The 27 Best Concealers That Make You Look Wide Awake

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Rosdiana Ciaravolo

Concealers didn’t ask to be essential makeup products in our routines, but they are. The truth is, that concealers do most of the work to create the most flawless base. Need a brighter undereye? Reach for a lighter concealer. Need a sharp contour? Carve out those cheeks with a flesh-toned shade. Lost your eyeshadow primer and need an alternative? You guessed it, concealer to the rescue. Of course, foundation-averse folks can instead use concealer to lightly cover imperfections and create a bare-faced look. It’s a must for your “no makeup” makeup look. However, for people like me, concealers serve as my ride-or-die product for hiding dark spots and brightening up my tired eyes. I’ve run through just about every type of concealer there is, from a beauty supply store classic to a no-nonsense formula from the makeup Mutha herself, Pat McGrath. With so many concealers on the market, you may not know where to begin. Whether you want a lightweight formula, a concealer that is buildable, or full coverage that can double as a foundation, we have you covered (see what we did there?!). Keep reading for the 27 best concealers that are on the market.

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Best Glow-Inducing

Skin-Enhancing Concealer

Ami Cole’s newest addition to the family is a lightweight formula that imparts a radiant glow and helps to even out the skin under your eyes just as well as the brand’s best-selling Skin-Enhancing Tint.

Best for a Dewy Finish

Triple Fix Brightening Concealer

LYS Beauty

Going for a dewy look? LYS Beauty’s creamy concealer melts into the skin and dries down so smooth. The formula offers medium coverage that can be built up without leaving a cakey mess.

Best Skincare-Infused

Bare With Me Hydrating Face & Body Concealer Serum

NYX Professional Makeup

Don’t let the term “serum” deter you from purchasing—it’s just another way to let you know it’s packed with good-for-skin ingredients like soothing cica and antioxidant-rich green tea. The hydrating formula can be used to cover dark marks or blemishes all over the body and keep the skin looking like skin.

Best Supporting Cast Member

Good Apple Lightweight Full-Coverage Concealer

KVD Beauty

Following the success of the viral Good Apple foundation that had TikTok in a tizzy, KVD expanded the range to include a concealer that’s just as pigmented, blendable, and hydrating as its predecessor.

Best Brightening Concealer

Filter Effect Soft Radiance Concealer

Morphe’s concealer delivers brightness, moisture, and long-wear for half of what you’d pay for other concealers on the market.

Best for Easy Blending

Concealer Stick

Bobbi Brown

The round tip glides effortlessly under the eye to warm up the product on the skin for a seamless blend.

Best for a Velvety Finish

Turn Up the Base Buttersilk Concealer

ONE/SIZE by Patrick Starrr

Talk about great consistency, One/Size’s latest product is a velvety smooth formula that adds an extra oomph to your base without leaving dry patches or settling into fine lines.

Best Lightweight Concealer

I Am Magic Concealer

Juvia’s Place

A lightweight concealer with a creamy formula that blends like a dream.

Best Full Coverage

Soft Matte Complete Concealer

This Nars bestseller is for those who favor a “concealer and brows” look only. The concealer is so full coverage that all you need to do is spot treat and head out the door.

Best Longwear

Skin Correct Concealer

Dior’s Skin Correct Concealer gives you a good amount of coverage and lasts through whatever environmental terrors try to threaten your day.

Best Multi-tasker

Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer

When it comes to makeup, the UK girls have the art mastered to a T—and every single makeup video I watch features this star concealer (Butterscotch is the fan-favorite shade). The multi-use product comes in 30 shades, which means you can settle for concealer-only use or play with the other shades to highlight and contour.

Best Applicator

The Overachiever High Coverage Concealer

Huda Beauty

If there’s one thing Huda Beauty understands, it’s that the eyes are not only the windows to the soul but one of the most important steps in your makeup routine. The brand already cracked the code with gorgeous eyeshadow palettes, but its concealer earned them extra brownie points in my book. It comes with a metal tip that easily glides the formula under your eye without losing product to an absorbent tip.

Best Clean Concealer

Revealer Concealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer

The team is obsessed with all things Kosas. And this Kosas concealer is a fan favorite. The product doesn’t skimp on dewiness, and the clean, creamy formula blends like a dream. It also pairs best with the Kosas Tinted Face Oil, the other MVP of the family.

Best Blemish Coverage

F*ck I’m Flawless Concealer

Il Makiage

For a concealer that banishes blemishes without that cakey feeling, Il Makiage’s concealer is literally magic in a 0.23 FL OZ bottle. Perfect for those nights where you don’t get as much sleep as you need.

Best for an Airbrushed Effect

Vanish Airbrush Concealer

Don’t you hate when your concealer clumps or flakes after just a few hours? Same! Fret no more; this product can last for hours and hours and hours. Whether set with a powder or standalone, this gem from Hourglass leaves your makeup looking airbrushed and ready to stand the test of time.

Best Pigmented Formula

Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Concealer

Pat McGrath Labs

When I die, bury me in this concealer! The pigment and coverage that the Sublime Perfection Concealer gives are unreal. Fun fact: Mother Pat has been secretly using the concealer backstage at fashion shows to highlight and correct skin. So for a fashion show-ready concealer that you can wear every day, add this to your cart, stat.

Best Bargain Option

HD Pro Concealer

Before my beauty standards veered toward the bougie side, La Girl HD Pro Conceal was the star of my makeup lineup. For $3, it not only served as my under-eye corrector but as a light foundation as well, thanks to its 43-color range.

Best Hydrating Formula

Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer

Laura Mercier

Two words: Makeup sorcery! Laura Mercier’s concealer is super hydrating for my dry skin, feels so lightweight yet gives off a full-coverage look, and makes it look as if I got a good eight hours of sleep (I wish).

Best YouTube Recommendation

Radiant Creamy Concealer

YouTuber’s like Jackie Aina coerced me into buying Nars’ Creamy Concealer, but it was the illuminating formula and seamless blending that proved its staying power.

Best Cult Classic

Shape Tape Contour Concealer

Tarte’s Shape Tape didn’t reach cult status for no reason. If you are looking for a thick concealer that will cover up dark circles while moisturizing your skin, here is the formula for you.

Best Shade Range

Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna

It’s easy to assume that everything Rihanna touches turns to gold—music, clothing, beauty. That statement is especially true when it comes to the Fenty Beauty concealer. Rih gaves us an expansive shade range to choose from and a crease-less formula that works well with other products.

Best for Looking Awake

Stay Woke Luminous Brightening Concealer

UOMA Beauty

Fake a good night’s rest with Uoma Beauty’s Stay Woke concealer. What’s special about the formula is when you let it dry down a little, it stays put and doesn’t separate from the products layered underneath.

Best For Dry Skin

Liquid Touch Brightening Concealer

Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez

Radiant, dewy skin is only a swipe away with this creamy concealer, which is infused with hydrating ingredients like lotus, gardenia, and white water lily.

Best for Oily Skin

Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Concealer

This full coverage formula dries down to a soft matte finish that holds up against everything from a humid subway ride to tears at the movie theater.

Best Puffiness Reducer

4:00 Cinnamon Caffeine Concealer

The Lip Bar

We love that this concealer easily blends into the skin with minimal effort. We’re talking a few taps with your fingers and finished. It’s also infused with caffeine to help reduce puffiness under eyes.

Best Double-Duty

Vision Cream Cover

Danessa Myricks

You get a bang for your buck with this foundation-concealer hybrid, which is infused with nourishing vitamin E and squalane oil.

Best Non-Creasing

Beauty Bakerie Instabake 3 in 1 Concealer

Beauty Bakerie

A water-binding active from the cassava plant is the key to creating a smooth canvas wherever you apply this concealer.

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