If there’s one makeup product we absolutely can’t live without (apart from a red lipstick), it has got to be a concealer. It helps cover those unsightly blemishes and redness on the face and helps fake a good night’s sleep by hiding dark circles and under eye fatigue. In every sense, it’s a saviour. But that being said, it all depends on choosing the right concealer for yourself. And that includes the right shade (we can’t stress enough how important it is) and the right texture.

Different concealer textures give different coverages and just like your foundation, using the right one makes a big difference to your base makeup. Be it light, medium or full, here is how you can choose the right concealer texture according to the coverage you want.

how to pick the right concealer according to coverage

Heavy coverage—stick concealers

Stick concealers have a creamy formula and thick consistency which can conceal pimples, scars, blemishes, redness, dark circles and even birthmarks. Plus, these are very handy and good for a quick touch-up on-the-go. If you are looking for a high coverage concealer, go for a stick one much like the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Concealer Stick SPF 20. It is crease-proof and blends like a dream.

how to pick the right concealer according to coverage

Medium coverage—liquid concealers

Go for a liquid concealer if your concerns are uneven skin tone and under-eye puffiness and darkness. They give medium coverage and are pretty easy to blend. Also, liquid concealers are good for highlighting and can make your look pop. Our pick is Lakmé Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer which comes with SPF 25 and also helps brighten your complexion. 

BB Pro tip: For medium to high coverage, use a pencil concealer with semi-matte finish.

how to pick the right concealer according to coverage

Light coverage—pen concealers

Just want a semi-sheer coverage and brighter eye area? Go for a pen concealer. Opt from concealers with brush tips, which makes blending easier, and metal tips which cools and depuffs eyes. Pen concealers are easy to apply and give a flawless light coverage. So, if you fancy a lightweight coverage, pick this one. 

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