Thursday, January 31st, 2013

The Hit List

What’s the Best Full Coverage Concealer you’ve tried?

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65 thoughts on “Hit List: Best Full Coverage Concealer

  1. t_zwiggy


    (Yes, caps are totally necessary, it’s that good!)

    • Amanda

      AGREEED! (caps are also necessary here!)

      Seriously – Amazing Concealer is the best. It covers what NO OTHER concealer I’ve tried will cover! Love love love!

      • Elizabeth

        I just got Amazing because I’ve never found a good concealer, and the girl at Sephora recommended this. It’s a pretty good match for my skin and covers more than other stuff I’ve tried. But I think there’s something wrong with my technique, since it’s not perfect coverage. Any hints or tips?

  2. Kate

    Cle de Peau, hands down. It is worth every penny if you have really horrible hereditary circles like I do. Been using it for 5 years and still love it!

  3. Izzy

    17 Cosmetics – Hide Away Concealer Cream.

    Amazing & so cheap here in the UK too!

  4. Kassee

    definitely dermablend!!

  5. Kimmwc03

    Cle de Peau. I hate the price but it’s better than anything else I’ve ever tried.

  6. Claire

    I would say Full Cover by Make Up For ever which hides my rednesses on my very pale skin
    And as a makeup student I really like the 5 cream concealers palettes (I think it’s pro only) by Make Up Forever too
    And the Touche Eclat in shade 2 is great on dark circles when you mix it with concealer

  7. Priscilla

    Under my eyes: Laura Mercier corrector, concealer, and setting powder. I’m calling them all concealer because they all go in the same area.

    Cle de Peau concealer everywhere else. Acne prone skin and acne scars.

  8. Emma

    I love Make Up For Ever Full Cover!

  9. Kathryn

    Hard Candy Glamoflauge! The only concealer light enough for me and such good coverage. A little goes a long way.

  10. sophie

    KIKO Full Coverage Concealer!!!

  11. Fro Gord

    Soap and Glory Kick Ass Concealer! It comes with one under eye shade and one redness/pimple shade, plus translucent setting power and a mirror, all in a handy little compact and for 10 pounds! I think the brand is coming to Sephora in the US in the future…

  12. Sarah

    For my undereye area:
    It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer

    For concealing blemishes and pimples:
    Makeup Forever Full Cover Concealer

  13. May

    The Sensual Skin Enhancer by Kevyn Aucoin!
    You really only need the tiniest amount to cover up imperfections. I couldn’t be without it anymore!

  14. MAC studiofinish. I heard the prolongwear is a good one too but ive never tried it.

  15. teddy

    for me, absolutely, Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer
    The color is great with full coverage as its name, it’s opaque and lasts long.

  16. Brenda

    MUFE’s Full Cover… The only one that lasts all day on my combination skin!

  17. Charlotte

    Bobbi Brown’s Corrector. Love it for the undereyes! Everywhere else, MAC’s Prolongwear.

  18. k8r8r

    Simply Ageless Concealer (Corrector) by Covergirl (!!!) totally neutralizes my bluish-purple under eye discoloration. It has good pigment, but is nearly undetectable. It’s light-weight and stays put!

  19. Amanda Finlaw

    I use the Cover FX cream foundation as a concealer and it gives wonderful coverage for dark circles, but it definitely creases. Their liquid concealer is good as well, but I wouldn’t consider it full coverage.

  20. Lisa

    Amazing Cosmetics amazing concealer. A little goes a long way and it provides full coverage.

  21. Kate

    MAC Studio Finish – though I haven’t tried too many.

  22. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer-it’s really pigmented and creamy

  23. Yellowlantern

    Cle De Peau’s concealer. It’s way overpriced, but it’s the best I’ve tried so far.

  24. Jennifer Spears

    I like dermablend….and I’ve tried a billion concealers for these allergic, hereditary dark circles. Smooth Indulgence Concealer SPF 20 in almond.

  25. Christopher Drummond Duo Phase Concealer. great stuff.

  26. Teresa

    GLO Camouflage! I’ve tried so so many concealers and color correctors to cover old pigmented acne scars and discolorations. I was very surprised that Glo Minerals offered as much coverage as it does. Their undereye concealer is great too!

  27. Omta

    MAC studiofinish definitely, it is creamy and just glides on and you don’t even need to use that much to get a great coverage. It doesn’t crease if you use a little bit and set it with a bit of powder.

  28. MUFE HD! Best for my super pink skin. And I’ve tried them all!

  29. Mariella

    Another vote for It Cosmetics. When I first got it, I didn’t like it at all but I’ve learned to work with it and it is one of the best under-eye concealers I’ve got.

  30. Kristabelle

    Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer. I use it for both undereye and on blemishes/redness/dark spots. A tiny bit goes such a long way, it’s amazing.

  31. I’m partial to a few, but the best I think I’ve found so far is Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage. It’s so light but has such good coverage, it’s kinda magical. And it comes with two colors so its super versatile.

  32. Ana

    Haven’t found my HG concealer yet. I have oily skin but my under eye area is particularly dry. Most of the concealers I’ve tried (High End and Drugstore) leave me with dry flaky skin which leads to the concealer to look very obvious and unflattering. For blemishes I use Vichy’s Dermablend. Is a miracle product if you find a color that matches your skin tone (I mix 025 Nude and 035 Sand to get my perfect color). For my under eye area I use Lancome’s Effarcernes which is the less drying on my skin but doesn’t hide the under eye circles that well.

    • Susan Nevling

      I think you need a different product for under eye. Not a true concealer. Have someone help you at a makeup counter. You use a tiny amount and pat with your small finger to blend. YSL Touche Eclat makes a nice one but there are others that are not as expensive.

  33. ra

    Lancome Effacernes. I also like Collection 2000, it’s medium coverage. I found Mac’s Studio Finish a little dry, hard to blend.

  34. Andrea

    I love MUFE HD for covering blemishes but I would have to say hands down, MAC Prolongwear concealer because I can use it under my eyes as well.

  35. Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer! Had a demo of it at the Kevyn Aucoin counter at Barneys NY in Beverly Hills and bought it right away. Don’t know how I lived without it before. Using it now I save money on my expensive foundations (like Hourglass or Giorgio Armani) because I don’t have to use as much. Worth every single penny!

  36. Lily M

    MUFE full coverage is the best , water resistant for my watery eyes . Little horas a long way , give me a coverage that last forever seriously ! 😀

  37. Terri

    I like Cle de Peau concealer although the price tag almost gave me a heart attack when I bought it and still makes me cringe when I think about it. But. My 46 year old face appreciates that it covers where it needs to, stays put and does NOT cling to wrinkles/loose skin. It’s texture has to be felt to understand!!!

  38. Martha

    Lancôme Effecarnes. I have used many. This one covers well and is waterproof.

  39. Susan Nevling

    Benefit Erase Paste hands down for full coverage and a good brush.

  40. LuxLosAngeles

    Christine, where is your comment!!?? DYING to know what you think!

  41. Amazing Cosmetics.

    It covers everything completely, {including my tattoo} while still managing to be light and does not crease.

    I’ve even mixed it with my moisturizer and made a breathable full coverage foundation out of it.

    And that tube that’s the travel size? Lasts me a whole year.

    Why would anyone ever buy another concealer after this?

    It’s honestly the best one on the market.

  42. Christine

    Amazing concealer is long time holy grail but love cle de peak for versatility- use onlids to cover discolorations and as cream shadow highliter. Stays in makeup bag. Armani maestro concealer is pretty nice for coverage and light weight texture.

  43. Brittany

    When i worked at sephora the FULLEST coverage out of all the concealers was hands down MUFE full cover. I used it to cover tattoos or for clients who had particularly bad dark circles. Only problem is that it dries fairly quickly and is not good for super dry skin! I’ve recently found an inexpensive dupe though, Hard Candy Glamoflauge concealer! Its under $10!!

  44. mapeteb

    Armani High Precision of course. It instantly brighten my crazy undereyes and keep bright them all day all light:)

  45. kevyn aucoin!! sensual skin enhancer

  46. Estee Lauder’s Maximum Cover Camouflage – great for covering blemishes when I break out and doesn’t bring attention to dry/flaky areas

  47. Diana

    Cle de Peau

  48. Sally

    Cle de Peu stick concealer in Ivory.

  49. Trillium

    My current favorite is Smashbox HD. It’s a liquid, and for me it covers and blends out the best without looking flaky or obvious on my skin. It also has a shade I can wear, as a very fair coolish toned person. TheBalm Timebalm is pretty good too. I’ve been on a concealer hunt lately though, still looking for the perfect one I feel like.

  50. Amanda Rutledge

    Blemishes, MAC Studio Finish.

  51. Dana

    Effacernes by Lancome! It lasts forever and provides great coverage.

  52. Kerry Lauder

    Actually, Maybelline Fit is amazing. It’s my new fave, over many high end brands. And it’s only about $6.00!! Score!

  53. liz

    Benefit Boi-ing in 2