The Best Concealers

Seven goofproof, stay-all-day formulas for every type of complexion—and calamity.

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Best Multitasker: Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix Makeup

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Testers loved this sleek stick because it glides on without any fuss, melts into skin, and has SPF 20. "I use two different colors so I can contour while covering up," said a staffer. In nine shades.

To buy:: $10, jet.com.

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Pro Pick: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage

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Makeup artists swear by this customizable duo. Mask dark circles with the lighter shade, hide pimples with the darker one, or mix them to create an exact match. In eight combinations.

To buy:: $34, bluemercury.com.

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Best Natural: RMS "Un" Cover Up

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Made with organic coconut and jojoba-seed oils, this nourishing pot renders blotchy skin smooth and more evenly toned. Bonus: The hydrating formula doesn't settle in fine lines and doubles as foundation. In five shades.

To buy:: $36, amazon.com.

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Best All-Around: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

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From sallow shadows to extreme ruddiness, there is nothing this silky formula can't cover— or reach, thanks to the sponge-tip applicator. "It's my magic eraser," said a tester.

To buy:: $29, narscosmetics.com.

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Best Anti-Aging: Elizabeth Arden Lift and Firm Concealer

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Packed with skinplumping ceramides and protective antioxidants, this workhorse also has brightening pigments to help disguise any discoloration or fine lines. In four shades.

To buy:: $21, elizabetharden.com.

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Best for Eyes: Flower D.B. Daily Brightening Cover Crème

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The cooling rollerball tip gently depuffs while dispensing lightweight, light-reflective minerals that cast away dark circles without creasing. "It helps me look more awake in the morning," said a tester.

To buy:: $9, walmart.com.

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Best for Blemishes: Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer

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A little goes a long way with this pigmented pick. Dab a dot on rogue spots or over stubborn scars for complete coverage that doesn't melt off or fade midday. In 12 shades.

To buy:: $32, makeupforever.com.

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