Acne scarring or hyper pigmentation are one of the many devastating souvenirs that can ever be left on one’s face. I suffer from a lot of hyper pigmentation on my cheeks which you may not see because I have makeup on many of my pictures. There are a few pictures (and videos) I have without any makeup and you can see some of these annoying blemishes. These blemishes can last for as short as weeks and as long as years (many years sometimes). I am currently using some amazing skincare products that have completely changed my skin and I would be sharing them on here when I am satisfied with my results. I already have a post planned on a detailed step by step tutorial/pictorial on all the products I use from skincare to makeup for a flawless beat. In the meantime, I wanted to share some kick-ass concealers that are perfect for concealing acne scarring or dark spots. These concealers would hide even the darkest of spots and they last all day. The good thing is none of them have broken me out and I think that’s really good especially for people who have acne-prone skin.
MAC Studio Finish Concealer// Link //£15.50 //Review
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer// Link // £22.50 //Review
I am sure everyone has tried this NARS concealer or at least heard about it. I know many people love to use it as an under eye concealer but I prefer to use it as a blemish or dark spot concealer. It's not my first choice for very dark spots but if you have dry skin and not-very-dark spots, you would love it. It has a doe foot applicator which makes it perfect for pin point concealing. I have two shades- Amande which is perfect for naught dark spots and Caramel which is a better match for my skin tone. They both work really well depending on how my skin is feeling. I don't think they are as long lasting as my thicker pasty concealers but I love to use them on good skin days. I love to use this after I have put my powder on because it lasts longer that way but I know many people may not agree with this method (It really works though).
This is one of my recent purchases and I am super obsessed with it. I popped into Selfridges last month and was super delighted that they had my shade Dark in there. It looks like a dupe for the MAC Concealer and Corrector Palette and although I have not tried that one, I am sure they work in a similar way. There are 6 products in this palette including an orange corrector (this shade is perfect for my complexion), concealers and a contour. I absolutely love it and it is perfect for travelling because it has everything I would ever need. The concealers are creamy (slightly thick) but they do blend out well. The lasting power is really impressive for a £10 palette and I cannot recommend it enough. It covers my dark spots really well and can be used before or after foundation but I prefer to use it before my foundation. The only down side is that there are only a few shades but I am glad there is one for darker skin. If you are NC42 and above, I think you would love this palette and shade.
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage// Link // £27.50
Say Hello to one of the best dark spot concealers I have ever tried- The Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer. I have heard so many good things about this concealer over the past few years. I could not resist any longer when the lovely Laura Mercier MUA tested it out on me a few weeks ago. It worked so amazingly well that I did not even hesitate to bring it home with me. It is expensive but it is so worth it and I do have a full review planned. Laura Mercier products are just amazing and I am yet to try any that I hate. As the name suggests, it completely camouflages any dark spots in the most discrete way. Seriously, you would never guess I have it on even if you came close to my face because it also blurs out pores. I use it mainly for pin point concealing and after my foundation and it has made my makeup routine so much shorter. I cannot sing its praises enough and I know it would last me forever. The texture is a cross between pasty and creamy but I absolutely love it that way. If you have very dry skin, it is essential to moisturise your skin well. The good thing is there is a good selection of shades available and mine is SC 7. The downside is it is slightly expensive and would set you back by £27 but believe me, it would last forever!!
That's pretty much my little round up of my favourite concealers for hiding dark spots. They all work so well and I use them interchangeably depending on my mood and how my face is feeling. If you have any dark spots and you have tried many concealers which do not last long or work well, do check them out. The two budget options- LA Girl and NYX are incredible despite being affordable while the high end ones have amazing quality and packaging. Whichever you choose, they would still work well. That's pretty much it.
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