Best Concealers for Acne-Prone Skin

There's no way around it, acne sucks.

We stress about it from the second a zit appears on our face, to the moment it goes away, and sometimes we feel like there's just no "right product" we can apply without causing breakouts.

That's why we enlisted the insight of Dr. Lamees Hamdan, CEO and Founder of Shiffa skincare, who shares what to avoid when it comes to applying products to acne-prone skin.


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"For acne-prone skin, try avoiding creamy makeup, and if you can, forgo liquid foundations altogether," Dr. Hamdan tells Sweety High. "However, different skins react uniquely so it might be trial and error before you find something that doesn't cause you to break out."

Hamdan also suggests applying cover-up using clean tools like a foundation brush or beauty blender type of sponge. Keeping these clean means washing them every day if possible, as these tools are a breeding ground for bacteria and can add to the breakout cycle.

If you're still struggling (aren't we all?), check out our list below of best concealers for acne-prone skin:


Aveda Inner Light Concealer: $20

This creamy concealer is infused with reflective minerals, adding radiance to broken out skin. It also help that it's aroma-free and  non-acnegenic.

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Kevyn Aucoin Skin Enhancer: $48

 The king of all concealers, this versatile, waterproof complexion perfector does it all. It covers, corrects and conceals, while hydrating to mimic the appearance of super healthy skin. This is a highly pigmented formula, meaning one pot will go a long way, making it perfect for both acne and the marks left behind by old breakouts. With 16 shades to choose from, you're sure to find your exact color.

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Smashbox Studio Skin Flawless 24 Hour Waterproof Concealer: $24.00

If you've always felt that your skin tone is hard to match, this is the concealer you should reach for at all times. This oil-free formula comes in 30 perfect-for-you shades. Not only does it correct, but it does so without caking or settling.

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Nudestix Nudies Tinted Blur Stick: $30

This innovative light reflecting mineral stick creates perfect skin by erasing the appearance and texture of blemishes and discoloration. It has an array of 10 shades, offering perfectly matched coverage for everyone.

Nudestix concealer

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La Roche-Posay Toleriane Teint Correcting Pen: $25

This paraben-free formula covers imperfections like annoying blemishes, acne scars, redness or hyperpigmentation. The easy pen application and formula helps to even skin tone to create an acne-free looking canvas.

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Burt's Bees Concealer: $13.00

We've always loved a good find, and this shea butter and avocado oil formula is exactly that. This concealer will give you all-day coverage while feeling lightweight and nourishing your skin.

Burt's Bees concealer

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Laneige Cushion Concealer: $24.00

A simple tap of this wand is all you need to effectively cover your blemishes and hyperpigmentation left behind by old zits. It's made for all skin types and is easy to carry and apply from in a gym bag or purse.

Laneige concealer

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Crunchi My Alibi Concealer: $22.00

This vitamin E-infused formula is cruelty and toxin-free. The buildable concealer allows you to set the stone around your blemishes. It's made from non-GMO sunflowers.

Crunchi concealer

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Beauty Bakerie Cake Face Concealer: $24.00

Formulated with full, matte coverage in mind, this concealer is perfect for older spots or acne scars. It also works well for hyperpigmentation left behind by past zits.
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