Life is filled with sleepless nights—whether you’re working, partying or binge-watching The O.C. again—and it inevitably shows up on your face in the morning. Dark, pronounced under-eye circles and puffy bags plague us, even when we do our best to take care of our skin. So it’s time to call in the big guns, and by big guns, I mean concealer.
I thought it appropriate to look to perhaps the most on-the-go women of all: models. They’re jet-lagged each week, flying from a fashion destination to an off-the-map island for a shoot and back again. Somehow, despite it all, they always look fresh-faced. Of course, the fact that they’re young and uncommonly gorgeous has a lot to do with it. But so does their concealer. After some thorough research, we've found our favourite models’ go-to concealers and listed them all below. You’re welcome.
Bella Hadid did a video to document her post-flight beauty routine. She reminded her viewers that it was normal to look tired because foundation and concealer do the trick. She applies a bit of this concealer underneath her eyes, on her chin and on her forehead, and then blends it out with a Beautyblender (£17).
“I’ve always been a huge fan of [Estée Lauder’s] concealer,” Kendall Jenner told Joan Smalls during an interview for the brand’s blog. “I’ve grown up with Estée. That was all my mom would use.”
“I use La Mer’s concealer around the eyes and nose,” Anja Rubik told Byrdie exclusively. “Then, a taupe colour on my cheeks or something more rouge.”
“For a natural look, the idea is to not cover all the blemishes or dark circles—at least not excessively,” Charli Howard told Byrdie in an exclusive interview. “It’s natural to have a few marks on your skin. (Hey, we all have them!) Using your ring finger, pat a liquid concealer lighter than your foundation shade on the top of your cheekbones, slowly patting it outward and upward under your eyes. I use MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC15 (£19).”
Now to work on our supermodel cheekbones…