Meghan Markle's Favorite Concealer Is A Luxe Beauty Staple

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Sometimes, we come across makeup products that are so good they become generational staples. Think MAC Cosmetic's iconic matte lipstick, Ruby Woo, or even Bobbi Brown's range of foundation in the '90s. While we love exploring new makeup products, sometimes, we want to return to the classics, just like Meghan Markle does with her concealer.

Meghan Markle is known for many things: her beauty, her time on the critically acclaimed TV series, "Suits," and her flawless under-eye area. In an interview with Birchbox about her makeup essentials, the duchess revealed that she always returns to the now 31-year-old Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat High Cover Radiant Concealer. For the Duchess of Sussex, recording late episodes on the show left her eyes tired, bringing even more attention to her dark circles. With the help of the YSL Touche Eclat concealer, she could "look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed," even at 3 a.m.

The YSL Touche Eclat Concealer is a radiant under-eye concealer that retails for $40 at the time of writing and is currently available in 11 shades. The concealer is paraben and sulfate-free and is available on websites like Sephora and Saks Fifth Avenue.

What's so special about this concealer anyway?

For many people, dark under-eye circles can be a huge bother. They make your eyes look tired and might have everyone asking if you're ill, but YSL promises to take that worry away. It is formulated with hyaluronic acid for deep hydration, vitamin E, calendula extract to soothe, and caffeine to combat puffiness. The concealer promises a natural and buildable coverage for your undereyes without any creases or clumping, and it delivers on that.

Several reviewers have taken to the YSL website to share their joy at using and loving the product. One verified purchaser said, "It instantly covered my dark circles without caking... I get more compliments wearing this than any other product. I would definitely recommend this product!" In an interview with W Magazine, Rosie-Huntington Whiteley revealed that she also uses the Touche Eclat High Cover Concealer to brighten her undereyes and cover up blemishes.

While several purchasers, celebrities, and TikTok creators like @Lilimadrigal_ and @MikaylaNogueira rave about the light, buildable coverage of the concealer, a rare few have some complaints. They appear to be mainly about the product settling into fine lines and the complicated push-pen packaging. One verified reviewer mentioned, "The product itself is good. However, the brush applicator is terrible... It wastes a lot of product."

I'm sold. How do I use it?

The YSL Touche Eclat High Cover Radiant Concealer is not only hydrating, buildable, and natural, but it is also multi-use. Due to its hydrating-highlighting hybrid formula, YSL states that you can also use the concealer to highlight your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, and your brow bone area. For your under eyes, apply the concealer with the built-in brush applicator on the darkest areas, and use a dense concealer brush, a makeup sponge, or even your fingers to tap and blend in.

Like thousands of faithful users, we love this concealer to its last stroke. However, there are a few times when we're bored or need a similar product to spark joy. Plus, the shade range on this one isn't exactly encouraging or inclusive enough. In that case, you'll find a similar breathable finish with concealers like the budget-friendly e.l.f Cosmetics Flawless Brightening Concealer, which retails for $6 and has a broader shade range of 18 shades. There's also the sensitive skin-friendly Tower28 Swipe Serum Concealer, which retails for $22 and is just as hydrating as YSL's bestseller. Thank you, Meghan Markle, for another great beauty save.