Best Concealers 2021 - Dark Circles, Blemishes, Dry Skin & More
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Best Concealers 2021 – Dark Circles, Blemishes, Dry Skin & More

28 Jan 2021

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There are so many different concealers to choose from that I bought it would be good to give you an update on my round up of the Best Concealers for 2021. It includes recommendations from Armani, DIOR, Charlotte Tilbury, Hourglass, L’Oreal Paris, By Terry, the Ordinary and more. They cover a range of different issues like dark circles, spots and uneven skintone for all skin types and budgets.

To discover the best makeup across all categories for this year, check out Best Makeup for 2021.

Best Concealers 2021 – The Line Up

In this post I’ll give you the lowdown on the following concealers:

  • By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Concealer
  • Armani Luminous Silk Multi Purpose Glow Concealer
  • Dior Forever Skin Correct Concealer
  • Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer
  • L’Oreal Paris True Match Eye Cream in a Concealer
  • NUDESTIX NudeFix Cream Concealer
  • Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away
  • Estee Lauder Doublewear Radiant Concealer
  • NARS Soft Matte Compete Concealer
  • Flower Beauty Light Illusion Concealer
  • Maybelline Instant Anti Age Eraser Concealer
  • ELF 16 Hour Camo Concealer
  • The Ordinary Concealer High Coverage Formula

There are lots of different options here, so I have made recommendations for a range of skin types and requirements. I hope you find it helpful!

Best Concealers 2021 For Dry or Mature Skin

The newest concealer launch of the moment is the By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Concealer and it is absolutely perfect for dry and mature skin types. This is a skincare formula packed full of Hyaluronic Acid to plump and smooth the skin and lock in moisture.

Best Concealers 2021 - By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Concealer
Best Concealers 2021 – By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Concealer

It is available at By Terry* now for £35 and it comes in 6 universal shades.

Estee Lauder’s Doublewear Radiant concealer is another brilliant option for dryer skin types or older skins.

Best Concealers 2021 - Estee Lauder Doublewear Radiant concealer
Best Concealer 2021 – Estee Lauder Doublewear Radiant concealer

This concealer has a lovely moisturising feel on the skin in a creamy, comforting texture. It contains botanical extracts, including Chia, and Camelina and Kukui Nut Oils to nourish the skin.

It is £25 and available at:

Another super flattering option and one of my absolute favourites is the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away concealer.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away

It’s super glowy and just softly covers everything from darkness under the eyes, hyperpigmentation and redness, while softening the look of lines and wrinkles.

It is £24 and available at:

See the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer review & swatches.

Dior Forever Skin Correct Concealer

I really like the creamy texture of this concealer. It gives a brilliant coverage yet blends out effortlessly with either a brush or fingertips. It hides all kinds of imperfections, but still looks like skin with a lovely natural finish.

Best Makeup 2021 - Dior Forever Skin Correct Concealer
Best Makeup 2021 – Dior Forever Skin Correct Concealer

This concealer is £25 which is pretty great value for 11ml of product. It is available via the following links:

Best Concealers 2021 For Oily Skin

If you have skin that tends to lean towards oily, it’s often a good idea to choose something a little more matte in finish.

Hourglass’ Vanish Airbrush Concealer has a lovely velvety matte finish and uses microspherical powders that absorb excess oil and blur and brighten. It’s longwear so performs well on combination and oily skin types.

Best Makeup 2021 - Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer
Best Concealer 2021 – Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer

It is £32 and available at:

Read Hourglass’ Vanish Airbrush Concealer review & swatches.

The NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer is another brilliant option, although it’s also a great one for all skin types.  I never thought I’d like it but it’s great. This lasts really well, has really good coverage as it’s super pigmented. It isn’t a flat matte and it’s kind of luminous which is amazing for me. There are 16 shades – mine is Creme Brulee.

It is £24 and available at:

Read NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer review & swatches.

If you’re on a budget, The Ordinary Concealer is one to check out.

Best Makeup - The Ordinary Concealer High Coverage Formula
Best Concealer 2021 – The Ordinary Concealer High Coverage Formula

It’s definitely matte but it’s a soft matte and when I’ve used it, I have prepped my skin with a richer moisturiser. It delivers a natural looking finish and is good for blurring enlarged pores.

It is available for under £5 at:

Read The Ordinary Concealer High Coverage Formula Review & Swatches

Best For Dark Circles & Brightening

Brightening and evening out skin tone is the main reason I reach for a concealer, so this is my comfort zone. For this, I love the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer. It’s amazing on the delicate skin under the eyes and really adds light and radiance. I love to use it anywhere that I want to brighten up.

The By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Concealer is perfect for dark circles as it uses Horse Chestnut seed extract to stimulates the micro-circulation which helps to brighten. It works to make dark circles are instantly brightened, micro-vessels are less visible, skin looks even. Hydrophobic coated pigments ensure a long-lasting luminous matte finish.

Another one my favourites for brightening is the Estee Lauder Doublewear Radiant Concealer which has been developed in a range of undertones. It has a lovely radiance which is ideal for brightening the eye area and concealing dark circles.

Armani Luminous Silk Multi Purpose Glow Concealer has been designed to conceal under-eye circles and is ideal for use on the eye’s delicate contours. The formula adds radiance and blurs lines, while caffeine reduces puffiness and diminishes the appearance of dark circles. Perfect!

Best Concealers 2021 - Armani Luminous Silk Multi Purpose Glow Concealer
Best Concealer 2021 – Armani Luminous Silk Multi Purpose Glow Concealer

The concealer is £34.50 and available at:

Read the full Armani Luminous Silk Multi Purpose Glow Concealer review.

Another of my undereye faves is the NUDESTIX NudeFix Cream Concealer. 

Best Concealers 2021 - NUDESTIX NudeFix Cream Concealer
Best Concealers 2021 – NUDESTIX NudeFix Cream Concealer

It uses super-gel technology that fills lines and smooths texture and contains light-diffusing minerals brighten under-eye darkness. The texture is super glowy and gorgeous yet long-wearing and water resistant.

£24 and available at:

Read the full NUDESTIX NudeFix Cream Concealer review.

Best Concealers 2021 For Covering Blemishes

I mainly use my concealers for brightening and evening out skin tone, however, if I need to cover a spot, these are the ones I would reach for.

The Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer has the right amount of matte texture plus high pigment to work really well for covering spots. The long lasting formula ensures it stays in place.

NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer is excellent for spot concealing because the texture is extremely light and airy and is applied very easily.

Best Concealer 2021 - Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer
Best Concealer 2021 – Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer

I just tap it on and then blend it out with my finger and the job is down. You only need a tiny bit, so you aren’t adding any extra texture on the problem area.

£24 and available at:

Concealing Blemishes on a budget

The Ordinary Concealer’s highly pigmented formula makes it very well suited for covering blemishes. You can build it in light layers for very natural looking full coverage, and it sets to matte to lock it all in place.

The ELF 16 Hour Camo Concealer is another top choice for dealing with spots and blemishes. It uses a highly pigmented formula in a lightweight texture which dries to a matte finish. It also oil-balancing properties which is always great for acne-prone skin.

Best Concealer 2021- ELF Camo Concealer
Best Concealer 2021- ELF Camo Concealer

This is £5 and available at:

Read ELF 16 Hour Camo Concealer review and swatches.

Best All Round Concealers For On a Budget

This is the really fun part because there are so many excellent concealers to be found on the high street and in the drug store.

L’Oreal Paris True Match Eye Cream in a Concealer is an excellent newbie.

Best Concealers 2021 - L'Oreal Paris True Match Eye Cream in a Concealer
Best Concealers 2021 – L’Oreal Paris True Match Eye Cream in a Concealer

This has been specifically formulated for the eye area, but I find it also works really well all over to conceal redness, reduces the appearance of pigmentation, and basically brighten up anywhere the skin is a bit dull. It has a nice hydrating texture and feels soft and silky on the skin.

Available now for £9.99 at:

Read the L’Oreal Paris True Match Eye Cream in a Concealer review.

Maybelline Instant Age Eraser Concealer is such a hero.

This works really nicely for me so and I’ve probably been using this for the longest out of all of the concealers. It’s just does such a brilliant job. You can just swipe it on everything, it’s so easy to use and blend. There’s no point not having this!

Best Concealers 2021 - Instant Anti Age Eraser Concealer
Best Concealers 2021 – Instant Anti Age Eraser Concealer

It is £8.99 and available at:

Finally I have already touched on these two concealers, ELF 16 Hour Camo Concealer and The Ordinary Concealer High Coverage Formula and they are both excellent options for if you’re on a budget. Both have a matte, long lasting finish and perform well. The Ordinary, however, has the widest shade range available at such a low price point right now.

I think that just about wraps up my round up of the Best Concealers for 2021. Please let me know what you think!

Please let me know if you have any questions, and stay tuned to the homepage and Instagram for news on all the latest launches and products. The Facebook page is here.

Ree

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6 thoughts on “Best Concealers 2021 – Dark Circles, Blemishes, Dry Skin & More

  1. How about a summary of the best/recommended at the end? Would save us having to plough through the whole lot!!

  2. Hi Ree. Thank you for this. How should you choose your concealer colour? There’s much bigger shade ranges now. Should you match your skin tone or slightly lighter for under eye circles. Find it hard choosing foundation and concealer shades right now as normally get matched at counter

    1. I think it depends on what you are using it for. For all over, I prefer one that matches, but something I like something a tiny bit lighter and brighter under the eyes. Hope that helps? Also happy to help with shade recommendations if I can xx

  3. I’m 47 and consider my skin/ageing to be more than decent for my age as I’ve always looked after my skin but I have horrific dark under eyes which lets it all down. I used to try every new concealer as it came out but it was suggested I should try a corrector to get rid of the ‘blue’ first before concealer but I’m yet to find anything that does this. I used to use the Laura Mercier corrector then concealer but I really hate the heavy look so have just been doing best I can with my lockdown find which is Tarte shape tape as it is not heavy and doesn’t crease. Any recommendations for a brighter under eye ?

      1. Thank you I will give this a go … sounds just what I am looking for. Sorry I must have missed this post but September time last year I had my advent calendar blinkers on

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