More often than not, concealer is just another product in your make-up routine that slips and slides down your face by lunch. It's almost an unwritten promise on the back of the tube. But, crazy enough, it doesn't have to be this way. Woah; I know. If you're tired of dealing with the runny makeup struggle, I'm here to help you by reminding you of the magical world of waterproof concealers.
I know—waterproof concealer seems thick, heavy, and breakout-inducing, but that's probably because you've never tried one. If you had, you'd already be a convert. Because in reality, they're just like your normal formulas, but have better coverage and stick to your face longer, all while evening out your skin tone, covering up your dark circles, and toning down your zits. Oh, and they'll also last through a sweaty marathon run in a rainforest...if you're into that sort of thing.
Convinced? Skeptical? Either way, you'll need to try out one of these 10 best-selling, longest-lasting waterproof concealers, below, so you can @ me your happy selfies (or, um, rants).
1. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Waterproof Concealer
Best anti-aging waterproof concealer
Not only will this highly pigmented concealer stay smooth and crease free all day, but it'll also help your skin while you wear it. With anti-aging peptides, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants, this formula covers your dark circles and helps to improve the look of wrinkles, at the same time.
2. Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Full-Coverage Concealer
Best non-drying waterproof concealer
This sweat-proof, dance-proof formula is non-drying, so it'll give you a full-coverage, matte finish that will minimize even the darkest of your dark circles, without fading into your fine lines.
3. Nyx Gotcha Covered Concealer
Best drugstore waterproof concealer
Not into that matte, heavy-looking finish? Try this creamy, blendable formula, which contains coconut oil to give your skin a glow-y, hydrated finish that won't slide off by mid-day.
4. Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer
Best lightweight, waterproof concealer
This weightless (seriously, it feels like skin), oil-free concealer will give you a long-lasting and natural finish that never looks obvious. The formula also contains a powder blend that smooths the look of fine lines and brightens up your under eyes.
5. Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer
Best waterproof concealer for dark circles
One single swipe of this highly pigmented concealer is all you need to trick your coworkers into believing you got a full eight hours of sleep last night. The formula is full coverage (but still somehow lightweight?) and will leave your skin looking smooth and creaseless as you live your life.
6. Dior Diorskin Forever Undercover Concealer
Best hydrating waterproof concealer
Not only is this formula hydrating, it's also buildable, meaning you can use it under your eyes and over your hard-to-conceal zits and dry patches. The result: a lightweight, matte finish that will stick around all day.
7. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Waterproof Concealer
Best waterproof concealer for acne
If breakouts, redness, and dark circles are your (annoying) thang, try this stick concealer. It's filled with mattifying Amazonian clay, hydrating hyaluronic acid, and soothing vitamins A and E to help treat your skin while evening it out. It's meant to be used without a brush, so glide it onto your skin and use your fingers to sheer it out.
8. Lancôme Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer
Best waterproof concealer to even out your skin tone
If your concealer is halfway down your face by the time 2pm rolls around, try this this long-wear formula that pretty much lasts through anything. It'll even out your skin tone and cover your dark circles, while still giving you natural-looking coverage.
9. Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer
Best waterproof concealer for combination skin
This concealer is one of my go-tos. It's full coverage, super easy to blend, and doesn't crease or dry out my combination skin. It even lasted through a 12-hour work day and a sweaty pilates class—definitely a keeper.
10. Estée Lauder Double Wear Waterproof Concealer
Best waterproof concealer for dry skin
This hydrating cream formula is perfect for anyone with crazy-dry skin. It builds up really naturally, so you can tap it on... and on, and on, without it looking cake-y or patchy. And even if you use it over your thickest, richest face cream, it won't slide off, thanks to its waterproof powers.
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