5 of the best concealers for mature skin

Our Beauty Director Beatrice Aidin shares her top affordable concealers for midlife

As we age, our skin can become drier and less elastic. We become more prone to pigmentation and dark spots. Beatrice Aidin, Noon’s new Beauty Director, reveals her top picks for concealer for mature skin. Over to Beatrice:

Vichy Dermablend concealer for mature skin

Vichy Dermablend concealer

A different but generally thicker texture than a foundation, concealers do as the name suggests – cover up redness, dark circles, acne, spots and gives a bit of visual fuzziness to fine lines and wrinkles. Most people use concealer before foundation, but many make-up artists say it’s more effective on top to blend better. Below, bloody brilliant buys.

Blurring normally means errant spectacles but it’s a good thing when it comes to concealers to blur the appearance of lines, wrinkles, redness and blemishes. Boots No7 Lift & Luminate Serum Concealer blurs like a dream while its “Flexible Formula moves seamlessly with your facial expressions,” which is fortunate – we like a smooth bright complexion but not so much a frozen face. £13.95 Boots.com

Fenty beauty concealer for mature skin

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer

Rhianna not only creating a genuinely exceptional standout celebrity cosmetics brand, unusual in this crowded market, she made a statement by launching with 40 — and now up to 50 — shades of foundation.  Also with the same number, Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer has a lightweight formula that lends itself to layering while the website has an excellent colour shade finder. £21 Boots.com

Many a teenage skincare routine started with the three-step “computer” – remember that? – at the Clinique counter. But sometimes brands get lost amongst the loud noise of new ranges. Yet, one little wonder-wand I come back to again and again is Clinique’s Even Better All-over Concealer + Eraser with vitamin C to brighten, caffeine to get the circulation moving  – and it stays put. £23 Clinique.co.uk

Clinique concealer for mature skin

Clinique Even Better All-over Concealer + Eraser

To bring in the big guns for scars, irregular pigmentation, rosacea, redness and very dark circles — which are often genetic, not a sign of tiredness or a big night out — Vichy Dermablend SOS Concealer Stick provides up to 16 hours of full coverage with a formula that soothes skin redness and irritation. It’s also waterproof for beach days, hopefully, ahead. £15 boots.com

There is a reason I keep calling Monica Blunder “Monica Blender” is because her all-in-one foundation/concealer Blunder Cover blends like a dream over the skin. It sold out the minute it launched last year. The formula is great for midlife skin, which can feel dry, by including ingredients such as aloe vera to plump up the skin and sunflower extract to hydrate. Instead of carting around a foundation and concealer, this wee pot is a must for the handbag and comes in 18 shades. £45 Cultbeauty.com

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