Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

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What’s the Best Concealer for Covering Acne that you’ve tried?

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49 thoughts on “Hit List: Best Concealer for Covering Acne

  1. sof

    Laura Mercier’s secret camouflage! it is very long lasting and you can mix colors to find your best color match!

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Thao Thao

    I have two favorite concealers for acne: MUFE Invisible Cover Concealer and Hard Candy Glamoflauge. With Glamoflauge, I can just dab and go, whereas with MUFE, I have to do some extra work to layer and blend. But MUFE looks less obvious. MUFE is thinner, buildable, drier and has less coverage than Glamoflauge. I prefer Glamoflauge on more stubborn, pigmented spots (dab and go!). I do notice that Glamoflauge separates on days when I get oily. Both work well on flaky spots as well, and they both do a good job of color correcting to match my foundation.

    • Amanda

      Glamoflage has lanolin and mineral oil in it and it broke me out like crazy. I guess that’s why it’s advertised as being for tattoos. The coverage is really good though.

  3. I absolutely adore The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Concealer, if applied directly from the bullet and blended with a sponge or finger works wonders :’)

  4. Brenda

    I like Mufe’s full cover because it lasts all day! I also love Mac’s studio fix powder foundation, it covers really well and you don’t have to cover every spot individually!

    • Sekar VD

      What’s your skintype? does the mac studio fix powder foundation last long enough on you? (:

  5. Sabrina

    Collection 2000’s 16 hour concealer is very very good for its price. I’m not sure if its available in the US though.

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Valerie Valerie S

    Definitely Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage. I love this stuff! Being able to mix colors is so helpful. And the coverage is great and lasts all day for me.

  7. I love Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, applied with Sephora #57 Concealer brush. Pretty amazing application.

  8. Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer. OH MY GOD this stuff is a little pot of golden magic.

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ellen Ellen

    I love the coverage and lasting power of Cle de Peau! It’s expensive, but a little tiny bit goes a long way, and it really looks flawless.

  10. MUFE Full Cover, but it’s not longer cruelty-free. I would LOVE to find a cruelty-free dupe for it.

    • UGH, why do companies DO THIS?

      Why do they go BACK on their progressive animal rights policies? If something is cruelty free, KEEP IT THAT WAY! They’re just winding up on the wrong side of history, otherwise!

      • Lauren, it doesn’t necessarily mean that MUFE is conducting animal testing. MUFE just sells in China now, where it is actually required by law to test on animals at the government’s discretion — Which means the Chinese government may or may not conduct animal testing with MUFE product, and by selling in China, MUFE is allowing them to do so.

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Emma Emma

      Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Concealer!!! It’s 100% vegan and cruelty free, and (having tried both and owning both) I greatly prefer OCC to MUFE.

  11. Chiara

    I love MAC Pro Longwear because it stays put all day and is incredibly pigmented.

    • Katherine

      This stuff always makes me break out! Be warned!I’ve heard others say it breaks them out as well

      • KyraCotgrave

        Yep I use this with Studio Fix foundation and break out literally after 12 hours of wearing both together

  12. I got the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage a couple months ago and I like it but I have trouble covering specific blemishes with it. I warm it up with a hairdryer and then mix to get my shade and apply it with fingers, and that covers redness/hyperpigmentation well but can’t get the swing of blemishes. Any tips would be greatly appreciated :)

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kathryn Kathryn Vander Molen

    Hard Candy Glamouflage is a life saver for me! It’s the reason I don’t have to wear foundation every day.

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Calle Calle

    High end: I really like Mac studio fix.
    Drugstore: Maybelline fit me is my FAVORITE concealer for anything, but Revlon PhotoReady is a close second :)

  15. Nina

    I realey love MAC’s pro longwear concealer – it covers well and lasts quite long, but it does oxidize a little when it dries…

  16. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Thorunn Sif Thorunn Thorarinsdottir

    The best one I’ve tried is Make Up Store’s Cover All Mix, it’s amazing

  17. beck

    korres:
    Quercetin & Oak Antiageing & antiwrinkle concealer.
    comes in a oot is creamy and applies soooo well, lasts quite a while too

  18. I’ve had moderate to severe acne for over a decade (finally clearing up now), and these were my favorite concealers to use:

    +Physician’s formula green concealer treatment (i forget the exact name, because it’s changed)
    +Kat Von D’s tattoo concealer (this will not cover tattoos, but it’s pigmented enough to cover blemishes)
    +Too Faced Absolutely Flawless concealer (a recent discovery. If you have dry skin, this may not work for you, as the texture is a bit thick and sticky– it can be very visible on dry patches.

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jen Jen

      I have very problematic skin too and I second the Physician’s Formula concealer… I currently use the ones in the tubes (the green one & the regular concealer). My main gripe is that it seems to run too light. I need to find one where you can mix your own shade or something–don’t know if they still make that.

      Other concealers I’ve used have had a nicer feel to them but this one is great at NOT causing more breakouts.

  19. MUFE Full Cover–super-opaque, and actually lasts

  20. The Balm TimeBalm Concealer. I don’t normally have dark circles, but this stuff covers acne spots and angry bug bites like no one’s business. Very pigmented formula, which means I need a dab or two to get the coverage I want. I love the fact it doesn’t melt on me. I use a little bit of powder on top to get it to blend a little better with my skin.

  21. I do not get many pimples, a few bumps here and there or the odd ingrown hair around my brows so foundation usually does the trick. Why do I find concealer seems to just draw attention to the area more so than if I just leave the darn thing alone. I personally do not reach for concealer for pimples for this very reason. It draws my eye in, but that could be me simply staring at it too. ha! I think if anything, I would be reaching for a colour corrector to put under foundation to keep a more uniform look.

  22. The best concealers I’ve found are Nars Radiant Creamy concealer and Maybelline Age Rewind concealer. The Nars covers any blemishes I have, blends out great while staying opaque, and looks like skin. Since the Nars is so expensive, I end up using the Maybelline most days. The Maybelline packaging sucks with the sponge tip because too much or too little comes out at once. But I love the product. It layers well, blends out well, and is pigmented enough to cover most blemishes.

  23. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Melisa Melisa

    I have been loving lately the NARS radiant creamy concealer. And I have kind of bad acne and I can get away with using that and some MAC mineralized skin finish natural over it!! But if anyone from the UK is reading this, does Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection work good for covering acne?

  24. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Chelle daheep

    Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage & BECCA Dual Coverage Concealer. I prefer the latter simply because it’s the perfect color for my skintone & don’t have to trial & error with color-mixing like I do with the LM one. Both are excellent.

  25. Ana Silva

    MUFE Invisible Cover Concealer

  26. becca

    mac studio finish spf35 concealer. this covers everything, it’s very pigmented, lasts forever, stays on, and there are many shades to choose from. I especially like it for spot concealing acne because it doesn’t make the area look dry and crusty. It also doesn’t give me more acne than i already have.

  27. Joscelyn49

    My favorite for covering acne is hands down Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage. First, I warm it up between my fingers then apply to the general area/ spot on my face. I use Sonia Kashuk Core Tools Concealer Brush or Sephora Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush #57.

    My all time favorite concealer though, is Cle de Peau. So worth the money – lasts a while too!

  28. Joscelyn49

    My favorite for covering acne is hands down Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage. First, I warm it up between my fingers then apply to the general area/ spot on my face. Then, to blend it in to the rest of my face, I use Sonia Kashuk Core Tools Concealer Brush or Sephora Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush #57.

    My all time favorite concealer though, is Cle de Peau. So worth the money – lasts a while too!

  29. Kristy

    Revlon Colorstay blemish concealer is one of the few products I repeat buy. I always have it on hand. The medium shade is perfect, not too yellow or pink, it covers well, and it stays on all day. I won’t use anything else, and I’m kind of a makeup snob!

  30. BAHAR

    I love Benefit’s Erase Paste. It really works with my skin.

  31. Ariel

    Mac Pro Longwear is great cause nobody wants their zit to shine through only part way through the day. Stila Perfecting Concealer is another favorite and I’d say the coverage is a bit fuller and it’s more moisturizing but you can’t beat how long lasting the Mac one is. The Nars stick concealer is a last resort when I’ve out-paled the other two it’s the lightest I’ve found though I don’t like how dry it is.

  32. Isabell

    MAC Select Cover-Up is the best one I’ve tried so far. I agree with MACs description of it as “Liquid camouflage for the skin”. It covers incredibly well, but it sets fast so you don’t have as much time to blend it as you do with, for example, the Studio Finish concealer (or any other cream concealer). But it stays on all day.

  33. Frances

    I tend to use MAC full coverage foundation or Cover FX cream foundation to cover blemishes! Partially because of the pale shade (NW10 and E0) and also because the thicker creamy formula really helps disguise the texture of the blemish as well as the colour. Vichy Dermabland Stick foundation is another one thats good but a little too dark for me unfortunately.

    If I am using a concealer I’ll use Cover FX concealer (Extra Light) or a Quo Mineral Concealer in Light (Dual ended with stick and liquid sides which is nice, multiple uses!)

  34. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Stephanie Stephanie

    I actually really like the Maybelline Fit Me concealer!

  35. caroline

    mufe hd concealer and mac prolong wear.

  36. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Liz Liz

    MUFE Full Cover is amazing for super pigmented spots. For drugstore options, I find that the Revlon Photoready stick concealer is decent – the coverage is quite good, but it just doesn’t last all that long for me. Lise Watier’s Porfolio concealer wheel is another one I own that I bring out sometimes – it’s a bit heavier and drier than MUFE, so you really need to warm it up and blend it out, but it’s got great coverage.

  37. I’ve been using the Neutrogena Skin Clearing Blemish Concealer for many years. I love it. I don’t use it on other areas of the face because I’m afraid of it being too drying; but I almost wish I could! It really covers and matches my skin well. Helps to heal the blemish too. :)

  38. Kim

    I’m using Kat Von D concealor now and recommend it to everyone with normal-oily skin. It’s waterproof and long long lasting. But if you’re looking for a cheaper option, try hard candy glamoflauge concealer, it’s comparable to Kat Von D, but costs only 6$!