Beauty Essential: My Favorite Concealer



I discovered Cle’ de Peau after a nasty sunburn left me with discolored skin. (Wear your sunscreen and floppy hats, ladies!) While a small tube will set you back a pretty penny, it’s proved well worth the splurge for me. Also, you only use a small amount at a time so one tube will last you a while. If you have the funds, I highly recommend treating yourself to this amazing concealer. I never leave home without out it and the coverage is insanely good.

Pick up your Cle’ de Peau at

Or for a prettier price, I suggest checking out Secret Camouflage by Laura Mercier at Sephora.

What concealer do you use?

XO Lauren

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  • Melissa Panici

    I don’t use any concealer because I don’t use any face make-up. Only eye make-up. But I do need some under my eyes so I am going to take your advice and get the concealer you do from Barneys or Sephora! Thanks Lauren!

  • Kellie Norton

    I use concealers from Neutrogena! For my face, I use their Skin Clearing Blemish Concealer. Not only does it cover up my breakouts, it helps clear them up which I love!! For the dark circles under my eyes (hey, I’m 21, I like to stay out late) I use their Brightening Eye Perfector. It’s amazing how quickly it brightens my eyes AND it’s SPF 25 :)

  • Morgann Martinson

    I use Almay smart shade! it works really well, and doesn’t make my skin have that “”cakey”” look. I have been using for a while now and it helps my skin tone balance out as well :) I love your website Lauren!

  • amy thursting

    its all about mac concealer for me :)

  • Mariana M

    I use one from Dior

  • She Said G Said

    I love starting with “”that gal”” brightening face primer from Benefit and then it’s all about “”Hello Flawless!”” Lauren can you do a post on how to apply fake eyelashes so they don’t look fake? Or maybe a video?!?! That would be amazing!

  • Kristi Bucksbarg

    I use Covergirl, and I always buy a shade lighter to brighten the eye area as well.

  • Amy Breckenridge

    Great advice, Lauren! I find that Stila’s Perfecting Concealer works great and is priced reasonably. I use it in Shade C. <3

  • Amanda Lehrke

    Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer is the best! I’ve never used a high-end concealer but I’ve heard people say it’s comparable!

  • Karolina Cz

    I use MAC Studio finish with spf35, great for blemishes but horrible under eyes, so I am looking for one for my undereyes…

    Do you use the one you like under eyes too? or there’s something else?

    thank you for sharing! love this beauty essential posts!

  • Crystal Cierlak

    I don’t use concealor. I’ve never had luck with finding one in the past and now I’m using Bare Escentuals, so I just don’t need one. However, I will use this compact from ELF that has yellow/pink/blue/green complexion corrector in it. Still undecided if that is working out for me or not.

  • Kristen K

    I don’t use concealer but I do use foundation. I love LORAC Breakthrough Performance foundation! It’s amazing for a flawless face and has spf in it!

  • Rebecca Doepke

    I like the new Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer kit ( I believe it is only for under eyes). I have horrible dark circles and this is the first thing I have found that actually covers them and looks really natural and and it doesn’t cake or crease.

  • Katelyn Merrill

    I try not to use concealer. I just let my freckles show!

  • Sinead Grant

    I love maybelline’s 24 hr superstay concealer its light weight and covers everything. I also love the Inglot concealer and you can’t really go wrong with Max Factors pan stick… It’s lasted so long on the market for a reason.

  • veronicag

    like Amy at the first post I used stilla and ive been really satisfied with it. I used Lorac as well

  • Tara Shannon

    Lancome Effacernes Waterproof concealer is what I live and die by. Will probably never purchase anything but this, and got all my friends hooked on it. Perfect for under eye, and covering red acne marks. Here’s a product link, thank me later :){keyword}&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=1008572

  • Renos Fy

    I try not to use concealer. I just let my freckles show!

  • Lauren S.

    I love Benefit Erase Paste and Hello, Flawless! I combined just a cheapy bronzer with the Hello Flawless bc I get really dark in the summer (being Italian is good). Its very good, kinda pricey as opposed to just buying Cover Girl stuff. Great investment- for me at least :)

  • Joanna ryland

    I tend to only use concealer under the eye area- i know, i should really go to bed earlier! My fave is Estee Lauder doble wear! Ive used it for years after working in the industry i swear by it!

  • Enchanted Glamour

    I use the MAC concealer in that pot but I’m not sure what it’s called specifically!! I hardly use concealer though unless I want the nude lip effect :)

  • Elixabete Blanco Salcedo
  • Roberta Lipari

    Honestly, I use a low cost but tested and cruelty-free concealer. I apply it in winter,usually. In the summertime I set my skin free :)

  • Caitlin Chukyo

    I use Bobbi Brown, I love her correcting concelear it really brightens ur eyes up, all you need is a little bit under your regular concelear and it does wonders! Esp with along with the highlighter eye tutorial its AMAZING. Ive gotta buy Cle’ de Peau no beauty product is too high a price (if it works! 😉 !!!!


  • Carolyn Drover

    I use MAC’s Select Cover-up!

    Love, love, love this under the eyes. Makes them brighter & it lasts all day :)

  • Helen Bowcock

    I use Bourjois – healthy mix concealer – radiance & anti-fatigue. Its probably the best one i have found so far, as it hides all my bags, blemishes and redness, it also blends effortlessly with my foundation, and it doesn’t go all cakey after a few hours! perfect!


  • Ornella LENTINI

    i like so much…kiko cosmetics!!! do you know, lauren? do u like it? kiss kiss lella

  • Xo_EyeBee

    I use Bobbi Brown’s corrector and concealer. First correct, then conceal. It’s the best I’ve EVER used, after trying many, many drug store brands and shades. I had one of their makeup consultants match the colors I needed for me too, since I’ve never had an eye for matching shades to skin tones. Matches perfect; I’ll never switch! And, it didn’t do toooo much damage to my pocket book. I think I paid around $50 for both (and they suggest that you use them together, not just one or the other).

  • rita cruz

    I use Ives Saint Laurent Touch Eclat n

  • CJ Arabia

    I need some!

  • Monica Castillo

    I don’t use one…should I? I always thought it was more for blemishes. What r it’s other advantages?

  • Gina

    I use Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concelear at Sephora. I have found it to be a great match to my light skin tone and it gives great coverage without it feeling really heavy on my skin.

  • Sarah Al-Nowais

    Touche eclat by YSL! have been using it for the last year, it’s my absolute favourite cover-up AND highlighter! 😀

  • Michele Savinsky

    I use Boing by Benefit love this concealer for dark circles or blemishes

  • Vanessa Turkel

    I also use Boing :) It’s very easy

  • emma sheldrick

    what products are a world wide brand that people recommend

  • veerletje

    Laura Mercier secret concealer is great for really dark circles

  • Els Jeuris

    I use a concealer by Yves Saint Laurent, covers up very well.

  • x-tee

    I use Make Up For Ever’s HD concealer :)

  • Jennifer Sellen

    I have a question Lauren, and ladies, do I apply concealer before I put on my foundation or after??

    I have heard it both ways but I want to know the right way. Please help!?!

  • Ronja Ja

    I love a foundation stick by bobbi brown which I use as a concealer and searching around I haven’t found a better one yet :-)

  • Kellie Norton

    @ Jennifer I always apply concealer BEFORE foundation because concealer is usually supposed to be the base of all your makeup. But that’s just what I’ve learned haha.

  • Liz

    @EMMASHELDRICK neutrogena is a GREAT worldwide affordable brand. it is the best color match and least amount of break out causing make up that i have ever used!

  • FlipFlopGurl

    I use a mineral powder foundation so I apply concealer before foundation. I’ve always read to put concealer on after foundation but hard to do with a powder. I am acne prone so I found one by mark that I use on any facial spots.

    Then I use Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller under the eyes. It’s light and nice natural coverage.

    By the way….LOVE

  • Sarah Cornett

    i absolutely <3 the origins concealer cause it glides on super easily!

  • lydia esquivel

    I love Benefit concealer… It works great, easy to appy cause its a stick and it seems to last pretty long..

    But Im always open to trying other brands and possibly switching if I am otherwise satisfied.. Sometimes certain makeup products are a great investment, regardless the cost. Beauty aint cheap 😉

  • Kimberly Reed

    I use Serious Skin CAre brand foundation and consealers. LOVE them..cover well..stay on…great colors.

  • Nichole Long

    I’ve used Clinique All About Eyes concealer for years, but I recently discovered the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit which has AMAZING coverage!!!

  • Jackie Schreier

    hey, i was just going to do a manicure and I really liked that video posted showing how to swirl two colors… now that I am ready to try it, I cant find it! can someone help?

  • Michelle Scala

    I’ve been using Cle’ de Peu for a while now, I got it in december when I worked at Nordstrom and was going to school at the same time and partying wayyyyy to much and not sleeping enough. This stuff is a MIRACLE worker. Sometimes its all I use. this plus YSL touche e’clat makes hangover dark circles disappear! It is a lot of money for a small tube but it LASTS I still have my same one!

  • Karine Kerr-Gillespie

    I use Smashbox High Definition Liquid Concealer!

  • Megan Fisette

    I like maybelline’s fit me concealer. Because I prefrer to spend more money on my foundation than on my concealer.

  • ariane mlm

    Touche eclat Yves Saint Laurent, the best one !!

  • Megsie106

    I use Smashbox High Definition Liquid Concealer! It works grat and you don’t need to use a lot.

  • Rebecca Kelsey Sampson

    I’ve heard so many good things about both but haven’t tried either! I need some shopping…

    Kindness is the best accessory,

  • Jennifer Sellen

    @Kellie… Thanks so much I actually tried that today putting on my concealer first then my foundation and it looks much better. My face doesn’t look so dead and my dark circles look lighter lol

  • Cassie Hanson

    mac pro longwear concealer – it even holds up in the texas humidity!!

  • Carol Hung

    I picked up this baby few months ago. Totally agree with you, it’s the best. You only need so little for great coverage.

  • Yasmine Nagi

    I heard the Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer is really good so Im def. goin to Sephora to pick it up. I already got the Laura Mercier Secret Concealer and its pretty good to.

  • Flavia Roque

    My fav concealer is from Bobbi Brown, I’m in love with it…. but I loved the tips ! I’m going to try Cle’ de Peau!

  • Celine Xo

    I love Smashbox camera ready concealer. The coverage is sooo good, i usually dont even need to put on foundation after.

  • mrsellieroop

    It sucks how they don’t have my skin color, I have a pale complexion!

  • Corryn Batykefer

    There are so many great suggestions. I wish makeup wasn’t so expensive. I am the type who doesn’t really stick with what I love. I will probably try the majority of concealers you girls listed :)

    I am currently using Makeup Forever HD and it is my favorite!

  • CaitlinC

    I wear Bobbi Brown eye corrector and concealer… it’s so smooth it just glides right on!

  • Ashley Jordan

    is OK if you just wear Concealer? i have for years and always wondered if that was a :-}

  • Brit Smith


  • LT

    I use Clinique All about Eyes concealer.

    Its really great because it seems to depuff your eyes and has a tint in all the shades they offer that counters the blueish tint in dark circles. Plus– its really moisturizing.

  • Christi Geurts

    I use concealer from Estee Lauder, it works wonders for me.

  • Lauren Rosales

    I use Benefits booing concealer, it’s amazing ima big fan (:

  • Jasmine Rivera

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Bobbi Brown corrector and concealer..

  • fiorela vorpsi

    i dont use concealer

  • Alexa LeCureux

    My must – have concealer is from Bare Minerals. I love all of their products and they are great for your skin!

  • Carissa Thomas

    time balm concealer from The Balm works awesome, very full coverage!

  • Emily Whiteford

    Bare essentials is a really nice foundation. It’s pure powder so it’s very lite and leaves a nice finish. It was a full coverage. It’s super easy with no mess.

  • Theresa Giovacchini

    ARBONNE ALL THE WAY! I don’t have to worry about any nasty chemicals on my skin and works wayyyy better than bare essentials =) Anyone want a sample???

  • m ht

    I have always had the darkest circles under my eyes…even as a kid.

    THE ONLY product that has ever worked, and I am complimented all the time on my makeup, is Mac’s Prolongwear Concealer, Cache-Cernes. I put a little on with either a Mac 191 “”paint brush”” which is straight edged; MAC people love this brush as it gets exactly under where you want it. I went back to my other brush, the Mac Foundation brush, #190. Sometimes, I will use my finger and press on the inside and kind of underneath the corner of my eye, but rarely need to do that.

    THe brushes and product work perfectly.

    I moreover do this AFTER I have put on all my eye makeup.

    I do this no matter what look I’m going for..matte, smokey, etc.

    Either way, I’m going to touch up something, as my eyes are key for me.

    When I do dab this product onto my face, with the brush, just above the cheek bone I then go back and forth and slowly get to underneath the ege.

    Whatever is left on the brush goes over my nose, and upper lip area…anywhere there is indentation on my face.

    THis will create depth.

    By this time, I will already have washed, moisutrized my face with a suncreen, and also have put another sunblock on my face.

    I find this to be personal.

    I’ve been using the same product for over 25 years so I know it works on my face.

    It’s California Tan 30.

    On my neck and body, I will also use the 100 Neutrogena spray.

    The concealer comes only in 9ml, which sounds like nothing, but it lasts forever.

    You just have to get used to how to use the pump:)

  • m ht

    I have to say I know it’s common, but this is a really great site, and Lauren, I have a great respect for everything you do. For the people that come on here just to repost websites, it’s rude.

    Unfortunaltely, that’s part of the internet, but unfortunate when we come on to follow interesting ie. fun:) posts. I’d much rather talk about concealer::)!!!

  • Danielle Taylor

    Cover FX everything. It’s animal friendly, dermatologist recommended, and just so good. Great coverage and the only stuff I’ve found that’s pale enough and not yellowed out. Love it.

  • Ambi s

    I love Benefit Play Stick for really good coverage, it’s so easy to blend too. See the rest of my make-up essentials here:

    Bombay Rose: What’s in my Make-up Bag?

  • Crystal Posner

    YSL is my fav

  • Jennifer Titchenal

    Lemonaide by Benefit under a thick concealer (for me Bobbi Brown) covers my dark circles under my eyes (food allergies and seasonal allergies leave me looking scary!). They stay put well and dont smudge or cake!

  • LMGR

    Dior Nude concealer. Its light and airy but still covers up sports and dark circles. its also a tiny bit illuminating so it makes my skin glow. i match it with Dior Forever foundation.

  • Samio

    Tarte maracuja concealer is perfect for my sensitive skin!

  • mS.ELZ

    My two must have concealers are hands down Givenchy mister light, I dont like using foundation in the summer if I can avoid it and this would cover up any under eye circles or imperfections on my skin without feeling too heavy and it brightened up my face without looking like I was wearing concealer…love!!
    In terms of drug store concealers, the maybelline fit me concealer is amazing! Its under 8 dollars and it reminds me a lot of YSL touche eclat… without leaving a hole in my wallet lol. Its a great consistency, it brightens up my under eye circles and a little of it goes a long way!

  • Leah rioux

    When I Can Afford It: Yves St. Laurent Touch

  • Abby

    I love makeup forever HD!



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