Avoid Makeup Meltdown With These Tried & True Concealers

On the list of summer beauty dilemmas, count foundation meltdown at the very top. But we’ve found a solution to this often sticky situation: swapping foundation for concealer. Small and compact, the perfect concealer gets the job done by eliminating the look of flaws and imperfections, while delivering a more comfortable wear and less splotchy finish. Plus, there’s really no better way to achieve a dewy, no-makeup makeup look than by faking it with a lightweight, natural-finish concealer. If the thought of wearing foundation in the blazing heat is making you sweat, make the swap with us and check out our favourite concealers. From sheer to full-coverage, we’ve listed concealers that will best fit your needs.

29Secrets Pick: Glossier Stretch Concealer, $22

This buzzworthy concealer gets its name from its star ingredients: beeswax and microcrystalline wax, which gives it an elastic and flexible consistency. Seriously, try applying and blending it with the warmth of your fingers and see how it instantly melts into the skin. Thanks to the avocado and jojoba oil, this concealer prevents is great if you’re trying to achieve a dewy skin-like finish. 

29Secrets Pick: NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer, $37

Made with a soft-focus soothing complex and diffusion powder, this full-coverage cream concealer includes five correcting shades that magically transform the look of skin by blurring out imperfections. Don’t let its name fool you; unlike the other matte concealers you’ve tried in the past, this one delivers long-lasting coverage without the cakiness. 

29Secrets Pick: Lise Watier Portfolio Professional Correction, $36

Concealing dark under eyes, blue veins or redness can be challenging. The solution is colour correcting. Available in three shade palettes, each Portfolio Professional Correction comes with five neutralizing correctors that counteract and camouflage imperfections and sculpt and brighten the look of skin. 

29Secrets Pick: Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer, $36

For long, crease-resistant wear, you’ll want to stock up on Laura Mercier’s latest concealer. The Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear is a sweat and waterproof concealer(!) that offers medium to full coverage that lasts for up to 12 hours. 

29Secrets Pick: Nude by Nature Perfecting Concealer, $24

Conceal tired-looking eyes while improving the look of skin with the Perfect Concealer by Australian beauty brand, Nude by Nature. Enriched with floraesters, Kakadu plum, vitamin E, shea butter and jojoba oil, this creamy-liquid formula provides natural-looking coverage while restoring the skin’s radiance.

29Secrets Pick: Beautycounter Touchup Skin Concealer Pen, $40

For those looking for a luminous finish, you’ll love the buildable, medium coverage of this chic gold pen concealer. Just click the button to pump product up to the brush applicator, directly apply where needed and blend. This concealer is great for brightening under the eyes and perfect for highlighting the brow bone.

29Secrets Pick: Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)able Full Cover Concealer, $38

Create an even and radiant skin tone by hiding hyperpigmentation and redness with this ultra-creamy, full-coverage concealer by Marc Jacobs. For the best results, apply and blend with the Conceal  – Full Cover Correcting Brush.


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