Not for your teenage make-up bag
Concealer has come a long, long way from one chalky tube
No Rash Promises
ReCover is a British brand started by make-up artist Annabel Jardella and this concealer is designed to minimise facial redness. It works well for rash-like blemishes and swathes of smaller spots. Look out for under eye and pigmentation products coming this autumn. Correct and Conceal Red, £28, ReCover
Paint Your Way
Model’s Own claims its new Flawless Concealer Palette, £8.99, will banish under eye issues. It has a slippy consistency, to work well in that area, but we like it best on cheeks – meaning the palette comes into its own, allowing for different colours on different areas as needed. It can make darker skins appear ashen so opt instead for the Flawless Concealer in Deep, £8.99.
Eyes, Cheeks, etc
Tom Ford’s Concealing Pen (£42, Selfridges) comes in six different shades as a liquid you twist up through a sponge applicator – although, as ever, it does benefit from brush blending. It was the best we found for under eyes and the packaging feels satisfying in the hand.
The Marble Project
Say hello to the pretty one – the Marc Jacobs Cover(t) Stick Colour Corrector (£28, Harrods). With an attractive marbled effect, it smooths onto your face like silk. Good for grand sweeps such as a bit of highlighting, for minimising redness (the Co(vert) Affairs shade) or dullness (Bright Now).
If you haven’t yet discovered Benefit’s Boi-ing Concealer (£17.50), then you should. We found it gives heavy coverage without caking – making it good for individual mega-spots, especially when applied with a brush. You can now get two shades in one package, Boi-ing On The Double (£17.50), to blend an even closer colour match.