When the sea of makeup choices seems all too overwhelming sometimes it’s nice to have guidance of a pro. Since concealer is one of those products that simply must preform well, we reached out to our favorite makeup artists to help us narrow the options. Here are the six picks they apply on their clients and themselves.
The Pick: Giorgio Armani Maestro Eraser Concealer
The Praise: This makeup artist favorite surfaced several times during search. Celebrity makeup artist Tim Quinn says the makeup-skincare-hybrid concealer “does double duty for the under eye–it has treatment built-in and creates a gorgeous moonlit sheen around the eyes.” LA-based makeup artist Elle Leary “loves how thin the formula is and how well it covers.”
The Pick: Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat
The Praise: “This is not just a concealer it’s a highlighter. It is like painting with light. It takes away all the shadows from the face and never builds or creases,” notes Yves Saint Laurent national makeup artist Dell Ashley.
The Pick: Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer
The Praise: While professional makeup artist Virginia Linzee did admit she has lots of favorites, she also said, “If you have something that is really hard to cover, the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer is the absolute best! A little goes a long way; so one jar can last years. It covers the most stubborn zits or under eye circles. It even covers tattoos. You can also thin it out with some moisturizer to make a foundation.”
The Pick: Jouer Age-Repairing Concealers
The Praise: Celebrity makeup artist Gabriel Almodovar says, “They are perfect for mixing and matching. The packaging makes them easy to join together, so no palette needed. They glide on the skin beautifully and cover seamlessly–no matter what foundation I use, these concealer mesh perfectly.”
The Pick: Lancôme Maquicomplet Complete Coverage Concealer
The Praise: The list of accolades Lancôme national makeup artist Ricardo Costales has for this concealer goes on and on. Here are some of the highlights: “covers well without making the area drier, stays put all day, reflects the light around the eyes and is easy to travel with.”
The Pick: Graftobian Hi-Def Glamour Creme Super Palettes
The Praise: “I have all three of their big palettes (Cool, Neutral & Warm) which have a full range of shades (18 in each). It gives great coverage without being heavy, plus the range of shades in one palette allows me to customize the concealer as needed,” says professional makeup artist Colleen Runne.
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Photos: Lancôme, Graftobian, Jouer, Kevyn Aucoin, Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, thinkstock