23 of the Best Concealers on the Market
Concealer is a staple in any makeup routine and for good reason. First, its versatility is unmatched. Need to cover up blemishes, redness, or dark spots? How about brightening your under-eye area or highlighting and contouring the rest of your face? A concealer (or a few) can help you do it all.
If you're on the hunt for a new concealer, we're here to help you find out your best match in a sea of options. We rounded up the best concealers on the market for all your needs. Whether you prefer something full coverage and matte or lightweight and buildable, we found a wide variety of top-tier options, including editor-backed picks. If you're looking for something purely for coverage, it's best to get one that is an exact match for your skin tone and undertone. However, if you're looking to cover up dark circles and add brightness to your face, go with something a shade lighter and with a slightly warmer undertone to color correct, as well.
There are so many concealers to choose from with differences in texture and coverage, so we went ahead and broke down the best ones. Find your perfect match no matter your concern, skin type, and need ahead. Keep scrolling to shop our top picks.
— Additional reporting by Sarah Siegel and India Yaffey
Best Long-Wear Hydrating Concealer
Kulfi's Main Match Concealer is an editor-backed pick that can handle dark circles and dark spots, and even cover up a hickey. It's a crease-proof, self-setting formula that feels hydrating and lightweight on the skin. Delivering a radiant finish, it's great for anyone who wants a skin-like, radiant complexion. If your skin leans more dry, the Main Match concealer is something you should consider, and it's available in 12 shades. Plus, it's a POPSUGAR Beauty Award winner this year.
One editor says, "The first thing I noticed was that the product had a skin-like finish that blended out seamlessly, and it didn't cake up or pill whatsoever. It covered up any dark circles beneath my eyes but at the same time felt extremely lightweight. . . this product is a true medium-coverage concealer, light enough that it fits effortlessly into my no-makeup makeup routine yet buildable if I want to use it for a full face of glam." Read her complete review of the Kulfi Main Match Concealer here.
Best Concealer For Smooth, Natural Coverage
Bobbi Brown's Full Cover Concealer offers a smooth and seamless natural look with its hydrating and flexible formula. This concealer feels lightweight on the skin while delivering full coverage, plus it's resistant to creasing. You can use it to brighten the undereye area, even out redness, cover up blemishes and dark spots, and so much more. The tapered wand lets you apply it with precision. It comes in 23 shades.
Best Radiant Concealer
Charlotte Tilbury's Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer gives your complexion a radiant, lifted appearance with its creamy consistency packed with hydration. With a skin-like finish, it has a 16-hour wear with a waterproof formulation. The concealer contains skin-loving ingredients like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, vitamin C, and vegan collagen.
One editor claims, "It's totally full coverage without looking cakey or making my little lines even more obvious. I was also impressed with how long this creamy concealer lasts — I went to a wedding in 100-degree weather, and my makeup remained perfect from 2 p.m. until midnight." Another one raved about how it brightened her undereye area, stating "the formula is creamy but still offers fantastic coverage, and when blended, it gives a radiant finish that keeps my undereyes looking healthy and alive." Check out our in-depth review of the Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer.
Best Buildable Concealer
From dark-circle coverage to precise blemish concealing, the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Concealer is an editor-backed pick that can handle all your needs. This full-coverage concealer feels lightweight on your skin and doesn't give a cake-y appearance, so you can build it up if needed. It has a natural matte finish that moves with your skin without creasing or settling into fine lines.
One of our editors "liked how lightweight this felt on my undereye area; it moved with my skin without feeling cakey or heavy. In fact, it definitely brightened up my undereyes and gave the appearance of a lifted look." Another editor loved the light and airy consistency of this concealer, claiming "it easily covered my dark circles and I found it very blendable; I just tapped it in with my fingers." Check out our in-depth review of the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Concealer.
Best Concealer For Undereyes
The Dominique Cosmetics Wide Awake Full Coverage Concealer is a unique option due to its metal tip applicator. One of our editors claimed "the cooling effect of the metal applicator did make them look temporarily refreshed. If you suffer deal with puffy undereyes, then the cooling applicator will do wonders for you when applying your makeup." The lightweight concealer melts into the skin for a natural and hydrating finish. It is made for the undereye area containing caffeine and boasts a buildable medium-to-full coverage. It's available in 17 shades. Read our review of the Dominique Cosmetics Wide Awake Concealer.
Best Concealer For Heavy Cover-Ups
CoverGirl's Outlast Extreme Wear Concealer is a heavy-duty formula — a little goes a long way and will cover up just about anything you need it to for less than the price of a Starbucks latte. Plus, it has a lovely skin-like finish that's perfect for a minimalist, natural look. It's a great option for those who want to cover blemishes and dark spots.
"The creamy formula of this concealer, albeit extremely thick, melted into my foundation like it was nothing, covering every speck of uneven tone in the process. In just one application, it gave my face a flawless appearance, but most importantly, it didn't look or feel like I had anything on. I can report it stayed put during my full 12-hour day and required no touch-ups between work and after-work happy-hour drinks," one of our editors claims. Read her full review of the Covergirl Outlast Extreme Wear Concealer here.
Best Hydrating Matte Concealer
Tarte Sea Power Flex Full Coverage Vegan Concealer ($14, originally $28)
Tarte's Sea Power Flex Concealer is a full-coverage, natural matte concealer that moves with your skin. It won't crease or look cake-y since the hyaluronic acid and niacinamide-packed formula keeps the area hydrated. It's a great option for those who prefer a minimalist, natural skin look. It's long-wearing and waterproof as well. Read the in-depth review of the Tarte Sea Power Flex Full Coverage Vegan Concealer. It comes in 32 shades.
Best Drugstore Concealer
NYX Professional Makeup's Can't Stop Won't Stop Concealer is waterproof and transfer-proof and lasts all day. It truly takes after its name. It's a full-coverage concealer with a completely matte finish. It feels lightweight and works for all skin types. This concealer is great for highlighting and contouring to shape and define your features and comes in 25 shades. You can even use this on your eyelids as a shadow base.
Best Medium-Coverage Concealer
The Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer has been a fan favorite for years, especially for the undereye area. It brightens and covers blemishes without leaving the skin feeling heavy and dry. It has a medium buildable coverage with a skin-like finish for a natural look. Plus, it's also long wearing and comes in 30 shades.
Best Matte Concealer
If you're on the market for a matte, full-coverage concealer, Huda Beauty's #FauxFilter Luminous Concealer is something you should try. It has a creamy, buildable formula that will conceal blemishes and uneven skin tone as well as brighten the undereye area. It claims to be crease-proof and waterproof with long-lasting wear that moves with your skin. It feels lightweight and melts into the skin. Read the in-depth review of the Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Crease Proof Concealer. It comes in 29 colors.
Best Brightening Concealer
The Kosas Revealer Concealer is a great option for the undereye area since it's already got an eye cream in it. The formula has hyaluronic acid, peptides, arnica, and caffeine to brighten and plump up the area while concealing them at the same time. It offers medium, buildable coverage with a radiant finish. One editor claims that the concealer "covers darkness under my eyes, redness by my nose, and post-acne hyperpigmentation around my chin." Read the in-depth review of the Kosas Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer. It comes in 28 shades.
Best Drugstore Concealer For Undereyes
The Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Multi-Use Dark Circles Concealer is a fan favorite for concealing dark circles and brightening up the undereye area. It has a medium-to-full, buildable coverage and comes with a sponge applicator. It comes in 20 shades.
Best Concealer For Dark Spots
Sun spots, hyperpigmentation, breakouts — they are no match against the KVD Beauty Good Apple Lightweight Full-Coverage Concealer. The full-coverage formula blends onto skin seamlessly and does an impressive job at camouflaging dark marks without looking cake-y. Read the in-depth review of the KVD Beauty Good Apple Lightweight Full-Coverage Concealer. It comes in 32 shades.
Best Concealer For Blemishes
The CoverGirl TruBlend Undercover Concealer gives you everything you want from a concealer. Its full-coverage formula instantly covers up blemishes and areas of hyperpigmentation, and its jumbo doe foot makes it super easy to do so. The best part: it will only cost you $12. It comes in 30 shades.
Best Affordable Concealer For Dry Skin
If you have dry skin, the ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Creamy Concealer is packed with hyaluronic acid, so it won't dry out your skin and look cakey. It's lightweight and full coverage and it has a natural finish. It's a blendable formula that works for brightening, concealing, and defining your complexion. It comes in 27 shades.
Best Concealer For Oily Skin
If you want a full-coverage concealer that won't go anywhere — which can be especially tricky for people with oilier skin types — go for the Sephora Collection Best Skin Ever Full Coverage Multi-Use Concealer. You'll be blown away by how natural it looks on, despite its thick consistency and matte finish. The crease-proof formula moves with your face while it smoothes and blurs the appearance of fine lines. It's also great for shaping and contouring for a defined look. It comes in 50 shades.
Best Creaseproof Concealer
The worst thing about a lot of concealers is that they crease and settle into fine lines any time you smile. That's not the case with Lys Beauty's Triple Fix Brightening Concealer. While the formula offers medium coverage and covers up dark circles, it doesn't budge or crease no matter how long you wear it. It comes in 25 shades.
Best Concealer For Contouring
Conceal and shape your face with the versatile Makeup Revolution Beauty Conceal & Define Concealer. It's a lightweight yet full-coverage concealer that has a matte finish. It has a creamy, flexible texture and comes in 17 shades.
Best Concealer For a Skin-Like Finish
The Pat McGrath Labs Full Coverage Concealer has a creamy, lightweight feel that moves with your skin and blurs imperfections. It provides full coverage with a skin-like soft matte finish. It's great for concealing blemishes, dark spots, and brightening the undereye area. It comes in 36 colors.
Best Budgeproof Concealer
This waterproof Infallible Full Wear Waterproof Concealer from L'Oréal won't fade all day long, especially since it's also transfer resistant. It comes with its own sponge-tip applicator that's large enough to cover the undereye area with just a swipe. It has a matte finish and a nongreasy, creamy texture. This is great for those with normal to oily skin. It comes in 25 shades.
Best Full Coverage Concealer
Fenty Beauty's Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Concealer comes in 50 shades, so you're bound to find your exact match down to the undertone with this selection. This is a great concealer to have on hand when you need to conceal blemishes or dark spots since it delivers fuller coverage. The formula is creamy and lightweight that is crease-proof and sweat-resistant.
Best Lightweight Concealer
We love the Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Brightening Concealer so much, it earned itself a POPSUGAR Beauty Award for best concealer. "I'm definitely impressed by how well this formula covered my skin and still ended up in a radiant finish, not at all cakey or dry," says one of our editors. The lightweight feel and medium-coverage formula has a radiant finish that makes it easy to look put together in a pinch. Plus, we dare you not to find your exact match in this 48-shade range. Read the in-depth review of the Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Brightening Concealer.
Best Under $10 Concealer
There's a reason the E.l.f. Cosmetics 16HR Camo Concealer has been a drugstore staple for years (and has earned rave reviews all over TikTok in recent months): it has an easy-to-match shade selection and amazingly blendable formula. It's so affordable, you'll want to purchase it in a few shades to contour and highlight with. This is a full-coverage concealer with a matte finish. The large doe-foot applicator is great for covering large areas like the undereyes or targeting dark spots and blemishes. It's lightweight and flexible and a great option for those with oily skin. It comes in 24 shades.