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Favorite Facial Concealers
Text By Kathryn Brooks and Fiona Clarke

We ask a lot of the perfect facial concealer: It has to brighten, hide dark circles, camouflage blemishes, blur fine lines and wrinkles, and ultimately, make us look less tired no matter how little sleep we may have gotten the night before. From illuminating to color correcting, industrial strength to weightless, there’s a concealer for everyone. In fact many of us are ditching full coverage foundations for tactical touch-ups. A well-placed concealer might be all we need to feel ready and fresh-faced. Here’s are ten options available on the market.

YSL TOUCHE ÉCLAT

best concealer for illuminating

Loved by makeup artists, celebs and beauty buffs alike, this product is our absolute favorite for brightening eyes and adding radiance and luminosity to your complexion. With just the click of a button add a natural glow to conceal dark circles. Also, apply to the sides of nose, mouth and chin to shape and contour. $38, www.neimanmarcus.com

ESTÉE LAUDER DOUBLE FLAWLESS WEAR CONCEALER

best concealer to fake a good night’s sleep

Fans of Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation will love this long-wearing creme concealer from the same franchise. It’s oil-free, non-comedogenic, humidity-resistant and always natural looking. Transfer-resistant and color-true, it’s infused with minerals and emollients to condition and make blending easy. $30, www.nordstrom.com

LAURA MERCIER SECRET CAMOUFLAGE CONCEALER

best concealer for matching undertones

The unique two-shade compact allows you to customize exactly the right shade and undertone to match your skin tone. Boasting more pigment than the traditional concealer, it’s a dream if you’re trying to hide shadows under your eyes, blemishes, redness, shadows, scars, capillaries, discolorations, redness and age spots. $36, www.sephora.com

CHARLOTTE TILBURY MAGIC AWAY CONCEALER

best concealer for an incredible shade range

This concealer is the real deal. Its formula has been described by Queen Tilbury herself as nothing less than ‘Spanx for your eyes’, and we couldn’t agree more. Dark circles literally vanish creating an airbrushed finish. With full coverage and easy blending, your skin will look brighter, lighter and completely resurfaced. $32, www.nordstrom.com

DIOR FIX-IT CONCEALER

best concealer for on-the-go

Fix-It not only conceals imperfections but primes the skin for long-lasting makeup. The center boasts a formula enriched with a soft-focus powder to produce an even and perfected skin surface. Around this central core, a full-coverage shade conceals color imperfections such as dark circles, pigment spots and slight redness. $36, www.neimanmarcus.com

NARS RADIANT CREAMY CONCEALER

best concealer for a natural look

If you’re looking for complete coverage with a light texture, try the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. Enriched with hydrating ingredients and light-diffusing technology. it’s our pick for natural-looking buildable coverage and it’s super long-lasting staying power. We’re sold. $30, www.saks.com

BOBBI BROWN INTENSIVE SKIN SERUM CONCEALER

best concealer for hydration

Think of this as an eye cream-meets concealer. It covers up pesky under-eye circles, is long-wearing but lightweight and feels luxurious to apply. Blended with ingredients like Indian tree root, cordyceps mushroom, bamboo grass and coffee seed extract, this formula gives your under-eyes a plumper and more refreshed look. $45, www.neimanmarcus.com

BARE MINERALS COMPLETE COVERAGE SERUM CONCEALER

best concealer for a silky texture

Powered by a beneficial anti-aging serum, this full-coverage concealer has a luxuriously smooth texture that glides on like silk but doesn’t clog up the skin. This under-eye concealer is designed to instantly cover the appearance of dark circles, discoloration and other imperfections for a beautifully even-toned complexion.$24, www.ulta.com

BOBBI BROWN CREAMY CONCEALER KIT

best concealer for under the eyes

This best-selling cream and powder duo is the perfect long-lasting cover-up. Apply the yellow-based creamy corrector to any discoloration under eyes then set with the pressed powder to set the concealer for a flawless finish. $40, www.nordstrom.com

TARTE SHAPE TAPE CONTOUR CONCEALER 

best concealer for full-coverage

This concealer from Tarte is a full-coverage, radiant, creamy concealer featuring a tapered wand applicator for precise sculpting, strobing and spot coverage. With a 12-hour crease-proof formula, it won’t cake or settle. The ingredients include shea butter to help retain skin’s elasticity, mango butter to moisturize and licorice root to brighten. $28, www.ulta.com