30/12/2014 13:11 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Best Concealers: The Cover Ups You Need To Know About

If you've had a pretty raucous party season, a concealer is the ultimate bit of beauty kit to get you looking fresh-faced and fabulous again.

We're all about a good cover up, and, as all self-confessed concealer junkies know, texture and staying power is everything.


As are these three tricks on application and yes, they will change your whole beauty routine. And your life.

1. Always put concealer on over your foundation (you use less and it lasts longer) and blend using your ring finger.

2. Apply in an upside down triangle shape under your eyes (so that the tip faces downwards) rather than dabbing on in dots.

3. ALWAYS have more than one kind of concealer in your make up bag. Guaranteed you'll need different types for different areas of your face so experiment with: liquid, pencil, cream, cover sticks and pens with brush tips.

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Here's a beauty edit on the best concealers going, tried and tested. Each of the following are definite must-haves if getting rid of the bags under your eyes is your one mission in life. It is ours.

We love the Bare Minerals correcting concealer (lightweight and easy to blend), Lancome's Le Correcteur Pro concealer palette (your ultimate three-in-one) and by the way - the Amazing Concealer by Amazing Cosmetics really is worth shouting about. Never heard of it before? Well now you have.


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