I like the lightweight formulas that don’t even require a mirror to apply!

Coverage, skin tone, skin type durability, texture, SPF… there is so much to consider when finding your perfect foundation and concealer. And then, there’s the application, do you want a bottle with a pump, a compact with a cushion sponge, a tube to use on-the-go? I like the quick, fuss free, easy peasy version but then again you are not talking about a make-up pro!

Let’s face it, some days you might reach for your foundation/ concealer stick, apply a light layer and go    ( that’s normally moi), but sometimes we all need a bit more coverage. Is it just me or do blemishes and imperfections just know to arrive the day before an important event?

Try these because these work for me!

Despite its runny, liquid texture, Hide & Chic offers ample coverage, taking care of acne, pigmentation and scarring without appearing cakey in the slightest. It blends well, doesn’t accentuate fine lines and gives a natural-looking glow. The 30 well-considered shades mean you’re bound to find a match too. 

The name might be slightly different, but Pixel Perfect goes perfectly with Hide & Chic. Expect buildable coverage that blends seamlessly into your skin. 

More than just disguising dark circles, this hardworking concealer will also help cover any spots, scarring, or pigmentation. It works effectively on its own, or you can mix with your moisturiser for a skin tint. 

If you’ve had one too many late nights, it’s time to add this to your makeup bag. 

This foundation has a cult following for it’s buildable coverage and serious staying power, and begs the question “is there anything it can’t cover or even out?” Fantastic for those days when your skin just doesn’t want to behave. 

Yves Saint Laurent’s Touche Éclat requires no introduction. Le Teint is both long-wearing and luminous, and the vast shade range means there is something for everyone. 

The coordinating Touche Éclat High Cover Concealer offers brilliant and buildable coverage, the brush applicator allows you to reach those hard-to-reach areas (around your nose and the inner corners of your eyes) and is really long-lasting. It is one of my go-to for the pigmentation I have above my lips!

Last but not least, my current best of the best!The Power Fabric Concealer is ideal for those days when you want to go bare-faced but want to also touch-up a few areas. If you tend to find concealer a little drying and awkward to apply then you need to try this creamy texture which is so easy to dab on and cover those pesky problems like pigmentation and blemishes. 

Maria x