Even though I’m a beauty editor, I didn’t start using concealer until about a year ago. (Shocking, I know.) Honestly, I just never liked most formulas because I have sensitive, acne-prone skin that doesn’t usually respond well to heavy makeup. Concealer, by nature, is a tad heavier than foundation, but I’m happy to report I’ve finally found a few formulas that work well for me. The most important thing to look for in a concealer for acne-prone skin is if the formula is noncomedogenic. I can’t speak for everyone, but I also generally try to avoid formulas with oils known to clog pores like coconut—it just doesn’t sit well with my skin.
I also know, however, that everyone has different goals when using concealer. Some like to use it to cover blemishes while others like to brighten up dark circles. This can be tricky when you have sensitive, acne-prone skin because you don’t want to cause breakouts anywhere, but don’t worry—you’re in luck. I’ve found the best noncomedogenic concealers in every category—from the best drugstore option to the best shade range. Keep scrolling. There’s something for everyone.