When you find the right concealer for you, it's everything. You know it's the right one when you find it because it manages to work with your specific skin type and address your specific needs. It also seems to blend in seamlessly so it looks ultra-natural, and not like you're trying to cover up an angry pimple or major redness. Oh, and it's long-lasting and doesn't cake or crease. You've hit the jackpot. Have you found yours yet? Is that too tall of an order?
If that's not enough, I do have another thing that's on my checklist when I'm shopping for concealers. It has to be lightweight. Because who wants to deal with something that looks and feels heavy? This is especially true for me in the summer months when my makeup already feels like it's melting off. I prefer to have it feel like I'm wearing absolutely nothing.
If you haven't found your holy-grail concealer just yet and are looking for a lightweight formula, I've scoured the internet for some of the best ones out there. And I think there's enough variety for any concealer need—these concealers have a full range of shades, offer different types of coverage, and are formulated for different skin types. Take a look at some options below.
Merit The Minimalist Perfecting Complexion Stick ($38)
This is my current favorite concealer. Well, actually, it's a cross between a concealer and a foundation, and I'm totally obsessed with it. Not only is it lightweight, but it also leaves a nice, natural, barely there finish.
Glossier Stretch Concealer ($18)
This concealer's name pretty much explains it all—the product moves with your skin, instead of making it feel super tight. It's also formulated with mineral pigments for a brightening effect.
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser ($6)
Since this product has over 80,000 ratings and 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon, I don't really have to tell you that it's a bestseller. It blends easily and leaves a natural finish. The drugstore find has anti-aging benefits, too.
Kosas Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer ($28)
This medium-coverage concealer works on a lot of skin types, including dry, mature, sensitive, and acne-prone. It also has some nourishing and brightening ingredients like hyaluronic acid, peptides, and caffeine.
Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher Concealer Pen ($35)
This concealer pen is so easy to apply since it has a twist-up end. The formula is hydrating and smoothing, so you'll be left with glowy skin.
Bareminerals BarePro Stick Concealer ($25)
For foolproof coverage, this concealer is a major contender. the ultra-creamy formula is waterproof and will last for up to 16 hours. It's also resistant to creasing and humidity.
E.l.f. Cosmetics Hydrating Camo Concealer ($6)
At just $6, this concealer is one of the more affordable finds on our list. The lightweight product gives full coverage and leaves a satin finish. Plus, the formula is free of phthalates, parabens, nonylphenol, ethoxylates, triclosan, triclocarban, and hydroquinone.
Chantecaille Le Camouflage Stylo ($55)
Say goodbye to dark circles—this concealer has an "anti-fatigue complex" to lighten the undereye area and reduce puffiness. It also has light-reflecting pigments and botanical-based brightening ingredients to hide discoloration and age spots.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Multi-Purpose Concealer ($38)
Armani's Luminous Silk foundation is so beloved by makeup artists and editors, so it's no surprise that the concealer version doesn't disappoint. The hydrating formula provides medium coverage that doesn't crease or look cakey.
Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer ($29)
Laura Mercier's weightless concealer will blur any imperfections while providing all-day hydration. It's long-lasting with 12 hours of wear. Plus, it's transfer-, sweat-, water-, and humidity-resistant.
RMS Beauty Un Cover-Up ($36)
Made for all skin types, this lightweight concealer also works to minimize the appearance of pores and leave the skin looking radiant. The hydrating product is buildable, so you can personalize depending on what you need to blur or hide.
Nyx Professional Makeup HD Photogenic Concealer Wand ($5)
Nyx's concealer is available in 23 different shades, with color-correcting tones like green, yellow, and lavender. You can also use it to contour.
Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Concealer ($31)
This is another concealer I like to keep in my makeup bag. I love that it leaves a natural finish and lasts up to 24 hours. It also has special technology that will adapt to your skin's tone and texture.
Ilia True Skin Serum Concealer ($30)
I can only describe this concealer in two words: easy and breezy. The super-lightweight formula doesn't leave any creases or a cake-y finish. It's also enriched with vitamin C to brighten the skin.
Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer ($34)
You'll be able to cover anything up with this lightweight concealer—redness, hyperpigmentation, blemishes, acne scars, dark circles, and even broken capillaries. It's got the added bonus ingredient of vitamin E to protect against environmental damage.
Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer Broad Spectrum SPF 25 ($73)
One of the best things about this concealer is it has broad-spectrum SPF 25 protection. The formula is hydrating and glides on smoothly for a seamless finish.
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer ($30)
One of the most beloved concealers out there, Nars's Radiant Creamy Concealer is always reliable. The hydrating formula has light-diffusing technology so it leaves the skin looking radiant and smooth. You get 16 hours of wear with this product.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Concealer ($26)
Another favorite, Fenty Beauty's concealer delivers medium to full coverage, but it doesn't feel heavy at all. It leaves a matte finish that's crease-proof.
W3ll People Bio Correct Multi-Action Concealer ($20)
In addition to blurring imperfections, this concealer also has some skincare benefits. It works to de-puff, brighten, and improve the appearance of texture, thanks to algae, coffee, pomegranate, and peptides.
Clinique Airbrush Concealer ($24)
When there's "airbrush" in the name, you know it's going to be lightweight. The sheer concealer will soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and also brighten the skin.
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