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The Concealers That Treat Skin Concerns On Top Of Hiding Imperfections

Flawless skin essentials that cover while they treat.

Wouldn’t it be great if you can treat your skin issues while you hide them? Instead of using one concealer for different skin imperfections that may occur, why not opt for concealers that target specific skincare conditions depending on where you need them? For example, concealers that help heal blemishes would contain ingredients like salicylic acid to purge pores and kill bacteria, while concealers that are made for concealing dark eye circles might tend to contain depuffing ingredients that nourish the delicate area as well. Read on to find out which concealer works best for anything you want to cover and treat:

 

Best For Blemishes: IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Full Treatment Concealer, $46
Developed with plastic surgeons for oily and acne-prone skin, this full-coverage concealer effectively conceals and treats blemishes and redness. Formulated with a blend of zinc oxide, kaolin clay, witch hazel, sulphur and exfoliating acids, it kills bacteria and purifies pores at the same time to keep angry kits under control at the same time. But you don’t have to worry about the formula cracking or drying skin out, as it is infused with anti-ageing peptides and hydrolysed collagen to hydrate and plump skin for an impeccable finish. Best For Blemishes: MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix 24-Hour Smooth Wear Concealer, $36
The last thing you want to on an angry zit is to pile on pore-clogging makeup, which is why this oil-free concealer is a great option for covering blemishes and acne. With a lightweight and breathable texture, you can easily layer this on if you require more coverage and its long-lasting formula ensures that it stays on without streaking or caking. Plus, it sets into a soft matte finish that looks totally natural. Best For Under Eyes: Huda Beauty Overachiever Concealer, $50
Despite its 31 percent pure pigment concentration, this long-lasting under eye concealer is also infused with botanical extracts to ensure a blendable formula that keeps skin plump and smooth. Thanks to long-wearing polymers, it adheres seamlessly to skin and lasts throughout the day without caking. Plus it even comes with a metallic tip applicator which helps to depuff and refresh the under eye area so you look energised. Best For Under Eyes: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, $46
With a luxurious creamy texture, this buildable concealer erases signs of fatigue as it counters dark eye circles and blurs fine lines for a smooth and luminous finish. It’s also enriched with botanical extracts to hydrate, firm and plump the under eye area. Best For Under Eyes: Hourglass Veil Retouching Fluid, $58
Inspired by its Veil primer, this concealer gives a flawless, airbrushed effect as it blurs out fine lines, dark circles and unevenness. A blend of hyaluronic acid, plant water extract and grapefruit extract also replenishes moisture and plumps skin for a natural no-makeup effect. Best For Dark Spots: Kat Von D Beauty Lock-It Concealer Creme, $40
As its name suggests, this concealer stays flawless throughout the day so you never have to worry about it streaking or fading. Thanks to its long-wearing formula, it lasts through heat, humidity and even sweat and tears without compromising on comfort. It even comes with an applicator that has a tapered tip for reaching corners to hide shadowy areas around the nose and mouth, as well as a wide base to cover discolouration and dark spots. Best part? It is also infused with brightening and hydrating ingredients for a seamless, second-skin effect. Best For Dark Spots: Moonshot Dark Spot Concealer, $27
You can trust the Koreans when it comes to achieving a radiant complexion. This k-beauty concealer is infused with brightening skincare essence to treat pigmentation while perfecting the look of skin. It also provides buildable coverage for a perfect, camera-ready finish.