Cover: Conceal conceal conceal

By Jo Phillips

Now that the sun is out, weather is improving, and your summer wardrobe gets a look-in, you may still have reservations about going bare-faced despite all the beauty pro’s telling us that the super sheer skin is the way forward for the season.

A product we cannot live without here at .Cent is that of the worthy concealer.  Not just for our under-eye area, but generally to conceal any of those pesky unwanted blemishes, uneven skin tone, tattoos, grazes and dare I say *age-spots…*  We spoke to a select of some of the top make-up artists in the UK to get their views on the best concealers around at this moment, so you can achieve the look of barely there skin without really going bare.

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Kate Tighe loves the Studio Finish SPF 35 by MAC for its high level of pigment.  She says “it’s a super light concealer, both long wearing and water resistant and really does cover everything from dark circles to tattoos.”

Kevyn Aucoin’s Sensual Skin Enhancers are a must for A-List mua Jo Adams. “These are a game-changer, especially for darker skin-tones to lift discolouration and for contouring.  They work like a dream and I have yet to find a client who does not love them.”

LA born, but now over this side of the pond, make-up artist Mariam Jensen advised us on the ease of using the Radiant Creamy Concealer range from Nars.  “These are perfect for both pro makeup artists and consumers alike; with a fresh, dewy finish, they tick all the trend boxes and still give great coverage for all skin-tones too.”

Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage concealer is the brand of choice for International Fashion Week stalwart Laura Forrest.  She told us; “…being able to mix the two shades is a godsend for artists to create bespoke colour per client, as well as the fact that it’s oil free and pretty budge-proof once its on.  Brilliant for all weathers and the range is infused with vitamins A and E – encouraging elasticity.”

Estee Lauder’s Maximum cover  is a highly recommended item says Rebecca McMahon: “I love to use this buffed over any blemishes or discolouration.  It’s a gorgeous product to add to moisturiser for a sheer effect foundation as well.”

Some other brilliant ones we’ve been trialling here in the office is the excellent Cream Concealer from Cover FX and Vichy’s Dermablend Corrective Stick,  – You may remember Zombie Boy’s appearance in the Gaga video a few years back – well if ever there was proof that it could cover everything including tattoos; this is the brand for you:

Hope you enjoy these and get your cover without being covered.

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