The 7 Best Concealers Makeup Artists Swear By

May 24, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. ET
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Oh, concealer, how we have a love-hate relationship with you. Sure, you’ve got the power to cover up even our worst breakouts and hide the darkest of circles under our eyes, but why do you insist on sliding down our faces and settling into every tiny crease and line by lunch? We want to love you, we really do, but you make it hard — or at least some of your crappier formulations do. Look, we understand that not all concealers are bad, but it seems almost impossible to find a formulation that checks off all of our boxes. At least that’s what we thought until we checked in with a bunch of makeup artists, combing through every interview and Instagram photo we could find to figure out which concealers the best of the best experts swear by. And, yes, we hit the jackpot.

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Thanks to our tireless dedication (oh, hey, here’s our back if you want to pat it or something), we not only found a ton of incredibly excellent concealer recommendations, but we were also able to uncover some helpful application tips from the pros, like Nick Barose, Melissa Walsh and Benjamin Puckey (if their names mean nothing to you, maybe their clients Gigi Hadid, Sasha Pieterse and Jennifer Hudson do?). So click through our list of the best of the best concealers below, and get ready to have insanely good coverage all day long.

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MAC Studio Pro Conceal and Correct Palette

M.A.C. Studio Conceal and Correct Palette
Image: MAC Cosmetics

Pro: Nick Barose

Clients: Sasha Pieterse, Tracee Ellis Ross

Product: "@Maccosmetics Concealer Palette Creamy and powdery, it sets to a velvety finishes, it's nice to have a few extra colours you can mix n match for different part of your face and or when you're darker in the summer so your Concealer doesn't 'Float' on your face," wrote Barose about one of his favorite concealers.

MAC Studio Pro Conceal and Correct Palette (MAC, $40)

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
Image: Nars Cosmetics

Pro: Adam Burrell

Clients: Fergie, Jennifer Hudson, Little Mix

Product: Burrell posted a pic on his Instagram account showing his favorite go-to products he uses to get Jennifer Hudson ready for her appearance on The Voice U.K., which included this cult-favorite Nars concealer.

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer (Nars, $30)

RMS Beauty "Un" Cover-Up

Rms Beauty "Un" Cover-Up
Image: RMS Beauty

Pro: Suzy Gerstein

Clients: Leighton Meester, Millie Bobby Brown, Christy Turlington Burns

Product: As Gerstein wrote in an Instagram post about this dual-purpose concealer and foundation, you can "even out any discoloration in the skin with @rmsbeauty "un" cover-up, patting in with fingertips."

RMS Beauty "Un" Cover-Up (RMS Beauty, $36)

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Concealer

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Concealer
Image: Lancôme

Pro: Benjamin Puckey

Clients: Gigi Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, Suki Waterhouse

Product: This concealer comes highly recommended by Puckey, who wrote on Instagram, "This @lancomeofficial concealer is really good! #alittlegoesalongway."

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Concealer (Lancôme, $31)

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage
Image: Laura Mercier

Pro: Liset Garza

Clients: Michelle Dockery, Phoebe Tonkin, Natasha Lyonne

Product: "My favorite concealer of all time," wrote Garza on Instagram about this two-toned palette.

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage (Laura Mercier, $35)

Hynt Beauty Duet Perfecting Concealer

Hynt Beauty Duet Perfecting Concealer
Image: Hynt Beauty

Pro: Melissa Walsh

Clients: Ruth Negga, Rachel Brosnahan

Product: "Not only does a little go a long way, but it covers everything from dark circles to pimples and doesn't feel heavy or get cakey. It also is vegan, organic, and toxin-free," said Walsh in a Byrdie interview about this creamy, super-blendable concealer.

Hynt Beauty Duet Perfecting Concealer (Hynt Beauty, $24)

Chanel Correcteur Perfection Concealer

Chanel Correcteur Perfection Concealer
Image: Chanel

Pro: Andie Markoe-Byrne

Clients: Ashley Graham, Frida Aasen, Philomena Kwao

Product: "I absolutely love these! Velvety texture; don't crease; great colors," wrote Markoe-Byrne in an Instagram post.

Chanel Correcteur Perfection Concealer (Chanel, $42)

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Originally posted on StyleCaster.

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