Yet another issue with being a pale girl – finding a light enough concealer (without looking like a crazy person with dark orange spots all over my face). Honestly, I will forever be on the hunt for a light enough shade that actually covers my rosacea (redness) and acne prone skin. These three concealers are the best (read: lightest) I’ve tried:
NYX HD Concealer Wand in CW01 Porcelain / Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil in CIA / Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer in Porcelain
The NYX HD Concealer is quite fluid and has a doe-foot wand for application. The lighter consistency is great for the under eyes because it is so blendable without becoming cakey. This concealer comes in some fantastic shades like green, purple, and yellow options for redness, sallow skin, and dark circles. The best part? It’s only $5. WINNER.
Coming in a bit higher price wise ($19), but in a fabulously travel-friendly stick formula, the Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil in CIA is another great option. This concealer is very thick (the thickest of the three), so depending on your preference this is either a good or bad trait. I like it for my “trouble spots” (aka I’m way too old for this ridiculous thing called acne) or redness around my nose. The only slight down-side to this formula is that it slightly peels/flakes when sharpening which is pretty wasteful. Other than that small flaw, this stuff if pretty great.
Per the pictures, the NYX HD concealer looks to be the lightest, but in reality the Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer is the lightest / most white / best for us pale girls. I have the lightest shade, Porcelain, although they have since changed the shade range names to the
boring basic “Light / Medium / Deep” with a corresponding number. I don’t know if they changed the formula, but I’m fairly certain they lessened the color range. Regardless of the name, the formula is amazing and this concealer actually does cover up tattoos (per a friend’s review). I mostly use this on acne and discoloration but not so much under my eyes because the formula is just too thick for that area. It does have crazy, amazing pigmentation, so the tiniest dot will go a long way. This concealer is on the pricier side ($25), but well worth the price in my opinion. Kat Von D does not get enough recognition for her amazing makeup line; regardless of what anyone thinks of her personally, her makeup is top-notch. I wholeheartedly recommend her entire line.
NYX can be purchased at Ulta; Kat Von D can be purchased at Sephora; Urban Decay can be purchased at both Ulta and Sephora.
Good luck color matching, pale girls 🙂
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