The 12 Best Concealers for Blemishes, Dry Skin, and Dark Circles to Add to Your Beauty Routine

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best concealers 2022
Charlotte Tilbury

The unsung hero of most makeup looks, a good concealer is an essential part of anyone's beauty arsenal. Whether you're breakout-prone or sporting some dark circles from too many sleepless nights, concealer covers up imperfections to let your other features take center stage. Concealer is personal though, so finding the perfect addition to your makeup routine can take some serious trial and error, which is why we've rounded up the best products for every skin type and need.

When hunting down your holy grail concealer, you'll have to keep in mind what your main concerns are. A good concealer works to change how light plays with your skin by subtly adjusting pigments, so aging skin has different needs from younger, acne-prone skin. To cover up pimples, look for noncomedogenic — that is, non pore-clogging — formulas, full-coverage formulas for spot concealing, and even formulas with acne medication such as salicylic acid. For hectic days and sleepless nights that leave you with dreaded dark under-eye circles, there are brightening concealers in over 50 shades with a radiant finish for bright, beautiful eyes.

This year has seen a lot of top beauty brands launch new concealers, so there's truly something for everyone to cover dark circles and blemishes, provide contour, and de-puff and brighten skin. With more options than ever from Charlotte Tilbury to Rihanna's Fenty Beauty and liquid to powder formulas, you can easily create a clear, flawless complexion.

Starting at just $7, shop our favorite concealers to make sure you're picking the right one for the job.

The Kosas Revealer Concealer is a medium coverage, non-comedogenic concealer that includes some beneficial skincare ingredients, such as caffeine, pink algae and hyaluronic acid.

$28$21

Charlotte Tilbury’s waterproof concealer went viral for its natural skin-like coverage that brightens and lifts. Sarah Hyland even wore it at her wedding in August.

$33

Whether you're looking to brighten up dark circles or hide blemishes and redness, this concealer has got you covered.

$19

Dior's full-coverage, brightening concealer is crease-proof and infused with caffeine. The innovative brush inside the tube makes it even easier to apply the concealer with precision and sculpt your face.

$29

The Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Concealer has been a longtime drugstore favorite for its easy-to-use sponge applicator and multi-functioning formula that can be used to eliminate the look of dark circles, conceal redness and add brightness to the skin. 

$10$6
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer
Tarte Cosmetics

With its full-coverage formula that smooths and brightens the skin for 16 hours of flawless wear, it's no wonder that this iconic concealer sells once every 12 seconds.

$30$21
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For covering up blemishes and dark circles alike, this affordable option provides buildable coverage with an oil-free, non-comedogenic formula.

$7

With its ultra-smooth, non-comedogenic formula and natural, radiant finish, Nars creamy concealer is a classic for a reason.

$31

Available in 50 shades, the Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Concealer is creamy, long-wearing and crease-proof with medium to full coverage. 

$28$17

If you prefer a pot concealer, Glossier's best-selling stretch concealer features adaptable mineral pigments that brighten and blend easily into skin for natural-looking coverage.

$20

Beloved by celebs including Zoe Kravitz, this formula visibly brightens dark circles with a radiant finish.

$38

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