A good concealer can literally change your life. Sounds dramatic, but name one other product that can simultaneously make you look like you got eight hours of sleep last night, while evening out your skin tone, hiding your acne scars, and disguising all signs of your hangover.
But how do you separate the real winners from all the rest? You don't—because I already did it for you. Here, the seven best concealers that are hydrating, lightweight, and won't make you look like you're even wearing anything to begin with.
1.If You Want Buildable Coverage:
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
A classic, a staple, an OG—whatever you want to call it, the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer has built a reputation for itself because it actually works. The lightweight formula contains magnolia bark extract, grape seed extract, and vitamin E, meaning it's extremely hydrating and easy to layer on, no matter what level of coverage you need that day.
2. If You Don't Want To Break the Bank:
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer
You're getting so much more than your money's worth with this concealer. The formula is very blendable and thin in texture, and contains goji berry and haloxyl, which help to cover up those annoying dark circles without adding a heavy, cake-y texture. And the sponge-tip applicator is an added bonus: It helps you apply the product evenly, so you've got one less thing to worry about.
3. If You Want a Concealer and Treatment In One:
Huda Beauty The Overachiever High Coverage Concealer
This full-coverage concealer doesn't just disguise discoloration and redness; it works to treat them, too. The formula contains a dose of green tea and jericho rose extract—two ingredients that soothe and moisturize skin while also protecting it from environmental stressors. Plus, it comes in a wide range of shades (as all beauty products should, tbh).
4. If You Need a Multi-Tasker:
Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer
Why buy three products when you can buy one that does it all? This lightweight, reflective formula can be used to contour, highlight, and, of course, conceal. It also has a diamond-shaped applicator, meaning that its sides, points, and edges make it easy to get into even the tiniest of corners, with a mess.
5. If You Want a Natural Finish:
Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer
Hey, sometimes you don't want a finish that's super matte. Enter: This Laura Mercier concealer. The lightweight formula contains a dose of hydrating glycerin (giving it a not-too-matte, but not-too-shiny finish), along with vitamin C, which works to brighten your under-eye area and prevent free-radical damage with prolonged use.
6. If You Need Full-Coverage:
Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer
Cystic acne? Bruises? Scars? Whatever you need to cover, Make Up For Ever is here for you. It contains a high concentration of pigments that give you an insane amount of coverage that also stays put all day long. And, thanks to its powder-like finish, it won't settle into itty-bitty fine lines by noon.
H/T Cosmo US