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Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer
Hourglass
Hidden Corrective Concealer
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Disappears on Skin
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This product does a great job of disappearing into your skin after application.

Pros

Contains vitamin E. Dries to have a lightweight finish and blends well. Stays put all day long. Decent coverage. Creamy. Great for medium and olive skin tones.

Cons

Not the best choice for under the eyes if you are older and have more thin and sensitive skin in that area.

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TARTE Amazonian Clay Waterproof 12-Hour Concealer
TARTE
Amazonian Clay Waterproof 12-Hour Concealer
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Long, Waterproof Wear
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A long-wear, waterproof formula with buildable coverage in a convenient stick makes this concealer a versatile, travel-friendly option.

Pros

Stick concealer is easy to reapply on the go, though 12-hour wear means few if any touch-ups needed even on long days. Coverage is easy to build and comes in 10 versatile shades. Waterproof.

Cons

Likely to cake and settle in fine lines if you don't blend it properly or use too much. Has been known to cause breakouts, especially on oily skin.

Surratt Beauty Surreal Skin Concealer
Surratt Beauty
Surreal Skin Concealer
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Invisible Coverage
Bottom Line

Covers up flaws and leaves your skin looking natural – even on very pale skin tones.

Pros

Good for dark circles. Lightweight enough to be used on the sensitive skin under your eyes. Doesn't feel or look like you are wearing makeup at all. Stays on all day. Includes tones from light to dark.

Cons

The amount you get for the price is small, but a little does go a long way.

Wander Beauty Dualist Matte And Illuminating Concealer
Wander Beauty
Dualist Matte And Illuminating Concealer
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Portable Convenience
Bottom Line

Liquid and stick concealer in one is great for if you want the option of two formulas.

Pros

Blends well without being too thick. Doesn't accentuate fine lines or clog pores. Covers dark circles very effectively as well as other dark spots on your face or chest.

Cons

May be hard to match to your skin tone, as there are not as many tone choices as others.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Match Stix Matte Skinstick
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna
Match Stix Matte Skinstick
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Good for Contouring
Bottom Line

This matte finish contouring concealer won't clog your pores.

Pros

Blends well. Does a good job of camouflaging your fine lines and wrinkles. Easy to apply. Does not take a lot to be effective. Lasts a long time. Can work as a light foundation.

Cons

The coverage is a little lighter than some other concealer sticks.

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A concealer stick is a convenient way to cover up flaws and discolorations, especially on to go. Concealer in this form is generally thicker than foundation. It comes in a tube, similar to a lipstick. While you can use it as a foundation, it is much heavier than foundation and most often is only used to cover blemishes or undereye circles. A concealer stick can be applied straight from the tube or by brushing it on for a more blended look. Some concealer sticks include an SPF rating to protect your skin. It should also feel light and not cake. Choose one that is the same or slighly lighter than your skin tone to achieve the most natural looking results. 

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