I Tried $278 Worth Of Concealers — & This Was The Clear Winner

I am not, in any way, a makeup minimalist. I can't go on vacation without packing three cosmetics bags, my bathroom cabinet is bursting at the seams with foundations and highlighters, and I was a Sephora Loyalist long before I passed my driver's license test.
But if I was forced to Marie-Kondo my ways and get honest with what I really need, it's concealer. The liquid makes it look like I've slept 4+ hours more than I actually have — and have 4x more perfect skin than I actually do. And I know I'm not alone here; even my non-makeup wearing friends use concealer most days, and you'd be hard-pressed to find any working actor in Hollywood who doesn't have a slick of it on their face.
Because it's such a versatile and universal item, I decided to test out nine different tubes — from super-luxe to ultra-affordable formulas — to see which covered up my own under-eye bags and breakouts the best. I also documented my before-and-afters and day-end updates to track their wear. Click through to watch the concealers work their magic and find out the surprising pick that beat out the rest of the competition.

More from Makeup

R29 Original Series