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I know A LOT of you are thinking “Yea, yea, yea… these concealers aren’t anything new”, and have heard or seen many people use them, BUT that’s because they really are that good!
Below I’ve provided a short description about my top 3 FAVORITE concealers for my skin type (DEATH VALLEY DESERT DRY)! Haha. But seriously, I have suffered from having dry skin, not just on my face, my entire life, so finding products that actually work for me are products I have to share with others who have that crazy dry skin too! I listed them in order with my all time FAV being the last one described!
1. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – I love this concealer because it really does add radiance to my under eyes or the areas you want to highlight! I would say it is a bit more “dry” than the Urban Decay NAKED concealer, but still does not leave me feeling flakey and cakey, which has been a HUGE battle for me over the years trying to find concealers that actually work for my extremely dry skin! I actually tend to use the NARS and Urban Decay concealers together because the NARS concealer seems to “highlight” a bit more than the NAKED Skin Concealer. So, I use this one directly under the eyes (depending on how my skin feels at the time) and/or the points I want to highlight and then use the Urban Decay to cover any redness or areas I want to correct. This concealer is definitely more “full” coverage than the Urban Decay, which is why I only use this when I do a full face of makeup. Remember girls.. LESS IS MORE. I always start with a small amount (just a few dots) because it is a lot thicker.
2. Urban Decay NAKED Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer – I absolutely love this concealer! It feels so weightless and looks so natural, while still providing great coverage. Sometimes when I want that “no makeup” makeup look I’ll even use this on my whole face as my foundation. It looks flawless and so natural! It doesn’t leave my skin looking dry, cakey, or setting into those fine lines! My undereyes look smooth, fresh, and bright. This is more of a buildable coverage, so you can really personalize it if you want a more natural look or if you need a little extra help after those long nights out, in which you can build it up to get more of a full coverage look. I always use this concealer when I want a natural everyday makeup look. I tend to reach for this one a bit more than the NARS because it doesn’t settle into fine lines as much as the NARS Concealer does. It’s also Vegan 🙂
3. Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer – Ding-Ding!!! By far, this is the WINNER of all concealers (in my book)! It is by far the best overall concealer for me and my dreadfully dry skin! I honestly can’t say enough positive words about this concealer. It really is creaseless! It also never feels dry under my eyes! It has a pretty thick consistency, so you don’t need much of this at all, which is AWESOME for really getting so much use out of this product for the price! It is actually the least expensive of the three, at $26, so this really is another reason why it wins over the other two. Who doesn’t love a product that provides full coverage, doesn’t get cakey or flakey, doesn’t look dry, AND really gives you your money’s worth?! … MEEEEE! For those Vegans out there, it’s Vegan friendly too :), and it’s also dermatologist tested, waterproof, and hypoallergenic. The description of this concealer doesn’t lie! – “A creamy, full coverage concealer that won’t ever crease, flake or leave you wanting more.” It really lives up to it’s name and does everything it says it will do! Who can’t say no to that!? Out of all three concealers, I use this one the most and reach for it pretty much every day. My roomie also uses it and she has more normal/combination skin, so I would say this is an all around winner for ALL skin types!
If you already use any of these concealers or you give them a try after reading this post, please leave me a comment below about your experiences and/or your thoughts about them because I LOVE hearing from you 🙂
Keep being beautiful inside & out!