The Best Concealers With SPF
Ask any dermatologist, makeup artist, perfect-skinned celebrity, or Southern Living editor: Sun protection is the most important step of skin care. Unless you don’t mind dark spots, aging faster, risking skin cancer, and tons of wrinkles, then don’t bother including sunscreen in your daily routine. We’re assuming you do, however, so we’ve been researching the best sunscreens, how to properly apply sunscreen, and other great products that include SPF protection to keep your skin looking healthiest. Even the biggest fans of the no-makeup makeup look undoubtedly reach for a trusty concealer from time to time. Whether to hide dark circles, cover red spots and discolorations, or smooth lines, a good concealer can be compared to a mini miracle. Since SPF protection is essential to a healthy skin care routine and concealer is essential to a complete makeup look (especially on Monday mornings), why haven’t we been buying concealer with SPF all along? The truth is, there aren’t very many concealers with SPF out there. But the sensitive skin under your eyes and any dark spots or pimples you’re trying to cover should be protected from the sun just as much as the rest of your face. These are the best concealers with SPF for every price point to keep you protected all day.
IT Cosmetics CC+ Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream
Buy It: $29; itcosmetics.com
If you haven’t heard of IT Cosmetics concealers, oh honey. These concealers, developed with the help of a team of plastic surgeons, have reached cult beauty status. With SPF 50+ protection, this concealing cream has the highest grade sunscreen of this group, not to mention that its filled with good for you skincare favorites like hydrating hyaluronic acid, anti-aging collagen, fortifying antioxidants and more.
Perricone MD No Makeup Concealer
Buy It: $35; perriconemd.com
This SPF 35 concealer is designed as dark circle fighting skin care and crease-proof concealer. It’s made with a form of Vitamin C that gives you the most antioxidant bang for your buck and can be safely used as an eye shadow primer.
Revlon PhotoReady Concealer
Clinique Continuous Coverage Foundation and Concealer SPF 15
Buy It: $26; macys.com
Use this “lasting camouflage” as a dark circle and spot concealer or as foundation all over. This full-coverage formula doesn’t let anything past it, even birth marks or scars, but remember that a little goes a long day—don’t waste it!
Physicians Formula #InstaReady Full Coverage Concealer
Buy It: $10.95; walgreens.com
This formula has pigments that diffuse light for a blurring effect, resulting in a #filtered but really #nofilter makeup look. Its SPF 30 coverage will keep your skin safe from UV damage, and the hypoallergenic and fragrance-free concealer won’t irritate sensitive skin.
Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer Broad Spectrum SPF 25
Buy It: $70; nordstrom.com
We know—the price tag is a bit jarring, but this concealer is the be-all, end-all of concealers, and the SPF is an added bonus. Ask any makeup artist, read any reviews, ditch groceries for a week and buy it (mostly kidding), but it simply is the best.
bareMinerals Correcting Concealer SPF 20
Buy It: $21; bareminerals.com
This award winning concealer is a creamy consistency that won’t settle into lines. It’s formulated to reduce the appearance of dark spots over time, but covers them extremely well as it works.
Neutrogena Healthy Skin 3-in-1 Concealer For Eyes Broad Spectrum SPF 20
Buy It: $8.29; target.com
This lightweight formula has sunscreen for protection and aloe and green tea for skin soothing and moisturizing benefits. It’s oil-free and blends for a natural looking finish, which is perfect for hot summer days when you don’t want a cakey look but need an oil-free product.
MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer
Buy It: $21; bloomingdales.com
This concealer means business, and dark spots, acne, and dark circles don’t stand a chance of peeking through. Be sure to moisturize your under-eye area well before applying, as the thick formula will crease without proper prep.
Pixi by Petra Illuminating Tint and Conceal
Buy It: $24; dermstore.com
If you like a dewy, glowing look, we’ve got news for you. This double-duty product has two dispenser options—one for under-eye and spot concealing and one for tinted moisturizer application so you can get the makeup look you want without wasting any of this creamy formula that’s filled with soothing aloe and Vitamins E and C.