Brush Concealer/Highlighter Combos:
• Esteé Lauder Ideal Light Brush On Illuminator, $27.50: This one is thicker than some other brush concealers, with subtle brightening and moderate coverage. It applied/blended easily, and comes in five shades.
• Cargo Jet Lag Concealer, $30: The full-on coverage is really good. If you have a lot to cover, this one is for you. The downside is that it only comes in light and medium shades.
• ByTerry Touch-Expert Advanced, $44.50:
ByTerry’s founder Terry de Gunzberg is best known as the inventor of YSL’s famous Touche Eclat concealer, which pretty much changed the concealer category forever. Her own is pretty damn good, too. It provides moderate coverage, brightens, and is available in six shades.
• MAC Mineralize Concealer, $20: This one is really hydrating, with good coverage and a nice not-too-blinding brightening effect. One of my faves in the bunch. I love the smaller brush and it comes in a whopping 15 shades.
• YSL Touche Eclat, $40: This is obviously the creme de la creme, and the one that kicked off the concept of the concealing highlighting brush. It goes on as smooth as silk, but if you need heavy duty coverage, you should probably look elsewhere. But if your just eyes need some pepping up, this is for you. Comes in 12 shades.
• Maybelline DreamLumi Touch Highlighting Concealer, $6.44: This one does a good job keeping up with its more expensive illuminating counterparts–it provides moderate coverage and a silky finish. Comes in six shades.
• Clinique Airbrush Concealer, $19.50: YSL’s Touche Eclat may get all the glory, but this is the concealer that I measure all others against. I love it. It provides moderate coverage, and comes in three shades.