Concealers That Work Just As Well As Foundation (Or Better)

Come August, slathering on a face of foundation is as useless as searching for meaning in a Pauly Shore movie, to echo the sage Cher Horowitz’ sentiment on dating high school guys. For sweltering summer humidity, it’s all about strategic camouflage via concealer.

You can use concealer to impart a touch of radiance; to camouflage blemishes, redness, and dark circles; or simply to quickly even out skin tone. We talked to Dior celebrity makeup artist Ricky Wilson and makeup artist Erin Williams, founder of Erin’s Faces, to demystify the myriad consistencies and packaging — plus tell us about the best purposes, techniques, and hacks for everyone’s desert-island desideratum.