No less than four different matte concealers made the grade in our Concealer trials for 2019. So what happened here? We got lots of entries to this, yet only one winner – from a brand better know to Beauty Bible readers for their stellar performance in our awards. But hey, when you’ve got testers saying they’ll switch to this from the legendary Touche Éclat, who needs to look elsewhere…?
GOLD AWARD Temple Spa Glint Shadow Concealer
This was definitely the most impressive of the purely light-reflecting, shadow-targeting concealers sent out to our testers for this round of trials. Temple Spa are better known for their skincare, but in fact there are some make-up gems in the collection, designed to make the complexion appear even more flawless. This is a click-action wand which delvers its buildable, long-lasting concealer via a built-in brush. It also has skin-caring properties, via pomegranate and raspberry oil. Just two shades – our team got Light (there’s a Light/Medium, too.)
OUR TESTERS' COMMENTS:
‘10/10. I normally use a similar-looking, much pricier product to achieve my no-make-up make-up look. This product was just as good as this well-known one and I will be changing to it. I loved the finish it gave to problem areas; it blended easily into my skin, even when not using foundation or tinted moisturiser. My skin, especially my eye area, looked more finished and youthful with very little effort. One of my favourite new finds’ • ‘Very practical click pen mechanism with in-built brush. Light formula that blended very easily to concealer dark shadows at corners of eyes and whole eye area, concealed and made puffiness less noticeable, softened frown lines making them less pronounced, worked well as a primer and looked very natural. I also applied it to red patches at the sides of my nose and it concealed the redness’ • ‘It promised to battle the signs of daily fatigue or too many late nights and it was effective as it did make me look a lot less tired – fresh as a daisy in fact. I would buy it’ • ‘Excellent if you haven’t slept well. Very easy to blend in – that’s the key bit of the process – so that it brightens tired eye area. You can layer it if you don't get enough coverage at first’ • ‘Found it disguised fine lines if patted into them (as directed by Beauty Bible!) Also evens out the colour of eyelids and is a good base for eye make-up’ • ‘Doesn't cake and feels very light on the skin; only cakes if you use too much product and don't blend properly’ • ‘Compared to my usual brands, I thought this seemed a bit light and thin at first, but it actually works well. Very good at brightening dark areas under and around the eye, e.g. in corners by nose’ • ‘This is such a nice product. I struggle to find a co.cealer that doesn't cake and that doesn't irritate my eyes. This seems to be really good for sensitive skin, it sits well and it does brighten when you have dark circles. It just evens out the skin tone under the eyes generally but not in an obvious way. I have to reapply it later in the day but it's lightweight to carry and no trouble with just patting it in’ • ‘I loved how it brightened my eye area. My spa manager friend was very impressed with it too. This will be replacing my YSL Touche Eclat in the future.’
£20 for 2ml - click to buy