Which makeup product would be your desert island saviour? Ask most of us here at Slapp and it’s usually a concealer.
It’s hardly surprising, given that concealer has the ability to swoop in and sort out every skin concern.
Whether you need it to cover or brighten, concealer is the holy grail of skin-correctors - and there’s an abundance of options available. From brightening to colour-correcting, industrial strength to light coverage, there’s a solution for every skin concern.
And just when we thought we couldn’t hype up our heroine any more, a viral TikTok tutorial proved that trusty Concealer has another amazing hack – face lifting powers.
Megha Singh has been trending across TikTok after demonstrating how to give yourself an instant ‘face lift’ using concealer.
Megha uses a brightening concealer to highlight the natural contours of her face – around her eye, the outer corner of her mouth and the side of her nose - to reverse contour; and sweeps the concealer in an upwards direction towards the high points of her face to accentuate the lifting effect.
To achieve this quick face-lift, all you need is a concealer 1-2 shades lighter than your skin tone to create a contrasting shadow. With Summer approaching, many of us will be switching from fuller coverage foundations to quick touch-ups - and a cleverly placed concealer might be all that’s needed to achieve that fresh and snatched look.
Here are some of our our top concealers to help you instantly lift and brighten your complexion:
Kosas Revealer Concealer
This medium-to-full coverage concealer is designed to brighten, highlight and act as a spot treatment. This gorgeous Clean concealer leaves skin radiant thanks to natural botanicals, hyaluronic acid and peptides which help moisturise and build collagen. Kosas recently expanded the shade range for this skincare-infused cutie, so it’s hardly a surprise this is always trending in the Slapp app.
Estee Lauder Instant Fix Double Wear Concealer
This waterproof, creaseless and multi-tasking two-sided concealer instantly lifts and brightens. The Hydra Prep serum hydrates the skin and smoothes under-eye dryness, while the concealer side gives 24-hour medium-to-full coverage with a unique stretch formula. We love the concealer alone, but used atop of the priming serum it is quite outstanding- hydrating, brightening and long-lasting. It’s a dream to use.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer
This magic wand of a concealer is a must for flawless looking skin. Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Away contains Persian Silk Tree Bark and Wild Indigo extracts to diminish dark circles, minimise crow’s feet and increase skin’s luminosity. The precise cushion applicator is designed to glide over blemishes, and grasp the under-eye contour for a smooth and full coverage finish. It’s perfect for touch-ups on the go and at home.