If there’s one day in your life that you might not have gotten enough shut-eye, it’s your wedding day. And somehow, you’re expected to look more well-rested than ever before! Not only does this call for an extra cup of coffee or two, and maybe a mimosa (or a few) thrown in there while you’re getting ready, it also requires some seriously hard-working under-eye concealer that won’t crease or spread, and instead blend perfectly with your skin tone.
So to help you save face, we asked the makeup artists who make brides beautiful on the daily which concealers they swear by. These are the best of the best!
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
This is a go-to for makeup artists near and far, thanks to its long-wearing and full-coverage capabilities. “Since it’s a liquid concealer that dries to a semi-matte finish, it looks natural without settling into lines,” says makeup artist and owner of MG Beauty Mindy Green. It comes in 16 shades ranging from true ivory to dark brown, with a pleasant olive undertone, and, with infused antioxidant protection, it’ll help shield your skin against damaging free radicals in the environment.
Radiant Creamy Concealer, $30, Nars available at Sephora
Wander Beauty Dualist Matte & Illuminating Concealer
For those looking to play around with both matte and illuminating concealers, this dual-sided, full-coverage concealer will live up to your expectations. One side is a matte stick and the other is a lightweight, liquid concealer. Both are formulated to provide maximum coverage, concealing everything from blemishes to dark circles and any hyper-pigmentation, unevenness, and redness in between.
Dualist Matte & Illuminating Concealer, $29, Wander Beauty available at Nordstrom
Lancôme Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer
For Vinnetta Scrivo, a celebrity makeup artist and beauty expert who’s worked with Martha Stewart, nothing compares to Lancôme Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer. “It’s hands down the best product for concealing dark circles and puffiness that I’ve used in my entire career,” she tells Brides. “The finish is soft and matte, yet it softens fine lines around the eye and erases any signs of fatigue.” It’s also waterproof, which is a must on your wedding day!
Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer, $31, Lancôme
Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer
Whether you’re looking to hide fine lines or cover up dark circles, this long-lasting, double-duty concealer was made to do both. “The product itself is creamy and glides onto the skin well, and once it’s set with a bit of powder it does not move at all,” says Colby Correnti, Boston-based makeup artist and founder of Pretty Wife Beauty. It sculpts and highlights all the right areas, and it’s super hydrating, which is key—especially on a day when you’ll be rocking a full face of makeup for 12 hours minimum!
Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer, $27, Tarte at Ulta
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer
Good makeup should mirror good skincare so that you not only get a long-lasting look but also won’t have to deal with redness and irritation after wearing it for more than a few hours. This liquid concealer is infused with vitamins and high-performance pigments that conceal everything from broken capillaries and age spots to dark circles and under-eye bags that are anything but designer. “I love its nourishing ingredients that provide a nice, creamy finish that won’t crack,” says Erin B. Guth, a Los Angeles–based celebrity makeup artist.
Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer, $26, It Cosmetics available at Ulta
Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer
If you think you’ll have trouble falling asleep before the most exciting day of your life, don’t worry about a thing; just dab on some of this creamy concealer before you walk down the aisle and you’ll look as well-rested as one can be. “It’s so creamy that I can just apply with a damp beauty blender and it goes on so effortlessly,” says Brandy Gomez-Duplessis, celebrity makeup artist and co-founder of Entitled Beauty. “It brightens and hides the dark circles so well that my brides look like they slept for days.”
24/7 Concealer, $10, Urban Decay
Marc Jacobs Remedy Concealer Pen
For a more mature eye, Correnti’s go-to is Marc Jacobs Remedy Concealer Pen. “I always follow a ‘less is more philosophy,’ since there is nothing worse than piling a heavy amount of product onto an eye that has fine lines or a decent amount of texture,” she says. “That’s why I use this concealing pen. The texture is extremely thin and light, but it has a serious amount of pigment, so a little goes a long way.”
Remedy Concealer Pen, $27, Marc Jacobs available at Sephora
Glossier Stretch Concealer
The “natural makeup look” couldn’t be more in, as is the desire to look dewy and “glassy.” In fact, the Korean skin-care trend known as “glass skin” is all about effortlessly creating a glimmering look with nourishing oils for a natural shine. Glossier’s mission is similar, which is why its concealer is anything but stiff and dry. It uses elastic micro waxes that move with your face instead of sitting still, caked-on top.
Stretch Concealer, $18, Glossier