A lot of people find shopping for concealer a daunting task as opposed to foundation. As the beauty brands have a very huge variety of foundation shades and types, the concealer realm is somewhat smaller. Also a lot of times people ask as to if the shade of the foundation are a particular one, why should the concealer shade be different? Contrary to the common notion, Indian skin tone ranges from warm toned dark hues to pink toned fair and there is no wheatish hue as such.
Isn’t it true that we all love blemish free, glowing skin with no dark circles or discoloration? Spotless skin extends us the confidence to take over the universe. However ever skin is not blessed with a flawless look. But it doesn’t mean that we lose hope, makeup can help in all regards. And along with other items, a concealer is the most crucial product to have. It is indeed a girl’s best friend which hides the flaws in best way possible. Also, no one likes to look cakey with foundation and that too during the summer and monsoon seasons and thus concealer serves to be the secret weapon.
Before we go ahead to discuss the top concealers in India, it is important to know the different types of concealers available.
Liquid concealer– This type of concealer works great with normal, sensitive or oily skin. As it has a nice blending trait, it covers the acne, under eyes, spots and discoloration, providing you a fairer and even tone. Finishes such as satin soft, dewy, matte and radiant shimmer are available in liquid concealers. This type is the most popular and versatile because of its great blending and coverage benefits.
Except for highly dry skin, these concealers suit all types of skin and are easy to use. It is non messy too and they do a good cover-up for the pimpled skin. It is even great when it comes to camouflaging wrinkles and fine lines, all thanks to its thin texture.
Cream concealer– Cream concealer has coverage of medium to full and is best suitable for dry, sensitive and normal skin. These are generally packed in a small compact, palette or pot. These work wonders to conceal the dark circles and pigmentation. All you need to do is to just dot the product and blend it properly with your finger or brush to the required and surrounding area. After you are done blending, top it with some loose, transparent powder so that there are no creases. Creamy and satin finishes are available in cream concealers.
Stick concealer– The stick concealer with creamy and semi solid texture is apt for dry, sensitive and normal skin. With medium to full coverage, this concealer type blends well, providing a smooth finish and feel. Dot the concealer on the area you want and blend it well. Note that the texture of stick concealer is not suitable for users with oily skin type as creamy formula can actually clog the pores. Available finishes are powdery matte and satin.
How to use a concealer?
Though there are various types and consistencies available, the basic steps to apply a concealer remain the same:
- For all skin types, the first step is to prepare the face with a nice moisturizer.
- You can even apply it on the foundation for intense coverage.
- After that, using a brush, sponge or fingers, you can put on the concealer.
- Dab the concealer onto the areas you want, on the blemishes, spots etc and blend it thoroughly using your tool.
- Finish by having some dust of powder on the blended concealer so that there are no lines or creases.
Now as you are aware of how to use a concealer, here are some best concealer options to add to your cart right away.
1. MAC Pro Long Wear Concealer
This is surely the best concealer in India and that is why we have kept it on Number 1 on our list of best concealers. With a creamy texture, MAC concealer is easy to blend and offers medium to full coverage. It helps to cover the stubborn dark spots and circles as well as blemishes and acne, further providing a natural finish and look.
The MAC Pro Long Wear Concealer sets on its own in some time and stays for the entire day without any creases. It is available with a pump and so it is really very hygienic to use. There are different shades to match every skin tone.
2. LA Girl HD Pro Concealer
LA Girl HD Pro Concealer makes the dark spots, scars, redness, under eye circles and skin imperfections go away. With a smooth and light texture, the product blends great in the skin and provides an even toned look. It even comes with a soft brush to accentuate your final look. Covering those dark areas and white patches, this concealer sets the skin tone very evenly. It even hides the discoloration and fine lines, providing your skin a youthful and fresh look. The concealer from LA Girl perfectly highlights and contours the areas you want, making the skin look fairer, smooth and radiant.
3. MAC Studio Finish SPF35 Concealer
Another product from MAC is the emollient based, creamy and light weight concealer that offers opaque coverage. With SPF 35 protection, the concealer is concentrated that even a small amount can easily conceal all imperfections. It is even rich in antioxidants and have derivates of Vitamin A and Vitamin E. the highly pigmented, full coverage concealer absorbs all the excess oil.
4. Maybelline New York Fit Me Concealer
The brand claims that this concealer is so light and flawless that it shows your real you. It is beyond any match and feels breathable, fresh as well as natural. It blends effortlessly and covers all imperfections, under eye dark spots and circles. Being light in weight, it looks natural on the skin and is very easy to blend. Available in different shades, it is dermatological tested and non comedogenic. Goes a long way and is pigmented, offering you medium-full coverage.
5. Colorbar Full Cover Makeup Stick
This is the all-in-one makeup stick which works as a primer and concealer and comes in various shades, giving full coverage and hiding all imperfections. The stick provides a matte and non greasy finish, all thanks to its creamy consistency. The blending is done easily, all you need to do is to jus dust a light powder on it to prevent lines and creases.
6. L’Oreal Paris True Match Concealer
This is yet another amazing concealer available in India that is super blendable and comes in a huge variety of shades to match every skin tone and texture. The formula in this concealer is light weight and offers a custom finish with flawless coverage. What is the best thing about this product is the consistency as it is very thin and gives medium-full coverage. What more, it looks highly natural even after you layer it.
7. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer is made with crease proof and longer lasting formula that was specially designed with light diffusing technology and blends great with wrinkles and fine lines. This is a skin nurturing concealer that provides multi action and hydrating skincare help.
8. Lakme Absolute White Intense SPF 20 Concealer Stick
The Absolute White Intense concealer stick helps cover up your blemishes, dark spots and acne, thus providing you a seamless, natural and all fine complexion. This is an extremely light concealer that offers a fair and glowing look. Blended with Vitamin B3, the product even makes the skin healthy and fresh. The stick camouflages your dark circles, pimples and other imperfections. It even helps to tone the pigmentation and patches. With dark circles, blemishes all gone, your skin starts looking smooth, flawless and glowing. As the concealer is light in consistency, it is non messy and provides you with a natural look. It is the perfect product to hide all your blemishes, dark spots, lines and signs of aging.
9. Revlon Photoready Concealer
The Revlon Photoready concealer hides the dark circles under your eyes, marks, fine lines and other problems by offering nice coverage. Being designed using professional formula, it offers you the desired results under the harshest of lights. This photoready concealer claims to offer you flawless finish and doesn’t make your makeup look bad. It even has the SPF21 that protects your skin from UV rays and other harmful things. As it has the oil free texture, it offers you a natural and fresh, airbrushed look. What is so great about this concealer is that it is not made with any artificial fragrance. All you have to do is to just dab some of it under the eyes and over your dark area, blend it finely and you are done. In order to hide the dark circles, try using a shade lighter than your actual skin tone.
10. NYX Professional Makeup Gotcha Covered
NYX Gotcha is the concealer available in ten shades. It is a full coverage, waterproof concealer that covers up all the discolorations and imperfections without caking or creasing. It is further made with coconut oil and makes it highly easy to blend, leaving you with naturally glowing and healthy looking skin. The other pros of this concealer include being long staying, hydrating, affordable and available in great packaging.
This great formulation by NYX has glossy and creamy texture and so it is best to use this with a damp sponge. This will help in blending out the concealer perfectly. All you need is a small amount of the concealer to cover up the imperfections. When properly blended, it makes the skin look even and smooth. If you have a dry skin, this may be the perfect product for you. But those with oily skin should stay away from this. So, after the application, simply pat some powder over it and you are done. It is indeed one of the best concealer products for dry skin.
So, these are the top trending concealers in India that are great for the Indian skin texture and tone. Using a concealer to hide imperfections like fine lines, dark circles or acne is recommended by even the makeup artists and skin care experts.