In the past I have struggled to find concealers that work well with my dry skin, and now I feel like I’ve stumbled across three wonderful ones. I have to admit I think the high end brands definitely own it when it comes to concealer, especially when it comes to coverage and longevity. I’m going to give you the run down on my three favourite high end concealers, in the hope it may help you work out which one would be best for you too.
Urban Decay NAKED Skin concealer (£17.50) – This concealer is a winner when it comes to consistency, it is the most creamy and nourishing concealer I have tried. When my skin is feeling very dry and sensitive, this is the only concealer I can use. It sits comfortably on blemishes without drawing more attention to them. Of the three concealers, UD is slightly less coverage than the other two. The only issue I have with this concealer is the shade range – I wear the shade light neutral, but I found it difficult to match myself.
L – R, Urban Decay, NARS, MAC.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (£22.00) – My first impressions of this product weren’t the best, but I have learnt to love it. The name does grind on me though as I don’t find it to radiant or creamy. The main factor that does it for me with this concealer is the coverage, it really is a heavy duty concealer. I suffer with redness on a daily basis and the NARS concealer always provides me with the perfect level of coverage. It can be a little drying/cakey, but I find that blending it out with a damp beauty blender helps to minimise this. I wear this in the shade Vanilla, which is a lovely neutral pale shade.
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer (£17.50) – This concealer is a new addition, but it has become an instant favourite! MAC never let me down with their shade range, I have the shade NC15 and it works so well with my winter skin. Similar to NARS, this is a very heavy duty concealer and a little goes a long way. I would choose this concealer hands down over NARS, as it does just as good a job but for a better price. My only slight bugbear with the MAC concealer is the packaging.
I have found it so tough to decide on my concealer champion! Admittedly if Urban Decay had a better shade range I would have probably chosen their NAKED concealer, but because of that I would have to say MAC Pro Longwear concealer is my champion. The MAC concealer is a real all rounder, and at £17.50 it’s quite affordable compared to some other high end brands.
What is your favourite high end concealer?