Our makeup bags often resemble this: several eyeliners, a few different foundations depending on the season, countless lip colors, powder compacts of different varieties, and an impressive slew of concealers. While a rainbow of eyeliners, lip colors, and crushed powder compacts may go untouched, we dip into our concealers day in and day out. There's one for every need: dark circles, blemishes, you name it. But for days when we don't want to lug around a heavy makeup bag (i.e., every day), we'd love a concealer that can take care of more than one skin issue. As it turns out, they do exist.
According to Sonia Kashuk, "When covering blemishes, use a slightly drier, heavier formula; for under-eye coverage, it's best to go with a formula that’s creamy, a bit sheer, and has some luminosity." Hence, a formula with a happy medium will serve well to conceal both. Below, you'll find our top picks for double-duty concealers.
This cream-to-powder formula dries matte without creasing, covering both beauty ailments without the obviousness of using cover-up.
While targeted for dark circles, this easy-to-blend concealer is a master at camouflaging discoloration—perfect for hiding those pesky red pimples, too.
The beauty here is that you can custom-blend your own perfect shade to perfectly conceal a wide range of skin issues: scars, discoloration, hyperpigmentation—you name it, it's got you covered (literally).
A favorite of mine, this concealer packs a major punch. Just a small dot will cover both under-eye areas, and an even smaller application will totally conceal even the most obvious of breakouts. My personal tip: Blend it out with a damp Beautyblender, as it tends to be on the thicker side.
Marketed as a "foundation stick," this product can be used to touch up just about any imperfection on the go, or even as your daily concealer. We get that it's not made specifically for the under-eye area, but one of our favorite beauty sources (aka Sephora reviewers) rave about its ability to cover dark circles and blemishes. Hey, different strokes for different folks.
This product is sort of like an anti-concealer concealer in that it uses mineral tone-balancing powder to correct (not mask) imperfections. With this smooth tone-correcting concealer, light is reflected away while the formula hydrates and reduces redness.
This incredibly smooth concealer is fortified with hyaluronic acid and black tea extract to actually treat the skin while it hides imperfections.
When we see "creaseless" on a tube of concealer, we're already smitten. This is great news for concealing dark circles and blemishes too, as creasing, caking, and flaking are some fo the last things you ever want to happen. Instead, the finish is smooth and virtually undetectable.
Think of this concealer as your second skin. It's weightless and practically invisible, so no one will be the wiser if you have a breakout or tired eyes.
What's your go-to concealer? Tell us below!