stretch Concealer, $18 (shop here)
If you want more coverage with just as much hydration, Glossier’s concealer is the concealer for you. With 12 shades to choose from, there is something for everyone. This buildable concealer can be patted on gently for a touch of brightness or built up to near-medium coverage.
And the best part is, it never looks cakey or heavy. It also melts right into the skin. Just like the name says, it is designed to stretch with the skin.
No matter your skin type, this product does wonders at hiding blemishes and discoloration. It can look dewy and fresh for those who have dry or mature skin, but with a light dusting of powder, you can set it to a matte finish.
ELF Flawless Brightening Concealer, $5 (shop here)
At only $5, you wouldn’t think this concealer could live up to its name, but it sure can. This brush applicator concealer clicks up like a pen. It is handy and perfect for your purse.
It also comes in twelve brightening shades for everyone to choose from. It contains both vitamin C and hyaluronic acid to help the skin look better even without makeup.
And, this formula is as light as a feather. It blends with your fingertips right into the skin and practically disappears without a trace – only there isn’t any darkness left behind, either.
As a bonus, use this as an eye primer as well. It brightens the lids, cancels out any dark veins, and helps your eyeshadow colors pop.
How could you go wrong?