It may sound extreme, but we can’t live without concealer. Actually, a lot of women (myself included) often use just concealer as makeup. As a matter of fact, concealers are not just for correcting, covering, and make you look like you have had enough sleep, but they’re multitaskers used to contour, highlight, and as an eyeshadow base. Concealers are among those essential products in your makeup bag; hence, you clearly need one that addresses your skin type. But somehow, not all concealers live up to their expectations. But that does not mean the product is not good; it might just not be suitable for your skin type. And when it comes to sensitive skin, all you want is a product that delivers its commitment while it’s clean and safe. Is that right?
What is the best concealer for sensitive skin?
Sensitive skin is already delicate. So, dealing with under-eye skin is more complicated than usual. What you apply on the thinnest part of your complexion, the eye area, needs to include nourishing ingredients, like vitamins and antioxidants, free of toxic components. Besides covering, some concealers have a myriad of benefits for the skin. And they do it so well to a point where they actually improve skin condition or even have healing properties for pimples (yes, we all use concealers to hide blemishes and acne scars) due to their clever formulas.
Under-eye concealers for sensitive skin
Finding an under-eye concealer for sensitive skin that checks all the boxes might be challenging — it’s clean, applies evenly, brightens, covers well enough, doesn’t crease, and stays flawless all day. Even if it may sound like an impossible mission, we found those that’ll astound you!
Bareminerals Barepro Full Coverage Concealer
This silky-creamy concealer glides on smoothly and effortlessly over the fragile under-eye area while moisturizing it. Made with glycerin, natural oils, and a blend of botanical extracts, such as bamboo stem, lavender, and rosemary, it nourishes, hydrates, and helps defend against external agents. It actually aims to improve the look of your skin in time, not only to conceal. P.S.: It’s waterproof and humidity-resistant, so no worries that won’t resist throughout the day.
PÜR Disappearing Ink 4-in-1 Concealer
Is your under-eye skin in need of a pick-me-up? Then look at this ultra-creamy concealer that will smooth fine lines and target wrinkles, all while covering dark circles. A life-saver, Pur Ink concealer is packed with rich skincare ingredients, including retinol, ceramide, lactic acid, jojoba, and shea butter to moisture, refine texture and brighten your sensitive eye area. It provides medium to full coverage without looking cakey, and I simply love the pen applicator that makes it so easy to dab and blend, effort-free!
Aveda Inner Light Concealer
This one will help you fake a good sleep in no time. Infused with reflective minerals, it adds radiance to the skin, brightening it while hiding puffiness and other imperfections. It looks and feels like your skin, but better, it blends easily, leaving a semi-matte finish. The clean formula is just great for sensitive skin; it includes glycerin, murumuru seed butter, and vegetable oils to hydrate and cuspidatum root extract for antioxidant benefits. Most important? It’s lightweight, feeling like bare skin at its best.
illuminare Concealing Mineral Foundation
If you’re in search of a multitasker, you may want to give this foundation and concealer a try. Boosted with titanium dioxide and zinc, Illuminare also acts as a sunscreen, effectively protecting against U.V. rays with SPF 20 that maintains up to 80 minutes of underwater exposure. Ideal for sensitive skin, this liquid mineral concealer doesn’t contain perfumes, petroleum, artificial dyes, or talc, being passed certified for SPF protection, skin sensitivity, and phototoxicity by the AMA Labs in New York.
Jane Iredale Enlighten Concealer
Want to cover dark circles while protecting your delicate skin under the eyes? Check out this concealer, which addresses sensitive skin, and it’s natural, far away from harmful ingredients. While assuring a medium natural coverage, it promises to improve the under-eye area if used regularly thanks to its organic ingredients blend. The mixture of amazonian marapuama, suma root, and white lily extracts reduces dark circles and puffiness while brightening the skin. The avocado oil, castor seed oil, and cucumber seed extract assure moisture and keep the eye area revitalized. All in a creamy formula that blends like a dream without settling into fine lines.
Chantecaille Le Camouflage Stylo
If you struggle with under-eye puffiness and aging signs, you can opt for this one. It applies smoothly and blends seamlessly for a flawless finish — a beau idéal for sensitive skin. Lightweight, long-lasting, hydrating, it provides even coverage of consistent smudge- and transfer-resistant wear. Its formula is developed with high-performance pigments to cover dark circles, glycerine, yeast extract, and peptide to moisture, while a sugar sugar-based oligopolymer helps plump fine lines. Plus, the applicator pen is so easy to use, no stress, no mess!
RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-up Concealer
If your sensitive skin is dehydrated, you’d want this concealer ASAP. Filled with coconut oil, castor seed oil, beeswax, jojoba seed oil, and cocoa butter, it melts on the skin with a creamy consistency that hydrates the skin in-depth, crease-free. The lightweight formula richly pigmented covers dark circles and imperfections, and you won’t even feel like wearing it!
Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Perfecting Concealer
Perfecting Concealer is cleanly formulated, with a high-pigment and creamy texture, delivering natural, crease-free coverage that blends seamlessly. Infused with coconut, grapeseed, and jojoba, it’s great for those who have skin that skews dry. More than that, it assures antioxidant protection with vitamins C and E. Plant-derived Phyto-Pigments conceal discolorations, dark under-eye circles, and other skin imperfections. More than a concealer, it also works to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles for a smoother, younger-looking eye area.
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Concealer
With a single stroke of the brush, the ultra-moisturizing formula instantly blurs imperfections’ look. Clinique’s multi-tasking concealer disguises the dark under-eye circles, is long-wearing, with a hydrating formula (yet oil-free) since it’s packed with glycerin, lecithin, sodium hyaluronate, soy protein, and trehalose (-also an antioxidant). While many under-eye concealers will fade by lunchtime, this one lasts all day, thanks to its transfer-resistant formula. It has a silky-textured formula that earns a top score for spreadability and a perfect score for texture — it brightens sensitive skin all day.
Successful women don’t have more sleep; they have a good concealer.