The best concealers work undercover without anyone noticing them. Here you'll find the top 12 concealers in a varity of formulations: Concealers to cover redness, under-eye circles, pimples and even body flaws.
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A moist formula, such as Bobbi Brown's creamy concealer won't highlight fine lines and wrinkles, while still providing enough cover for dark circles.
Runner-up: Laura Mercier's Undercover
Best Drugstore Buy: Maybelline New York Cover Stick
This drugstore concealer is an Allure Magazine reader favorite. It's thick, creamy and covers up blemishes, undereye circles and any discoloration. Plus, you can throw it in your purse for touchups later because it comes in a wonderful lipstick-like packaging!
There are several shades. Pick the one that best fits the color of your skin:
We love this concealer because it smartly comes in 2 shades so you can blend your perfect match (you may notice you need different shades for different seasons). InStyle magazine made it a "Best Beauty Buy," because the pros say its yellow undertones help make it the best concealer for covering up redness. "It even works on broken veins," one makeup artist claimed. $28.
Runner up: Make Up For Ever Corrective Make Up Base in Blue 5
One of Yves Saint Laurent's Touche Eclat concealers ($35) is sold every 20 seconds around the world. I bought this wondering if the hype was worth it and at first I was disappointed because it didn't do much to cover up the blue veins under my eye. Then I went to the local Saks Fifth Avenue counter to ask about it. I was told I wasn't applying it correctly. Touche Eclat is more a highlighter than a concealer and is meant to "illuminate." As an illuminator I find it works brilliantly. I dot just below the brow and under the eyes, along the nose and under the lip -- anywhere my face has shadows. Amazing.
Best Inexpensive Concealer: L'Oreal Paris True Match
The formula mimics your skin's texture, plus it's super-blendable, practically disappearing onto the skin surface. You'll love the lightweight, creamy texture. But it does cover-up as well.
Illuminators have the amazing ability to make your skin look 10 times better than it does. They're a makeup artist favorite. What we love about them is how they camouflage like a concealer while adding flattering highlights to the face. (Illuminators are tinged with shimmery gold specks). Ladies Home Journal beauty editors suggest you dab it on your cheekbones, browbone or above your cupid's bow.
Cheaper version: Estee Lauder Ideal Light Illuminator