- Best Concealers
12 of the Best Concealers You Need to Know About
Often overlooked but a true beauty hero, the humble concealer is there for you through thick and thin, covering up dark circles, pimples and patches. Whether your most beloved concealer has been discontinued or you’re looking to mix up your makeup bag, we’ve curated a collection of the best concealers depending on your skin type and concerns.
Best for dry skin:
CHANEL LE CORRECTEUR DE CHANEL Longwear Concealer
This comfortable and lightweight concealer is as every bit luxurious as it is efficacious. Rich and creamy in texture, it immediately blurs imperfections while brightening and hydrating your skin. Made using natural minerals, moisturising agents and energising brown seaweed, it’s the ultimate concealer for reviving a dry complexion and creating a refreshed, well-rested face.
Stila Aqua Glow Serum Concealer
The proof is in the name: Aqua Glow Serum Concealer…you just know it’s going to make your dry skin shine. Harnessing the hydrating powers of ionized water, hyaluronic acid and essential minerals, this ultra-comforting concealer is enough to keep your skin feeling healthy and replenished all day. Its serum texture melts into your skin without settling into fine lines, creating a beautifully luminous and smooth complexion.
Best for oily skin:
PIXI Pat Away Concealing Base 3.8g
Pat, pat, pat away dark circles, imperfections and an oily T-zone with this concentrated concealer. The buildable formula delivers maximum coverage and, as it's jam-packed with powerful antioxidants, it protects your face from environmental factors. Wear it under your foundation to create a smooth canvas and to blot out any excess shine. Its thick texture means you can expect long-lasting, natural-looking results.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer
This lightweight concealer is a Stylist Beauty award-winner and for good reason. As it works to cover your imperfections it imbues your skin with Japanese green tea, which creates a bright and radiant complexion. But don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s oily! In fact, it provides a soft-matte finish that sits just right on shiny skin. It’s weightless and wonderful.
Best for dull skin:
NARS Cosmetics Radiant Creamy Concealer
Utilising light-diffusing technology, this creamy, dreamy concealer minimises any signs of fatigue and increases your natural luminosity. It’s the perfect product for creating a dewy, natural-looking finish while still covering any minor flaws. Sometimes dullness comes with dryness, but don’t worry: this long-lasting formula is non-drying and ultra-hydrating.
RMS Beauty 'Un' Cover-Up Concealer
Sometimes the best concealers are not the ones that cover up your face but instead enhance and illuminate your natural beauty. This RMS Concealer is the perfect example. Enriched with nourishing ingredients like coconut, jojoba and castor oils, as well as beeswax, it works to heal, protect and brighten your skin while evening out minor imperfections. It’s also incredibly hydrating.
Best for mature skin:
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lift & Firm Concealer
Elizabeth Arden crafted their very own concealer that targets deep-set wrinkles, sagging and puffiness, breathing youthful life back into your complexion. Infused with ceramides 1, 3 and 6, as well as vitamins A, C and E, it also boosts your skin’s elasticity and hydration levels.
Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher Conceal and Treat Stick
Hydrating and plumping, this skin-perfecting concealer has all the right minerals and ingredients to keep your skin silky and flawless. Using black tea derivatives and a ‘Lipo-Siliconic’ compound, this magical concealer fills out any fines lines and wrinkles to create a completely smooth canvas. It’s also wonderfully illuminating, thanks to its hydrating properties and elastomer pearl complex.
Best for acne & spot-prone skin:
Vichy Dermablend Corrective Stick (4.5g)
Recommended by dermatologists, this ingenious concealer stick provides up to 16 hours of full coverage, camouflaging skin concerns such as acne, scars and uneven skin tone. Enriched with gentle beeswax and carnauba wax, it keeps your skin soft and nourished and blends effortlessly. Thanks to its creamy texture and non-greasy and non-comedogenic formula, it won’t clog your pores.
MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer
This emollient-based concealer is perfect for covering up blemishes and imperfections – including difficult marks like tattoos. It’s lightweight, hydrating and provides full coverage with a natural matte finish. Your skin will love the nourishing benefits provided by vitamins A and E, and with added silica, excess oil is quickly absorbed to ensure a smooth, shine-free complexion.
Best for under eyes:
Benefit Boi-ing Industrial-Strength Concealer
It’s not called Industrial-Strength for no reason. This full-coverage concealer can make you look like you had 10 hours sleep, never had a pimple in your life and don’t even know what an oily T-zone is. Thick and creamy, it stays put all day long, but that doesn’t mean it’s in any way drying – just warm it up between your fingers before applying for flawless application.
black|Up Radiance Concealer
If late nights and early, caffeine-fuelled mornings are your life, then this concealer is for you. Infused with peptides, it is specifically designed to freshen and brighten your eyes while reducing puffiness and strengthening your capillaries. Boasting a featherlight, liquid texture, it gently sits on your skin and creates a soft, luminous glow.
Let one (or more) of these trusty concealers save you from dark circles and unexpected pimples, giving you the confidence to shine your brightest and feel your utter best! With a robust concealer by your side, you can pretty much conquer anything.
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