The One With Added Skincare Benefits: Trinny London Just A Touch
Natural skin with a few intelligent touches of makeup is Trinny London’s calling card, which Just A Touch demonstrates perfectly. Designed to be applied only where you need it without masking the rest of your skin, it requires only the lightest of hands to masterfully conceal any blemishes and pigmentation. The pot might seem small, but the product is highly pigmented so, coupled with a ‘less is more’ approach, it will see you through at least six months of everyday wear. It also contains physalis angulata extract, a potent antioxidant that will both calm skin and protect against free radical damage.
The One That Perfects From Head To Toe: Dior Backstage Face and Body Flash Perfector Concealer
With 22% pigmentation (the highest coverage the brand offers), this brilliant face and body concealer follows hot on the heels of Dior’s sellout Face and Body Foundation. We love it because it can be used to hide a multitude of sins: dark circles, breakouts, the random scar from a mosquito bite you got back in 2019…and yet because it’s designed to be able to work on larger areas of the body too, it can also be sheered out comfortably to an all-over base. The result is a product that manages to provide heavy-duty coverage that’s waterproof (hurray!) yet appears wholly natural – perfect for when an occasion (or a low-cut dress) calls for a little artful concealing.
The One That’s A Breeze To Apply: Jones Road The Face Pencil
A product designed to be scribbled onto the face might sound like a novelty, but you’ll soon get hooked on the clever convenience of this pencil from makeup artist Bobbi Brown’s line, Jones Road. You draw it onto areas you’d like to cover up (the brand recommends starting around the centre of the face, which is where there’s usually the most redness) before blending in with fingers. For all-over radiant coverage, mix it with your moisturiser of choice to concoct a foundation. Its pencil format makes it ideal for travel (no leaking!) as well as getting ready on the go, where liquid formulations can quickly result in an awkward mess.
The One That Does It All: r.e.m. Beauty Sweetener Concealer
Available in an impressive range of 60 shades, this concealer from Ariana Grande’s makeup collection is a magic multitasker. Depending on the shade you select, it can work as a concealer or foundation as well as a cream contour or highlighter; there are even shades in pure black and white so you can play makeup artist and lighten or deepen your concealer depending on its intended purpose. Packed with hyaluronic acid and antioxidant ashwagandha and vitamin E, it produces a soft-matte yet hydrated finish we love.
The One That’s A Celeb Favourite: Monika Blunder Beauty Blunder Cover
From makeup artist Monika Blunder (who regularly adorns the faces of the likes of Gemma Chan and Jessica Alba) comes Blunder Cover, a versatile product that works equally well on no-makeup makeup days as for occasions that call for full-blown glamour. It can be diffused to the sheerest of radiant tints or built up to a heavy coverage that successfully hides all manner of imperfections. The inclusion of botanical oils adds hydration so it will perfect while never looking cakey or thick. Actress Kate Hudson recently cited it as an everyday favourite for concealing her undereye area.