Mother of the bride beauty special – concealers

Tried and tested concealers from GoodHousekeeping.co.uk


Prescriptives Camouflage Cream, £14


What the tube says ‘Helps conceal dark circles, blemishes and imperfections.’

Key ingredients: Light-reflecting titanium dioxide.

Tester’s verdict: ‘My blemishes were less noticeable and this concealer definitely lightened my dark circles. It lasted all day without looking caked on or forming creases.’

Rating: 4 stars

Max Factor Erace, £5.95

What the tube says: ‘Helps to conceal dark circles under eyes, occasional blemishes and other skin imperfections.’

Key ingredients: UV filters help protect your skin from the sun.

Tester’s verdict ‘It goes on quite thickly but it’s easy to apply. The dinky packaging means it fits in my handbag without any nasty spillages.’

Rating: 4 stars

Christian Dior Diorskin Sculpt 002 Beige, £17

What the tube says ‘A fine, soft-covering texture for a perfect correction of dark circles, fine lines and signs of fatigue.’

Key ingredients Light-reflecting pigments for a youthful radiance.

Tester’s verdict ‘Really luxurious. It’s so light I forgot I was wearing it. My face was noticeably brighter and fresher looking.’

Rating: 4 stars

Yves Saint Laurent Multi-Action Concealer, £17
What the tube says ‘A versatile stick concealer that goes on visibly to hide dark circles and minimise imperfections.’

Key ingredients Light-diffusing pigments, nylon micro-sponges for a matt finish and silica to give stay-true colour.

Tester’s verdict ‘This left quite a thick layer on my skin, but at least it managed to hide all my blemishes. And a little goes a long way.’

Rating: 4 stars

La Prairie Cellular Treatment Concealer, £25

What the tube says ‘A smooth and creamy formula to disguise fine lines and camouflage imperfections and skin discolorations.’

Key ingredients Vitamins A and E to fight free radicals and soothe the skin.

Tester’s verdict ‘Super special. Looks, feels and even smells expensive. It did exactly as it claimed and evened out my skin tone, too.’

Rating: 5 stars

Clinique Airbrush Concealer, £15

What the tube says ‘Delivers all-in-one concealing, contouring and highlighting benefits.’
Key ingredients Super-reflective titanium oxide.

Tester’s verdict ‘I loved the creamy texture and it blended well. The pen-like applicator makes it easy to apply, but a word of warning – too many twists can cause nasty spills!’

Rating: 4 stars


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