11 Concealers Our Editors Swear By

Jeans, white T-shirts, bras, tennis shoes. For items we like to call “the basics,” it sure can be difficult to find ones that fit just right. And it's not just in fashion. The trusty product we rely upon to work miracles — a.k.a concealer — can often be too chalky, too thin, too sparkly, or too flat. That's why many of us tend to stick to the same one for long periods of time, because once you find that one good concealer, it's usually a done deal. That is, until now.

Ahead, you'll find our favorite concealers, no matter if you're dry or oily, want to cover hyperpigmentation, acne, or dark circles, or have sensitive skin. As for finding a comfortable strapless bra for your capsule wardrobe, you're on your own with that.


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Kosas Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer

Even the best under-eye concealers can veer dry, powdery, and too matte, which only ends up accentuating what you might be trying to cover. This creamy, brightening option does no such thing. Rather, it adds a subtle dewiness that you didn't even know you needed.
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Pat McGrath Labs SKIN FETISH Sublime Perfection Concealer

With a super silky, full-coverage formula, Pat McGrath's new Sublime Perfection concealer will give you flawless, even skin in the time it takes to activate your camera for your morning Zoom call.
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Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer

Some might say this lightweight concealer has magical blurring capabilities, vanishing dark spots and pimples and leaving a velvety veil of coverage in their place.
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The Lip Bar Quick Conceal Caffeine Concealer

From the brand that makes Michelle Obama's favorite red lipstick comes a medium-coverage concealer that smooths and stays in place all day, making it a makeup-bag staple.
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Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Concealer

If you're looking for a full-coverage, pore-blurring, matte finish — almost like a Facetune filter IRL — Rihanna's Fenty formula will get you there.
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Marc Jacobs Beauty Accomplice Concealer & Touch-Up Stick

While you can use this creamy Marc Jacobs concealer wherever you need coverage, it's particularly effective at disguising under-eye darkness in one easy swipe.
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L'Oreal Paris Infallible Full Wear Waterproof Concealer

When you need your concealer to work double, triple, or quadruple-duty — on things like zits and under-eye bags — you want a formula that stays put. This one sticks like spackle and the price is lower than most long-wear liquids.
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NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer

R29 Deputy Beauty Director Rachel Krause trusts in this full-coverage formula to cover all of her skin concerns — and for the entire day. "It covers raised zits and dark spots as well as dark circles and the bluish veins that are visible around my eye area because I have the skin of a sea walnut," she says. "Perhaps most importantly, the slight tackiness means it holds up throughout the day, but it’s creamy enough that it looks completely natural."
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Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer

This two-pan compact allows you to customize your shade and coverage. Plus, the creamy concealer is very moisturizing, so it won't slide right off in humidity. For smaller spots, you can use a tiny detail brush and for larger areas, a fluffy brush or sponge will work just fine.
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Urban Decay Naked Weightless Complete Coverage Skin Concealer

This concealer from Urban Decay is highly-pigmented — meaning it will cover up even the most gnarly red bumps in the middle of a bad breakout — but the formula is lightweight, blendable, and almost undetectable on the skin, so it melts in just about anywhere it's needed.
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Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer

This pick is great for those who want to brighten and conceal their undereyes in one fell swoop. "It's lasting and glides on nicely — plus, it sets well so it won't fade or crease," makeup artist Andre Sarmiento says. And if that's not convincing enough, it was recently reported to be the most popular concealer sold in food, drug, and mass stores.
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