Chances are you use a concealer and have been for many years. Concealers are practically a staple in every woman’s makeup bag. From covering up the unexpected blemish or pimple when we were younger to covering dark circles under our eyes as we age, concealers are useful for women of all ages.
But not all concealers are created equal and that is why we need to re-evaluate our choices as we get older. Some brands are now creating concealers with mature women’s skin in mind. They add moisturizing agents and ingredients that will help the concealer not to crease or cake on our skin.
The skin around the eyes is typically the area where we start noticing fine lines and wrinkles first. The skin is thin and sensitive and will start showing signs of aging before other areas of the face.
Concealers are designed to help hide, cover, and conceal unwanted dark circles under the eyes and other discolorations or blemishes on the face.
Are you looking for a new concealer that is created for older women? Let’s take a look at the best concealers for mature skin.
You want to look for concealers that have added moisturizing ingredients and even sunscreen. Antioxidants, peptides, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and other agents are added to help keep the delicate under-eye area hydrated and looking healthy. Moisturizers in concealers also help to diminish the chances of creasing and caking.
What’s the most important thing to consider when selecting a concealer? Color!
When it comes to selecting an under-eye concealer, you should go for one that is one or two shades lighter than your natural skin color. You want to brighten the area for a more awake look.
You will want to choose a shade that is similar to your skin tone if you plan to cover blemishes or any raised skin problems. A lighter shade will draw light and attention to the problem area, the opposite of what you want to achieve.
Why not simply use foundation to cover problem areas on your face? Concealers tend to be thicker and cover more than foundation and sometimes have long-lasting properties.
Because this is such a hit-or-miss item to choose from, I often engage with sales agents to help me choose the best color. Some makeup counters will let you test different colors to help you find the best suited for you.
Let’s take a look at the concealers on the market today that are best for older women.
Maybelline’s line of makeup called Age Rewind includes this multi-use concealer that improves the look of dark circles, corrects the appearance of redness, and brightens dull skin. It’s infused with goji berry and Haloxyl to provide moisture and help reduce the look of fine lines.
This concealer from Tarte feels like smooth eye cream and still delivers full coverage. It contains maracuja spheres that create natural dewiness so your under-eyes look refreshed. The waterproof formula doesn’t crease and will not sit in fine lines.
This concealer from L’Oréal Paris provides up to 16 hours of glowing coverage. Infallible Pro-Glow Concealer helps sculpt and highlight features while correcting and concealing imperfections. The lightweight, ultra-blendable long wear concealer allows you to customize your look with luminous buildable coverage.
This concealer is a multi-purpose, full-coverage formula designed to help hide dark under-eye circles, blemishes, and discoloration.
This oil-free concealer from Clinique actually “bridges” fine lines and wrinkles, smoothing and minimizing them for an instantly firmer look. Skin-brightening ingredients help with shadows, reduce redness, and give skin a more even tone. The formula is long-lasting and buildable without causing creasing.
This Corrective Camouflage Kit from Glo Skin Beauty is made up of 4 lightweight concealing shades to help create a flawless complexion. Use the yellow to conceal redness and darkness under the eyes. The lavender helps disguise sallow complexions, dull areas, and dark spots. The mint shade helps minimize the appearance of blemishes, scars, rosacea, and red blotches while the neutral can be used for general skin imperfections.
This creamy under-eye concealer is full-coverage and waterproof. It provides a radiant and eye-brightening finish that lasts up to 24 hours without creasing.
This full-coverage, long-lasting, dark-circle-diminishing, color-correcting concealer is creamy, buildable, and easy to blend.
Do you use concealers? What do you use them for? Will you try one on our list? Do you have one to recommend? Let us know in the comments below.