Wednesday, 26 March 2014

The Best Concealers for South Asian Skin

At school I was called 'panda eyes'- not fun, especially as I wasn't allowed to wear make-up. With my relatively fair Pakistani skin, my deep grey circles were even more prevalent. I would scour the internet with potential make-up concealers that I could get my hands on when I had the chance. Instantly I was overwhelmed by the hundreds of mini tubes claiming to eradicate dark circles and in return offer you a sought after sense of confidence. Fast forward a couple of years and I've finally settled on the MAC Pro Longwear and Mac Studio Finish concealers which I use together and/or alone. They are my heroes and fiercely protect me from potential 'you look tired' remarks. However. this was after years of trying, testing and freaking out over Facebook pictures of me where my under eyes made me look like I belonged to a different species. The colour wheel for this particular make-up product was used in excess on my poor face. The route to finding a perfect concealer was tough and many times I purchased products based on a simple suggestion of a friend who I thought had a similar skin type as me. I can't stress enough, what is right for one person may not be right for another.

The Best Concealers for South Asian Skin
I swear by MAC Pro Longwear Concealer and MAC Studio Finish
I'm not saying to rush out immediately and try the MAC products I use but what I can offer is some advice- try an orange or yellow based corrector before applying concealer as it neutralizes the skin colour. Whatever you do, DO NOT use a fairness cream- instead use eye cream to keep the area soft and supple. Also make sure to pat the product in, do not rub! Other products you may like to try are the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit, Time Balm and Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, which are the tried and tested favourites of many. Concealer is a perfect make-up investment. Trust me, there's a perfect concealer out there for you and whilst no product will cover those pesky dark circles 100%, you'll realise how much better you look compared to than before. Find your perfect concealer at Feel Unique.

The Best Concealers for South Asian Skin
Other concealers by Bobbi Brown, The Balm and Laura Mercier



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