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Which are the Best Concealers for Your Skin Type?

Which are the Best Concealers for Your Skin Type?
Hollie Bradbury
Writer and expert1 year ago
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Concealer is the ultimate confidence-boosting makeup essential. Whether you’ve got a bulging breakout making you not want to leave the house, or you battle with softening the appearance of dark circles every morning, the right concealer can help camouflage unwanted redness and even out your complexion. With so many concealers available in varying shades, consistency, buildability and longevity, it can be difficult to find the best concealer for your skin type or skin complaint. Well fear not as our makeup experts have rounded up the very best concealers from leading brand such as NARS, Bobbi Brown, Barry M and more to make choosing a new concealer easy.

Our Top 10 Picks of the Best Concealers


The Best Concealers for Dark Circles

Say goodbye to tired, lack-lustre eyes with our edit of the best under eye concealers to disguise dark circles. Hydate the skin and cover pigmentation with our top picks from brands such as MAC, By Terry and Illamasqua.

Which are the Best Concealers for Your Skin Type?

Our makeup experts have tried and tested the very best concealers that offer a flawless finish every time.

The Ordinary Concealer

The Ordinary Concealer is a high coverage concealer that delivers a natural finish. The formula applies smoothly and works to disguise dark circles and blemishes without creasing. Available in 21 shades, the range is split into shades for lighter skin tones, medium skin tones and dark/deep skin tones so you’ll be sure to find a concealer that suits you.

  • Best for: Dark Circles
  • Skin Type: All

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

The NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is a long-wearing concealer that is hydrating and easily blendable with fingers or a brush. Crease proof, non-drying and medium coverage, it’s a classic for a reason and that’s because it covers imperfections and fine lines time after time.

  • Best for: Long-lasting medium to full coverage
  • Skin Type: Mature skin looking for a dewy finish

Maybelline Erase Eye Concealer

Formulated with coloured pigments, the Maybelline Erase Eye Concealer visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and dark spots for a luminous complexion. Its unique formula is also enriched with goji berry to hydrate the delicate skin around your eyes making them look and feel more hydrated.

  • Best for: Brightening your eye contour
  • Skin Type: Mature & Dry skin

The Best Concealers for Mature Skin

Find the best concealers for mature skin that won't dry out your skin, but will smoothen out fine lines and wrinkles and minimise pigmentation and dark circles.

NYX Professional Makeup HD Photogenic Concealer Wand

Looking for a medium to high coverage concealer? Discover the NYX Professional Makeup HD Photogenic Concealer Wand. Ideal for camouflaging dark circles, discolouration and fine lines, this creamy concealer blends without ever flaking or feeling cakey.

  • Best for: Colour correcting imperfections
  • Skin Type: All

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer

The MAC Pro Longwear Concealer is a liquid concealer delivering full coverage results. For coverage of up to 15 hours, micronised pigments promote smoother, flawless-looking skin. The Pro Longwear concealer works hard to camouflage a range of imperfections, such as dark spots, blemishes and under-eye circles.

  • Best for: Buildable coverage to a matte finish
  • Skin Type: All including contact lens wearers

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer

For an HD-finish choose the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer. With a 98% pigment content, this full-coverage concealer offers more pigment than traditional formulas, to give you the ultimate flawless finish. The concealer helps to cover a range of skin complaints including blemishes, shadows, scars, capillaries, discolourations, redness and age spots.

  • Best for: Expertly disguises pigment imperfections
  • Skin Type: All

benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer

Wave goodbye to imperfections with the benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer. Providing full coverage with a soft matte finish, the creamy formula is heavy-duty and long-lasting to help cover blemishes and redness.

  • Best for: Heavy duty, long-lasting full coverage
  • Skin Type: All

All Night Long Concealer from Barry M

The All Night Long Concealer from Barry M is a full-coverage liquid concealer that illuminates the complexion and evens out skin tone for flawless skin. Enriched with Vitamin E  this long-wearing concealer blends effortlessly into the skin without becoming cakey.

  • Best for: Long-wearing and moisturising
  • Skin Type: All

Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Concealer

For a 12-hour long-wearing hydrating concealer, choose the Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Concealer. Remaining virtually undetectable on the skin for a natural-looking flawless effect, this concealer can be used to camouflage imperfections and brighten the under eye area.

  • Best for: Concealer makeup hybrid application
  • Skin Type: Oily, Combination

Bobbi Brown Creamy Corrector

Available in a range of pink or peach-toned hues to counteract dark circles, the Bobbi Brown Creamy Corrector is an eye-awakening formula that provides extra coverage for dark circles and under-eye bags. Waterproof, sweat-proof and humidity-resistant, the skin-correcting formula helps to brighten and correct the appearance of discolouration under the eyes.

  • Best for: Extra dark circle and eye bag coverage
  • Skin Type: All

10 of the Best Radiant Concealers for Dry Skin

Discover our edit of the best concealers for dry skin with lightweight, hydrating formulas which both conceal and brighten your complexion.

1 year agoBy Ellie Taylor
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