I am a self-proclaimed concealer junkie. Ever since I swore off foundation for the most part, I rely heavily on concealer. On top of that, my hereditary dark circles are always popping, so you best believe I’m always on the hunt for the best concealer out there.
Over the years I’ve tried many, many concealer formulas and I can confidently say I’ve found my favorites. And, in true beauty guru fashion, I’m sharing them with you so that they can also become your favorites.
The five concealers we are gonna be discussing today have been tried and tested by yours truly for years. I have no doubt in my mind that these are excellent and that you’re gonna love them as much as I do. So let’s stop the chit-chat and get to the concealers!
We’re starting off with the lightest coverage concealer. This has been my perfect no-makeup-makeup concealer for about four years now and I can’t live without it. Because it is a light coverage concealer, I reach for it almost daily for a bit of brightening under the eyes.
The formula is creamy and emollient but it doesn’t feel heavy and it won’t move around all over the face. Despite hydrating the under eyes, it doesn’t look overly dewy or greasy on the skin. It just gives you a healthy, bright look. I have combo skin and I can wear this, no problem.
This is an expensive concealer but the price is worth it. I’ve had the same pot for (probably too many) years and I haven’t even hit pan yet. This is an investment but it’s gonna last you a long time.
Now we move on from the most expensive to the most affordable concealer. This concealer is under $5, but don’t let the price fool you. This is one of the best concealers I’ve ever tried. Apart from the insanely affordable price range, this also comes in a huge variety of shades, so there’s something for everyone!
This is a light to medium coverage concealer and, depending on the shade you use, it can also be a color corrector. The formula is lightweight and buildable without looking cakey under the eyes. It might feel like nothing on the skin but this concealer brightens and evens out the under-eye circles like it’s nobody’s business. I’ve repurchased this three times already, and I’m gonna keep doing so for the rest of my life.
I’ve only had this concealer for about a year, but I am obsessed with it! Usually, medium/buildable concealers are more on the matte side but this one is hydrating and my under eyes––and the rest of my face––love that.
This is a satin concealer and it’s a bit dewier than what I’m used to but it never looks too shiny on my combo skin. Because it is a higher coverage, this is a thicker formula but it doesn’t look heavy on the eyes. In fact, you don’t need to pile this on to get the coverage. A little bit goes a long way and allows you to build it up without effing up your look.
The one thing I don’t like about this concealer is the shade range. There aren’t nearly enough shades to suit deeper skin tones and all of the shades they do stock, have weird undertones. I’ve made it work because I love the formula, but elf really needs to work on their shade range.
This is possibly my favorite––and the one of the only concealers I’ve used up completely––out of the bunch. This one’s a medium to high coverage, depending on how much you build it up, but it still feels comfortable on my face.
The formula is self-setting, meaning you don’t need to powder it, so I’d say this concealer is in the satin-matte category. It does not feel drying or look cakey on the under eyes though. And you can 100% set it if you want to. Because of its drier nature, this is a long-lasting, waterproof concealer so it’s perfect for sweaty summers or my oiler humans out there.
If you’ve yet to try the Milk Makeup Flex concealer, do yourself a favor and pick it up asap. You’ll thank me later!
If you’ve been waiting for a hardcore concealer, Too Faced Born This Way is the one for you. This became famous a few years ago because it’s a pretty close dupe to the Tarte Shape Tape concealer. In my opinion, this is a smidge lighter coverage but it’s much more comfortable to wear.
This is a high coverage concealer that brightens and hides your discoloration and breakouts. A little bit of product goes a long way and you can build it up without making your under eyes look heavy. I love wearing this concealer when I’m going for more glam, event makeup and I need to look snatched. Because this is a drier formula, it’s a long-lasting concealer and it wears fabulously. I can wear this for up to 8 hours and my under eyes will still look fresh.
This is the most comfortable high-coverage concealer I’ve ever tried. And that makes it the best!
There you have a glimpse of my all-time favorite concealers. All of these are suited for most skin types so I guarantee you’ll find one that works for you. And if you don’t shoot me a DM on Instagram and I’ll help you find your perfect match!
Now I want to know, what are your favorite concealers? Any new ones I need to try?
Thank you so much for reading! I hope this post was helpful.