Ever wonder which concealers are worth the money and why? The old saying goes, “you get what you pay for” and while that might not always be true, it sure is when it comes to the 10 “fixer-uppers” below! Whether you are trying to mask dark circles, conceal blemishes, correct pigmentation issues or simply brighten up your complexion, these life-savers are among the very best (and for different reasons!). After testing countless mid-to high-end formulas, we’ve selected our top 10 best concealers for acne below. Keep reading to find out if your holy grail concealer made the cut?
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Concealer
MUFE’s Ultra HD Invisible Cover Concealer corrects and conceals while blurring out fine lines and wrinkles. It has a medium coverage and a gorgeous smooth and luminous finish. This concealer also hides any signs of fatigue and looks incredible on camera! It’s available in 12 shades with red or yellow undertones to correct (neutralize dark circles and discolouration) or conceal. We love the coverage, the shade range and the finish of this concealer!
Sephora Collection Make No Mistake High Coverage Concealer
Anyone looking for a full coverage concealer needs to check out Sephora’s namesake brand. Their newly released Make No Mistake Concealer is really awesome! It comes in 14 shades and offers a weightless, matte finish. We like applying this with Sephora’s Pro Expert Blending Sponge for long-wearing results.
Dior Diorskin Forever Undercover Concealer
Dior’s new Diorskin Forever Undercover Concealer is a matte, high-pigment & waterproof concealer that doesn’t crease, crack or settle into fine lines. It hides imperfections beautifully and lasts for up to 8 hours! It’s also a full coverage formula that is super comfortable on the skin and very hydrating!
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
This award-winning concealer by NARS provides medium-to-full coverage that corrects, contours, highlights and perfects. Its long-wearing formula masks imperfections, blurs lines/wrinkles and hides dark circles or signs of fatigue. We love its luxurious texture, crease-proof formula and luminous finish! It’s also lightweight, buildable and enriched with hydrating skincare benefits as well as light diffusing technology to even out the complexion.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer
This ultra lightweight, full coverage concealer by Urban Decay is like second skin! No matter how much you apply, it never settles into fine lines or looks caked on. It’s completely buildable and produces a really nice demi-matte, luminous finish. We love everything about this concealer especially the fact that its loaded with anti-wrinkle peptides and other skin-loving ingredients to improve skin’s elasticity and radiance!
Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer
This product could have easily broken the internet this year. Everyone that we know is using it or currently trying to get their hands on it (not currently sold in Canadian stores) – so it should be no surprise to hear that one of these bad boys is sold every 26 seconds! Shape Tape sculpts and highlights the skin as it covers imperfections. It offers a hydrating, creamy, full coverage formula and a natural, radiant finish. We especially love the size (it’s huge!) of its tapered wand applicator which is perfect for strobing and sculpting and makes the product super easy to apply! Tip: Choosing a shade 1-2 shades lighter or darker turns this concealer into a highlight or contour stick!
Benefit Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer
Benefit recently revamped their entire concealer range, merging classics like Erase Paste and Fake Up into their new Boi-ing Concealer Collection. There are now four concealers in the range, but our favourite is the Boi-ing Airbrush soft-focus formula. Less pigmented than the others, it offers a more lightweight consistency and only sheer-to-light coverage. It’s probably not the best option to conceal dark circles or blemishes but if you’re looking for something to make your skin look “retouched” or something to even out your skin tone, then it’s a really nice option to have on hand.
Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer
The Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer by Too Faced covers imperfections, banishes the appearance of dark circles and blurs the look of lines and wrinkles. It’s medium-to-full coverage formula is virtually undetectable, making it a nice natural option for daily wear. We especially love how “glow-y” it makes the skin look but we do recommend setting this one with a powder to improve its wear time.
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer
Developed by plastic surgeons, Bye Bye Under Eye by IT Cosmetics is infused with anti-aging ingredients including hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, vitamins, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants to cover absolutely everything while making your skin look younger at the same time! This game changing full coverage formula improves the appearance of wrinkles and conceals the look of dark circles, redness, age spots, broken capillaries and more! It’s a must try – especially for anyone over the age of 35!
*PS. it Cosmetics is FINALLY available at Sephora stores in Canada after being sold only on QVC and The Shopping Channel! Check out our initial review of this product back in 2013 here!
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
This list would not be complete without mentioning the ever so lightweight, Pro Longwear Concealer by MAC Cosmetics! It provides full coverage, a comfortable matte finish and conceals dark spots, skin imperfections, under eye circles and other flaws beautifully. It’s also an industry favourite because of its 15 hour wear time and water/transfer resistant formulation.