Acne can be a real pain and, unfortunately, can happen at any stage in your life. The good news is that there are a few options that will help you conceal your blemishes without making the problem worse. You want to look for a concealer that is not full of pore clogging ingredients. Typically this means looking for a liquid concealer, which is less likely to contain pore-clogging waxes than stick and cream to powder concealers. I’ve done the digging and found the ones that work best!
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
This is an ideal concealer for all skin types and is formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. It’s non-comedogenic and free of fragrance. This silky concealer hydrates, firms, and reduces redness. It will obscure imperfections and give you flawless coverage. It is available in 10 different shades to make it easy for everyone to find a match.
Keys: No parabens, sulfates, phthalates. Non-comedogenic. Fragrance free.
Buy: $29 at Sephora, $22 at Amazon.
Miracle Skin Transformer Treat and Conceal
Miracle Skin Transformer does just what it says it will. It is a powerhouse concealer and will transform your blemishes. A little goes a long way because it’s highly pigmented and provides great coverage. It also stays put. It’s hydrating but at the same time protects and treats your blemishes. Miracle Skin Transformer uses the M3 Complex ,which contains marine collagen, soothing white rose and chamomile extracts. It is gentle enough to use under the eyes to cover dark circles as well as flawlessly cover blemishes.
Keys: M3 Complex, powerful hydration, highly pigmented
Buy: $23 at Amazon.
Make Up Forever Full Cover Concealer
Make Up Forever does not play around, it lives up to its name. A little goes a long way because it is so highly pigmented. It will cover the darkest of spots, even tattoos! Also you will not have to worry about reapplying; it will stay put until you wash it off. The amazing thing is that it will do all of this without clogging your pores. It is light and creamy and will hide all your imperfections with a beautiful matte finish.
Keys: Oil free, waterproof, full coverage, matte
Buy: $34 at Sephora.
Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
Like the name suggests it is powered by Maracuja, which is rich in fatty acids and Vitamin C to hydrate, brighten, and smooth skin. Vitamin C also fights free radicals and premature aging. Vitamin E is present, which acts as an emollient and antioxidant. This is a waterproof concealer that perfectly hides blemishes, scars, and redness. Another benefit is that it comes in a wide variety of shades.
Here’s a tip: If you are using it under the eye (it is great for that by the way) do not set it with a powder. It will set on its own. You may see creases if you use a powder.
Keys: won’t crease, full coverage, waterproof, vegan
Buy:$25 at Sephora.
Estee Lauder Stay in Place Flawless Wear Concealer
This light weight creamy formula isn’t drying, does not crease, and will stay put all day (15 hours to be exact!). It will give you medium coverage without irritating your skin. It is oil free, fragrance free, and is also available in a wide range of colors.
Keys: Oil free, Fragrance free, won’t crease
Buy:$25 at Sephora.
If you currently use any of these concealers and have acne prone skin leave a comment and let us know how they work for you!