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16 Best Cruelty-Free Concealers For Flawless Coverage | 100% Vegan Picks

by Aly Laughlin

May 22, 2018

If you're on the hunt for an amazing cruelty-free concealer to seal the deal, I've got you covered. (See what I did there?) Within this roundup, there is a great mix of products from high end to drug store, sorted by coverage.

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As an added bonus, all 16 of these concealers are vegan-friendly! All products mentioned here are from cruelty-free brands, but some are owned by parent companies who aren’t cruelty-free. Those products will be indicated with an asterisk.

Full Coverage

These first eight concealers are ideal for maximum coverage without being too cakey or drying.

1. Tarte Shape Tape ($25)*

The much raved about "radiant coverage" concealer almost needs no introduction. It is long-wearing, hydrating and very well-loved. As with most opaque high coverage concealers, a little goes a long way! Read our review here.

2. NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30)*

UPDATE: As of 2017, NARS is no longer cruelty-free. They test on animals where required by law and sell in China.

This is a fuller coverage cousin to the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer with a thick creamy consistency and a matte finish. Its formula is oil-free yet non-drying, making it an excellent option for people that struggle with concealer creasing.

3. OCC Skin: Conceal ($23)

The OCC Skin: Conceal is my personal favorite! It is super hydrating and formulated with natural ingredients like cocoa extract, aloe leaf extract, and vitamin E. It is also versatile as it can be used for spot concealing, highlighting and contouring, as well as for a full coverage all over foundation. It also takes me forever to use up all of the product.

4. Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Crème ($26)

This long-lasting, highly-pigmented concealer has an impressive shade range, including a pure white shade, perfect for highlighting the fairest skin tones! It also doubles as an eyeshadow primer.

5. Physician's Formula Conceal RX ($9.99)

This is a great high coverage concealer you can get from the drugstore! It is also available in color correcting shades. However, the shade range is fairly limited and lacks options for darker skin tones.

6. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ($30)*

UPDATE: As of 2017, NARS is no longer cruelty-free. They test on animals where required by law and sell in China.

A cult classic, the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer offers buildable coverage with a very creamy formula. It starts off "radiant" but does dry down to a more matte finish, without clinging to dry patches.

7. Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)able Full Cover Concealer ($32)

This Marc Jacobs concealer has a creamy texture similar to that of the NARS Soft Matte concealer. It is also infused with antiaging and nourishing ingredients, which makes it great for keeping skin hydrated.

8. Wet N Wild Photo Focus Concealer ($3.99)

The formula of this concealer is like a perfect marriage of the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer and Tarte Shape Tape, making it an absolute STEAL at under $4! This being said, Wet N Wild could definitely benefit from widening the shade range on both ends of the spectrum.

Medium Buildable Coverage

The next eight concealers are great if you're looking for medium buildable coverage!

9. Shea Moisture Crème Concealer ($11.99)

This is a creamy lightweight concealer designed primarily for use in the under eye area, but it works for spot concealing as well. It is formulated to set quickly so it won't move around throughout the day.

10. Pacifica Transcendent Concentrated Concealer ($16)

This is another great concealer option for the under eye area. It has a nice creamy buildable formula, but the shade range is pretty limited and lacks options for darker skin tones.

11. Cargo HD Picture Perfect Concealer ($28)

The Cargo concealer is said to be a "concealer and wrinkle eliminator in one", and some people have described it as "liquid botox". While I'm not sure if I would go that far, it is a great option to double as a concealer and primer.

12. 100% Pure 2nd Skin Concealer ($29)

This concealer from 100% Pure is formulated with natural ingredients, including vegan olive-based squalane which gives it a hydrating finish. This is a great option if you are looking for a natural and non-toxic concealer!

13. Cover FX Cream Concealer ($27)

Although it is a medium coverage concealer, it can definitely be built up to full coverage where desired. The texture of this one makes it perfect for covering acne, though it can crease when used under the eyes.

14. NYX HD Photo Concealer ($4.99)*

This is another one of my favorites. It reminds me of a less full coverage version of the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, and the price makes it pretty hard to beat! It comes in a great shade range, including options for color correcting.

15. Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer ($28)*

The Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer is another cult favorite which provides medium coverage. It's creamy, luminous and easy to blend, ideal for using under the eyes. It isn't ideal for covering blemishes, due to its coverage and luminous finish.

16. e.l.f. HD Lifting Concealer ($3)

This is an excellent concealer formula for the amazing price of $3! It provides great coverage and lasts all day. The major downside is its very small shade selection.

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  • mara says:

    nars isn’t cruelty free :'( unfortunate since it’s become my favorite

  • Leah says:

    Y’all! NARS tests on animals for their china market.

  • Ellyn Weiss says:

    I am seeing brands on your website that are designated as cruelty brands on others. Also, several items I have seen on this site do not have the certified cruelty-free credentials, and some don’t even say anything about not testing on animals let alone have the credentials. If I don’t see the certified credentials I will not trust it is cruelty-free. Make sure you look for the certifications (such as the bunnies) and look for them every single time you buy.

  • Penny says:

    Thank you for this great information! Could you post a follow-up art Ike on vegan and /or cruelty-free color correcting concealers (green, peach, lavender, etc)?

  • Rosie says:

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    Complete rip off of this page. Tried to change some of the reviews but you can clearly see it’s from here.

  • Estera says:

    Is NARS cruelty free? I thought it was not anymore?

  • Venus says:

    Hey! Im on the hunt for a CF concealer for dry and sensitive skin that has a natural,hydrating finish but stays on all day. Any suggestions?

  • Liz says:

    This list was made for me! I’m glad to see some more drugstore items to try first like the Physician’s Formula. It hurt to pay $30 for a just alright coverage concealer recently. The Wet n Wild has been on my list for awhile but I can never find it!

  • halley says:

    in your recent post you said nars was no longer cruelty free 🙁 Would you mind updating this post with more great cruelty free concealers? I LOVE YOUR WEBSITE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!

  • Cil says:

    NARS is not CF anymore. They started selling in China this june.

  • Hollie says:

    Before switching to vegan products I have been using the Napoleon Perdis Pro Palette Concealer. I’m wondering if anyone knows of a vegan alternative something of similar consistency, coverage and colours. Thank you!

  • Isa says:

    I didn’t know Marc Jacobs was cruelty free, but, NARS? I thought they sell on China! Am I wrong??

  • Dayeon says:

    Thank you so much! I needed the information like this. (♥ from Korea)

  • Margaret Martin says:

    Thank you very much for keeping on top of this for us. For me, looking for a decent concealer is very daunting, but I will certainly try out the products on this list.

  • Kaitlyn says:

    Hi there, I have a small concern. I know for sure that NARS and NYX both refuse to disclose which of their products are vegan, especially NYX, who claims that their ingredients lists vary depending on the manufacturer and therefore cannot be confirmed as vegan. NARS has been an extremely difficult brand to get any consistent answers from in the past. What has changed? Would you be able to provide an explanation for the two?

  • Janis says:

    No. 7 missed the list? Middle of road cost, good color pick range, nice application options and generally a great line with regard to base and cover. Can’t manage without it!

  • Jess says:

    Thank you so much for this! It’s like you knew I was on the hunt for an undereye concealer! I have converted to cruelty free over the last year and you have been my bible! Thank you again- your research is so appreciated by this new convert!

  • Amber says:

    Wow and here I thought I’d heard of all the concealers to try… my list has grown exponentially! I’ve been dying to give Tarte shape tape a try, but the OCC one looks really interesting too.


  • Nicollette S says:

    I was wondering how do you feel about theBalm Time Balm concealer?

    • Aly Laughlin says:

      Hi Nicollette! timeBalm is a thick dry concealer, primarily intended for use under the eyes to cancel out dark circles. It is very high coverage but can get a bit cakey on dry skin.

  • Panya says:

    I can’t find a CF concealer that’s a light enough color for me, isn’t too heavy or fragranced for my sensitive, acne-prone skin, and that *isn’t* made by Kat Von D [I’m not a fan]. 🙁 I currently use the Nars Radiant Creamy in Chantilly, but if I have a large blemish to cover it’s obvious that it’s too dark. And yeah, the undereye-triangle-brightening thing definitely isn’t happening for me. *sigh* I mean, I can mix the Nars concealer with the white Nyx Foundation Mixer that I’m already lightening my foundation with, but that’s a pain and ultimately a waste of product when I don’t need that much.

  • Michael Pham says:

    I used NARS Radiant Concealer before, and it was so cakey. When I recently purchased it (this time in the shade that was for my skin tone, because I purchased one that was a shade darker) in March, along with my Milk Makeup Cooling Water, I found that the concealer still caked no matter what. I initially tried to just make a few dots under my eyes and blended it using my Milani blending brush, yet it still caked underneath 🙁

    The usual triangle technique with liquid under eye concealers literally doesn’t work with this particular concealer, as this is known to cake. I use Glossier’s Stretch Concealer in Light, and it has minimal caking. I used to literally pack it on all over my face, which was why I had such bad forehead acne. Nowadays I just apply it under my eyes in a triangle format, on my nose, and on my chin and below my mouth. I use concealer after my powder foundation.

    I don’t even know what to do with my Shape Tape concealer, as I purchased it in a shade lighter than my skin tone, thinking that it would look natural on me but ends up making me look white. I can’t highlight with it since I don’t have any contouring products.

    • halley says:

      I currently use and love my nars concealer i have both, they have never been cakey on me and blend perfectly, But different skin reacts differently.

  • Jennifer says:

    I loved this post! I am always on the hunt for a great vegan and cruelty-free concealer to help me cover up my genetic dark undereye circles. I knew that NARS was cruelty-free, but had no idea that those two concealers were vegan-friendly, so thank you for sharing. Another great budget-friendly concealer that I love is the Wet ‘n Wild Come Correct Concealer, though it can be hard to find.

    • Aly Laughlin says:

      Awesome, thanks so much for your kind words Jennifer! I’ll keep an eye out for the Wet n Wild one. Thanks! 🙂

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