The Best Concealers of 2018 for Every Type of Skin Problem
We all have those days where we just need to cover up a little. Banish those problem spots or under eye circles with these cult favourites that will have you looking flawless all day long. Here are the top contenders for the best concealers that we're keeping stocked in our beauty drawers this year.
Best Concealer for Any Skin Tone: Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte SkinstickRihanna's makeup line offers a stunning range of shades from palest porcelain to deep espresso and everything in between. Banish undereye circles, highlight or contour with this all-in-one stick that comes in a sleek magnetized case (so you'll never lose your concealer or highlighter in your purse!). Would you expect anything less from RiRi?
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Skinstick, $31.
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Best Concealer for Dark Circles: NARS Radiant Creamy ConcealerAvailable in 22 diverse shades that span from the palest porcelain to deep brown, this full-coverage concealer is a sure-fire hit for everyone. It's creamy, blendable and leaves a silky smooth finish.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, $37.
Best High End Concealer: Clé de Peau Beauté ConcealerFor those seriously dedicated beauty mavens who can get over the sticker shock, this concealer provides a flawless, natural finish that you'll never be able to go back from—that is if you match one of the very limited six shades it comes in.
Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer, $91.40.
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Best Concealer for Oily Skin: Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage ConcealerUrban Decay delivers another hit from their Naked collection with this weightless, yet full-coverage concealer. One swipe is enough to do the trick, and it won't leave you with that creased cakey face feeling.
Urban Decay Naked Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer, $35.
Best Drugstore Concealer for Dark Circles: Quo Cushion ConcealerIf you're looking for sheer coverage that's not too heavy and looks natural, then this is the concealer for you. Thanks to its sponge-like tip, it's quick to apply and won't make a mess. And despite how lightweight the formula is, it still provides quite a bit of coverage and brightens dark circles.
Quo Cushion Concealer, $16.
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Best Concealer for Acne Scars or Tattoos: Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer CrèmeSuper long-wearing and thick enough to cover up tattoos for that locked-in finish you'd expect from Kat Von D. These concealers also come in one of the widest range of colours we've ever seen—including a pure snow white that's perfect for highlighting even the palest skin.
Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Crème, $34.
Best Drugstore Concealer for Acne Scars or Tattoos: Hard Candy’s Glamoflauge ConcealerThis highly pigmented concealer is heavy duty enough to cover up tattoos, so you can be sure it will also hide unexpected blemishes and dark under-eye circles. Plus, you can feel good about supporting a company that refuses to test any of its products on animals. Oh, and the $7 price tag doesn't hurt!
Hard Candy’s Glamoflauge Concealer, $7.
Best Concealer for Mature Skin: Stila Aqua Glow Serum ConcealerThis lightweight water-based concealer manages to hide dark under-eye circles and other skin imperfections while hydrating skin at the same time. It also dissolves into skin quickly without settling into fine lines, allowing for coverage you can build on depending on how natural you want your look to be.
Stila Aqua Glow Serum Concealer, $35.
Best Concealer for Acne: Joe Fresh Long Wear Spot ConcealerIf you're looking to cover up a pesky zit or blemish, then this spot concealer should be at the top of your list. A little of this stuff goes a long way, so all you have to do is dab a little on your problem area and voilà—skin imperfections will be gone! Plus, at only $12 a pop, it won't hurt the wallet either.
Joe Fresh Long Wear Spot Concealer, $12.
Best Full Coverage Concealer: MAC Pro Longwear ConcealerYou get tons of product with this full coverage matte concealer, making it a great option for value. It's perfect for dark circles or hard-to-hide acne, but be sure to use sparingly in your under-eye region to avoid any creasing.
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, $27.
Best Under Eye Concealer: It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye ConcealerPro tip: Warm this thick concealer up with your fingers for a smooth and blendable finish as it's pretty thick and gluey straight out of the tube. This concealer is not only creaseless, but also waterproof, so it'll last all day long.
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer, $32
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Best Brightening Concealer: Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat ConcealerThis lightweight formula is great for those who like a natural look that won't leave them looking dry and powdery. It covers up dark spots and leaves skin looking natural and dewy. Plus, the pen packaging makes it super easy to apply on the go.
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Concealer, $51.
Best Concealer for Redness: Maybelline New York Fit Me ConcealerThis affordable drug store concealer delivers a smooth, seamless finish that's more buildable than full-coverage. Perfect for beauty lovers who prefer a more natural look, and the price is definitely right.
Maybelline New York Fit Me Concealer, $8.
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