10 Concealers That Double as Foundation

November 13, 2023
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
editor holding up the urban decay quickies concealer and ysl concealer
We love a good multitasking makeup product, which is why we consider full-coverage concealers that can double as foundation to be makeup arsenal secret weapons. If you’re tight on time, concealers with blendable yet pigmented formulas can be used on their own without the need for a layer of foundation — even if you’re looking to conceal blemishes and dark spots. Here, we’re sharing the very best concealers that can be used in lieu of a foundation when you’re in a time pinch, or layered with foundation when you want a full glam look.

Urban Decay Quickies Concealer

This hydrating, full-coverage option is an absolute must-try if you want to trade in your foundation-concealer combo for one product that’s just as effective. It comes with a large doe-foot applicator which makes it easy to apply all over the face, plus a dual-ended brush that makes for easy blending.

Urban Decay Quickies Concealer

Valentino Beauty Very Valentino Concealer

Zap the appearance of discoloration and breakouts with this full-coverage option that has a smooth and creamy finish. It has a light-reflecting-complex as well that helps enhance your skin’s natural luminosity, resulting in a dewy, glowing finish.

Valentino Beauty Very Valentino Concealer

YSL Beauty All Hours Precise Angles Longwear Concealer

With a soft matte blurring finish (think cloud skin), this multi-purpose concealer looks so good on the skin, we won’t blame you if you want to forgo foundation entirely. The doe foot applicator’s XL size is great for adding coverage all over the face, and it features a pointed tip to fit perfectly in tight areas like under the eyes and around the nose. The hydrating formula lasts for 24 hours and is even packed with skincare actives to help skin look smoother and softer.

YSL Beauty All Hours Precise Angles Longwear Concealer

Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Face and Under-Eye Concealer

This silky formula is a crowd-favorite for good reason; it’s blendable and lightweight yet saturated enough in pigment to cover the entire face. On top of being hydrating, it  provides a medium-coverage finish that will soften the look of discoloration, fine lines or blemishes, making it an easy pick for replacing your everyday foundation or CC cream if you so choose.

armani beauty concealer

NYX Professional Makeup Bare With Me Concealer Serum

If you prefer lighter coverage, we recommend this concealer serum that can be used all over the face (and even on the body!). It contains soothing tremella mushroom, cica and green tea to help nourish and calm the skin throughout your wear. It’s also extremely blendable and will keep you looking fresh all day long — never cakey.

NYX Professional Makeup Bare With Me Concealer Serum

Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Instant Perfector 4-in-1 Glow Makeup

This affordable multitasking product conceals, hydrates and evens out skin tone and texture in a snap. You can use it all over the face in lieu of foundation for a glowy, your-skin-but-better finish.

Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Instant Perfector 4-in-1 Glow Makeup

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Full Coverage Concealer

Described by the brand as lightweight, ultra-blendable, hydrating, non-creasing and brightening, this full-coverage concealer is just what you want to reach for on no-foundation days. Plus, the formula is non-comedogenic and sweatproof.

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Full Coverage Concealer

MILK Makeup Future Fluid All Over Cream Concealer

For a creamy option that’s good enough to conceal dark circles, hide blemishes and replace your foundation if needed, opt for this concealer. It has a smooth, blendable finish that dries down quickly and lasts for hours, making it ideal for everyday use.

MILK Makeup Future Fluid All Over Cream Concealer

Kulfi Beauty Concealer

This stunning formula was made with undertones in mind, making it a great option to use in place of foundation. It blends out to a smooth finish and helps conceal uneven skin texture and tone with ease.

kulfi beauty concealer

Tower 28 Beauty Swipe Serum Concealer

Long gone are the days where eczema and dry skin consume your makeup look because this serum-like concealer boasts a hydrating skin-like finish that conceals dark circles, redness, and blemishes without looking cakey. Infused with hyaluronic acid and centella asiatica leaf extract, it keeps the skin looking hydrated and bouncy while soothing sensitivities.
Tower 28 Beauty Swipe Serum Concealer
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