8 concealers that won’t magnify fine lines and pores
Smooth, creamy formulas that don’t disappoint
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / May 06 2021
You know what sucks? When your concealer does the exact opposite of what you want, and somehow makes everything look worse. We’re talking about those annoying formulas that set up camp in your fine lines and wrinkles, exaggerate your pores and cling to dry patches – everything your cute face could do without.
That’s why we’re here to bring you a slew of trustworthy concealers that have your back. These hydrating, creamy formulas cover up dark circles, spots and redness all while being totally undetectable and crease-free.
Ready to say goodbye to those creasy concealers of the past? Here are your new go-to concealers for an airbrushed finish.
Dior Forever Skin Correct
If your skin’s favourite pastime is being dry and clingy, this guy is a great fit for you. Thanks to its hydrating formula, Dior Forever Skin Correct applies like an absolute dream. It’s a true multitasker and can hide under-eye circles, redness and blemishes, all without going creasy and patchy by lunch time.
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Liquid Concealer
When a concealer is a serious hit with the Beauty Crew team, then you know it’s a goodie. And Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Liquid Concealer covers all bases – it’s creamy, blendable and somehow makes imperfections look flawless. "This concealer has literally ruined my perception of every other concealer I've ever loved - it's SO amazing it makes good concealers look mediocre,” says Briar Clarke, Beauty Crew’s Beauty Assistant. “It's the perfect amount of coverage, it blends like a dream and I never have to worry about it creasing, caking or getting flaky on me throughout the day. I cannot rave about it enough, and I have recommended it to almost everyone I know, to the point where people have started making fun of me for it. But I don't care. The people need to know!"
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Concealer
If you’re a fan of Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, you’re going to lose it over the concealer. Unlike other high-coverage formulas, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Concealer is incredibly lightweight, hydrating and easy to blend (similar to the foundation), meaning it looks natural on the skin while still camouflaging imperfections.
Beautyblender BOUNCE Airbrush Liquid Whip Concealer
First off: the applicator. It’s a mini pink beautyblender – everything we never knew we needed. It makes application seamless, meaning you get a totally foolproof finish. If that isn’t enough, the formula is a real hit, too. Beautyblender BOUNCE Airbrush Liquid Whip Concealer uses ingredients like hyaluronic acid and peptides to create a smooth, undetectable finish – it’s full coverage AND completely invisible. Full marks.
Nude by Nature Perfecting Concealer
Formally known as Liquid Mineral Concealer, Nude by Nature’s Perfecting Concealer is now packed with powerful skin-loving antioxidants, like vitamin E and Kakadu plum. It won’t crease around your eyes or make pimple scabs look flaky, because it comes with ingredients like shea butter and jojoba to keep your skin moisturised and plump.
Kosas Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer
This medium-to-full coverage concealer is a skin care and makeup hybrid that works to improve your skin while perfecting it. Bursting with botanical ingredients, Kosas Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer provides smooth, flawless coverage with total ease. Not only does it brighten (thanks to caffeine and pink algae extract) and soothe (arnica and panthenol), but the addition of peptides and hyaluronic acid means it also plumps the skin – making it almost impossible for the formula to show off your fine lines.
MCoBeauty Instant Erase Concealer
With a nifty cushion tip, MCoBeauty Instant Erase Concealer is an easily blendable formula that both brightens and conditions the skin. It’s high-coverage, but it won’t wreak havoc on *those* areas. That’s because it’s formulated with ingredients like licorice root extract (it has smoothing and brightening benefits), marshmallow extract (assists in skin conditioning) and cabbage seed oil (primes the skin) for even, flawless coverage.
TARTE Shape Tape™ Ultra Creamy Concealer
Yep, that’s right, the famous Tarte Shape Tape just got ultra creamy thanks to an infusion of hyaluronic acid, vegan squalane, and mango and avocado butter – and we’re obsessed to say the least. Made for the drier-skinned folk among us, this is the concealer to add to your kit if the original high coverage formula left your undereyes looking less than fresh. Delivering 24 hours of moisturised, matte-finish coverage, this little guy utilises cushion tape™ technology to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, promising 12 hours of crease-proof and waterproof wear.
Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.