Nothing enables purchases better than a great recommendation. Be it from a magazine, a beauty blogger, or your best friends, hearing a quick rave about a product can pique your interest without fail. It's a great way to find your next holy grail!
With this in mind, we put good ol' word-of-mouth to use to find some of the best concealers on the market. Read on to see what makeup artists actually use on their clients!
Makeup artist or not, there's no excuse for having a cakey undereye. Rick Calderon recommends this concealer "for a seamless coverage that looks natural."
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Concealer, P1750, SM Megamall
But for blemishes, he suggests going for a cream. "What's good with this is that it also comes with a powder that you can use anytime and anywhere for touchups."
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Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit, P2200, Glorietta 3
For all sorts of concealing, Janella Salvador's makeup artist Effie Iñigo prefers this product from Becca. "It's buildable, and what's not to like about that, right? You get the best of both worlds. If you want light [coverage], you just apply a little. If you need it to be heavier, just add more."
Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer, P1811, Sephora.ph
James Reid's go-to for grooming, Mac Igarta, likes to stick with a classic for his skin retouches. "This can go from medium to full coverage depending on application, but for me, I use it if I need to subtly highlight under the eyes with a bit of coverage (especially when I'm doing men's grooming). I also use it as a sheer foundation. It doesn't feel heavy at all!"
NARS Creamy Radiant Concealer, P1550, Glorietta 3
To hide stubborn spots, Mac goes for a pot concealer from the same brand. "Because of it's thicker texture, this provides more coverage than the Radiant Creamy Concealer. It has a soft matte finish and it can really hide imperfections."
NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer, P1650, Central Square BGC
On the other hand, a drugstore gem is a must in Sylvina Lopez's kit. "It's amazingly affordable, fills in pores around the nose, and has an amazing shade range!"
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LA Girl Pro Conceal, P349, SM Beauty
Meanwhile, her pick for spot concealing is a luxurious concealer from Kevyn Aucoin. And for the makeup artist, it ticks all the right boxes—"It's creamy, multi-use, and very high coverage. It also melts into the skin beautifully."
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer, Sephora
For an alternative you can grab locally, try Artdeco's Camouflage Cream (P450, Beauty Bar)!