Choosing a concealer with good coverage used to mean using thick, cakey formulas that clung to dry patches and creased around breakouts. Nowadays however, there are formulas specifically designed to work for all varieties of skin types, including breakout-prone skin. The best concealers will help to cover spots, neutralise redness, and even out skin tone without drawing attention to blemishes, and can be layered to increase coverage without looking cakey. For the ultimate coverage, try out our concealer ‘sandwich’ hack‘. Scroll down to discover the 10 best blemish-covering concealers.
e.l.f 16HR Camo Concealer
The e.l.f 16HR Camo Concealer is a purse-friendly pick that definitely delivers. The full coverage formula instantly masks blemishes and under-eye circles while still feeling light on the skin. It also has the added benefits of hydration and oil control, thanks to avocado oil and kaolin clay – giving you an even, matte finish that lasts for up to 16 hours. An awesome all-rounder that’s perfect for everyday use.
Glowhub Under Cover Concealer
Glowhub’s blemish-busting Under Cover Concealer is formulated with salicylic acid, white willow bark, and tea tree to help shrink breakouts while simultaneously delivering long-lasting coverage. It’s the multi-tasking makeup product everyone with belmish-prone skin needs.
Revolution Pro Full Cover Camouflage Concealer
The Revolution Pro Full Cover Camouflage Concealer is a high-coverage queen. Mega-pigmented and non-transferable, it’s ideal for covering up blemishes, scars, and even tattoos. If you’re a full-glam kinda’ gal or guy, this one’s for you.
Kevin Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer
Developed by a true makeup legend, Kevyn Aucoin’s Sensual Skin Enhancer is the ‘It Girl’ of base products. A multi-use, waterproof balm enriched with honey, vitamin E, and jojoba oil which conceals blemishes and uneven skin tone; with a dewy, barely-there finish. Don’t be deterred by the price – you only need a tiny amount, so it will last you ages. A higher-end option that makes a great gift, even if it’s to yourself.
Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Concealer
Available in over 30 shades, the ever-popular Born This Way Super Coverage Concealer certainly lives up to its hype. The pigment-packed formula evens out redness in your complexion with ease. Plus, it’s oil-free, non-comedogenic, and features hydrating coconut water, so it won’t cling to spots and dry patches. A repeat purchase for sure.
XX Revolution ConcealXX Super FiXX Concealer
Makeup and skincare combine in XX Revolution’s long-wearing ConcealXX Super FiXX Concealer. The lightweight formula covers effortlessly and blends seamlessly, making it ideal for both concealing blemishes and brightening the under the eyes. Added vitamin E and hyaluronic acid nourish and hydrate the skin – so no dry patches. *Chef’s kiss*.
MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Concealer
The beauty obsessed will be familiar with many of MAC’s most iconic products, and their Pro Longwear Concealer is another holy grail to add to the list. If longevity is what you’re after, this one stands the test of time, delivering a matte finish that holds up against sweat, whether you’re in the club or at the gym. Dab it over blemishes and dark spots for a full-coverage yet natural finish that won’t crease or transfer. They call it “pro” for a reason.
ZOEVA Authentik Skin Perfector
ZOEVA’s Authentik Skin Perfector is the one you should reach for if you’re after a medium-coverage option. Thanks to an infusion of hydrating rosehip oil, it has a velvety texture that melts into the skin and works wonders at concealing both blemishes and dark spots while still managing to feel weightless. An essential product to ace your base.
Kimchi Chic Beauty Undercover Hoe Concealer Palette
If there’s anyone you should take makeup advice from, it’s a drag queen. Created by legendary queen Kim Chi, Undercover Hoe is a cream concealer palette featuring six shades you can use to conceal, correct, neutralise, brighten, and contour. It lasts all day and night (as you’d expect), so you can strut your stuff on stage or anywhere without worrying about touch-ups.
Nabla Re-generation Concealer
A handy twist-up concealer pen with a built-in sponge-tip applicator, Nabla’s Re-generation Concealer is a travel makeup bag essential. Packed with skin-loving ingredients, it allows you to spot conceal on the go while actively helping to care for your skin and target breakouts. Is there anything it can’t do?