How about some complexion camouflage?
Very few of us are blessed with flawless skin, for those of us who aren’t; the lovely people at MAC have provided us with five different concealers to get us there. I have tried and tested four.
Select Cover-up concealer - £13.50 comes in 16 shades
This comes in a small tube so can be applied easily using the fingers or a concealer brush by squeezing a bit on the back of your hand. It melts easily into the skin and gives a smooth and natural finish. It lasts for best part of the day but it’s better for daytime use as it gives light to medium coverage so I wouldn’t recommend it for evening or wedding makeup. It’s definitely something you can keep in your handbag for touch-ups though. However the shades available all seem to be in the lighter end of the colour chart. This makes gives dusky skin tones less choice in terms of shade matching.
Shade choice 5/10
Studio Finish concealer £13.50 comes in 15 shades
This comes in an eyeshadow case so it needs to be applied using a concealer brush. The brush needs to be swirled into the case so it’s easy to get too much product on the brush. It needs to be blended with the brush or a cosmetic sponge as its thick in texture; however a little goes a long way. It gives a matt finish that can be cakey if not blended. It lasts from morning to night and gives high coverage so a good choice for evening and wedding makeup. It covers up scars and blemishes really well. This concealer comes in a good variety of shades so everyone has a decent choice.
Shade choice 9/10
Studio Sculpt concealer £13.50 comes in 14 shades
This comes in a pot so like the Studio finish concealer; it needs to be applied using a concealer brush. The brush can be dipped into the pot and excess product removed before application. It can be blended in using your fingers as its very light and creamy in texture. It gives a natural finish and gives medium to high coverage so can be used for evening and bridal makeup. It covers up blemishes but requires a double coat over foundation to cover up dark scars. This concealer is a let down in the shade department as the shades available are mostly light to medium.
Shade choice 6/10
Pro Longwear concealer £13.50 comes in 15 shades
This comes in a small pump so can be applied easily by brush or using the fingers by squeezing a bit on the back of your hand. It melts nicely into the skin and gives a smooth and natural finish. It does last from morning to night and gives medium coverage so I would recommend it for evening but it doesn’t cover deep scars well, it requires a double coat over foundation. It also pumps too much product in one go so I feel it wastes the product. It’s the best choice in the shade department though as it comes in a good range of shades.
Shade choice 10/10
Have you used any of these concealers? be great to hear what you think?