If you want a flawless wedding-day complexion, these are the products to consider.
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Finding the right concealer can make a huge difference in the appearance of your skin. When you find the one that best suits your skin type and needs, it can be so good that you don't even need to use foundation at all anymore, and your complexion will shine on its own. (Side note: That's actually a great way to let your skin "breathe" and take a break from product while you're prepping for your wedding.) Great concealers can also work wonders to brighten undereye circles and perfect your skin on your wedding day. For all these reasons and more, we set out to find the best concealers brides-to-be need to know about.
To do just that, we tested lots of them—there are so many new, awesome on the market right now—and came up with a final list of five products you'll love using. Whether you're looking for blemish coverage, need to hide undereye bags, or camouflage dark spots, we found a formula that's right for you. Even better, each product has it's own unique application method, so you can find both a product and a process you love. If you need a product with long-lasting coverage, we found a formula that lasts for 16 hours without getting cakey. If you're looking to hide dark spots, we found one with sunscreen that's a winner all around—it offers exceptional coverage while also providing protection from increased pigmentation.
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Benefit's airbrush concealer is great at covering blemishes thanks to its perfect consistency: thick and opaque enough to cover them, but not so thick that it makes a breakout more visible. It's also really creamy, so it doesn't dry out a blemish and make it look obvious. Plus, it's waterproof. The brand's brightening concealer is also a winner, giving you a pretty, fresh-faced look that and a brightened complexion. Use it for undereye circles (or just a little luminosity) and watch the compliments come rolling in.
Benefit Cosmetics Bo-oing Airbrush Concealer, $20, sephora.com.
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Dark spots don't stand a chance against this concealer. Not only is the coverage incredible, but the product also contains sunscreen, which means the concealer itself will also help protect discoloration from getting any darker. We also love it for covering blemishes, undereye circles, and redness around the nose—it's great at basically anything. Best of all, the application of this product is incredible: It has a cushion tip, so you can easily cover and blend a large or small area on your face.
LANEIGE Cushion Concealer, $24, sephora.com.
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With 17 shades to choose from, this has to be one of the largest shade ranges of concealer we've tried. (And finding the right shade is very important, of course, otherwise it pretty much defeats the purpose of wearing concealer.) Plus, in true Clinique form, it looks natural and blends well, creating a very subtle, sheer look.
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Super Concealer, $19.50, sephora.com.
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Yves Saint Laurent
YSL's Touche Eclat concealer is an all-time favorite, but this new long-lasting formula is equally incredible. It boasts 16-hour wear without being cakey, and it's true to its word. We didn't count the hours, but it did last without settling into lines or separating at the end of the day. We haven't yet tried the corresponding All Hours Foundation, but we're guessing that these two, worn together, would be a wedding-day dream team.
Yves Saint Laurent All Hours Concealer, $34, sephora.com.
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When we think of ethereal, we think of beautiful, glowing skin. What bride wouldn't want that? It lives up to its name, beautifully concealing any blemish or dark spot with a gorgeous satin finish. You'll also notice added radiance, thanks to the brightening pearls in the formula. It also withstood the ultimate test: We wore it while gardening outside, in the heat and intense humidity, and it held up. We're sure it would withstand your reception, too.
Kevyn Aucoin "The Etherealist" Super Natural Concealer, $30, sephora.com.