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The Best Korean Concealers

What's The Difference Between A Concealer & Foundation?

What exactly is the difference between a concealer and a foundation?  The colors and textures may similar  but what else sets these two primers apart?  Well, foundation is the second step to a primer but its main job is to even out your skin tone while hiding flaws.  If you have oily skin, powdery and water based foundations will work best for you; for those who have dry skin, oil based foundations are recommend.  Remember not to go a shade or two lighter or darker when applying a foundation from the pigment of your skin!  The third step is finally applying concealer but remember you MUST blend, blend, blend!  A concealer's main function is to hide blemishes but it  is also great for touch ups.  In addition, concealers should add radiance and brighten up your skin while adding moisture to your skin!

HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT CONCEALER

Coverage

When it comes to how much coverage you want out of your concealer you MUST make sure you understand your skin type.  The questions to ask are...do you want a concealer that is water or oil based; do you want something that covers heavily or lightly, the choice is up to you!

Color

The color of your concealer is ESSENTIAL when applying it to your face.  You want to make sure the shade that you pick is close to the color of your skin.  Whether you prefer to go a shade lighter or darker, consistancy is key. 

Packaging

When we choose a concealer, packaging is always an important factor.  Whether it's a plastic or glass bottle, applicator or non- applicator the way a concealer is presented is critical (for aesthetic and functional purposes).

Texture

Picking out a concealer can be quite confusing but remember it's  important to figure out what works with your lifestyle and skin.  Whether you chose a liquid, stick or cream concealer it all depends on what your skin is comfortable with!!

Waterproof

When you work all day you want to make sure your make up stays on and doesn't melt off your face (especially when it comes to a concealer or foundation).  Waterproof make up will make sure your concealer lasts all day!   

Weight

Buying concealer can be quite difficult for you  never know how much you need before you've got to switch it up.  Some containers contain more make up than others, yet remember a little concealer can go a long way!

THE BEST KOREAN CONCEALER

Korean Concealer

Name

Coverage

Color

Packaging

Texture

Waterproof

Measurement

Missha Undereye Brightner

Light/

Water 

Based

Light

Beige

Tip Type

Liquid

No

N/A

Innisfree Mineral Stick Concealer

Heavy

Beige

Stick

Cream

Yes

N/A

Hera Easy Touch

Light/Oil

Natural

Beige

Tip Type

Liquid/

Gel

Yes

6 ml

Face Shop Concealer

Light/

Medium

Natural

Beige

Duel Stick

Liquid/

Cream

Yes

4.3g

SkinFood Banana Concealer Stick 

Light

Light Beige

Stick

Matte

Yes

1.5 g

Laneige Watery Liquid Cushion

Light

Bright

Cover

Cushion

Liquid

Yes

.2 oz

Etude House Big Cover Cushion

Light/

Medium

Beige

Cushion

Liquid

No

5 g

Skinfood - Salmon Dark Circle 

Heavy/Oil Based

Beige

Tin

Creamy

Yes

​.035oz

Skinfood -Salmon Dark Circle

Heavy/Oil Based

Tin

Yes

Beige

Cream

.035oz/10g

This amazing Norwegian salmon oil concealer does not only conceal your blemishes but it also improves your skin's immunity and fights the aging process.   The salmon oil has 18% Omega-3 fatty acid EPA and DHA.  It also includs a ton of nutrients that helps with dark circles and uneven skin. 

The concealer reduces the appearance of dark under eye circles, as it brightens your skin to give you a lighter and young appearance. 

Overall, this a great concealer for  puffiness for will not settle or flake. While it does its job of concealing it also helps moisturize while the salmon oil and nutriets aid in making  you look younger while fighting the aging process!

Missha - The Style Brightener

Light/Water Based

Tip Type 

No

Light Beige

Liquid

N/A

The Missha Under Eye Brightener comes in a very light beige with a yellow undertone.  As a tip type concealer that contains brightening properties this product will cover dark circles and hide your skin's imperfections.  Due to its liquidized consistnacy it is easy to apply as well as having consistancy. 


This fluid like product does everything a concealer will do but without the heavy concealer look.  It will brighten your under eyes,  vitalize and moisturize.  It glides on smoothly onto your skin (especially your under eyes).  

All in all if you want a light concealer that covers dark circles and bags through light reflecting properties it is imperative you try the Under Eye Brightener.  

Hera - EASY TOUCH CONCEALER

Light/Oil

Tip Type

Yes

Natural Beige

Liquid/Gel

6ml

Hera's Easy Touch Concealer creates a moisturizing and soothing skin.  This concealer calms your skin  and is great for those who are sensitive to facial products.  ​It gives your skin a gentle and moisturizing touch while protecting it.  

As a porous multi powder that spreads lightly and thinly over your face, it is great for sensitive skin for it is extremely mild.  It contains a skin fitting polymer with great holding power due to its high fix technology.  

In conclusion, this gel like formula will cover and stay on while leaving you with a natural look.  

Skinfood Banana Concealer Stick 

Light

Stick

Yes

Light Beige

Matte 

1.5 g

As a soft and matte concealer stick  made from banana extract, this concealer will easily hide your imperfections.  While concealing your blemishes the extracts will also moisturize and fill your skin with nutients.  It will blend with your foundation flawlessly giving you that perfect complexion.

The packaging on this product is quite colorful, creative and has a slight scent of bananas!  It comes in two different shades and because it is a stick it glides smoothly without getting too greasy or oily.  

We love this concealer stick because it is light weight yet at the same time it covers without caking and  smells sweet and tastey! 

Etude House - Cushion Concealer

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Light

Cushion

No

Beige

 Liquid

5g

Etude house has created a cushion tip applicator (larger than most doe foot) for their concealers.  It is customized to cover your skin flawlessly and naturally.   It has no scent nor shimmer which is perfect for sensitive skin. 

All you need to do is click the applicator at the bottom  then apply the side of a finger cushion puff onto your skin.  The cushion and formula was made specifically to promote absorbsion.  In addition, it works well without powder and distributes light to medium coverage while protecting your skin from the sun (with an SPF 30).  

We absolutely love this cushion applicator and works great on sensitive skin while giving it a natural hold. 

Laneige Watery Cushion Concealer

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Light

Cushion

Yes

Bright Cover

Liquid

0.2 oz

​If you're looking for a different type of applicator for a conealer the Laneige Watery Cushion Concealer is perfect for you.  It features an advanced design with a pen like packagint.  It will release the concealer through the puff applicator while covering blemishes, fine lines and dark eye circles. 

​The texture is super light YET will give you full coverage (like a cream concealer).  In addition, the Water Cushion Concealer  will not fail to stay on all day as it will not accumulate into your fine lines or wrinkles.  Not only is this concealer designed exceptionally but it will give you much needed protection from harmful UV rays.

We absolutely adore this concealer for it's highly advnaced design and cream like coverage. 

The Face Shop - Concealer Duel Veil

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Light/ Medium

Duel Stick

Yes

Natural Beige

Liquid & Cream

4.3/3.8 g

This is the perfect concealer for all skin types  and is the perfect duo for cream and liquid stick concealers to create flawless skin.  "This moisturizing concealer camouflages minor imperfections while the stil concealer perfectly covers up more visible pigmentations and dark spots for flawless skin." Check out our complete photo review here.

The Face Shop Concealer is made for natural "large areas." Whether you use it before or after foundation this dual concealer will hide all your acne scars, freckles, imperfections while keeping your skin feeling clean and light. 

If you are looking for a duel concealer that combines a liquid and cream concealer, this will defintely work fo you!

Innisfree - Mineral Stick Concealer

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Heavy

Stick

Yes

Beige

Cream

N/A

The Number One Light Beige Innisfree Mineral Stick Concealer is a stick-type concealer the will cover your skin lightly and softly.  There are absolutely no parabens, artificial fragrances, mineral oils nor benzopheonones. 

Because of its slender and small size it will fit perfectly in your make up bag and will blend into your skin while giving you great coverage. The packaging is simple yet classy and the concealer stick is light yet not greasy. 

If you're travelling and need a concealer that is easy to carry around and won't make a mess this is the product you need to purchase.


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Source: Cosmopolitan