8 Best Concealers: From Cheap to Steep

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Covering Up Dark Circles, Redness, Blemishes, and More

Dermablend, Cle de Peau and L'Oreal
Amazon

The best makeup concealers work undercover without anyone noticing them. Some work better than others for certain things you may want to cover up, from redness and under-eye circles to pimples or scars.

Each of these concealers has passed with high marks from the best makeup artists, beauty editors, and dermatologists in the business. They also get rave reviews from women who are using them every day.

Not only is it important to find a good concealer for your needs, you also want to know how to pick the correct concealer shade. Typically, that is a shade or two lighter than your skin. Knowing how to apply concealer properly will also make sure that no one knows it's there.

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Best Drugstore Buy: Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch

Lumi Touch
Maybelline

Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch is the drugstore fan favorite. If you need to save money in your makeup kit, it's an excellent choice.

It's thick, creamy, and covers up blemishes and any discoloration. Not only can it cover up the deepest purples under your eyes, many women like to use it as a highlighting cream as well.

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Best Budget Eye Concealer: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer is a budget-friendly option if you want to target dark under eye circles. It will not work as well on blemishes. It's a liquid that applies lightly so it covers well without caking. Though the shades are rather limited, it will last all day.

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Best Budget Color Corrector: NYX Hi Definition Photo Concealer Wand

NYX Hi Definition Photo Concealer Wand is one of the top-rated inexpensive concealers on the market. It provides a surprisingly flawless and long-lasting finish and can work great as a general use concealer.

It offers a great range of shades for every skin tone, something that's rare for the price range. You'll also find color-correcting formulas: green for redness, lavender for sallow skin, and yellow for dark under eyes.

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Best Mineral Concealer: BareMinerals Multi-Tasking Minerals

Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Multi-Tasking Minerals
Bare Escentuals

BareMinerals Multi-Tasking Minerals is a powder concealer, so it's a great choice for oily skin. It can be applied directly to any imperfections, including red splotches, blemishes, undereye circles, and scars. It also works beautifully as a base for eyeshadow.

The nice thing about mineral concealers is that it doesn't have to go to waste if you happen to buy the wrong shade. Pick up the correct shade and you can mix the two to contour your face or change it as your skin lightens and darkens with the seasons.

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Best Overall Concealer: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
NARS

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is a great overall concealer to cover up redness, zits, under-eye circles, and any blemishes on your skin. The coverage is so perfect and blendable, you may find you don't need foundation. Reviewers say it provides great all-day coverage and that the applicator is one of the best.

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Best Under-Eye Concealer: Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer
Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer is a moist product that won't highlight fine lines and wrinkles. It is one of the best you will find for covering up dark under-eye circles. Many women also find that it's great for highlighting the upper lid and makes a fine base for eyeshadow. It's not cheap but will last for a long time, so it's worth the money.

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Best Concealer for Redness: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage
Laura Mercier

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage is a favorite because it comes in two shades so you can blend your perfect match for each season of the year. InStyle magazine named it one of the best because the pros say its yellow undertones help cover up redness. It may even work on broken veins.

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Best Concealer for Body: Dermablend Cover Creme

Dermablend Cover Creme
Dermablend

Dermablend Cover Creme is specially formulated to cover sores, cuts, pimples, or veins on the legs and body. According to the reviews, it does a fine job of it as well. When choosing a shade, remember that the area below your neck would be a shade or two darker.

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The Most Popular Brightener: Yves Saint Laurent's Touche Eclat

Yves Saint Laurent's Touche Eclat
Yves Saint Lauren

Yves Saint Laurent's Touche Eclat Radiant Touch Concealer is one of the best-selling products on the market. It's not a product that is necessarily going to cover up dark spots, including veins, but it works magic on wrinkles and lighter areas.

This is actually more of a highlighter than a concealer and is meant to "illuminate." As an illuminator, it works brilliantly. Simply dot it below the brow and under the eyes, along the nose, and under the lip, or anywhere your face has shadows.

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Best Pricey Concealer: Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer

Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer
Clé de Peau Beauté

Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer is a perennial makeup favorite, especially among women who really know makeup. You'll regularly find it on lists of essentials for everyone's makeup bag and it receives boasts from the biggest names in the beauty industry.

It's pricey, but those who use it say it's worth it. It works beautifully to cover skin blemishes, under-eye circles, and other flaws. Concealer is one of those makeup products worth splurging on because you want a high-quality product that won't wear off before the day ends. As a bonus, it reportedly lasts a long time, so you won't have to buy it often.