If a good night's sleep is a distant memory for you, or if perhaps you've been splurging on the junk food (we don't blame you), you're going to be needing some concealer for those insufferable dark rings and blemishes. Or, perhaps you just want to cover up a birthmark or need some help with targeting acne. The problem is, with what feels like a million and one products on the market, how do you choose? Well, do not fret, we've got you covered! (See what we did there?)
Check out the top six favourites that we reach for to bring us back to life for those endless zoom meetings, social soirees, and park yoga sessions.
1. Kiko Cosmetics - Full Coverage Concealer
This compact concealer packs a punch with a lovely creamy finish and total coverage concealer. The targets for this one are specifically for problems with medium to serious imperfections such as age spots, moles, rosacea and scars. The sebum-absorbing complex makes this formula perfect, even for very oily skin. With a mini mirror, this one is perfect for on-the-go touch-ups!
£7.99 - Kiko Cosmetics, Buchanan Galleries
2. YSL - Touch Eclat Illuminating Pen
The iconic Touch Eclat is less of a concealer, and more of a face illuminator but is renowned for giving an excellent glow to skin and therefore works incredibly well under the eyes. Unlike many shimmery illuminators, it produces more of a dewy look to your complexion and provides moisture in the form of calendula extract and Vitamin E. There's almost no use for blemishes and scars but if you're looking for a fresh-faced luminescence to your skin this is the one for you!
£27 - John Lewis, Buchanan Galleries
3. NYX Professional Makeup - Can't Stop Concealer
This lovely product is great value and has a great range of 24 highly pigmented hues! The lightweight liquid doesn't transfer and has three major complexion musts covered. You can use the blendable, matte formula to camouflage imperfections, brighten up your face and contour those features to perfection. A very affordable and impressive option indeed!
£8 - Superdrug, Buchanan Galleries.
4. Collection - Lasting Perfection Concealer
A cult favourite among makeup artists and amateurs alike, this concealer truly offers 16-hour wear and now comes with an expanded range of skin-matching shades. The vegan formula is buildable, and successful covers and conceals blemishes and dark circles a treat! Though light in consistency, the coverage is high but just to note it does lack in a dewy appearance. Overall an amazing price for the coverage and length of wear.
£4.19 - Superdrug, Buchanan Galleries.
5. Bobbi Brown - Creamy Corrector
This concealer is most certainly a wake-up call for tired eyes. The correctors are carefully toned to neutralise under-eye darkness and are designed to be used before Bobbi Brown's Creamy Concealer, though we've found it to be thick enough to use alone. The formula is long-wearing and brightens dark circles with quick, just-right coverage that’s easy to blend. The consistency gives a glowy brightness to under the eyes, with a freshly moisturised appearance. You may need some setting powder if you do use a lot of moisturiser underneath, however.
£20.50 - John Lewis, Buchanan Galleries.
6. Sleek MakeUP - Lifeproof Concealer
Hide imperfections and get flawless skin with this great value concealer from Sleek. With slightly less shades than some other concealers, the options are fewer - however, the durability is great, which may appeal to you more. Easy to blend and build, full coverage and will cover dark circles, it claims to be waterproof, sweat-proof, crease-proof, smudge-proof, flash-proof, party-proof. So if you're looking for something that has the staying power, this is your perfect match!
£6.99 - Boots, Buchanan Galleries.