7 Best Concealers That Will Stay Put From Ceremony to Reception

These long-wear options won't budge

Updated 10/23/17
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Alyssa Greenberg

There's nothing like finding the best concealer to brighten your face, hide a pimple, and even out your complexion—but when it comes to your wedding day, you'll need one that will stay put from first looks through your evening reception. We're talking about the makeup artist favorites that will complete your no makeup makeup look without that cake-like finish. Whether you need to conceal dark circles, redness or cover up a tiny blemish, we've done the legwork and found the best concealers that not only get the job done but have the serious staying power you need on your big day. We've got you covered: Below, the 7 wedding-worthy concealers to stock in your makeup bag stat.


Consider this OG of concealers a must for the newly engaged bride-to-be. The seamless long-wear coverage and its easy-to-use wand make this a beauty staple from bridal shower to the big day. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, $30


The drugstore favorite glides on with ease thanks to the sponge-tip applicator and not only hides dark circles, it helps brighten the area with its goji berry-infused formula. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer, $9

Kevyn Aucoin

Consider this the versatile wonder of our makeup bag. The makeup artist favorite can double as a foundation and a little goes a long way. It blends effortlessly (it can even cover up tattoos!) and will stay put for hours on end sans creasing, but definitely practice with this stuff since it can be on the thick side (we love mixing it with our moisturizer to sheer it out). Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer Concealer and Foundation, $48

Clé de Peau Beauté

It's on the pricey side, but a tiny tube of this creamy-powder formula can banish redness, dark circles in a pinch and has a bonus SPF 25. No cakey look or feel here! Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer SPF 25, $70

It Cosmetics

Waterproof concealer is as heavy duty as it gets but this formula is anything but that. In fact, the lightweight feel makes it hard to believe this budge-proof brightener boasts full coverage and has moisturizing properties. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer, $24

Make Up For Ever

The name says it all: If you're taking photos all day long, you'll absolutely need that HD-like coverage. The peachy tint counteracts dull skin and the full coverage it provides won't require touch-ups every few hours. Its dewy natural finish makes it a go-to for every special occasion. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Concealer, $28

Physicians Formula

This tiny tube and its matching tiny sponge pack a serious punch for the flawless, filter-free look we all want. And of course, a tiny pump of this pigmented formula goes a very long way for a very long time. Did we mention it's also wallet-friendly? Physicians Formula #InstaReady Concealer, $11

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