11 Of The Best Concealers, Rated By The Pros

11 Of The Best Concealers, Rated By The Pros

Still searching for the perfect concealer? From silky smooth formulas to full-coverage heroes, we asked the experts for their all-time favourites. Here’s what they said…

Chanel Palette Essentielle, £52​

“You can blend this formula out for sheer coverage over your entire face or build it up just where it’s needed by using your ring finger, tapping it gently into the skin.” Zoë Taylor, make-up artist 

Available Boots.com

Dior Forever Skin Correct Moisturising Creamy Concealer, £25

This has a buildable coverage with brightening undertones and you can layer it as much as you like without it creasing. The formula is creamy and the easy-to-use applicator helps to apply an even coating.” Lisa Potter-Dixon, make-up artist

Available at Boots.com

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Concealer, £31.05

“This silky concealer is fantastic and thanks to its creamy texture, you can blend it everywhere to instantly take down any redness or uneven tone. You can even use it in place of foundation as the coverage is so good, and often, you only need a small amount blended onto the skin – not a full face of foundation.”Mary Greenwell, A-list make-up artist & beauty expert

Available at LookFantastic.com

Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer, £32​ 

“Available in 22 shades, this creamy, blendable concealer comes with impressive coverage, concealing everything from scarring to spots and uneven tone. It’s quite a thick formula, so remember to use it sparingly. Don’t be afraid to use it all over your face, though – it works well to provide an even base on those days you want to skip foundation.” – Cher Webb, make-up artist & beauty influencer

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

iT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye, ​£25

“This gives great coverage, has an incredible shade range, and the texture just melts into skin for a great finish. You also get a lot of product, so it will last you for months.” Caroline Barnes, A-list make-up artist

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

Kat Von D Lock-It Cream Concealer, £21

“Available in 21 shades, this range has a diverse colour spectrum to suit all skin tones and undertones. Some long-wear concealers can feel cakey, but this is creamy and lightweight. It also lasts all day.” Emily-Jane Williams, celebrity & beauty make-up artist

Available at Boots.com

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, £30

“This has been in my kit for as long as I can remember. It has the fullest coverage with a totally matte finish, so is undetectable on the skin. It will cover anything – even tattoos – and you can customise the colour as it has two shades to mix together. It’s quite dry in texture so be wary about using it around the eyes, or try mixing it with an eye cream first." Sophie Tilley, make-up artist & writer 

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer,​ £17.50​

“An old-school favourite that never leaves my kit, this goes on to skin smoothly thanks to its emollient/waxy texture. As for the coverage, it’s flawless and can go from covering a tiny blemish, to a large tattoo. Just remember to set it with powder to extend its wear.”Joy Adenuga, pro make-ap artist

Available at LookFantastic.com

Pat McGrath Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Concealer, £26

“This concealer provides buildable coverage that applies seamlessly. The added Vita Serum Complex boosts hydration as you wear it, too.” Adeola Gboyega, make-up artist
“Despite being high coverage, this leaves behind a beautifully velvet finish, so you don’t have to set it with powder. It also has an elasticity which moves and flexes with the skin, so there’s no creasing.” Nilofar Mussa, make-up artist

Available at Netaporter.com

Stila Pixel Perfect Concealer, £18

“My favourite concealer is this silky one from Stila. It’s dewy and light enough to even out skin, but sheer enough that it can be layered up around those areas that need more coverage.” Mira Parmar, make-up artist & hair stylist 

Available at LookFantastic.com

Trish McEvoy Instant Eye Lift, £40

“When it comes to dark circles, there are two products which can instantly camouflage them. First, my Full Face Perfector in shade Extreme. Extreme has an orange base to correct under-eye darkness and brown spots when worn under concealer – which is where Instant Eye Lift comes in. Using the triangle of light method with Instant Eye Lift in shade 1. It works on top of the Full Face Perfector to banish any darkness, while also helping to brighten the under eye and bringing out the centre of the face.” Trish McEvoy, A-list make-up artist 

Available at HarveyNichols.com

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