Concealers that are the real deal

Late nights, babies and restless snoring partners can affect our sleep which in turn leads to tired and jaded faces. I have long since learned that whacking on a concealer can be quite ageing on the skin, especially if like me you are prone to darkness.

The sweet spot with concealer for me is when you get it at 50 per cent coverage and 50 per cent illumination. I think that a good concealer is perfect for touch ups too. It is also worth noting that you should match it closely to your skin tone. This avoids that reverse panda look which was popular but quite unflattering.

GloWish Bright Light Sheer Concealer €27

Huda just launched their new Bright Light Sheer Concealer which is packed with skin-loving ingredients to help illuminate, hydrate and rejuvenate the under eye. The ultimate no-makeup makeup, Bright Light Sheer Concealer creates a super-natural skin-like finish. Although it has a refreshingly light formula that smooths and hydrates, Bright Light never compromises on performance with its transfer-proof and crease-free finish. Thanks to brightening pigments, pearls and energising GloWish ingredients, just a few dots smoothly blend out to give beautifully sheer coverage that instantly brightens the undereye area.

Urban Decay Quickie 24H Hydrating Multi-Use Concealer (RRP €33)

Live life in the fast lane with Quickie 24H Hydrating Multi-Use Concealer, a blendable and buildable vegan concealer that goes on faster and stays on longer with up to 24 hour wear. This lightweight, non-greasy formula delivers one-swipe full coverage with a second-skin natural finish for flawless results that never transfer, fade, or flake. Use this all-in-one product with a dual-ended applicator to cover, contour, and highlight what you want, the way you want to. For fast and finger-free coverage, tap the precise doe foot applicator across any areas you want to camouflage or correct. Then, buff this buildable and blendable concealer with the built-in brush. Washable and cruelty-free, the velvety soft bristles deliver a streak-free finish on the fly. Consider this concealer-foundation hybrid your quick fix for any skin issues.

Bellamianta’s Dreamy Creamy Concealer (RRP €16.99)

Available in nine shades, this super pigmented, light reflecting formula enriched with hydrating properties diffuses the look of any imperfections and bestows your visage with an effortlessly radiant, second skin-like dewy glow. A creamy dream to apply, its silk-like, buttery texture melts onto the skin to give you full, stay-all-day coverage without any creasing or caking. Swipe onto the cheekbones for an instantly brightening and lifting effect, apply to the lips and eyes as a primer and dab onto dark circles and blemishes, or create a natural eye lift by applying to the inner and outer corners of your under eye, and blending up and out using swiping motions.

Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Concealer €54

Traceless Soft Matte Concealer is a skincare-infused stick formula designed to hydrate skin while also providing buildable coverage that blurs imperfections for a soft-matte finish.

The formula features hyaluronic acid for instant and 12 hour hydration and spherical powders to ensure silky-smooth, seamless application for comfortable, non-drying wear.

Encased in a luxe, matte mahogany-hued portable stick format for on-the-go ease. Available in 20 shades.

Rimmel The Multi-Tasker Concealer (RRP €10.99)

This is the latest makeup must-have that conceals blemishes, brightens dark circles, and contours for a snatched look. How? The large soft touch wand and ultra-blendable, high-coverage liquid formula work together to give targeted application or full-face coverage that lasts all day. Use this multi-tasking marvel to conceal (your normal shade), brighten (with a lighter shade) and contour (with a deeper shade) - thanks to its full coverage and versatile formula. Long-wearing high coverage doesn't mean thick and cakey. The Multi-Tasker Concealer has a lightweight, non-greasy formula that doesn’t smudge, flake or appear cakey on skin. Crease-proof, transfer-proof and waterproof, this clever concealer lasts as long as you do.