Unless you’re blessed with extraordinarily good skin straight out of a Photoshop filter, concealer is probably in your makeup routine. Like most base products, concealers are a challenge to get right. But once you’ve found a holy grail concealer that works for you, you’ve got a trusty sidekick that’ll always help you put your best face forward.

While foundation is your first line of defence, concealer covers all bases. They’re also an every day, no-makeup makeup look staple, and don’t run the risk of clogging your pores as much as a heavy duty foundation. Investing in a right one is key, so we’ve scoured the market for five of the best concealers, each at the top of their game when it comes to counteracting a specific issue.

It’s time to get Beyoncé-level flawless.

All products are available at Sephora.

1
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer

For mature skin prone to fine lines

The extremely thick formula of this well-loved concealer may be intimidating to some, but trust when we say it’ll hide your darkest secrets. Formulated with anti-ageing ingredients, the Bye Bye Under Eye aims to diffuses fine lines while brightening dull under-eyes. You’ll get a slight-blurring effect, with a hint of sheen, so this is not one for those looking to get a pure matte concealer. The only downside is a limited shade range with mostly cool or peachy undertones.

2
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

For dry skin

Those with dry skin, particularly drier under-eyes will find it a true struggle to find a concealer that doesn’t cling, and this is the best by far. It’s formulated with vitamins to nourish the skin, keeping it radiant all day (read: no cakey under eyes). The creamy texture fills in fine lines without emphasisng them, which is a must-have for dry complexions. It’s medium coverage, though very buildable, and can be used for highlighting as well, making this an all-round winner if you fall under this skin type.

 

3
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer

For crease-prone under-eyes

Those who can’t stand heavier concealers can opt for the ultra-lightweight Naked Skin concealer. This has made waves amongst beauty influencers this year, praised for how it doesn’t crease on the under-eyes, as well as its flattering, demi-matte finish. Their shade range also caters to neutral undertones, a unique inclusion given most ranges tend to lean warm or cool only.

4
Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Concealer

For oily skin

Kat Von D’s complexion products are known for being like beautifying shellac, and pretty budge-proof. Those with oilier skin will appreciate the long-wearing capabilities of this concealer, though it requires some setting to be fully locked in. With 20 shades available, you’ll be pretty hard-pressed to not find a perfect match.

5
Laura Mercier Candleglow Concealer and Highlighter

For highlighting and glowier skin

This Laura Mercier stick is not one to conceal blemishes per se, but imparts a bright, dewy glow that’s a fantastic addition to your current concealer routine. Place it at all the highest points of your face, blend, and achieve a soft, radiant finish that’ll get you looking more youthful.

Beatrice Bowers
Features Editor
Beatrice Bowers writes about beauty, drinks, and other nice things. When not bound to her keyboard, she moonlights as a Niffler for novels and can be found en route to bankruptcy at your nearest bookstore. Don't tell her boss.