While there’s a demand for do-it-all makeup, it’s neither advisable nor possible. Concealers, for example, are not created equal – while one can blur out certain flaws, other flaws need less-generalist products. Here are three specialists for specifics.
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For Dark Circles
Elizabeth Arden Stroke of Perfection Concealer hides mild and serious panda eyes. Not having a powdery finish helps, too (powdery finishes can make you look older). In five shades, $43 each.
Three Airlift Smoothing Wand “fills in” enlarged pores for a flawless look. Best worn over foundation. $55
Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Full Coverage Concealer can even cover tattoos. So hiding pimples at any stage, hyperpigmentation, scars or freckles is not a stretch. In eight shades, $40 each.
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L’Occitane Almond Delightful Body Balm, $56
What it is: The latest addition to the French brand’s bestselling Almond range, this is a rich, butter-textured moisturiser with almond oil.
Its claim: It gives you baby-soft skin while the scent of amber, almond and freesia calms you.
Verdict: Our fashion writer Rachel used it on her left elbow while leaving her right balm-free before she went to bed. In the morning, the elbow with the balm was softer than the other.