The 9 best hides for every budget and beauty issues

best concealer

If you are something like us, a good concealer (or two) is an important part of your beauty kit. It is there for you after a night to party, when hormonal cysts say hello, and when post-inflammatory pigmentation just seems like it will never fade. Even if you have your best skin day, a small concealer in the right places can shine and lift your face.

However, there is nothing worse than investing in one that provides sub-parameters, no coverage, interferes with nothing, unfolds like crazy or fades through the day. So we have rounded out the best shells, from the so-pigmented they could take out a tattoo or your ex to the beautifully miscible, medium-high concealers for when you surround a more natural look.

best concealer

Shades: 16
End: Lighting Media Coverage
reporting: 6.5 / 10
applicator: Sponge

This luminous concealer uses subtle color correction pigments to illuminate the underlying moment and hide the pigmentation. Although the formula is super lightweight, it still camouflage our dark spots and red marks remain for pimples. The formula has a beautiful brightness that helps the light shine and light-reflecting pigments that also help to blur and hide. It blends easily and looks natural, and its hydrating formula means this can also be the best concealer for dry skin.

Application Tips: Dab on the skin and mix with your finger or a moist makeup sponge.

Best to hide dark circles

Shades: 20
End: Natural matt full coverage
reporting: 10/10
applicator: Cooling metal tip to soothe and blow off the sensitive eye area that you apply.

Huda Beauty Overachiever Concealer

Packaging of 31% pigment and light-reflecting spheres that have a soft, debilitating effect, this creamy formula is your go-to to hide immediate dark circles, spots, hyperpigmentation and any redness. Whether you want to build and mix or choose full coverage with high power, the bright matte color looks natural and there is no flashback!

Application Tips: Mix with a brush or damp sponge and apply with loose powder.

Perfect for pimples and pigmentation

Shades: 18
End: Matt full coverage
reporting: 9/10
applicator: Do-foot wall

fairy. 16HR Camo Concealer

This super full coverage formula immediately conceals and covers pimples and dark circles and blends easily with a moist makeup sponge without losing coverage. The formula dries down very dull, so if you have dry skin you hydrate beforehand. Alternatively, if you are a girl who gets greasy at 11am, this is the best concealer for oily skin! Don't judge this concealer on the price, judge it on its performance!

Application Tips: A little goes a long way, so go slow and build up if needed. Place under the eyes with loose powder.

Perfect all-round

Shades: 20
End: Natural matt full coverage
reporting: 8/10
applicator: Do-foot wall

This hydrating, lightweight concealer provides beautiful coverage without feeling heavy and dries down to a powdery finish. It is perfect for giving the illusion of a full eight hours of sleep, hiding stains or hiding pigmentation. The formula looks flawless all day and doesn't cut.

Application Tips: Mix with a damp sponge, finger or concealer brush. Put under the eyes with a powder spray.

Drugstore concealer

Shades: 30 (plus 10 color correctors)
End: Matt full coverage
reporting: 8/10
applicator: Brush

LA. GIRL HD Pro Concealer

This hugely popular pharmacy store offers impressive pigmentation and easy mixing with its smooth, creamy shape. It is ideal for quickly hiding pimples, dark circles and pigmentation! It keeps well all day without fading and doesn't feel heavy or looks cake.

Application Tips: Mix with your finger, sponge or a tightly packed concealer brush.

Best shadow spectrum

The Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye

Shades: 48
End: Matt full coverage
reporting: 10/10
applicator: clamping tube

This award-winning concealer provides ahhmazing full coverage that does not crease or crack and without problems covers without building up. It is also jam-packed with anti-aging peptides, vitamins, hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants to improve the appearance of wrinkles over time. If full coverage is your dream, this is definitely a good option, although it is a bit more difficult to work with than some of the other formulas on our list.

Application Tips: The formula is incredibly thick, so squeeze out a small amount on the back of your hand and use a brush to warm the formula and then daba on the skin. You can use a moist makeup sponge to blend or use a dry makeup sponge for extra coverage. Set with a loose powder.

Ultimate natural coverage

Shades: 16
End: Illuminable buildable coverage
reporting: 7/10
applicator: Brush

YSL Touche Éclat High Cover Radiance Concealer

The newest formula in the Touche Éclat range Cult Fave means that full coverage lovers can finally get involved! Using optical light technology, the formula actually reflects light to diffuse and correct dark under the eyes. The formula feels super light and gives really beautiful coverage despite the thinner formula. It works well under the eyes and to illuminate the high points of the face for a contouring effect.

Application Tips: Mix with fingers and place lightly under the eyes with a setting powder.

Shades: 30
End: Matt medium / full coverage
reporting: 8/10
applicator: Do-foot wall

Need Shape Tape Concealer any introduction? The formula is iconic! By filling in full coverage without the cake, Shape Tape slips on and blends out like a dream. For super deep undereye circles, you might want to build this up. It is perfect for hiding stains or marks, and the formula locks in place and provides an air-shower finish throughout the day.

Application Tips: For under eyes, blend with a moist makeup makeup and apply a dusting powder. For pimples or marks, use a small, dense concealer brush and pat and mix concealer on the skin.

Best value for money

Shades: 12
End: Natural Medium Coverage
reporting: 7.5 / 10
applicator: SpongeMaybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer

The pigmentation is super impressive and it covers everything! The formula has anti-aging goji berries, which are packaged with antioxidants and collagen-increasing amino acids and Haloxyl, which targets dark circles by absorbing the pigment in blood responsible for the color that causes dark circles. So not only do you cover your dark circles, every time you use it, you actually improve them as well. It is super easy if you are on the go too, because you can only dab and go.

Application Tips: Apply under the eyes and mix with a sponge or your finger. If you have fine lines, apply a loose powder.

Have you tried any of these hides? Let us know your faves in the comments below.