The Ultimate List: The Very Best Concealers for Flawless Coverage

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Why You Need Need a Great Concealer

Hey, beautiful! Let's talk about something we all have in common—something that can make or break our day. No, I’m not talking about running out of coffee or having a good hair day. I’m talking about our struggle with finding the perfect concealer to cover those pesky blemishes, dark spots, and under-eye circles.

Just like a killer pair of heels or your trusty go-to-red lipstick, a good concealer is a non-negotiable in your makeup arsenal. That might sound dramatic, but the truth is, concealer is your secret weapon for flawless skin, covering everything from zits to tired eyes. It’s your magic wand that can take you from ‘Zombie Queen' to ‘Zoom Meeting Ready' in seconds!

Ultimate Concealers for Every Woman

No two faces are alike, and skin types vary as widely as Netflix preferences. But fear not; your skin type won't banish you to the realm of bad skin days. I've done the legwork and found some of the most iconic, game-changing, and wallet-friendly concealers that promise to give you that flawless finish, no matter your skin type.

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Pros: Happy Dance

"Happy Dance" moments are the feel-good experiences that products give us—ones that make us want to twirl around in joy!

Cons: Hard Passes

On the flip side, we have our "Hard Pass" experiences. We've all had instances when we'd rather pass on a product than bang our heads against a wall in frustration.


NARS Soft Matte Concealer

NARS Soft Matte Concealer is like having Photoshop in your pocket. This gem glides on smoothly and works an absolute magic trick on under-eye shadows. It’s practically an Instagram filter packaged in a cute glass pot!

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Practically a Photoshop genie, granting you flawless under-eye coverage.

Glides smoothly and blends like a dream.

There are lots of shades to choose from!

Hard Pass Experiences

The glass jar can be a little slippery.

Not the most budget-friendly option, but hey, we all deserve a treat sometimes!

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Concealer

Choosing a concealer is a bit like dating. It’s about finding ‘The One' that compliments you, understands your oily T-zone, and respects your sensitivity to harsh elements. So, ladies, here are some things you should wrestle with before settling down:

Skin type: If your skin type had a relationship status, would it be single (uncomplicated),  complicated (combination skin), married (committed to being oily), or divorced (extremely dry)? Each type has its own quirks, and you'll have to find a concealer that likes your skin back.

Skin tone: Are you a fair maiden, a bronzed beauty, a dusky diva, or somewhere in between? Knowing your skin tone is key to picking the right shade. Remember, choose a shade that’s too light, and you’ll look like a raccoon. Too dark, and you’ll look like you’ve got mud patches.

Budget: And finally, just like Cinderella, do you need to be home before the clock strikes 12? Likewise, do you need to keep an eye on the price tag? There's no shame in the budget game. Some of the best concealers come with friendly price tags.


Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer

This little package of magic, Clé de Peau Beauté concealer, is a bit of a splurge but worth every penny. A swipe of this, a dab of that, and voila! Your blemishes have left the chat. It's a makeup bag staple that's simple and proudly ‘no-fuss.'

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Blemishes will be runnin' for the hills with this beauty in your makeup bag.

Super-easy to use for those days when you're on the go.

It helps you rock that no-makeup makeup look—simple and expertly camouflaging.

Hard Pass Experiences

She’s a bit pricey, but this one is all about self-love, luxury, and believing that you're worth it!

The twist-up design might feel outdated to some, but we're here for that classic feel.


How to Apply Concealer: The Right Way

Alright, ladies, listen up! Here's a step-by-step guide to applying concealer to get you looking like you just stepped out of a magazine. Let's go from mishap to makeup pro together:

Clean Slate: Start with a clean, moisturized face.

Right Order: Apply your foundation first, then your concealer. It keeps things looking natural!

Dab Away: Use a small concealer brush or your ring finger to apply the product to the areas you want to cover.

Blend: The secret ingredient is always blending! Blend around the edges for a seamless finish.

Set It: A light brushing of translucent powder can set your masterpiece and keep it from moving around.

make-up artist level

Surrat Perfectionniste Concealer Palette

If you've got a makeup artist hiding inside you, then Surratt’s Perfectionniste Concealer Palette might tickle your fancy.

This palette gives you three shades to play around with, so you can mix it up exactly the way you want it. More control than a choose-your-own adventure book and perfect for the fickle weather!

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Unleash that inner makeup artist with the ability to mix and match these three shades.

Covers a wide range of skin concerns—we're talking discoloration, redness, you name it!

Perfect for on-the-go touch-ups, keeping you flawless in any weather situation.

Hard Pass Experiences

It may take a little bit of practice to become a blending master.

Palette packaging might not be everyone's cup of tea (I do not like it; I find it messy), but it's a small sacrifice for makeup versatility!

Find Your Happy Spot

There's no such thing as a one-size-fits-all rule in makeup. It's about finding what speaks to you and your unique skin needs. Let these pros and cons help guide you, but don't be afraid to dive in and try something new.

Makeup should be about having fun and letting your true beauty shine, not just covering up. 

great for dark circles

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer

Say goodbye to those pesky under-eye circles! No need to fret about looking like a panda after a night out (or just another episode of your favorite tear-jerker show, no judgement here!). IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer is your new BFF. This beauty shields your secrets better than your diary, giving you a fresh, well-rested look.

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Say bye-bye to those pesky dark circles! Even after a teary rom-com or long Netflix binge, you'll look fresh as a daisy.

This beauty's loyalty is unquestionable, sticking around longer than your yoga stretch.

Your secrets stay hidden with this bestie. Goodbye, tired eyes!

Hard Pass Experiences

It comes in a tube—great when it's new, but a wee bit tricky as it begins to run out.

It's a heavy-duty concealer, so a light hand is needed unless you're auditioning to join a fashion runway!


Remember to Have Fun

So remember, in the end, it's about what works for YOU. You're the expert on your skin. These pros and cons should guide you, but the ultimate decision-maker is the amazing, confident woman reading this: YOU! Trust your instincts, embrace the process, reapply lipstick as needed, and remember, whatever happens, I've got your back here at Hey Randi! Now, go on and conquer the world!

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Benefit Stay Don’t Stray

Ladies, you know how it feels when your concealer, like an untrained puppy, wanders off into the creases of your face? Benefit Stay Don't Stray is on top of its game, promising you loyalty like no other.

This stay-put primer preps the area for your concealer and your eyeshadow. It’s kind of like a disciplinarian for your makeup, ensuring that everything stays in its place!

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Consistency? Check! This queen stays put, so no surprises when you check your look in the mirror.

It doubles as an eyeshadow primer—kind of an overachiever, isn't she?

It ensures your makeup stays in line, a bit like a strict but loving teacher.

Hard Pass Experiences

A bit on the pricey side for a primer, but when it multitasks like a champ, we can't complain too much, can we?

Those with dry skin might find the formula a bit drying—a dollop of moisturizer before primer time may do the trick!


Randi's Favorite

Tarte Shape Tape

Now, let's talk about the lovable rogue of concealers, the Tarte Shape Tape. At first glance, you might think it’s just another concealer, but you'd be dead wrong. This multitasking wizard can also be used as a highlighter to shape your face (hence the name!). No more carrying a bunch of different products, and hey, more purse space is always a win!

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It ain't just a concealer, sis! This trickster is also a contouring wizard—talk about a 2-in-1 bargain!

Say hello to more purse space—fewer products, more room for snacks!

Hard Pass Experiences

It flies off the shelves quickly, so you might have to play the waiting game, but good things come to those who wait, right?

It's a bit more expensive than others, but worth it when you consider its multitasking superpowers!


ultimate control

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhance

If you're a gal who likes to be in control (and let's be honest, who doesn’t?), you’re going to love the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer. This customizable beauty allows you to decide your coverage level, going from sheer and natural to ‘Whoah, I’m ready for my close-up!' With all these choices and more, it’s like having an entire makeup crew in one tiny jar. Now that’s impressive!

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Calling all control freaks! This one lets you adjust your coverage level to match your fierce (or basic) mood for the day.

With so many choices, your game face will know no bounds.

Hard Pass Experiences

It's like a high-powered convertible; a little goes a long way. So, easy on the pedal!

This luxury number can be a bit pricey, but every queen deserves to spoil herself once in a while.

Let Your Inner Self Shine!

So there you have it, my beauties: your guide to the realm of concealers. Remember, beauty isn't about covering up or hiding; it's about celebrating being uniquely and wonderfully you.

Change the game, break the rules, and let your inner queen shine! You got this. And as you navigate the wild jungle of concealers, I'm always here, ready with a cup of tea, more tips and advice, and plenty of love!

Because, darling, at Hey Randi, we're all in this together! So go forth and flaunt your flawless coverage like the stunning goddess you are!

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