10+ Concealers for Dark Acne Marks

This post is part 1 of the reviews of the best concealers in India for oily and acne prone skin. These mini-reviews weigh popular concealers in India for their acne and acne scar covering capabilities. They also contain tips on which concealers are better for under-eye cover up.

The concealers listed can be used by both men and women.

Even though a lot of these concealers are designed to be used on acne bumps and marks, not all of them are 100% non-comedogenic.

Concealers by nature contain waxes and oils to add stickiness and creaminess. Because of this, a lot of them will not work for acne prone skin that breaks out easily. For such a skin type, it is best to first achieve a stable, working acne skin care regimen and then venture into makeup. Using an effective acne treatment will ensure that any mildly comedogenic ingredients in these concealers don’t break you out so easily.

Concealers in India – Part 1

Rimmel London Hide The Blemish Concealer

Ingredients:  isopropyl palmitate, cetearyl ethylhexanoate, talc, ozokerite, polyethylene, caprylic/capric triglyceride, paraffin, polyisobutene, microcrystalline wax (cera microcristallina), barium sulfate, silica, vp/eicosene copolymer, corn starch, lecithin, sorbitan sesquioleate, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, tocopheryl acetate, butylparaben, ethylparaben, isobutylparaben, propylparaben. [+/- (may contain): titanium dioxide (ci 77891), iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499), mica].

The price of Rimmel London Hide the Blemish Concealer in India is Rs. 275. You can buy it online from

  • 4 shades available to pick from
  • Targeted mainly as a blemish / dark marks concealer
  • Easy to use stick format
  • Creamy consistency makes it easy to blend

  • The first ingredient (which means maximum amount) itself is comedogenic: isopropyl palmitate. This concealer has been known to break out acne prone skin. It may still work for Acne Prone Skin Type 1 and 2
  • Skin turns oily after some time, making it unsuitable for oily skin
  • Does not stay put, slips away from the concealed area

Bourjois Paris Healthy Mix Correcting Concealer

Bourjois Healthy Mix concealer for acne scarsIngredients: water, cyclopentasiloxane, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, propanediol, isononyl isononanoate, sodium chloride, PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone , sodium potassium aluminum silicate, disteardimonium Hectorite, polyglyceryl-4 isostearate, tocopheryl acetate, caprylyl glycol, potassium sorbate, dimethicone, chlorphenesin, silica, propylene glycol, alcohol denat, perfume, sodium stearoyl glutamate, sorbitan sesquioleate, disodium EDTA, sodium hyaluronate, glycerin, melon fruit extract, apricot fruit extract, rubus arcticus fruit extract, benzoic acid, sodium benzoate, sorbic Acid. [+/- (May Contain) : Mica, Ultramarine, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide)

The price of Bourjois Paris Healthy Mix Correcting Concealer in India is Rs. 460.

  • Seems safe for acne prone skin
  • Easy to use tube format
  • Hydrating formula good for drier skin type

  • It is marketed as a radiance and anti-fatigue concealer. The last thing you want is for your acne marks to look “radiant”. It is better used to conceal and brighten up under-eye area than hide acne scars with a matte finish.
  • Not full coverage for pimples and dark marks
  • Dries quickly, you have to blend fast

Rimmel London Stay Matte Dual Action Concealer

Rimmel london dual action concealer for acne scarsIngredients: di-c12-13 alkyl malate, hydrogenated polydecene, ozokerite, nylon-12, cera carnauba/copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax/cire de carnauba, tribehenin, cera alba/beeswax/cire d’abeille, magnesium silicate, polybutene, caprylic/capric triglyceride, bisabolol, glycerin, tocopheryl acetate, silica dimethyl silylate, trimethoxycaprylylsilane, zinc oxide, caprylyl glycol, panthenyl ethyl ether, retinyl palmitate, melia azadirachta leaf extract, ascorbyl palmitate, salicylic acid, octyldodecanol, allantoin, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, gossypium herbaceum (cotton) powder, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower/leaf extract, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, [may contain/peut contenir/+/-: titanium dioxide (ci 77891), iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499), fd&c blue no. 1 (ci 42090)].

The price of Rimmel London Stay Matte Dual Action Concealer in India is Rs. 375.

  • Safe option for acne prone skin
  • Has an anti-acne core containing salicylic acid that helps to treat acne as it conceals.
  • The green core counteracts redness of acne bumps and acne scars (green pigment nullifies redness)
  • Easy to use stick format

  • Limited color selection especially for dark skin tones

Revlon Photoready Concealer

Ingredients: Octinoxate (Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate) (7.5%), Titanium Dioxide (7.5%), Zinc Oxide (2.45%). Other Ingredients: Dimethicone, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Polyethylene, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyisobutene, Paraffin, Caprylyl Methicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Ozokerite, Boron Nitride, Kaolin, Sorbitan Trioleate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Trisiloxane, Isostearyl Behenate, Cetyl PEG/PPG/10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Alumina, Silica Triethyl Citrate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Calcium Aluminum, Borosilicate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Zinc Oxide (CI 77497)

The price of Revlon Photoready Concealer in India is Rs. 775.

  • Seems safe for acne prone skin
  • Stick format easy to use
  • Good coverage for small marks and redness

  • It has shimmer, although unnoticeable
  • Only 2 shades in India

mac studio finish concealer acneMAC Studio Finish Concealer

Ingredients: Octyldodecanol, synthetic beeswax, carnauba wax, ethylhexylmethoxycinnamte, silica, hydrogenated polyisobutane, jojoba seed oil, titanium dioxide, tocopherol, ascorbyl palmitate, polybutene, PVP / hexadecene coppolymer, alumina, astearic acid,. May contain titanium ioxide, iron oxides, chromium oxide greens.

The price of MAC Studio Finish Concealer in India is Rs. 1200.

  • Full coverage pot concealer
  • Safe for acne prone skin
  • Many many shades with yellow undertones to perfectly match Indian skin tone
  • Does not slide or fade
  • Easily blended
  • Commonly used by men as well

  • Available from MAC stores in big cities

NYX Concealer in a Jar

Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mineral Oil, BHT, Microcrystalline Wax, Nylon-66, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Silica, Butylparaden, Fragrance, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Ceresin, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/ Hexarosinate, Polyethylene, Sorbitan Sequioleate, Tocopheryl Acetate. MAY CONTAIN: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Chromium Oxide Greens, Ultramarines

The price of NYX Concealer in a Jar in India is Rs. 600.

  • Full coverage pot concealer
  • Safe for acne prone skin
  • Yellow undertones to suit Indian skin tone
  • Does not slide or fade
  • Easily blended

  • Contains castor seed oil, which is mildly comedogenic. May still work for Acne Prone Skin Type 1 and 2.
  • Available from Indian online shopping sites but not easily elsewhere

Part 2 covering the rest of the concealers is here.

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