The Best Concealer for Pale Skin | Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Porcelain
I’m often asked for concealer recommendations for pale skin, so today I bring you the best concealer for pale skin: in my opinion, at least.
I give you fair warning here: this isn’t a budget option, unfortunately. While finding concealer in a whiter shade of pale isn’t quite as tricky as finding foundation to match it (see my recommendations for the best foundation for pale skin here), it’s not always the easiest task either, which is why, when I find something I love, I’m willing to spend a bit more on it.
My holy grail pale concealer is Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Concealer in Porcelain: I’ve been using it for years now, and it’s one of the few products I really can’t live without. Well, OK, I mean I could LIVE without it: I’d be doing it with dark circles under my eyes, and the occasional blemish, though, and who wants that? Not me, which I why I always make sure I replace this as soon it starts to run out, even although, at £19 per tub, it’s always slightly tempting to find a slightly cheaper option.
I always manage to resist that temptation, though: £19 may not be cheap, exactly, but it’s not the most expensive concealer in the world either, especially when you take into account how long it lasts. I use mine every day, and re-purchased it last week, for the first time since… I actually can’t even remember the last time I had to re-purchase it before that, so I guess that tells you something. The colour, ‘Porcelain’ is the palest shade this comes in, and although it looks a little bit beige in the pan, it’s absolutely perfect on the skin – pale, but neither too yellow nor too pink, which is exactly what I’m looking for.
As you’d no doubt expect from the name, the product itself is, well, creamy. For that reason, I particularly like it for the under-eye area, where the rich, creamy formula cancels out dark shadows without drying out the skin. It’s a fairly heavy cream, which may not suit everyone, but I find it easy to apply, and I don’t have any issues with creasing, so it does seem to work for me, and it also stays in place all day, without the need for touch-ups. I also use this on blemishes when they pop up, and although it’s not my absolute favourite concealer for that purpose (That would be Urban Decay’s 24/7 Concealer Pencil in CIA – another awesome concealer for pale skin!), it does a pretty good job there, too, making it a decent all-rounder.
The first time I tried this, it came as part of a set, which included Bobbi Brown Creamy Corrector, the palest shade of which is Porcelain Bisque. The Corrector is designed to be used underneath the concealer, to help eliminate particularly stubborn shadows, and I bought it at a time when I was particularly plagued by the things. Although I was waking up most days looking like I hadn’t slept at all, however, I actually didn’t find the Corrector any more effective than the concealer is on its own. I did, however, find the combination of the two products together to be too heavy for my skin, and I felt it was quite visible, so since then I’ve stuck to the concealer alone, which is more than adequate for me and my shadows.
And on that note, I think it’s time to hand over to my fellow pale-skinned readers. Any concealer recommendations for us?