Tuesday, September 9, 2008
If we had to choose one beauty product if we were stranded on a desert island it would be concealer. Nothing hides “a multitude of sins” quite like concealer. Color choice is crucial. You can’t go either too dark or too light for your skin color. If you have dark circles under your eyes start with a corrective color like Clinique’s red neutralizer. Use a small makeup brush to apply your concealer. Bobbi Brown’s is a good choice, and it has a top so you can carry with you in your purse. Try to avoid getting it in your laugh lines, not funny. Use the brush to cover up any other facial blemishes or dark spots. There are a lot of good products on the market that provide varying degrees of coverage. Sometimes it takes more than one. Remember first to moisturize. This is especially important if you need touch up during the day. Here are some of our tried and true suggestions. Bobbi Brown has both a Corrector and a Creamy Concealer that comes in a nice little pot with a mirror and is quite moist. There is an array of colors to choose from. Cle De Peau Concealer is considered the “Cadillac” of concealer and being concealer junkies, it too is in our makeup arsenal. It gives excellent coverage but you must moisturize. Yves Saint Laurent Touché Éclat (Radiant Touch Highlighter) is one of the best multipurpose concealers and can be used as a touch up during the day over makeup without build up. Last but definitely not least is Maybelline Cover Stick Corrective Concealer. It has been around forever and provides great coverage. We believe that concealer is indeed a bit a magic!