Since it’s officially summer, we bet you’re tempted to toss off your spring layers and rock some short shorts and sundresses. But we’d prefer it if you covered up — with the best summer concealer, that is! Summer is the perfect time to ditch the heavy foundation and just use concealer to cover up any problem areas. But how do you pick among all the options out there? We’re bringing you the definitive guide to summer concealers — check out the gallery for all our picks.
Most women associate concealer with one thing — under eye darkness. The best way combat those dreaded bruise-like circles is to use a stick concealer. These formulations are extremely thick and creamy and thus offer tons of coverage for dark imperfections like under eye circles. Try Chantecaille Bio-Lift Concealer, which has anti-wrinkle hexapeptides and soothing vitamin E to combat any and all under eye issues you may have. We also like Flower Skincognito Stick Foundation, which is technically a foundation, but has the perfect thick consistency to double as a concealer.
Remember that when using concealer on the under eye area to select a shade that’s slightly lighter than the rest of the skin on your face — this will help highlight the area and diffuse any darkness.
Creamy concealers offer the most coverage after stick concealers. These concealers are great for covering dried out blemishes or red areas on the face (think around your nose). We’re big fans of Diorskin Nude Hydrating Concealer which provides tons of coverage for facial blemishes while still looking natural. Merle Norman Cover Up is great for faces because the formula is easily blended and waterproof, meaning it looks natural and will stay all day through summer heat and sweat.
For those lucky ladies among us looking to conceal minor flaws or slight under eye discoloration, use a liquid concealer. These sheer formulations almost always come in tubes and can be easily applied with fingers. We like ‘Dior Skin’ Sculpt Concealer which is a “mini face life in a bottle” and brightens imperfections. Also try Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Matte Concealer which provides natural and matte coverage that’s perfect in the summer heat.
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