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Top 60 Best Japanese and Korean Concealers to Buy Online 2020 - Tried and True!

No one has perfect skin, but we sure as heck want it. We’d even venture to say that that’s especially true in Asia, where “whitening,” “brightening,” and “glass skin” are buzzwords. It’s no coincidence that some of the best concealers in the world come from Japan and Korea.

We have concealers for dark circles. We have concealers for scarring, redness, dullness, sallowness. We have powder, stick, and liquid concealers. We have magic concealers (or so they claim to be). To help you sift through all these products, we ordered the 60 most popular concealers from Japan’s e-commerce giants and tested for the following:

1. Coverage
2. Longevity
3. Application

This is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese and Korean concealers. We also have a few makeup tips and tricks for you at the end of the article, so stay tuned.
  • Last updated: 10-24-2019
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How to Choose Japanese and Korean Concealer – Buying Guide

We’ll get into how we tested and compared all the products, but before that, we want to introduce three things you should look out for when picking out a Japanese or Korean concealer.

① First, Get Your Concealers Straight

We’d say there’s five main types of concealer. Some will work for you, some won’t; it all depends on what kind of finish you’re looking for, as well as your quirks and preferences.

Stick Concealer: Amazing Coverage

Stick Concealer: Amazing Coverage
You want coverage? Get a stick concealer. Stick concealers are convenient; throw one in your pouch for quick touch-ups on the go. The only downside to them, though, is they get cakey fast, so make sure you don’t overapply.

  • Coverage: ★★★

  • Spread: ★☆☆

  • Texture: Dense

  • Best on: Cheeks and Jaw

  • Covers: Spots, Freckles, Acne Scars

Liquid Concealer: Blends Easily, Beginner-Friendly

Liquid Concealer: Blends Easily, Beginner-Friendly
Liquid concealers are, well, liquid, so they spread smoothly over skin. You can cover a lot of ground with just a small dab, so they’re perfect for hiding redness on your cheeks or far-flung freckles. Liquid concealers don’t offer a lot of coverage, though, so they won’t help with any moles or birthmarks.
However, because they go on thin, they look natural and they’re breathable to boot. Liquid concealer can come as a pen or you can apply them with a brush or sponge–you’re pretty much guaranteed to find something that’s easy for you to use.

  • Coverage: ★☆☆

  • Spread: ★★★

  • Texture: Smooth

  • Best on: Under Eye

  • Covers: Dark Circles

Cream Concealer: Offers Coverage and a Stunning Finish

Cream Concealer: Offers Coverage and a Stunning Finish
Cream concealers come out to a natural finish despite how much coverage they provide; adopting the strengths of both stick and liquid concealer. You can use them to hide entire swaths of skin or just to spot correct. Cream concealers even work well around your nose and mouth–areas that are the first to crease when you overapply.
However, you do need to apply with a brush or cotton swab. If your cream concealer doesn’t come with a brush, you’ll have to go out and get one yourself. You might also run across concealer palettes. While it is fun to blend colors, know that it’s actually quite difficult (and messy) to create the perfect shade.

  • Coverage: ★★☆

  • Spread: ★★☆

  • Texture: Middling

  • Best on: Anywhere

  • Covers: Dark Circles, Spots, Freckles, Acne

Pencil Concealer: For Small Spot Corrections

Pencil Concealer: For Small Spot Corrections
For small blemishes that come in big numbers, such as freckles, try a pencil concealer. However, you can’t use pencil concealers where your skin thins out (around your eyes), and they don’t cover a lot of ground. Since pencil concealers tend to be stiff, they’ll irritate pimples, so be careful if you’re covering acne.

  • Coverage: ★★☆

  • Spread: ★☆☆

  • Texture: Stiff

  • Best on: Small Areas

  • Covers: Spots, Freckles, Acne Scars

Powder Concealer: Cover Huge Areas in One Go

Powder Concealer: Cover Huge Areas in One Go
You can’t really aim with powder concealer. Get it for evening out large patches of skin. Also note that powder doesn’t offer a lot of coverage–most people who like powder concealers are either going for a more natural look or are into organic cosmetics.

  • Coverage: ★☆☆

  • Spread: ★★★

  • Texture: Powder

  • Best on: Your Whole Face

  • Covers: Dark Circles, Spots, Freckles, Acne

② Understand Different Colors and Textures and What They’re Meant to Conceal

Concealers can be thick or thin and come in multiple colors (green, yellow, pink…). Every density/color/texture is meant to cover a different kind of blemish–think about what you’re trying to hide.

Acne: More Solid Concealers Can be Irritating. Try Using Different Products to Divide and Conquer

Acne: More Solid Concealers Can be Irritating. Try Using Different Products to Divide and Conquer
Beige and yellow tones are usually good for acne. Basically, you want something as close to your skin tone as possible.
If you’ve got fading scars sprinkled all over your face, then try tamping down the redness with a green color corrector. If you want to hone in on just a few acne scars, then try a liquid or pencil concealer. Just don’t use pencil concealer on inflamed pimples, as it can be irritating.
Because you usually need a long-wearing and high coverage concealer for acne, look for a denser product. Just make sure it isn’t too thick, as that will cause a whole other set of problems.

Dark Circles: Go One Shade Brighter to Bring Light to Your Under Eye. Thinner, Smoother Concealers Won’t Crease as Much

Dark Circles: Go One Shade Brighter to Bring Light to Your Under Eye. Thinner, Smoother Concealers Won’t Crease as Much
There are three main types of under eye circles. Brown circles are usually the product of pigmentation or UV rays, and they’re best covered with a beige or yellow concealer.
If you haven’t been getting enough sleep or your eyes are otherwise tired, you probably have blue circles; these are best corrected with orange or pink concealers, as they give you a more healthy, flushed complexion. Or you can use a concealer that’s a shade lighter than your foundation.
Black circles are usually the result of sagging skin under your eyes; try using a beige or ocher concealer for these.
Make sure your concealer isn’t too thick. The skin around your eyes is constantly moving; if you go for too much coverage, chances are you’ll experience some creasing. Liquid and cream products are both flexible and work best for dark circles.

Spots and Freckles: Go One Shade Darker

Spots and Freckles: Go One Shade Darker
If you’re looking to cover spots and freckles, look for something that’s identical in color to your skin or just a bit darker. If you try for a concealer that’s too light, you’ll actually end up highlighting your problem areas. When choosing a shade, it’s always a good idea to check the product against your current foundation.
As for texture–well, it depends on where you’re covering. If you’re applying to larger areas of skin, try a softer stick or cream concealer; for spot corrections, go for pencil concealer.

③ Figure out Which Concealers are Long-Wearing and Don’t Crease

③ Figure out Which Concealers are Long-Wearing and Don’t Crease
If you find a concealer formulated for your skin type, then it’ll be less likely to fade. A concealer’s texture is usually determined by how much oil’s in the formula. So if you yourself have oily skin, try a thicker product; if you have dry skin, try a more liquidy product.
Just know that if you leave your makeup on for long enough, it’s going to move, whether because your skin is drying out or greasing up. So no matter what concealer you choose to use in the morning, it’s always nice to have a stick or pencil product in your bag for quick touch-ups throughout the day.

What Products We Ordered and How We Tested Them

What Products We Ordered and How We Tested Them
Now to introduce the 60 most popular Japanese and Korean concealers that we ordered and the process by which we tested them.
{The Products We Tested}
1. The Saem Cover Perfection Tip Concealer (ザセム カバーパーフェクション チップコンシーラー)
2. INTEGRATE Spots Concealer (インテグレート スポッツコンシーラー)
3. INTEGRATE GRACY Concealer ~For Dullness and Freckles~ (インテグレート グレイシィ コンシーラー ~シミ・ソバカス用~)
4. Visée Riche Perfect Concealer (ヴィセ リシェ パーフェクト コンシーラー)
5. Visée Riche CC Concealer (ヴィセ リシェ CC コンシーラー)
6. ESPRIQUE Fit Up Concealer UV (エスプリーク フィットアップ コンシーラー UV)
7. CANMAKE Cover & Stretch Concealer UV (CANMAKE カバー&ストレッチコンシーラーUV)
8. CANMAKE Color Mixing Concealer (CANMAKE カラーミキシングコンシーラー)
9. KATE stick concealer THE BASE ZERO (ケイト スティックコンシーラーA)
10. CEZANNE Stretch Concealer (セザンヌ ストレッチコンシーラー)
11. CEZANNE Color Control Concealer (セザンヌ 赤み補正コンシーラー)
12. CEZANNE Concealer Crayon UV (セザンヌ コンシーラークレヨンUV)
13. Chifure Spot Make-up Cover (ちふれ スポットメーキャップカバー)
14. KOSE NOAH Stick Concealer (コーセー ノア スティックコンシーラー)
15. MEDICUBE Red Concealer (メディキューブレッドコンシーラー)
16. WHOMEE Concealer (WHOMEE コンシーラー)
17. CALYPSO Magic Concealer (カリプソ マジックコンシーラー)
18. BCL Kakushi Must Ultra Cover Concealer (BCL カクシマスト ウルトラカバーコンシーラー)
19. K-Palette 0 kuma Concealer (K-パレット ゼロクマコンシーラー)
20. K-Palette Lasting High Cover Concealer Tint (K-パレット ラスティングハイカバーコンシーラーティント)
21. Men’s Acne Barrier Medicated Protect Concealer (メンズアクネバリア 薬用コンシーラー)
22. DHC Medicated Acne Care Concealer (DHC 薬用 アクネケア コンシーラー)
23. ORBIS Acne Spots Concealer (オルビス アクネスポッツコンシーラー)
24. d program Medicated Skincare & Cover Tube (dプログラム 薬用 スキンケア&カバーチューブ)
25. Shiseido SPOTSCOVER foundation (資生堂 スポッツカバー ファウンデイション)
26. Maikohan Concealer (舞妓はん コンシーラー)
27. miu Pencil Concealer (ミュウ ペンシルコンシーラー)
28. FANCL Spots Cover Concealer (ファンケル スポッツカバーコンシーラー)
29. TOUT VERT Mineral Concealer (トゥヴェール ミネラルコンシーラー)
30. COSCOS Color Concealer ( パーフェクトマットコンシーラー)
31. Etude House BIG Cover Concealer Skin Fit PRO (エチュードハウスビッグカバーフィットコンシーラー)
32. Ettusais Premium Perfect Clear Up Concealer (エテュセ プレミアムパーフェクトコンシーラー)
33. Ettusais Homme Medicated Acne Concealer (エテュセ オム 薬用アクネコンシーラー)
34. Ettusais Medicated Acne Real Fit Concealer (エテュセ 薬用アクネ リアルフィット コンシーラー)
35. NOV Concealer (ノブ コンシーラー)
36. excel Silent Cover Concealer (エクセル サイレントカバーコンシーラー)
37. excel Silent Glow Concealer (エクセル サイレントグロウ コンシーラー)
38. MUJI Concealer Stick Type (無印良品 コンシーラー スティックタイプ)
39. MUJI Concealer Under Eye (無印良品 コンシーラー 目元用)
40. Daiso Concealer (ダイソー コンシーラー)
41. COFFRET D’OR Magical Glow Stick (コフレドール マジカルグロウスティック)
42. Kesalan Patharan Under Eye Brightener (ケサランパサランアンダーアイブライトナー)
43. COVERMARK Bright Up Foundation (カバーマーク ブライトアップファンデーション)
44. 24h cosme Care Mineral Concealer UV (24h cosme ケアミネラルコンシーラUV)
45. ONLY MINERALS Medicated Concealer Foundation Acne Protector (オンリーミネラル 薬用コンシーラーファンデーション アクネプロテクター)
46. VINTORTÉ Mineral Silk Concealer (VINTORTE ミネラル シルク コンシーラー)
47. AQUA AQUA Organic Stick Concealer (アクア・アクア オーガニックスティックコンシーラー)
48. IPSA Creative Concealer EX (IPSA クリエイティブコンシーラー EX)
49. Rachel Wine Powder Concealer (レイチェルワイン パウダーコンシーラー)
50. MiMC Mineral Concealer (mimc ミネラルコンシーラー)
51. MiMC Natural Whitening Concealer (mimc ナチュラルホワイトニングコンシーラー)
52. Tv&Movie Moist Mineral Concealer UV (tv&movie モイストミネラルコンシーラーUV)
53. Beautiful Skin Mineral Control Concealer (ビューティフルスキン ミネラルコントロールコンシーラー)
54. ETVOS Mineral Concealer (エトヴォス ミネラルコンシーラー)
55. ETVOS Mineral Concealer Palette (エトヴォス ミネラルコンシーラーパレット)
56. THREE Advanced Smoothing Concealer (THREE アドバンスド スムージング コンシーラー)
57. MAQUILLAGE Concealer Stick EX (マキアージュ コンシーラースティックEX)
58. MAQUILLAGE Concealer Liquid EX (マキアージュ コンシーラーリキッドEX)
59. Clé de Peau Beauté Correcteur Éclat Pour Les Yeux (クレ・ド・ポーボーテ コレクチュールエクラプールレジュー)
60. Clé de Peau Beauté Correcteur Visage Concealer (クレ・ド・ポーボーテ コレクチュールヴィサージュ)
We then tested for each of the following things:
Test ①: Coverage
Test ②: Longevity
Test ③: Application

Test ①: Coverage

Test ①: Coverage
First, we looked at how much each concealer could hide.
We colored our arms blue, brown, and red, simulating dark circles, spots, and acne, respectively. We then applied concealer on top of each dab of color to check for coverage.

The Big Takeaway: The Closer to Our Skin Tone It was, the Better It Covered

The Big Takeaway: The Closer to Our Skin Tone It was, the Better It Covered
The more pigmented a concealer was and the closer it was to our skin tone, the more it covered. Those were pretty much the only two things that mattered, no matter what the color of blemish (red, brown, or blue).
We couldn’t get the hang of concealers that were completely different from our skin tone. Rather than choosing a color corrector that’s super green, yellow, or red, try for a subtler one that’s similar in shade to your foundation.

Test ②: Longevity

Test ②: Longevity
Next, we tested how long-wearing the concealers were.
We applied the concealers and then sprayed artificial sebum over them, checking how much faded. We also wiped each sample with a tissue to make sure the concealers could withstand friction.

The Big Takeaway: Softer Stick Concealers Didn’t Crack or Fade

The Big Takeaway: Softer Stick Concealers Didn’t Crack or Fade
Smooth stick concealers–that is, stick concealers with more oil in the formula–adhered to skin; they didn’t wear off with sebum or friction. However, stick concealers that were more dense and solid peeled off of skin easily.
Concealers that were more liquid in form blended readily into skin upon application; however, they quickly faded if we didn’t give them enough time to set.

Test ③: Application

Test ③: Application
Finally, we looked at how the concealers applied.
We tried out all the products on our face and arms. We looked at whether or not they spread easily or blended into our skin. We also made note of particularly user-friendly packaging.

The Big Takeaway: You Don’t Need Any Skill to Use a Stick Concealer Properly

The Big Takeaway: You Don’t Need Any Skill to Use a Stick Concealer Properly
Stick concealers were easy to use, but they still came out to a nice finish. They might not have spread as readily as liquid concealers, but you can simply blend them out with your fingers.
As for packaging, we have to say that tubes weren’t very popular. You can’t apply concealer straight to your skin; you always need to transfer first to your fingers or a brush. We also had to make sure we squeezed just the right amount of product from the tube–just little annoyances that could be avoided.

The Final Verdict: Top 60 Best Japanese and Korean Concealers to Buy Online

Now to introduce the 60 best Japanese and Korean concealers available online. They were ranked by how well they did on our tests and given an overall grade ranging from D to A+.
CoverageD
LongevityB
ApplicationC
Overall ScoreD
59. Chifure Spot Make-up Cover 1

59. Chifure Spot Make-up Cover

$11.23

CoverageD
LongevityC
ApplicationD
Overall ScoreD

58. COSCOS Color Concealer

$15.19

CoverageC
LongevityB
ApplicationB
Overall ScoreC
CoverageD
LongevityB
ApplicationB
Overall ScoreD
CoverageD
LongevityB
ApplicationB
Overall ScoreD
55. K-Palette Lasting High Cover Concealer Tint 1

55. K-Palette Lasting High Cover Concealer Tint

$18.88

CoverageC
LongevityD
ApplicationC
Overall ScoreD
CoverageC
LongevityC
ApplicationB
Overall ScoreD

53. Beautiful Skin Mineral Control Concealer

$0.00

CoverageC
LongevityB
ApplicationD
Overall ScoreC
52. INTEGRATE GRACY Concealer ~For Dullness and Freckles~ 1

52. INTEGRATE GRACY Concealer ~For Dullness and Freckles~

$7.39

CoverageC
LongevityB
ApplicationC
Overall ScoreC
CoverageC
LongevityC
ApplicationC
Overall ScoreC

50. Ettusais Premium Perfect Clear Up Concealer

$37.91

CoverageC
LongevityC
ApplicationB
Overall ScoreC
CoverageC
LongevityC
ApplicationB
Overall ScoreC
CoverageC
LongevityB
ApplicationD
Overall ScoreD
CoverageC
LongevityC
ApplicationC
Overall ScoreC
CoverageC
LongevityB
ApplicationD
Overall ScoreC

45. ONLY MINERALS Medicated Concealer Foundation Acne Protector

$18.02

CoverageC
LongevityC
ApplicationC
Overall ScoreC
CoverageD
LongevityA
ApplicationC
Overall ScoreC
43. miu Pencil Concealer 1

43. miu Pencil Concealer

$13.51

CoverageD
LongevityA
ApplicationC
Overall ScoreC

42. MiMC Natural Whitening Concealer

$60.00

CoverageC
LongevityD
ApplicationB
Overall ScoreC
CoverageC
LongevityD
ApplicationB
Overall ScoreC
CoverageC
LongevityB
ApplicationC
Overall ScoreC
CoverageD
LongevityA+
ApplicationC
Overall ScoreC

38. TOUT VERT Mineral Concealer

$17.02

CoverageC
LongevityB
ApplicationD
Overall ScoreC
37. MUJI Concealer Under Eye 1

37. MUJI Concealer Under Eye

$7.11

CoverageC
LongevityA
ApplicationB
Overall ScoreC
CoverageC
LongevityC
ApplicationA
Overall ScoreC
CoverageC
LongevityA+
ApplicationD
Overall ScoreC
CoverageB
LongevityD
ApplicationB
Overall ScoreC

33. 24h cosme Care Mineral Concealer UV

$49.55

CoverageB
LongevityC
ApplicationB
Overall ScoreC

32. Ettusais Homme Medicated Acne Concealer

$13.51

CoverageC
LongevityB
ApplicationB
Overall ScoreC
CoverageC
LongevityC
ApplicationA
Overall ScoreC
CoverageB
LongevityC
ApplicationB
Overall ScoreC
CoverageB
LongevityC
ApplicationC
Overall ScoreC
28. Men’s Acne Barrier Medicated Protect Concealer 1

28. Men’s Acne Barrier Medicated Protect Concealer

$12.65

CoverageC
LongevityB
ApplicationC
Overall ScoreC
CoverageB
LongevityC
ApplicationB
Overall ScoreC
CoverageB
LongevityC
ApplicationB
Overall ScoreB
CoverageB
LongevityC
ApplicationC
Overall ScoreB
CoverageC
LongevityB
ApplicationC
Overall ScoreB
CoverageA+
LongevityD
ApplicationC
Overall ScoreB

22. Clé de Peau Beauté Correcteur Éclat Pour Les Yeux

$65.00

CoverageA
LongevityD
ApplicationB
Overall ScoreB
CoverageB
LongevityB
ApplicationA+
Overall ScoreB
CoverageB
LongevityC
ApplicationB
Overall ScoreB
19. NOV Concealer 1

19. NOV Concealer

$21.61

CoverageB
LongevityB
ApplicationA
Overall ScoreB
18. MUJI Concealer Stick Type 1

18. MUJI Concealer Stick Type

$5.31

CoverageB
LongevityB
ApplicationC
Overall ScoreB
CoverageB
LongevityB
ApplicationB
Overall ScoreB
CoverageA
LongevityC
ApplicationB
Overall ScoreB
CoverageB
LongevityB
ApplicationB
Overall ScoreB
CoverageA
LongevityD
ApplicationA
Overall ScoreB

13. Rachel Wine Powder Concealer

$24.31

CoverageB
LongevityB
ApplicationC
Overall ScoreB
CoverageB
LongevityB
ApplicationC
Overall ScoreB
11. Daiso Concealer 1

11. Daiso Concealer

$0.97

CoverageB
LongevityB
ApplicationD
Overall ScoreB
CoverageB
LongevityB
ApplicationC
Overall ScoreA

9. Clé de Peau Beauté Correcteur Visage Concealer

$70.00

CoverageA
LongevityC
ApplicationA
Overall ScoreA
CoverageA+
LongevityB
ApplicationC
Overall ScoreA
CoverageA
LongevityB
ApplicationB
Overall ScoreA
6. BCL Kakushi Must Ultra Cover Concealer 1

6. BCL Kakushi Must Ultra Cover Concealer

$9.17

CoverageA
LongevityB
ApplicationB
Overall ScoreA

5. Tv&Movie Moist Mineral Concealer UV

$65.46

CoverageB
LongevityB
ApplicationB
Overall ScoreA
CoverageB
LongevityB
ApplicationB
Overall ScoreA
3. MiMC Mineral Concealer 1

3. MiMC Mineral Concealer

$36.03

CoverageA
LongevityB
ApplicationA+
Overall ScoreA
CoverageA+
LongevityA+
ApplicationB
Overall ScoreA+
CoverageA
LongevityA
ApplicatonA
Overall ScoreA+

How to Apply Concealer Right

Everyone applies makeup differently, but here are some tips and tricks that worked for us.

When You Apply Concealer Depends on What Kind of Foundation You’re Using

It’s a debated topic: do you apply concealer before or after foundation? Here’s how we do it.

Liquid Foundation? Apply Concealer Afterwards

Liquid Foundation? Apply Concealer Afterwards
If you’re using liquid foundation, then your routine should flow something like this: base → color corrector → foundation → concealer. Basically, you should only be using concealer on blemishes your foundation couldn’t cover. Finish up with a setting powder if you need the extra staying power.

Powder Foundation? Apply Concealer Beforehand

Powder Foundation? Apply Concealer Beforehand
If you’re using powder foundation, then your routine should go like this: base → color corrector → concealer → foundation. If you try to apply a concealer over powder foundation, it a) won’t adhere correctly and b) will clump. Go over your blemishes with concealer first and then even out the rest of your skin with foundation.

The Secret to Using Palettes

Palettes can be difficult to use, but once you master them, the possibilities are (almost) endless.

Use the Lighter Colors as Highlighters and the Darker Colors to Blot out Spots and Acne

Use the Lighter Colors as Highlighters and the Darker Colors to Blot out Spots and Acne
Of course, what colors you get depends on the brand and line of the product, but generally speaking, concealer palettes come with three colors: a lighter shade, a darker shade, and a color corrector.
You should use the lighter color to highlight and fix up dullness, the darker color to blot out spots and acne scars, and then if the color corrector is a bit orangey (it usually is), you use it to add a bit of blush and life to sallow areas.
But the most important thing when choosing a palette is making sure it matches your skin tone. If you’re trying out makeup at a store, try not to swatch on the back of your hand but on your jawline, which is closest to the natural, untanned color of your skin.

If You’re Shading, Go from Dark to Light

If You’re Shading, Go from Dark to Light
If you want to shade or you need to layer colors, try going from dark to light. Pale tones allow for more subtle, gradual color adjustments than dark ones.
If you need to brighten up around the eyes, start off with a shade of orange to cover up dullness; then add in some brightness with a pale color over that. If you want to mix your colors before applying them to your face, try starting off with a 1:1 ratio and adjust as needed.

How to Touch up Your Makeup and Not Look Like a Cake Face

How to Touch up Your Makeup and Not Look Like a Cake Face
Let’s face it: most makeup is going to start wearing off before the day’s up. You’ll have to touch up. And you can’t just dab some more foundation on your face and pile on products either.
If you notice your makeup’s faded in some spots, first wipe off all residue with a lotion or hand cream. Then build up that spot again from zero. Make sure you get rid of any sweat, oil, or gunk that’s accumulated as well–you want to work only with a clean canvas. Always have a lotion and some cotton pads in your makeup pouch for this purpose.

Looking for Other Products to Build up Your Base?

Looking for Other Products to Build up Your Base?
What’s concealer without a good foundation, right? Or at least a nice BB or CC cream. We’ve tested all those products and more! Check out some of our other makeup articles below.

Summary

We rounded up members of our editing department, purchased the 60 most popular Japanese and Korean concealers, and tested them all.
We also ranked them, but remember that everything’s quite subjective. Depending on what you’re covering and how simple and straightforward you want your concealer to be, you may like some products more than others. We actually were in love with the palettes, which not only conceal but also contour and highlight.
No matter what your personal preferences, we hope we helped you find something that makes you feel flawless and confident.
Original by Haruka Toda; Translation by Jasmine Li

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