Ten Top Concealers for Asian Skin
Concealers are widely regarded as one of the most single transformative items of makeup, concealing dark circles, discolouration, veins and signs of tiredness. For Asian skin tones in particular, which mostly have a warm, yellow undertone, a yellow or peach-based concealer can lead to a natural look, whereas pink-based concealers that don't match the skin tone could contribute to an ashy look. Similarly, concealers which are drying or too light can make skin look slightly grey and ashy too (true for all skin tones but particularly noticeable on Asian skins). It can be tricky finding the right product so we have put together our top ten concealers for Asian skins. Garnier Skin Naturals BB Cream Perfector Eye Roll-On Not as good as it's predecessor, but still better than the rest. The cooling roller ball and combined benefits of skincare and makeup works to actively reduce puffiness and eye-bags whilst concealing the under-eye area. It has a lightweight formula but provides an almost full coverage and lasts for several hours. The shades have a warm undertone which goes well with Asian skin.
Priced at £6.99
Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener This product has a thin formula but is very pigmented and good at concealing. Like most of Bobbi Brown's complexion makeup, it has yellow undertones as that's what she believes 'looks the most natural', yet the yellow isn't too strong to create a sallow look. I like the lip-gloss style applicator as it allows for better application. As usual with Bobbi Brown, there's a shade to suit everyone.
Priced at £20.00
No7 Match Made Concealer This is more of a heavy-duty concealer which is particularly great for days which you want to conceal more. It has a thicker and drier formula but doesn't cake if applied on well-prepped skin. It does a great job in hiding hyper-pigmentation and comes in 17 shades to suit all.
Priced at £7.50
AmazingCosmetics AmazingConcealer This concealer offers maximum coverage and completely disguises dark circles, and hides tiredness well. It has a medium consistency and the warm shades suit Asian skin well. Asian skin is prone to hyper-pigmentation but this concealer is perfect for the occasions where you want a flawless finish.
Priced from £19.50
House of Glamdolls GlamBase Wheel This is my go to concealer on days I want a maximum, flawless coverage that lasts until I remove it myself. It's a thick and slightly creamy concealer which completely masks imperfections. It contains six shades which can be used to contour or highlight, and there's a version specifically for medium to dark skin tones.
Priced at £25.00
MAC Select Cover-Up This has a thin, liquid formula that feels refreshing lightweight on the skin, yet offers a medium coverage which can be built up. Due to the light texture, it's very natural looking, and it doesn't cake or go grey on Asian skin.
Priced at £15.50
Clarins Instant Concealer This is a light coverage product that is very hydrating and makes the under eye area positively glow. Great for days where you require concealer but don't want a completely flawless feel or look.
Priced at £21.50
Max Factor Colour Corrector Stick for Under Eyes This is a nifty chubby-style pencil that is soft and creamy. It looks light in the tube but suits Asian skin well and blends seamlessly. It's perhaps the most brightening concealer I've tried which is surprising, given its pencil format. It's great for those days when your under eye area looks particularly dark or fatigued. The format allows for easy touch-ups but they are often not required.
Priced at £8.99
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer This has a similar consistency and texture to mentioned GlamBase Wheel and offers a full coverage with a reliable longevity. It is a bit dry but is fixed if worn with a hydrating primer. I like the very wide shade range Bobbi has created for this product.
Priced at £19.00
Makeup Revolution Ultra Cover and Conceal Palette This palette contains eight shades of concealer which double as contouring creams too. This is similar to the Glambase Wheel and Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer, but with a lesser longevity. It does present good value and comes in light to medium or medium to dark.
Priced at £6.00
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