This concealer was developed with plastic surgeons and contains healing ingredients like oil-absorbing zinc oxide, witch hazel, tea tree, and sulfur. Creamy liquid concealer is lightweight yet offers full coverage without creasing or cracking. Some find that it even eliminates the need for foundation.
There’s not much product for the money. Deep and fair skin tones may have trouble finding a shade match.
A light, natural-looking stick concealer. The mineral pigments give a no-makeup look while still covering up blemishes. Comes in a convenient twist-up stick for travel or keeping on hand for touchups. Gentle on skin, long-lasting, and allows skin to breathe throughout the day.
Shades tend to run lighter than expected, so you may need to order a darker shade. Only three shades to choose from.
This sweat-proof stick concealer is made to last all day without creasing. It also defends skin against bacteria with salicylic acid. It has a matte finish and a natural look while still giving full coverage. Formulated to work in conjunction with other products in the Blemish Rescue line for acne-prone skin.
Many users find the fair shades lean orange. Can dry out blemishes too much on already dry skin.
This liquid concealer has a natural matte finish that goes on smoothly and blends evenly for a flawless look. It does a great job of covering up red blemishes because of its subtle green tint. Users report that it helps put the brakes on breakouts if applied at the first sign of a pimple.
A wider variety of colors would be nice, since it only comes in three shades.
A highly pigmented liquid concealer, it can cover blemishes, under-eye circles, and age spots. Green shade is ideal for rosacea. The oil-free formula contains retinol (vitamin A) to improve the look of skin. Easy to blend with a finish that's semi-matte. From an affordable and well-respected drugstore brand.
This concealer can be too drying for skin that's not oily. Just three shades, one of which is green for concealing redness.
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When it comes to a concealer for acne, the rule is: first do no harm. Acne is caused by hormonal changes as well as clogged pores from oil, makeup, or dead skin cells, so choose a concealer that is non-comedogenic (non-pore-clogging) so that it doesn’t add to the problem. Concealers that have ingredients to aid in the treatment of acne do double-duty as treatment and makeup. Look for salicylic acid, which can clear clogged pores, and sulfur or tea tree oil that can calm inflammation. When it comes to concealing blemishes, beauty experts recommend choosing a shade that’s an exact match to your skin tone and applying after your foundation on just the problem areas. Blend well, and finish by setting with powder so the concealer lasts all day.
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