The Best Concealers

From masking a blemish to faking a full night's sleep, these winners (of 50 tested) do the best behind-the-scenes work.


Best for Under Eyes


Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand
This dual-ended tube is a one-stop shop: Twist step 1 to pump out a depuffing eye cream (tap into skin). Then twist step 2 for a silky, light-reflecting concealer (in five shades) that stands up to serious dark circles.

To buy: $45,

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Best Applicator


Bobbi Brown Retouching Wand
Click to dispense a drop of liquid concealer to the sponge tip. Dab onto the problem area, then blend—no messy fingers here. “It dried to a powdery finish that blurred my lines and pores,” said a tester. In nine shades.

To buy: $46,

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Best for Redness


BECCA Backlight Targeted Colour Corrector in Pistachio
Instead of spackling redness with layers of concealer, color-correct it. Pat a bit of this green cream onto rosy areas before foundation for an even canvas.

To buy: $30,

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Best Bargain


e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Lightweight Concealer Stick
This thick pencil (in four shades) rivals pricier versions with its velvety texture. The rounded tip lets you get in “every nook and cranny,” said a tester.

To buy: $4,

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Most Long-Lasting


Smashbox Studio Skin 24-Hour Concealer
This liquid matte formula sets in seconds to withstand sweat and water. “It stayed on all day, yet my skin looked like skin—not all made-up,” said one tester. In 10 shades.

To buy: $25,

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Best Splurge


Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer
Hyaluronic acid and green tea are two of the anti-agers in this cult favorite. The tube lasts for months—plus its coverage is impeccable, making it worth the hefty price tag.

To buy: $70,

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Best for Blemishes


Maybelline New York Master Conceal Camouflaging Concealer
Use one dab on good-skin days and two for zits or circles. The formula can be layered without adding bulk. In five shades.

To buy: $9,

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