December 28, 2016

Best Concealers From 2016


I don’t know if I’d call 2016 the Year of the Concealer but there are some excellent concealer formulas (and some duds) that released this year so, I thought I’d do a best concealers from 2016. I thought I’d round up some of my favorite formulas from this year and briefly discussed why I liked them.

Because, if nothing else at all, I’m a complete concealer junkie. I think a lot of people rely on concealer for both facial imperfections as well as under eye ones. Thankfully, my complexion is blemish-free and fairly resilient which means I don’t really use concealer for areas around my face. I actually exclusively use it under my eyes. Why? Because I’m prone to puffiness and also finer lines. My eyes look generally tired if I don’t slather on concealer. It’s a product that I rely to give me a perky appearance.

So, here’s 5 of the Best Concealers from 2016 that made tired eyes look bright, perky, and puff and fine line-free!

Some you may have tried, others, I hope, are brand new to you and might excite you enough to indulge in them.

Edward Bess Undo Time Blurring Concealer
Edward Bess’s formula is extremely pigmented. This the guy you want in your arsenal for days your dark circles are playing a starring role in ruining your day! I like how creamy this formula is and how it doesn’t settle into finer lines. I also love how brightening it is as it makes my eyes perk and well rested after applying and blending out!

Edward Bess Undo Time Blurring Concealer

Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme
It wasn’t for everyone but Kat Von D’s new Lock-It Concealer Creme impressed me. It’s thick, super pigmented, and some would say difficult to blend but I find the texture just right for my tired eyes. It’s super creamy and applied sheer (and built up later) I had no issues with application or blending. As promised, it brightens up the entire eye area while concealing even the darkest of dark circles.

Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme

Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer
If you told me that I’d love Shape Tape Contour Concealer when it originally released I’d have probably called you a liar. Tarte promoted this as a matte, contouring concealer that I felt for sure I’d hate. Matte? Under these dry eyes? No! Turns out the formula is actually incredible. It’s not only pigmented but super creamy and easy to blend and although matte in finish it never settles into creases, never looks dry, nor does it add dryness to my already dry under eyes. Not to mention it works incredibly to brighten the entire eye area up and conceal my pesky puffiness (and dark circles when they come out to play)! Yes, it’s as great as everyone is telling you! Not to mention Tarte just launched it in several new shades!

Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Aquacealer
Speaking of Tarte concealers, if you can get past the smell Rainforest of the Sea Aquacealer is a surprisingly brilliant formula as well. This watery yet creamy concealer formula is highly pigmented and applies beautifully under my drier eyes. Problem? It smells like a magic marker! But don’t worry the smell doesn’t linger thankfully!

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Aquacealer

Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer Hydrate
If there’s a best in dry eye class someone please award it to Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer Hydrate. This little stick has a slick, easy glide under dry eyes and blends like a pure dream. A little more pigment wouldn’t go amiss here but overall, for dry eyes this is a true gem of a formula that’s has a hydrating formula that doesn’t crease under eyes plus blends as smooth as melted butter!

Amazing Concealer Hydrate

What are some of your best concealers from 2016?

I hope you’ll share them with me!


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • blee

    My best is not really a concealer, it is Tarte’s inner rim. It brightens the dark circles under my eyes at the right spot. 🙂

  • amy

    Did you end up ever trying NYX Gotcha Covered (I know you mentioned it a while back, but I don’t recall a review)? I don’t have major issues with dark circles/discoloration, but it does wonders for brightening, and is sooo moisturizing!

    • Isabella Muse

      I did but it was a bit too emoillent and thick for me, can’t believe I’m saying that as someone who wears It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye!

  • Sammy

    I love Pixi Beauty Correction Concentrate- Brightening Peach. The peach tone cancels out any dark circles and instantly wakes up dull, tired eyes. It doesn’t settle into fine lines (I’m 49 years old). It stays in place practically until I wash it off in the evening. It’s easy to blend, especially after you’ve applied moisturizer to your face. I’ve tried so many other concealors and I haven’t been able to even come close to matching the perfection of this little gem. Plus it lasts me +1 year. A little dab will do ya! And at $12.00 for the jar it’s a real bargain.

    • Isabella Muse

      I agree that’s a great pick! 😀 I reviewed it when it first came out and Muse Approved it! Def a great pick and a nice price!

  • Vicky

    Thanks for sharing, Isabella. We don’t have Edward Bess or Tarte Shape Tape in Canadian Sephoras. I was going to try the Kat Von D, but decided not to after reading your review, as I have crepey, sensitive skin under my eyes. What is better with sensitive, crepey skin, the Tarte Rainforest or Amazing Hydrate Concealer, or any other suggestions – medium or full coverage. Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks, Vicky

    • Isabella Muse

      my pleasure vicky! If you can still find it the em great cover up is fantastic! Very creamy and hydrating 😀