by FAITH XUE
Late nights, long talks, too many tequila shots—all things that can lead to you waking up resembling less Beyoncé and more panda. Luckily, there’s a product that can erase last night’s mistakes in just one swipe: concealer, obviously. We shudder to think of a world without our trusty magic pens, sticks, and pots that hide everything from dark circles to random breakouts like they’re nothing. As beauty editors, we’ve tried our fair share of concealers—from eh to never-letting-go good. We’re sharing a few that fit into the latter category today, in case you happen to be in the market for a new version (or have never found one that works).
Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer
Don’t judge this concealer by its humble exterior—this tiny tube packs a hugepunch. Just a small dab of the creamy formula erases dark circles and covers zits in one swipe, putting the “amazing” into the name. Plus, it comes in 20 different shades so you can find the exact one for your skin tone.
Becca Ultimate Coverage Concealing Crème ($36)
This richly pigmented (but never cake-y) concealer from Becca is our go-to for covering up under-eye bags; the creamy formula covers like a dream yet feels weightless.
RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up ($36)
Natural beauty fiends will fall in love with RMS’s concealer, which hides imperfections and somehow magically adjusting to fit your skin tone. Plus, the formula is made with all-natural and organic ingredients like coconut and jojoba oils to hydrate and smooth—double win.
Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer ($70)
Often considered the crème de la crème of concealers, Clé de Peau’s version is both a makeup artist and beauty editor favorite—and for good reason. The stick makes it easy to apply, and the formula blends like a dream—then doesn’t budge.
Lorac Porefection Concealer ($24)
A product that soothes as much as it conceals, Lorac’s oil and fragrance-free concealer is infused with anti-aging antioxidants. as well as hydrating olive leaf extract. Oh, and don’t forget about the lemon fruit, papaya, and white peony extract—all ingredients that help brighten dark circles.
Bobbi Brown Intensive Serum Concealer ($40)
It’s a serum… It’s a concealer… It’s a serumcealer! Bobbi Brown revolutionized the coverage category when she launched a concealer that goes on as light as serum—yet somehow manages to cover everything, too. Magic, we say.
Maybelline Master Conceal ($9)
A drugstore gem, this small but mighty concealer is a Byrdie favorite for its ultra-resistant finish—as well as its ability to cover pretty much anything without any caking.