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Beauty Youtuber Haley Kim shares tips on choosing concealers for different skin types

First, study your skin, and determine your overall skin type, especially the area around your eyes and try to find out if your skin is oily, dry, or normal. If you don’t know your skin type, you can ask a cosmetologist to suggest a good one to you. This is because concealers are based on formulations for different skin types, and not on colours.

It is best to go for a concealer closest to your skin tone so that you don’t end up with chalk rings around the eyes. Asides from that, it is key to consider your skin type, product ingredient, and formula when choosing a concealer.

First off, it’s essential for me to explain what a concealer is, in case you don’t yet know. A concealer is a flesh-toned cosmetic used to cover spots, blemishes, and dark under-eye circles.

Read on as Haley Kim shares her recommendations on the best concealer products to use on oily, sensitive, dry, and acne–prone skin types.

Source: Aurora Sam - cosmetologist

1. Oily skin type:

Try to find a liquid–to – product formula, waterproof, sweat-resistant or oil-free one with a silky and smooth finish. You might want to avoid something with greasy residue, too shiny or creamy so it doesn’t clog your pores leading to breakouts.

Recommended products:

L’oreal Infallible Full Wear concealer in 330 (contains Benzyl salicylate), Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in 29N, NARS Creamy Radiant Concealer in custard, and Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 25 (Matricaria flower extract)  

2. Acne-Prone skin type:

For the acne area, a product with a matte finish is better. Use clean hands or brushes when you cover active breakout. Make sure the product contains enough hydrating ingredients.

Recommended products:

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer in 6.75, Smashbox Studio Skin Flawless Oil- Free 24 hours concealer in light warm olive, Bare Minerals Bareskin Multitasking Serum concealing in medium, and Almay Clear Complexion concealer in medium (contains 1% Salicylic acid)

3. Sensitive skin type:

Due to the skin’s sensitivity, get something gentle on the skin. Try to avoid products with fragrance if it’s a concern.

Recommended products:

Ilia True Skin Serum Concealer in SC4 (best concealer for acne-prone and sensitive skin).

4. Dry Skin type

Try to find a hydrating concealer, please note that hydrating does not necessarily mean oil-based.

Find a product with hyaluronic acid and provides 24-hour hydration.

Recommended products: 

Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Undereye Concealer in 25n, Rare beauty Liquid Touch Brightening Concealer in 230N, Kosas Revealer Concealer 5.5, and RMS Uncover Up Concealer in 33

5. Combination Skin type 

Use a lightweight liquid concealer 

Recommended products:

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer.

It’s ideal to choose one shade lighter than your skin so that you have a naturally even complexion


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