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The Lightweight Concealers That Give A Natural Finish

We all want a flawless face without looking as if we have a ton of makeup on. These lightweight concealers help to hide flaws (goodbye dark circles and unsightly pimples!) but with a soft, natural finish so it looks as if you woke up that way.

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#1: YSL Beauty All Hours Concealer, $55
Great for sensitive skin, this creamy liquid concealer gives 16 hours of buildable coverage to hide dark circles and all types of imperfections. With a smooth, blendable texture, it doesn’t crease or cake and gives a velvet matte shine-free finish.   #2: Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Concealer, $50
This conceals flaws while still looking as if you don’t have a concealer on. Upgraded to a finer, more natural-looking formula to match modern cams (the current digital camera is about four times more detailed than previous HD ones), this neutralises pigmentation and fine lines so effortlessly that you look like you were born with flawless skin. It even has reflecting particles for invisible coverage with 3D polymer gels to soften fine lines and wrinkles. #3: Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer, $47, Sephora
This lightweight liquid concealer covers and blurs imperfections with a subtle luminuous finish. It also has a unique multidimensional component hugs the contours of your face for targeted application. #4: Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand, USD$33.41 (approx. $45.10), net-a-porter
This two-step wand has both an eye cream and concealer to treat and hide dark circles, wrinkles and eyebags. Formulated with hyaluronic acid to smooth and rejuvenate, the nourishing Eye Cream is infused with rice proteins to fight signs of ageing and fatigue, while the illuminating concealer brightens shadows and blurs imperfections. #5: Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer, $52
This has a full coverage formula instantly camouflages darkness and brightens up the eye area with a weightless second-skin finish that doesn’t crease, settle or fade. It is also infused with Rare Indian Tree extract and palm kernel extract to instantly plump and smooth skin and reduce signs of ageing over time. #6: Diorskin Forever Undercover Concealer, $60
This gives instant camouflage for imperfections with just one stroke and at least eight hours of wear. Made with 25 per cent more pigments than the brand’s Forever Fluid Foundation (which is known for its high coverage), it instantly neutralises redness and hides flaws without any heaviness. #7: Cover FX Cream Concealer, $42, Sephora
This gives all day, medium coverage and infused with vitamins C and E soothe inflammation and reduce redness while protecting against premature skin ageing, vitamin F esters and squalane to hydrate and improve elasticity, as well as ceramides and Xymenynic acid to firm and reduce sagging under the eyes. It also has a hi-definition formula that was specially developed to be camera friendly and can easily hide under-eye circles, redness, dark spots, sun damage and blemishes. #8: Sulwhasoo Essential Concealer, $50
This stick concealer glides smoothly and blends quickly and easily onto skin for great coverage without any stickiness. It is infused with skincare ingredients such as camellia oil, which has hydrating properties to form an oil barrier, as well as apricot kernel oil to smooth and firm skin. It also contains smooth and round powder particles for an extra creamy but light texture that melts on skin, giving smooth application to cover age spots and blemishes. #9: Chanel Le Correcteur de Chanel, $55
This lightweight formula has light-reflecting and colour-correcting pigments to optically correct imperfections, moisturising agents to leave skin comfortable and supple, and a revitalizing brown seaweed derivative to revive dull complexions and boost radiance. Its creamy texture melts like a second skin to give a luminuous matte finish. #10: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lift and Firm Concealer, $41
This high-coverage, ultra-creamy concealer helps to smooth fine lines, cover dark circles, hide imperfections, brighten and lift the appearance of skin. It uses a Cellular Plumping Technology to smooth and relax the appearance of surface lines even as it targets deeper wrinkles to firm, lift and redensify the look of skin. Its nourishing formula also helps to tighten, tone, soothe and brighten the appearance of under-eye skin while treating sagging, puffiness and dark circles. #11: M.A.C Mineralize Concealer, $38
Enriched with minerals and nourishing botanicals, this creamy, easy-to-blend concealer covers and perfects while nourishing and moisturising the skin. It has a cushiony texture that makes the concealer comfortable for prolonged wear and provides sheer to medium coverage with a natural satin finish. #12: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, $46
Paraben, alcohol and synthetic fragrance-free, this non-comedogenic has a luxurious texture and evens skin with a luminuous finish. Providing medium buildable coverage, its longwearing and crease-proof formula is enriched with hydrating skincare benefits and light diffusing technology to soften, smooth skin while instantly obscuring imperfections and diminishing fine lines and signs of fatigue. Like this? Check out the blush pink lipsticks that are a pretty alternative to nude lippies, the new Korean facial mask that just might be the best one we’ve tried this year and the best hyaluronic acid skincare to give you a plump, radiant complexion.