Concealer is a staple in our beauty regime. It’s a multifunctional product that can be used to camouflage scars, hide dark circles, cover up blemishes, and even conceal tattoos. While we love a good “no-makeup” makeup day, sometimes there’s no denying that we’ve just gotta do something about the situation under our eyes. Luckily, that’s where our full coverage concealer comes to the rescue. Read on to find out our top picks for those days where you just need a little something extra.
A cult favorite among makeup artists and bloggers, Kat Von D’s Lock It Concealer is as heavy duty as they come. Ideal for face and body use (we’ve all had those strange zits pop up in even stranger places), this oil-free and transfer-resistant concealer, which is available in 9 different shades, keeps imperfections camouflaged for hours on end. The brand suggests a four-step foolproof technique to keep the concealer locked in—prep, conceal, perfect, and set. (Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Concealer, $25, Sephora.com)
A wallet-friendly dupe for Kat Von D’s and Make Up For Ever’s higher-end concealers, Hard Candy’s Glamoflauge concealer will only set you back $6. The buildable and blendable formula comes in both a liquid and pencil form, making it perfect for on-the-go touch-ups. The pencil is also a great option when you want to outline the area that needs concealing, getting even more precise in the process. Make sure to set with a translucent powder (especially in humid climates) to reinforce that flawless coverage. (Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer, $6, Walmart.com)
Amazing Cosmetics is known for insanely pigmented concealer. It holds a highly concentrated and water-resistant formula, while providing a full-coverage effect, helping you make your look last through the summer heat. It’s also available in 20 different shades, really allowing you to get precise with the hue that works for you.
(Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer, $42, Sephora.com)
Stick concealers can be a hit-or-miss. Though most tend to be thick and drying, Revlon’s PhotoReady Concealer provides full, flawless coverage while gliding seamlessly on the skin, erasing imperfections in the process. If you’re using it to conceal dark circles, make sure you moisture well before use to stop the product from settling into any fine lines. (Revlon PhotoReady Concealer, $10.99, Ulta.com)
Perfect for spot concealing, Make Up For Ever’s Full Cover Concealer is an ultra-full coverage, oil-free, and waterproof formula that dries to a matte finish. As suggested, pick a shade of two lighter than your skin tone and work small amounts of the product (it’s highly pigmented) over clean, moisturized skin in patting motions for undetectable, flawless coverage. (Make Up Forever Full Cover Concealer, $32, Sephora.com)
A favorite of beauty vlogger Carli Bybel, these LA Girl Pro Concealers are very pigmented and look amazing on camera. Selfie, anyone? Available in 24 shades, including a brightening yellow, neutralizing green, and correcting orange, these concealers are as effective as they are affordable. The brush tip makes concealing super simple, but make sure to clean the applicator well between each use! (LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer, $2.99,