We might not all have clear skin, but no one has to know. Covering up blemishes—whether they're from hormonal breakouts or cystic acne—isn't difficult if your makeup bag is stocked with the right concealer.
When shopping for a product to mask blemishes, look for a formula that's highly pigmented so it will conceal the zits but that blends easily so it won't draw attention to other complexion issues, like flaky skin and fine lines.
Luckily, you won't have to spend time in the makeup asile swatching concealers, because we did the work for you and rounded up the best bets for covering up breakouts. Read on to find your perfect match.
1. Bobbi Brown Face Touch Up Stick
Even though Bobbi Brown's concealer stick feels lightweight once its on, it has enough tack to cover any type of blemish. Its convenient, compact packaging make it perfect for doing quick touch-ups on the go.
Bobbi Brown | $30
2. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
This product is so weightless and creamy that it makes applying concealer feel like painting. Its buildable medium to full coverage is ideal for disguising any type of blemish and imbues skin with a subtle luminosity.
Nars | $29
3. Maybelline FIT ME! Concealer
Even if your skin is a pimple-marked mess, your complexion should come through your concealer, so your skin looks like you, only better. Maybelline’s oil-free, wax-free formula blends well and covers blemishes without leaving a cakey finish.
Maybelline | $4
4. MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Concealer
If you’re looking for a concealer that will ace the selfie test, know that Make Up For Ever’s HD formula was designed with TV and film in mind to erase any evidence of spots. To sum it up: Your ‘grams just got a lot more double-tap worthy.
Make Up For Ever | $27
5. Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer
Consider Laura Mercier’s long-wear double-shade palette your new secret weapon. One hue matches skin’s depth, while the other pairs up with the skin’s undertone, so you can custom-blend the two to create your ideal shade that will take blemishes of all shapes and sizes out of the spotlight.
Laura Mercier | $35
6. Kevin Aucion Beauty The Sensual Skin Enhancer Makeup
This cult favorite has gained a loyal following because it comes in a wide range of skin tones and offers buildable sheer to full coverage with just a small dab of product. The concealer covers even hard-to-conceal pimples while hydrating skin with jojoba oil and honey.
7. L’Oréal Paris True Match Ultra-Blendable Concealer
True Match eliminates the stress of finding the perfect concealer shade to complement you skin tone by magically matching and blending with your complexion and texture. The super-blendable formula will cover zits but won’t settle into fine lines.
L'Oreal Paris | $9
8. Revlon PhotoReady Concealer
This concealer blends imperceptibly into skin, covering blemishes so well that you might forget they were there in the first place.
Revlon | $8