Friday, April 12, 2024

11 Best Concealers for Mature Skin 2024, According to Makeup Artists

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Editor Tip: Use a duo fiber brush for a more diffused look and a buffing brush for more coverage.

Key Ingredients: Arnica, edelweiss | Who It’s For: People looking for a multi-use foundation-concealer formula | Shades Available: 20

Best Glowy Finish: Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Concealer

Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Concealer

Why It’s Worth It: “Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Concealer has a buildable formula for extra coverage but also has a glowing, natural finish that works wonders on mature skin,” says Black. The dainty, teardrop-shaped applicator targets problem areas very precisely, and the long, thin sides of the applicator are chef’s kiss for defining your nose and brows.

Editor Tip: A little goes a long way, especially for drier skin types — start with a small amount and work up from there.

Key Ingredients: Hyaluronic acid, glycerin | Who It’s For: Those looking for a crease-proof, medium-coverage concealer that offers a radiant finish | Shades Available: 20

For a Diffusing Effect: Sisley Paris Phyto-Cernes Éclat Eye Concealer

Sisley Paris Phyto-Cernes Éclat Eye Concealer

Why It’s Worth It: “Sisley Paris’s Phyto-Cernes Éclat Eye Concealer diffuses and brightens the under eyes with a very natural, non-creasing finish,” says Black. Plus, the formula is infused with skin-care ingredients like red vine extract, caffeine, and carrot that help minimize puffiness, dark circles, and smooth any fine lines. Plus, the metal massaging tip helps depuff and improve circulation.

Editor Tip: This shade range is rather limited with only 9 shades, so you might not find your perfect match.

Key Ingredients: Red vine extract, caffeine, carrot | Who It’s For: Those with dry skin looking to combat fine lines and wrinkles under the eyes | Shades Available: 9

What to look for in a concealer for mature skin

“Because mature skin is often dry with surfaced texture, I look for concealers that have moisturizing ingredients like glycerin or hyaluronic acid, as well as a natural finish,” says Robin Black, a Los Angeles-based makeup artist. Black adds that she finds that radiant and luminous, or soft and natural matte finishes, work best on mature skin. She also prefers formulas that can be layered to build up coverage just where it’s needed, without looking cakey.

How to choose the right shade

When picking a shade of concealer, you shouldn’t expect said shade to be the same all year round. “Where people run into difficulty is in blending and shade-matching, especially relying on one shade year-round,” New York City-based makeup artist Tommy Napoli previously told Allure. “We know this is trouble because we are not the same shade in summer as we are in winter.” If your go-to concealer isn’t a great match, consider what time of year you purchased it and then invest in a new shade to fit your current skin tone.

How we test and review products

Before reviewing any makeup, we ask questions about a number of factors: What ingredients are in it? Does the brand offer a wide shade range inclusive of consumers with all skin tones and undertones? Is it safe for readers who have sensitive skin or wear contact lenses? Is it on the affordable side or more of a splurge? Is its packaging consciously designed or needlessly wasteful?

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