Fake That Flawless Complexion

Next to foundation, concealer is the best thing to cover late nights, stressful days, and time of the month breakouts. The days I’m running late, or really really lazy, I skip foundation and use concealer to pretty much cover, well, my whole face!

Concealers are like the secret weapons to achieve flawless, even, radiant, and clear complexions so they will always be an important staple in my make-up bag. But with the state of my skin, and my ever growing dark circles to cover, it has to have amazing coverage. One of my favourites is MAC Select Cover-Up (£16.50), a light yet creamy liquid that blends so well, and results in my skin looking almost brand new. Brand new as if my skin looks like it did a decade or so ago. What I would do to have my eight year old skin again – since my acne and blemishes started at the prompt age of thirteen, I can’t really wish for ‘teen skin.’

Something I’ve recently bought, and instantly loved, is Bourjois Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue Concealer (£8.99), it soaks into the skin and covers all my redness. I feel with this I don’t need to use any of my green concealer as it also calms my skin but it doesn’t last all day as I would hope. I’ve started mixing this with MAC Pro Longwear Concealer (£18.50), a slightly thicker cream to give my skin more coverage, and to get me through the day. Used alone I still get enough coverage to hide the scars, the blemishes, the dark circles, and to make my complexion a little less boring and dull.

A concealer I was pretty excited to try due to the online reviews was Freedom Pro Camouflage Paste (£3, currently £1.50), and let me tell you it’s definitely a paste. At first I thought this was going to be quite hard in trying to apply but it was easier than I thought and it definitely covered what I wanted it to. I’m not sure whether it’s because of winter or just the state of my skin but I did find that it caked and it seemed to turn my skin a little orange post 12pm.

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