What a foundation cannot do, a concealer does with ease- covers up those stubborn marks and imperfections, the dark circles under your eyes to make your skin appear flawless. However, with so much choice available among concealers, it is quite a job to find a concealer that is of the right texture, right shade for you and one that does not end up irritating your skin more. Does not mean it should stop you from experimenting. Finding the right product for you is all about some trial and error until your skin is happy and it shows on the skin. So, in order to make things slightly easy, I have compiled a list of the top ten concealers available in India that are suitable for acne prone oily skin. You could easily find these brands in beauty stores or online.
LAKME ABSOLUTE WHITE INTENSE CONCEALER STICK SPF20
This concealer comes in a stick and is available in two shades- light to medium and medium to dark. I fail to understand why it is called “white intense” though! The concealer blends easily into the skin and has SPF 20. Since it comes only in two shades, it is unlikely that you can get great coverage if it does not match your skin tone. Priced at Rs.450 for a 3.6 ml stick, it is affordable. Stays for 4-5 hours.
COLORBAR FULL COVER CONCEALER
It comes in a small jar in 9 shades. So what’s more, it should be really easy to find a concealer in your skin shade. It blends easily on the skin and is not greasy. It comes with SPF 35 and is oil free. Priced at Rs. 495 for 5 gm, it is excellent value for money.
REVLON PHOTOREADY CONCEALER
This concealer comes in a 3.2 g lipstick like stick and with SPF 20. It is creamy but is oil and fragrance free. It gives coverage for upto 6 hours without becoming cakey. The concealer comes in 6 shades so you can take your pick. Priced at Rs.700, it is worth a buy since it is a product from Revlon and provides an airbrushed look.
L’OREAL PARIS TRUE MATCH SUPER-BLENDABLE CONCEALER
L’oreal claims that this concealer provides full coverage of all blemishes and pigmentation. It is oil free and non comedogenic, and will prevent clogging of pores. However it does not come with SPF. It is light and in liquid form that needs to be applied with a brush. Blends really well into the skin, is light on the skin and provides coverage that lasts upto 6 hours. It is priced at Rs. 895 for 5.2 ml.
MAYBELLINE DREAMLUMI TOUCH IVORY CONCEALER
This is a fascinating product that comes with an inbuilt brush and is used like a pen. Twist up the pen to release the product into the brush and then apply it on the skin. It comes in 3 shades- ivory, buff and honey. It has a gel based formula ensuring that the skin doesn’t become too oily after application. It costs Rs. 475 for 1.5 ml. The limited number of shades is a put off though since finding a match to the skin tone becomes difficult.
NYX CONCEALER JAR
NYX concealer comes in a 7 gm cute jar that costs Rs.600. The concealer comes in 9 different shades- yay for that. It provides close to 5 hours of coverage. Only thing to keep in mind is that, since it is very creamy, use very little product and dot it all over your problem areas and blend it well.
FACES VANISHING ACT CONCEALER STICK
This concealer comes in the form of a lipstick. Priced at Rs. 449, it glides smoothly but is not very oily. Only disadvantage is of the stick breaking due to its extreme creamy texture. It comes in 6 shades and provides medium to good coverage lasting upto 5 hours.
MAC STUDIO FINISH CONCEALER
One of the best concealers for acne ridden skin in the market, the M.A.C studio finish concealer is priced at Rs.1200 for a small jar of 7g. Also, you would need to buy it from M.A.C stores that are not available everywhere. The concealer is light and provides excellent coverage without making your skin oily. It comes in a whopping 15 different shades!
RIMMEL LONDON STAY MATTE DUAL ACTION CONCEALER
This concealer gives you a matte finish and amazing coverage. It is great for acne prone skin. Available in 4 shades, it is priced at Rs. 575 for a stick. It has salicylic acid that also helps treat acne. The product is easily available in the online stores.
DEBORAH 24 ORE PERFECT CONCEALER
The concealer is easily available on online stores and offers good coverage for a pricing of Rs.430. It comes in 4 shades, but the disadvantage is, there are shades with more pink undertones rather than yellow.
It is made of a hypoallergic formula that will not harm your skin or clog pores.