Being a woman can be tough. Between PMS, periods and, for some, childbirth, we suffer all manner of horrors men will never endure. So, excuse us if we need to dab a bit of concealer on our faces to hide the evidence of sleepless nights or general burnout and discomfort. In fact, we thank the makeup gods for it on the regular. Here, our editors share their favorite cover-up formulas at every price point. Stock up and revel in the glory.
"When my checking account can't quite keep up with NARS, I opt for this concealer, which easily passes as a high-end product. It glides on, stays on all day and can even function as an eye shadow primer."
—Samantha McDonald, News Editor
"This concealer is so affordable, it sounds too good to be true. But after trying it myself, I realized it does an amazing job, specifically with uneven texture. It really helps you achieve that airbrushed makeup look."
—Andrea Navarro, Associate Beauty Editor
"I've used this since high school and it reliably stays put, blends well and comes in a fantastic range of shades.”
—Nicky Deam, Editorial Director
"This concealer is a miracle worker—it covers absolutely every imperfection. Sometimes, when my skin is extra wrecked, I cheat and use it as a foundation."
—Erin Nicole, Senior Lifestyle Editor
"A concealer and serum in one, this is my favorite for coverage that doesn't look caked on thanks to the hydrating factor."
—Laura Lajiness, Fashion Editor
"The hype around this product is for real. I have dark circles and really pale skin, and somehow (magic) this concealer makes me look like a human who got a really good night of sleep."
—Allie Flinn, Associate Lifestyle Editor
"I'm prone to unpredictable and very noticeable breakouts, so I need a concealer that can cover up quickly and efficiently. This formula is a dream in that it goes on like second skin, perfectly camouflaging blemishes so I forget they're even there!"
—Angela Melero, Managing Editor
"Somehow NARS has figured out a way to make a concealer that is super-high coverage while also lightweight and matte in texture. My dark circles are a thing of the past."
—Stephanie Montes, Beauty Director
"Whether you want to conceal a blemish or dark circles, this will do it. I've been wearing it for the past three years and I can't use anything else. It's buildable and has the best finish that's creamy and never drying."
—Amy Lee, Fashion Editor