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, charlottetilbury.com.
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, bobbibrowncosmetics.com.
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, sephora.com.
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, elfcosmetics.com.
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, sephora.com.
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, cledepeaubeaute.com.
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, amazon.com.