It is May in Texas and the weather is finally getting back to normal (as in hot!). Chelsi here, and I don’t know what it is about this month, but I always seem to be running on fumes. It is the season for weddings, showers, and evenings out with friends on some patio before it gets too miserable. With the end of the school comes graduation parties, awards programs, and field trips. It is always something!
So when I am running around like a mad woman, there is one beauty product I count on to work overtime – my concealer! Even though I feel exhausted on the inside, by no means will I look it! I use concealer under my eyes to cover up my dark circles, my blue veins (lovely, I know!) but also to brighten the eye area so I look well-rested. It gives me an instant eye-lift that I can touch up through the day.
No matter what your schedule looks like this month or any other month, here are a few of my favorites that match your lifestyle.
When Your Day Starts with a 7 AM Meeting and Ends with 10 PM Cocktails
If you look at tomorrow’s schedule and realize that you need something to last from sunrise to well past sunset, reach for Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer. When I first tried this, I said to myself that the consistency is like ‘concealer glue’…that’s a good thing! This is ultra-creamy, full coverage and when it sets, it does not move. They claim 12-hour wear and I can attest to that.
When Your Undereye Area is Parched
Sometimes I wake up and my undereye area has become the Sahara Desert. Maybe there isn’t enough humidity in the air, maybe I had a glass too many of wine the night before, whatever the reason, this is when an uber-hydrating concealer is in order. My favorite is By Terry’s Touche Veloutée Highlighting Concealer Brush. The brand’s founder, Terry de Gunzburg, is most well-known for inventing YSL’s Touche Eclat when she was their Creative Director. She improved on her own invention with this product, making it hydrating with hyaluronic acid so you literally can fake it ‘til you make it!
When You Go on a Roadtrip
I love stick concealers for touching up during the day and certainly when I am travelling. Sticks do not need to be set with powder and application with your fingers is a snap. My new favorite is the bareMinerals 16-Hour Full Coverage Concealer. It is portable, not messy and easy to apply no matter where you are. A couple of swipes blended in with your ring finger under each eye resuscitates your look and you can quickly carry on with your day.
When You’re A Minimalist and Need One Product for Everything
There are those of you out there who are saying just give me one product that can do it all! For you, there is Cover FX’s Total Cover Cream Foundation. This is a 2-in-1 Foundation plus Concealer that gives full coverage (32% pigment!) but is very blendable and hydrating. It comes in a compact so this is easy on the go as well.
No matter what Concealer you use to brighten and cover your undereye area, there is one secret weapon out there that everyone should use to set their concealer. Laura Mercier’s Secret Brightening Powder is ultra-fine to set the concealer for extended wear and contains micronized pigments for added radiance. A little goes a long way so this will last you just short of forever.
I would love to hear what your favorite concealer is in the comments below!