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The 8 Best Green Concealers for Covering Any Type of Redness

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Are you tired of dealing with redness on your skin that seems to never completely fade away? If you're longing for a more even complexion, there are tons of color-correcting concealers that can help neutralize redness and even out your skin tone. Perhaps you have a couple pimples to conceal, are dealing with rosacea or eczema, or you simply have red tones within your skin you want to neutralize.

When specifically formulated to camouflage redness, the right concealer can work wonders in achieving a balanced, radiant look. Many use something called “color theory” to achieve an even tone to their skin; it’s why you see so many green concealers recommended for redness, as green is a complementary color to red (which means they sit opposite each other on the color wheel and can neutralize each other when used together). “Apply color corrector prior to concealer if you are trying to perfect a discolored imperfection. A little goes a long way when it comes to color correcting. It's best to stipple the concealer over the color corrector once it has dried,” explains Elaina Badro, celebrity makeup artist. Read on for the best green concealers that combat redness, providing stellar coverage and a boost of confidence.

About the Experts: 
Elaina Badro is a celebrity makeup artist.
Tisha Thompson is a makeup artist and founder of LYS BEAUTY.

8 Best Concealers for Covering Redness

1. Best Overall Concealer for Covering Redness:

DR. JART+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30

DR. JART+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30
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We bet you’ve seen this viral product! It takes away redness in a snap. It is a secret weapon against both pimples and sinus colds that turn your nose red, as it addresses any type of red spots head on. Just take a look at this video on TikTok.

“Color correctors come in green, pink, yellow, orange, and even purple. If you have dark circles, typically they tend to have a blue-ish tint—opting for a peachy/orange color corrector can help neutralize them before applying concealer. Redness can be covered with green, and yellow can be covered with purple. Pimples can have a red hue—green color correctors can help to neutralize the tone,” says Badro.

Above all, this product has SPF in it, and who doesn’t need an SPF makeup product they love to reach for? The formula is also full coverage yet very lightweight.

2. Best Hydrating Concealer for Covering Redness:

TARTE Shape Tape Corrector in Green

TARTE Shape Tape Corrector in Green
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Redness and dryness can sometimes go hand in hand, especially when we’re talking about blemishes. What sets this concealer apart is its intensely hydrating formula. Infused with nourishing ingredients, such as shea butter and squalane, it not only conceals redness but also keeps your skin moisturized and supple throughout the day. Say goodbye to dry patches and hello to a radiant, well-hydrated complexion.

3. Best Anti-Redness Concealer for Sensitive Skin Types:


Courtesy of NYX

Sensitive skin is prone to redness due to eczema, rosacea, and a possible compromised skin barrier overall. If you're looking to conceal dark spots, redness, or dark circles, the NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP HD Photogenic Concealer is a go-to option to achieve a flawless complexion. It is a versatile tool that you can trust to help you create a seamless, natural look that won’t irritate your skin. It’s great if you have acne-prone skin too.

4. Best Drugstore Concealer for Covering Redness:

E.L.F. COSMETICS Camo Color Corrector

E.L.F. COSMETICS Camo Color Corrector
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Another TikTok favorite, the E.L.F. COSMETICS Camo Color Corrector is a reliable option if you need a lightweight and long-lasting solution to correct discoloration. Whether you're dealing with redness, dullness, or other skin concerns, this product is a versatile addition to your makeup routine. We even consider it a $4 dupe for the TARTE Shape Tape version!

5. Best Multipurpose Concealer for Covering Redness:

PHYSICIANS FORMULA Cream Dual-Ended Concealer Stick

PHYSICIANS FORMULA Cream Dual-Ended Concealer Stick

This concealer stick features a dual-ended design with two complementary shades that can be used separately or blended together. The variety of shades available ensures that you can find the perfect match to suit your skin tone and address different areas of concern, such as dark circles, blemishes, and redness.

6. Best Splurge Concealer for Covering Redness:

CHANEL Le Correcteur De Chanel Longwear Concealer

CHANEL Le Correcteur De Chanel Longwear Concealer
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The CHANEL Le Correcteur De Chanel Longwear Concealer is known for its ability to effectively camouflage imperfections without settling into fine lines or emphasizing texture. It has a smooth and velvety texture that glides on the skin effortlessly, giving a soft-focus effect for a perfected appearance. If you have mature or dry skin, this is a great option.

7. Best Primer for Covering Redness:

MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Primer Color Corrector

MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Primer Color Corrector
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Treat this like a skincare product. MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Primer Color Corrector has a long-lasting formula and is suitable for all-day wear. It’s a beloved product by beauty lovers and editors, providing both color correction and a radiant finish for your skin. This color corrector primer is an excellent option for those who want to address specific color concerns and create a more even and radiant base for their makeup application.

8. Best Concealer Palette for Redness:

STILA Correct & Perfect All-In-One Color Correcting Palette

STILA Correct & Perfect All-In-One Color Correcting Palette
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Who doesn’t love an all-in-one? This buildable, natural-finish palette is perfect for all your color-correcting needs, even beyond redness. This palette is perfect for travel and contains five creamy color-correcting pigments that address any specific color issues you might have.

  • Peach: Helps to neutralize dark under-eye circles and brighten the under-eye area.

  • Green: Counteracts redness and reduces the appearance of breakouts and rosacea.

  • Lilac: Corrects yellow undertones and revitalizes dull or sallow skin.

  • Yellow: Conceals purple or blue undertones and helps to brighten the complexion.

  • Orange: Cancels out deep, dark circles, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation on medium to dark skin tones.

“Color correctors typically come in a wide range of colors to help neutralize the face. For instance, orange and red help conceal dark circles for darker skin tones, whereas a softer peach conceals dark spots on light to medium skin tones. Additionally, green and yellow are used to offset redness in the skin,” says Tisha Thompson, makeup artist and founder of LYS Beauty.

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Article Last Updated November 7, 2023 12:00 AM