Finding the best concealer for your skin type might seem like a simple thing, but you’d be surprised about how much it can elevate your entire make-up look. And whether you’re after a concealer for dark circles, spots or even acne scars, rest assured, we’ve found one for your skin dilemma.
Concealers are total hero product, a girl can never have too many – here on the Beauty Desk we have a good five each! And they each serve a different purpose.
The best concealer will correct and cover all our imperfections, helping us cheat a flawless complexion. We’ve thought of every beauty blunder and found which are the best concealers for blemishes and acne, the best concealers for dark circles and the best concealers for pale skin… Trust us, there’s one out there for everyone!
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Dark circles are one of beauty’s biggest bugbears. There’s nothing worse than looking exhausted and sometimes, no matter how hard we try, how many eye patches we use or how good our eye care régime is, we can’t seem to get those shadows to budge. But if you didn’t manage to get your beauty sleep there’s no need to stress, find out how to get rid of dark circles with some of the best under eye concealer on the market. Peachy undertones are best, as they counteract sallowness.
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And it’s not just bag banishers we’re after. Adult acne is on the rise, and anyone who suffers from persistent breakouts or problem skin knows just how important it is to conceal blemishes correctly. Some of the best concealer for spots is often thicker in texture, but don’t overload. Use a thicker formula before you apply your foundation, and use a lighter texture to touch up later if need be.
Whether you’re looking for a heavy-duty hider or the best concealers for contouring, we’ve got your fix. Shop our edit of the complexion-fixers we couldn’t live without.
Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer, £58
Okay so this one is ‘spenny, but you’ll find it in literally EVERY makeup artist’s bag. Blemishes, under-eye bags.. this one’s got you covered.
Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer, £5.99
This concealer is one of the most highly-rated products on Reddit, and for good reason. Not only is it miraculously hydrating, anti-creasing and non-cakey, but the coverage is so good that some people are even using it all over the face as a faux foundation. If that doesn’t make it worth trying, we don’t know what is!
Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer, £7.99
Lighten and brighten any dark circles or discolouration with this moisturising concealer. It feels lightweight on the skin but still gives flawless coverage…
Nude By Nature Perfecting Concealer, £20
Not only does this banish panda eyes, but it's also cooling and soothing to help de-puff your peepers at the same time – genius, right?
Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Corrector, £28
Even though this is a serum, it’s got amazingly good coverage! It doesn’t just conceal dark circles; the clever serum formula contains skin-boosting mushroom, indian tree root and bamboo grass extract, which helps get rid of them for good, without leaving a cakey finish.
BareMinerals Bareskin Serum Concealer, £22
Some other concealers tend to leave a powdery finish, but this ultra-lightweight formula will keep your eye area looking luminous and dewy all day, without looking like you're wearing any concealer at all. Plus the smoothing texture doesn't set into fine lines!
Givenchy Teint Couture Concealer, £24
Givenchy's newest concealer is a total must have product! The clever colour mix of beige and pink pigments illuminates the under eye area, diminishing any sign of tiredness or dark circles. Faking 8 hours is as easy as that!
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer, £17.50
This lightweight concealer is super buildable, but won't settle into creases or lines. Use small amounts for areas where you want medium coverage or layer for maximum coverage.
Ultimate Coverage Concealing Crème, £24
The longest wearing and highest coverage concealer we've ever come across, our Beauty Assistant swears by it to totally cover dark circles and to disguise any blemishes without leaving the skin feeling cakey. 10/10!
Burberry Cashmere Concealer, £25
Burberry's blurring concealer, which was inspired by their iconic cashmere scarves, has a super soft applicator tip that perfectly deposits just enough of the soft-matte finish formula needed to leave you with a picture perfect complexion!
Dior Fix It 2-in-1 Prime & Conceal, £23.50
This does-it-all wonder stick contains a primer filled center which smoothes skin, fills fine lines and primes lips before lipstick application. Everyone needs one of these!
MAC Cosmetics Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer, £15.50
This MAC concealer is a pastey texture and gives a fab coverage, it instantly brightens your eyes and stays put all day!
Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector, £19
The Becca brightening corrector gives full, bright coverage and is easy to apply.
Delilah Farewell Cream Concealer, £24
This creamy concealer stick is a makeup bag staple. It comes in four shades, all with peachy undertones and the moisturising formula plumps and fills fine lines for a brighter, smoother under eye area.
Japonesque Velvet Touch Concealer, £15
Banish blemishes and dark circles in a flash with this high coverage, matte finish concealer.
Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer, £7.99
This anti-age eraser combats puffiness and signs of tiredness. The hydrating formula fills fine lines and is perfect for dry or ageing skin, and at 7.99 it's a steal!
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, £22
A cult favourite among celebrities and beauty insiders, Nars' lightweight concealer offers buildable coverage that lasts and reduces redness, diminishes dark circles and blurs imperfections on one single swipe!
Pur Minerals Summer Collection Disappearing Ink Concealer, £19.50
Our Beauty Assistant swears by this! Enriched with jojoba and shea butter, light reflecting particles help hide dark circles for hours and the texture isn't cakey or too thick.
Vichy Dermablend Corrective Stick, £15
Rich and creamy, this is a seriously good spot cover-up that works on pigmentation and patches of rosacea too. It’s also got SPF30 in to protect those delicate areas from sun damage.
Bare Minerals Multi Taskers Well Rested For Eyes, £19
Powder concealers work just as well as liquid formats. Press this on using a brush and build up the coverage as you desire. A fab option if your skin gets greasier as the day goes on.
No7 Instant Radiance Under Eye Concealer, £13.50
In eight shades, No7’s new brush-on concealer is part of the match made service, so all you have to do is ask the on-counter crew to find your skin-perfecting shade and watch your dark circles disappear.
Diorskin Star Concealer, £22
Using fancy ‘light pulsion technology’ that helps light bounce off the skin, this comfy, flexible formula disguises bags and under-eye shadows in one swipe. Yay!
Topshop Concealer Palette, £12
The skin under your eyes is a different shade to the skin surrounding a spot, which is why this palette is so useful. Mix and match the four concealers to suit each area of your face.
Cover FX Blemish Treatment Concealer, £20
Spots not only glow red, most spot creams dry them out so any concealer on top goes crusty. This tackles both issues, treating and tinting them at the same time – genius!
Amazing Concealer, £19.50
The A-list LOVE this concealer. With a slightly heavier formula, a little goes a long way but it means it’s superb for hiding everything from spots to larger red patches.
Seventeen Phwoarr Paint Concealer, £5.49
Phwoarr Paint concealer by Seventeen is a great buy if you’re on a budget. Make it your make-up must-have for flawless coverage.
Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer, £5.99
This Match Perfection Illuminating Concealer gives a fresh dewy finish that leaves you looking wide awake. Thank you Rimmel.
Illamasqua Skin Base Lift Concealer, £17.50
The best way to cover shadows and pigmentation is with a concealer that has peachy undertones like this one. Despite looking like it could be cakey, apply with a brush and it melts into skin.
Estée Lauder New Double Wear Concealer, £21.50
Estée Lauder’s New Double Wear Concealer lasts longer than any other. It’s our pick for when you want a concealer that will stay put through a big night out.
Clarins Instant Concealer, £21
Clarins’ Instant Concealer brightens the skin, as well as giving great coverage – a good one for hiding a late night.
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit, £24
Bobbi Brown’s creamy cover-up Kit comes with a tanscluscent powder to set the concealer and prevent any creases.
Benefit Boi-ing Concealer, £17.50
The Benefit Boi-Ing concealer is a classic. It gives amazing coverage and also has anti-bacterial properties that help to treat spots.
Bare Minerals Correct Conceal SPF20 Light, £21
Bare Minerals’s ‘A Stroke of Light’ concealer not only hides dark circles, but it doubles up as highlighter too. Win, win.