10 Best Concealers for Acne Prone Skin: Top Recommendations and Reviews 2016-2017

If you are someone whose skin is prone to acne, your primary concern would be to hide those marks and blemishes effectively. Most often people believe that a good foundation will work just fine. However that’s not true.

It is more likely that you will end up looking cakey with layers of foundation and those acne marks still remain evident! What you need is a subtle layer of concealer above the foundation to mask acne and give you a flawless appearance.

There are a range of concealers available in the market. But those with a sensitive skin need to be extra careful while selecting one. You need a product that not only matches your skin tone perfectly and masks the flaws of your skin but also prevents a further allergic reaction and if possible, also heals your skin too!


Keeping all this in mind while you are at the store with a variety of offers in front of you is definitely quite a task. Remember that you will land up at the product which suits you perfectly only after a few sessions of trial and error.

To help you out, we have compiled a list of the best concealers for acne prone skin in the market today.

Best Concealers for Acne Prone Skin

1. M.A.C. Studio Finish Concealer

The M.A.C. Studio Finish Concealer is one of the best concelaers for acne prone skin. It comes in 15 different shades to help you find a color that suits your skin tone perfectly.

It has a light but consistent texture that gives a perfect coverage without making your skin oily or cakey.

The key to M.A.C. products is that you need to apply them in layers gradually until you get the desired results.


2. Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer

The Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer is a unique product. It comes with not one but two shades in a compact pack. Since it is nearly impossible to find a shade that matches your skin tone exactly, the idea is to let you blend the shades to create a unique blend for your skin.

Laura Mercier takes care of your sensitive skin by adding antioxidants and Vitamin A, C and E that nourish you skin and prevent the clogging of pores.  The slightly yellow undertones of the concealer not only help counter the redness caused by blemishes but also cover broken and dry skin to give you a flawless natural look.

3. Murad Acne Treatment Concealer

The Murad Acne Treatment Concealer justifies its name as it fights acne to give you a clearer skin within 2 weeks of regular use! Because of the skin friendly ingredients that it is made of, the concelaer can be used as any regular skin cream and not essentially a makeup product.

Apart from salicylic acid that fights blemishes while concealing your skin, the concealer contains Vitamin A, C and E that heal and treat acne.  It also has green tea extracts that act as antioxidants to keep your skin healthy.

4. Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer

This is an all rounder ‘waterproof’ concealer that covers not just acne, blemishes and dark spots but even the wrinkles and fine lines on your face to give you that perfect look.

The natural ingredients of this product improve the overall texture and complexion of your skin. It contains nourishing ingredients like Vitamin E and C, fatty acids and maracuja oil.

5. Clinique Acne Solutions Clearing Concealer

This Clinique Concealer is known for its soothing properties, thanks to the medication in this concealer which fights acne without causing any irritation to the skin. It gives you a natural matte finish that covers your skin seamlessly without causing any fine lines or creases even after hours of application.

It has a tint of green that effectively balances the redness caused by blemishes and acne, restoring your natural complexion.

6. The Body Shop Tea Tree Concealer

This is one of those organic concealers that work best for anyone with a highly senstive skin.  The Tea Tree oils contained in the product heal acne without leaving your skin dry. It also contains organic beeswax to keep your skin hydrated and prevent clogging of pores.

This is a strong concealer that covers not just the blemishes but also dark circles and acne scars.

7. Kryolan Concealer Wheel

The Kryolan Concealer Wheel is a great concealer that is strong enough to hide not just acne but even tattoos! More suited for professional use with the 6 shades it offers, the wheel is perfect for personal use as well. You can blend the contouring and highlighting shades to create a shade that suits any skin tone and occasion.

8. Lakme Absolute White Intense Concealer Stick

This Lakme concealer comes as a stick to ease application and is travel friendly. Containing SPF 20 and Vitamin 3, it blends easily into the skin and stays without creases for a good 4 – 5 hours.

One major issue is that the product is available in merely 2 shades: light to medium and medium to dark. You would be really lucky to have either of them matching your skin perfectly!

9. Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer

This is a great product by Maybelline that comes in a fantastic body. It can be used just like a pen and has an inbuilt brush at the tip which makes everything from application to blending super easy.

This is a dermatologist – tested product that ensures there is no allergic reaction even on the highly sensitive skin. Another great feature is that in comes in a gel-based medium that gives you an exceptionally natural finish. It is available is three different shades of ivory, buff and honey.

10. NYX Concealer Jar

The NYX Concealer Jar is available in 9 different shades and covers your skin perfectly for up to 5 hours. This concelaer has a creamy texture which means you need to use it wisely in order to avoid an oily, cakey look. You need to apply only a little of it only at the problem areas.

Interstingly, the concealer is made to function as a color corrector as well. It comes in an orange and a green tint. While the orange reverses discoloration and covers dark spots; the green pigment covers the redness caused by acne.

Since this does not come as a stick or a pen, it is likely that you will be applying and bending it using your hands. Make sure that you sanitize your hands before doing so in order to prevent dirt and germs from seeping into your pores.

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