The Best 6 Lightweight Concealers We’ve Ever Tried


Best Lightweight Concealers

Concealer is a game-changing part of our makeup routine. It can instantly lift and brighten the face, not to mention it’s our bestie when it comes to covering annoying pimples and dark circles. But, if you’ve had bad experiences – cakey makeup, creasing, wearing off – then we’re here to help with a list of insanely lightweight formulas that go the extra mile and look absolutely flawless too.

1. Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer, $29

Shades: 12 shades
Finish: Natural finish
Coverage: Medium to full
Applicator: Wand applicator

Best Lightweight ConcealersSource: Laura Mercier

This beautifully blendable formula practically melts into the skin it’s that lightweight. The formula contains blurring powders to diffuse light and smooth the look of fine lines while creating a soft-focus effect that blurs imperfections and conceals dark circles. Longwearing flexible polymers are designed to fuse to the skin for 12 hours of transfer, sweat, humidity and water-resistant wear without drying the skin or creasing through the day. We love the natural-coverage this gives that can be built up to full. Perfect for people who love the no-makeup makeup look, and those who love a full-coverage finish.

2. Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer, $22

Shades: 12
Finish: Natural-skin finish
Coverage: Full
Applicator: Doe-foot applicator

Best Lightweight ConcealersSource: Benefit Cosmetics

Incredibly lightweight for the impressive coverage it gives, Benefit’s newly formulated Boi-ing concealer is perfect for those who like coverage without the cake. Thanks to specially-coated pigments that give a natural finish and are crease-resistant, this easy-to-blend formula gives great all-day wear. This is amazing for brightening under eyes (we recommend setting with powder) and covering blemishes or pigmentation. Read our full review here.

3. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, $6.50

Shades: 12
Finish: Natural
Coverage: Medium
Applicator: Doe-foot applicator

Best Lightweight ConcealersSource: Maybelline

This lightweight concealer has a super-easy to blend formula that looks SO natural on the skin. It’s ideal for a concealer-only look when you just want to brighten up the face and cover small blemishes – it blends out seamlessly and melts into the skin when used with a damp makeup sponge. The formula is also non-comedogenic (so it won’t block pores), and has a translucent base with lightweight pigments so it doesn’t look heavy on the skin. If you have dry skin, we recommend hydrating under eyes well first, and then setting with loose powder. 

4. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Wand Concealer, $32

Shades: 16
Finish: Illuminating skin finish
Coverage: Medium
Applicator: Sponge

Best Lightweight ConcealersSource: Charlotte Tilbury

This brightening concealer uses subtle color-correcting pigments to illuminate the undereye and conceal pigmentation. Although the formula is super lightweight, it still camouflages dark spots and red marks left behind after pimples. The formula has a beautiful luminosity that helps brighten the skin and light-reflecting pigments that help to blur and conceal. It blends easily and looks natural, and its hydrating formula means it’s great for dry skin. Dab the formula onto the skin where needed, then blend out with your finger or a damp makeup sponge.

5. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, $30

Shades: 30
Finish: Natural
Coverage: Medium
Applicator: Doe-foot applicator

Best Lightweight ConcealersSource: Nars

This iconic concealer formula contains a unique mineral tone balancing powder that works to optically correct, not mask, imperfections while reducing the appearance of fine line and wrinkles and evening out skin tone. The creamy texture blends easily with fingers and sponges and looks amazing all day long. This is great for dry skin as it’s packed with hydrating magnolia bark extract, grape seed extract, and vitamin E, and it also helps hydrate and reduce the appearance of redness. If you’re looking for a super smooth concealer that gives beautiful lightweight coverage, this is it.

6. YSL Touche Éclat High Cover Radiance Concealer, $35

Shades: 16
Finish: Illuminating finish
Coverage: Medium to full
Applicator: Brush

Best Lightweight ConcealersSource: YvesSaintLaurent

The newest formula in the cult fave Touche Éclat range means full-coverage lovers can finally get involved! Using optical brightening technology, the formula actually reflects light to diffuse and correct dark under eyes. The formula is super lightweight but still gives buildable coverage despite the thinner formula. It works well under the eyes and for brightening the high points of the face for a contouring effect. It’s also super convenient for touch-ups on the go. For brightening dark circles, we recommend setting with a translucent powder.

Have you guys tried these concealers? Let us know your fave lightweight concealer in the comments below.