* The best concealers for men
* Lightweight formulas that don’t look like makeup
* Cover dark eye circles, acne and other blemishes
Guys, it’s finally OK to arm yourself with a little makeup. Here’s what you need and how to use it.
The first, most basic product that every guy should have at-the-ready is concealer. It matches your skin tone, covering dark circles, age spots, acne, and all other blemishes. This essentially eliminates bad skin days, so you can feel confident walking out the door each day.
Concealers come in a wide variety of colors and strengths, but for guys, we recommend something very lightweight and natural (so you don’t damage your skin). Finding this kind of concealer on your own can be near impossible – especially if you just found out what concealer is – so we did some digging to find the best concealers for guys. Plus, we picked concealers that can be carried discreetly in a pocket, bag or car, so you can use it for emergencies before big meetings or dates.
1. Maybelline Conceal Makeup
This little tube of concealer from Maybelline is a bulletproof, no-frills option that comes with a great price tag of just $6. To apply it, utilize the precision tip to squeeze a pea-sized amount on one fingertip. Then, dab under the eyes or on any imperfections and rub until it’s blended in.
2. Revlon PhotoReady Concealer
Another good budget option is this Revlon stick. It has a glide-on formula that’s great for last-minute applications in the car or a public bathroom, and only requires minimal rubbing in.
3. Neutrogena Blemish Concealer
This tiny stick of Neutrogena concealer is ideal for keeping in your pocket for touch-ups at any time during the day. Because it’s from Neutrogena it’s also especially good for covering acne without making it worse. To apply, twist the pen until concealer dispenses, and then use the built-in sponge to rub it onto blemishes.
4. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind
Maybelline’s Age Rewind concealer comes very highly-rated with 4 stars and over 5,300 reviews because it effectively covers wrinkles, dark circles and fine lines. It also utilizes a built-in sponge that makes application easy.
5. KODE Men’s Concealer
This concealer is great because it’s designed specifically for guys’ skin. It covers everything including pimples, blackheads, bumps, rashes and dark circles, and features an easy to apply stick.
6. Mënaji CAMO Concealer
Another great concealer made specifically for dudes is this Mënaji. It’s super lightweight, so it’s almost unnoticeable. To apply it, just twist the tube and rub a small amount under the eyes or on blemishes.
7. Dermablend Quick-Fix Concealer
Dermablend’s premium quick-fix concealer boast great reviews and comes in a variety of 10 colors to perfectly match any skin tone. Plus, It includes broad spectrum SPF 30 to protect and a light formula that’s great for sensitive skin.