10 Concealers That’ll Hide Your Life Problems, From Blemishes to Your Ex


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If we were to compile a list of beauty items we literally can’t live without, concealer would be top two — and it’s not number two. Hands down one of makeup’s best creations, this IRL skin eraser will have you put together in just 1, 2, 3 dabs of the finger. And picking a favorite formula is like asking us to choose between Chris Evans, Daniel Kaluuya, and Steven Yeun — it’s not gonna happen sis. However, after much thought, we did manage to fine-tune our list into a few cherished faves… well, not a few, more like 10, but they’re seriously all worthy of a spot in your beauty bag. Scroll down for our picks of heavy-duty concealers that literally cover up everything (minus the ex part though, a girl can only dream). 

Benefit Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer, $24


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This little tube packs one hell of a punch when it comes to color payoff — next-level full-coverage with no caking insight. And a little goes a long way with this one — add a layer over dark circles or discoloration, blend, and it’s gone. We also love its barely-there feel, especially on delicate areas of the skin where you don’t want anything that feels too heavy.

Fenty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer, $26

fenty concealer

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A literal filter in liquid form — this baby provides the smoothest coverage with a flawless but natural, ‘I woke up like this’ finish. Also, the undertones are pure perfection. Choose a shade lighter than your foundation to conceal, brighten and highlight or opt for your base shade match and utilize this for spot concealing instead.

NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Contour Concealer, $9

NYX concealer

Source: Ulta.

Creamy AF with a long-lasting matte finish, this concealer will snatch and sculpt your features to new heights. Use their deeper shades as a cream contour alternative, and we also love dabbing some on our lids as a sweat-and-oil-proof eyeshadow base.

Huda Beauty The Overachiever Concealer, $30

Huda Beauty concealer

The Hermione Granger of concealers — a formula that has a solution for everything. It doesn’t just put a liquid covering over but it works to actually treat tired eyes. Star ingredients here include green tea and jericho rose extract to stimulate cellular regeneration, soothe, moisturize and protect skin. Also, its zamac tip is an extra spoil to help de-puff eyes.

Glossier Stretch Concealer, $18

Glossier concealer

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Nothing irks us more than creasing, especially when a product settles in fine lines, emphasizing them even more. This little pot doesn’t do all of that, thanks to its elastic micro waxes that move with your skin’s lines and curves, giving you a real skin finish. Pair this with a juicy lip balm and dewy cheeks, and you’re good to go.

NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer, $30

NARS concealer

Source: Sephora.

Another pot of gold, this skin-blurring, soft-matte formula is ah-mazing for acne-prone skin types as it’s oil-free and infused with peptides, hyaluronic acid, vitamin A, C, and E to protect and plump skin. It also consists of Optimal Diffusion Powder, which “refracts light”, leaving a soft-focus finish on areas of concern. So those late-night or hangover circles you’ve got right now? Dab some of this over, and no one will notice a thing.

Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer, $30

Too Faced concealer

Source: Ulta.

IG reel tutorials put us on this concealer, and we’ve been obsessed ever since. Versatile from its shades and uses, whether you gotta conceal, highlight, contour, or just touch up, it’s a go-to for all. It’s also enriched with coconut water, alpine rose, and hyaluronic acid for added skin-boosting benefits. One of our all-time faves!

Black Opal True Color Perfecting Concealer, $8

Black Opal concealer

Source: Black Opal Beauty.

We love this for no-makeup makeup days when you want to keep things light and subtle. It’s creamy and hella pigmented allowing you to create all types of coverage — from barely there to BEAT. Vitamin A, C, and E also work their magic, nourishing skin beneath your layers.

Kryolan Concealer Circle, $35

Kryolan concealer

Source: Kryolan.

A perfect addition for professional makeup kits as it consists of a variety of fleshy colors to use solo or mix them up for more customized, true match blends. This is especially great for micro-concealing on clients who require very few cover-ups.

e.l.f. 16 HR Camo Concealer, $6

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A full-coverage concealer that’s literally as light as air. And don’t undermine its petite size as the pigments in this are unreal. It also consists of avocado oil and kaolin clay to give skin moisture without excess shine.

Now that you’ve found your ‘it’ concealer, check out these concealer hacks that’ll brighten, conceal and snatch everything.

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