Concealer: The Unsung Hero Of The Beauty Bag

Concealer is so often looked upon as a foundation afterthought - for the blemishes that weren’t covered by our foundation, we can always rely on our favourite concealer. It’s a common misconception that women with blemishes, pigmentation or scarring should opt for thick, high coverage foundations to create the illusion of spot-free skin. Truth be told, foundation is designed to conceal serious imperfections - think of it as a wash of colour to give your skin a beautiful, even finish. Still seeing spots? Enter: the unsung hero of the beauty bag.

Spot concealing will change the way you apply your makeup. By applying concealer only where you need it, your skin will look flawless, but it will still look like SKIN - natural and glowing, never cakey or overly covered. The beauty of opting for a mineral concealer? You’re still allowing your skin to breathe, delivering it the benefits of skin care rather than masking it in heavy makeup and only worsening the breakout.

The newly launched jane iredale Zap&Hide Blemish Concealer is ideal for truly blemish prone skin as it’s packed with pure pigment, botanical ingredients that work to soothe redness and a treatment to fight bacteria whilst covering your spot like a traditional concealer should. The consistency is smooth and so easy to blend on top of any fluid or powder foundation.

The jane iredale Disappear Full Coverage Concealer offers a slightly higher coverage with an opaque finish to really blur and diffuse the look of imperfections, whether it be acne scars, veins, tattoos or a port wine stain. This concealer works well with liquid makeup, but we also love it on bare skin to cover any spots without giving the skin a particularly “made up” look. The Disappear Concealer is also extremely versatile, use it as a liquid base, mix it in with Liquid Minerals or Dream Tint for more coverage or use on its own to conceal, it’s the perfect beauty bag addition for a flawless finish.

To cover darker spots, scarring and pigmentation, you can’t look past the transformative powers of the jane iredale Enlighten Concealer. Originally formulated for dark circles, we are talking about giving your face the look of an extra five hours of sleep when this concealer is used under the eyes, Enlighten is also unbeatable at covering pigmentation patches and even bruising (a must-have for makeup artists). The creamy formula melts to the warmth of your fingers, it may look bright peach, but you’ll be surprised at how quickly it sinks into the skin for a natural, yet full coverage finish. Rich in antioxidant properties, this versatile concealer works to reduce puffiness while revitalising the skin, if you haven’t tried it yet, you are in for a lovely surprise.

If under eye dryness and dark circles are your concern, then using a product that conceals, corrects and conditions like our Circle\Delete Concealer is a must. These handy pots contain two colours that can be used alone or blended for a truly custom coverage. Circle\Delete 1 has yellow undertones and covers red, pink tones around the eye area and is great for fair skin. Circle\Delete 2 has peach undertones and covers blue, grey, ashy tones or hyperpigmentation on fair skin. The dark peach shade effectively neutralises blue, so it can be used as a concealer for surgical bruising. The lighter shade can be used as a highlighter anywhere on the face.  

Our go to, eye brightener and concealer is Active Light Under Eye Concealer. As its name suggests, this pen brightens the under-eye area and diffuses imperfections for a soft-focus finish, but it can also be used as a very subtle highlighter to bring forward the highest plains of the face - a reverse contour of sorts. Cucumber and white tea extracts work to reduce puffiness, while avocado and sunflower oil gently nourish this delicate area. Active Light 1 & 2 are yellow undertone, Active Light 3 & 4 are peach undertone and Active Light 5 & 6 olive/warm bronze undertone.

Want it all? Feel confident with serious colour correcting? Then add the jane iredale Professional Corrective Colours Palette to your makeup kit. Each of the four hues offers full coverage, and endless custom shade combinations. This palette was originally designed for post surgery to help conceal the “life cycle” of a bruise at every stage; yellow to conceal initial redness, peach to hide blue, purple and grey tones, lilac to cover yellow tones in the healing stage, and beige to hide any post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation left behind. The formula combines green tea extract, beeswax, moringa butter and avocado oil to calm, sooth and assist with healing of the skin, so if you like the idea of an all-in-one concealer for any occasion or distraction, look no further.

Choose the right concealer for your skin – check out our full range now.

Words and images by Gemma Watts @gemkwatts

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