7 Concealers Makeup Artists Swear ByMay 27, 2021
Whether you’re looking to spot conceal acne, brighten dark circles or rock a foundation-free no-makeup makeup look, concealer is a must in any makeup routine. With so many formulas available, it can be hard to sift through them all and find the right one for you — which is why we asked six makeup artists to share their favorites for different skin types and concerns. See their picks, from the best under-eye concealer to a formula that doubles as skincare.
Best Under-Eye Concealer: L'Oréal True Match Eye Cream in a ConcealerCelebrity makeup artist Sir John swears by this hyaluronic acid-infused option “for concealing darkness under the eyes and lifting the face.” The formula is great for sensitive skin, as it’s fragrance- and paraben-free, non-comedogenic and dermatologist- and ophthalmologist-tested.
Best Longwear Concealer: NYX Professional Makeup Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Contour Concealer“This multitasking concealer is lightweight but gives me full coverage where I need it,” says NYX Professional Makeup PRO Artist Lead Alexandria Cervantes. The matte, waterproof formula comes in 24 shades and stays put for up to 24 hours.
Most Versatile Concealer: Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment ConcealerRemember the days when you couldn’t watch a makeup tutorial on YouTube without seeing the Instant Age Rewind concealer pop up? There’s a reason the formula is such a cult favorite — it’s infused with goji berry to reduce puffiness under the eyes, and according to celebrity makeup artist and Maybelline US Brand Ambassador Jenna Kristina, it also makes a great spot concealer.
Best Glowy Concealer: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk ConcealerCelebrity makeup artist Mélanie Inglessis says this is her go-to concealer for leaving the skin “luminous and bright.” Glycerin and vitamin E hydrate the skin, while soft-focus pearls provide a lit-from-within effect. “Plus it has caffeine to give you that extra boost of plumpness,” Inglessis says.
Best Skincare in a Concealer: Kosas Revealer Concealer
Williamson says her sensitive, acne-prone skin loves this concealer that’s infused with brightening caffeine, soothing arnica and hydrating hyaluronic acid. “I actually use this one in lieu of foundation as more of a skin tint because the finish is so nice,” Williamson says.
Photo: Luis Omar Landestoy