11 Of The Best Concealers For Mature Skin

When three women ask me what the best concealer is for aging skin in short succession, I know it’s time for a post. Concealer is brilliant for covering spots, brightening under your eyes and evening out skin tone. But as we age, we also need it to hide fine lines/wrinkles and cover sun spots, so not just any concealer will do. We need the best concealer for mature skin.

Concealer For Mature Skin

Since aging skin tends to be drier, unless your concealer contains moisturizing ingredients such as glycerin or hyaluronic acid, you run the risk of looking cakey or like the concealer is just sitting on top of your skin. Radiant and luminous, or soft and natural matte finishes tend to work best on mature skin. Look for formulas that can be layered to build up coverage where it’s needed.

As for the right color? It may seem counterintuitive but a too light concealer will not brighten your eyes. It will just make you look racoonish. Also keep in mind the time of the year and adjust your shade accordingly. For instance I wear a light medium shade in the winter and medium in the summer. And I never tan, I just use bronzer for a sun-kissed look.


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The Best Concealers To Try Now

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Here are eleven of the best concealers for mature skin.

1. Doll 10 T.C.E. Super Coverage Treatment Concealer, $29.50

This New Beauty Award winner is one of my favorites and the one I find I personally recommend the most. T.C.E. stands for “This Covers EVERYTHING!” And it does! It’s an illuminating, color-correcting, skin-nourishing concealer that works to immediately reduce puffiness while providing completely flawless coverage. It’s powered by cucumber extract to de-puff, Dermal Defense to protect and repair, collagen pigments, and vitamin C to visibly brighten your skin. So it’s actually helping your skin as it conceals it and comes in 10 shades.

2. E.L.F. Hydrating Camo Concealer, $7

I am continually blown away by E.L.F. and you can’t beat the price! This long-wear concealer, which provides up to 16 hours of coverage, does not cake! It contains hyaluronic acid, offers medium coverage and dries down to a beautiful matte finish that doesn’t cake or crease. In fact I even use it as a base or primer for my eyeshadow. Comes in 18 shades.

3. Dior Forever Skin Correct Full-Coverage Concealer, $40

This makeup artist favorite concealer comes in 30 shades! It’s a hydrating, full-coverage, long-wear concealer that contains hydrating hyaluronic acid and has a soft matte finish. 

4. Sisley Paris Phyto-Cernes Éclat Eye Concealer, $125

Yes, this concealer costs a pretty penny, but it’s incredible. It instantly masks dark circles and with the metal massaging tip helps reduce puffiness. It contains red vine extract, caffeine and carrot to help minimize puffiness and dark circles and brightens with a very natural, non-creasing finish. With continued use the appearance of undereye bags will be significantly reduced and your eyes will look more rested and beautiful. Available in 9 shades.

5. Laura Geller The Ideal Fix Concealer, $26

Make dark circles, age spots and blemishes disappear with this incredible multi-tasking, crease-proof, transfer-proof concealer. This lightweight medium coverage liquid formula is enhanced with Paracress, a plant-based ingredient from South America and Madagascar that fights against expression lines, to provide a skin-tightening effect for a youthful, lifted look. Vitamin E protects against harmful free radicals that cause skin to look aged. Bonus…it can also be worn all over as a foundation which makes it perfect for travel too. I love a product that can do double duty. It comes in 7 beautiful shades.

6. Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Concealer, $95

Leave it to Tom Ford to make the perfect crease-proof concealer. This medium-coverage, buildable, waterproof concealer is infused with hyaluronic acid. It smooths, moisturizes and hides redness, dark undereye circles and fine lines to create a flawless base for foundation. It leaves a glowing, natural finish that’s perfect for mature skin. Choose from 20 shades.

7. Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Multi-Use Concealer, $10.99

People have been going nuts for this drugstore concealer so earlier this year I just had to try it for myself. (See my review on Instagram.) This super lightweight vegan formula hydrates, conceals, contours and corrects, leaving eyes brighter. It offers up to 12 hours of moisturizing wear for crease-resistant coverage and has a sponge tip applicator which makes application and blending foolproof. It is available in 18 beautiful shades.

8. CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ Radiant Corrector for Eyes Liquid Concealer, $70

This particular concealer is the gold standard and has a cult-like following for good reason. Dark circles, dullness and uneven tone are concealed thanks to their advanced optical and counterbalancing glow technology. This sheer-to-medium, buildable coverage-concealer (which lasts up to 8 hours) contains color-correcting pearl supplements which address the red and yellow tones lacking in the eye area. Available in 11 gorgeous shades.

9. it Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer, $29

If you are looking for a concealer that does not budge for upwards of 24 hours, this one is for you! Not only is this formula waterproof, it’s packed with pigment and won’t crack or cake throughout the day. The brand even calls it “expression-proof,” meaning it won’t settle into fine lines. It’s loaded with peptides to reduce the look of wrinkles, hydrolyzed collagen to support skin elasticity and hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin on the spot. It’s like an eye cream with color.

10. NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Bare With Me Concealer Serum, $10.99

People are going nuts for this medium coverage concealer because it’s a hybrid of a skincare treatment and makeup product. It hydrates skin for up to 24 hours, thanks to a powerful combination of soothing cica, plumping tremella mushroom and antioxidant-packed green tea. It erases dark circles and marks alike, leaving skin looking natural with a finish that is neither too dewy, nor too matte. It’s light as air which makes blending easy (no tugging on aging, dehydrated, delicate skin) and it’s vegan and cruelty free! Comes in 17 shades.

11. Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer, $33

This crease-proof under-eye concealer was designed to stay put for up to 12 hours through everything life throws at you (sweat, humidity, water and tears). Polymers cling to and move with skin for a natural finish, yet it won’t seep into those pesky fine lines. The formula also contains blurring powders, which diffuse light, brighten skin tone and minimize the appearance of crow’s feet. The only complaint is that it’s not very moisturizing so make sure to apply eye cream first.  22 shades available.

How to Apply Under-Eye Concealer

For an added bonus, here are some tips on how to apply concealer on mature skin.

1. Apply a serum and/or moisturizer. This will help keep your concealer from settling into fine lines and wrinkles.

2. Apply a primer. A primer will create a smooth base for your eye makeup and will also prevent it from settling into crow’s feet.

3. Apply concealer by using the dab and pat technique to avoid tugging and pulling which is as huge no-no for mature skin. Work from the inner corner of your eye and dab a little concealer in small dots to the center of the eye. Then use your ring finger or makeup sponge to gently pat the concealer into the skin, carefully blending it outwards. If you are looking for a dewier effect, use a damp makeup sponge instead of a dry one.

4. Apply your eye makeup as usual.

Do you have a favorite concealer for mature skin?

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Read some of my other beauty posts like 11 Beauty Products I Discovered in 2022 That I Will Continue To Use in 2023 and 11 of The Best Creams To Try for Skin Barrier Repair and 11 Of The Best Beauty Picks From The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2023.

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