Concealer is one of the hardest-working makeup products. You want it to be heavy-duty enough to cover imperfections like acne, under-eye circles, redness and hyperpigmentation (darker areas of skin), yet light enough to look natural and undetectable. Oh, and you need it to last all day, too.
Finding one that does the job well is hard enough, but finding one that's also free of potentially harmful synthetic ingredients can be even harder. Happily, we've done the detective work for you and tracked down five fantastic concealers, all completely natural and made with ingredients intended to help—not harm—the skin.
Best for: all-day coverage
Fruit Pigmented Long Last Concealer with Super Fruits, $26/£25.50 (0.1 oz / 3 g)
www.100percentpure.com; tel: 415-289-5936
Water-, sweat- and oil-resistant, this concealer is designed to stay put all day long. But don't worry, the full-coverage formula is easy to blend, non-caking and leaves a natural look. It's available in six shades and, like the rest of 100% Pure's makeup, is pigmented with fruit extracts and other natural ingredients—such as peach, apricot, cocoa and green coffee—making it great for nourishing as well as covering the skin.
Best for: the environment
Cream Concealer, $28/£26 (0.08 oz / 2.5 g)
Available in 10 shades that match Alima Pure's Liquid Silk Foundation, this full-coverage cream concealer can be used to minimize blemishes, dark circles, redness and hyperpigmentation. Skin-loving ingredients like moisturizing shea butter and anti-aging avocado oil make it a joy to apply (with a sponge, brush or your fingertips), and it comes in an eco-friendly refillable compact so you can help to save the planet as well as your pennies when the product runs out.
Best for: on the go
Mineral Concealer, $33/£17.50 (0.16 oz/4.5 g)
www.odylique.com / www.odylique.co.uk tel: 617-500-8271
Available in three shades—fair, medium and dark—this concealer is certified organic and comes in a handy lipstick-like applicator—ideal for on-the-go touch-ups. The non-comedogenic formula is great for disguising acne, under-eye circles, scars and other imperfections and even contains soothing herbal extracts to help calm and clarify the skin.
Best for: multitasking
Camouflage Cream, $32/£31 (0.1 oz / 3 g)
www.nuevolutioncosmetics.com / www.naturisimo.com tel: 917-635-4804
As well as hiding breakouts and other blemishes beautifully, this double-duty formula—available in four shades—can be used as a buildable foundation for an all-over flawless complexion. It's packed with moisturizing, mostly organic and 100 percent vegan ingredients, including jojoba oil, cocoa butter and candelilla wax, and is a great way to streamline your makeup bag.
Best for: wide range of shades
'Un' Cover-up Concealer, $36/£34
(0.2 oz / 5.67 g)
www.rmsbeauty.com / www.cultbeauty.co.uk tel: 877-767-1147
Almost undetectable on the skin, this super natural concealer, created by chemically conscious celebrity makeup artist Rose Marie Swift, comes in an impressive range of shades from 'ivory' to 'espresso.' Designed to make skin look radiant rather than chalky, the product melts into the skin to camouflage blemishes, dark circles and discoloration.