Best Concealer for Bruises

(Last Updated On: August 3, 2018)

Killer Cover Full Coverage Concealer Makeup

This will be an article rating the best concealers for bruises. But a deeper and more disturbing issue must be brought up. What was the cause of the bruises in the first place? Did the person fall or were the beaten up? I am talking about a subject no one wants to discuss and that it domestic violence. Sure that is fine to conceal bruises that stand out on the body but a much deeper concern is how the bruises got there in the first place. Domestic violence is a problem that has gotten way out of control. The next time you see a family member, co-worker, or friend that is all of sudden applying some colored concealer to their arms, legs, and especially their face, you better start asking them some hard questions.

What you obviously want to look for is a concealer that is as close to your natural skin tone as you can find. An ideal match would be fine but that would be pretty hard to accomplish. If you are covering up a bruised or black eye you would want to get some kind of colored concealer that might look like eye shadow or eyeliner. This way you could just blend it into the area where the bruise is and people will think it is just part of your makeup routine. There are plenty of concealers that you can buy and there is an assortment of colors to choose from. They are priced differently as well so this brings up the subject of how much money you want to spend on a concealer? Let us take a look at some of the best concealers on the market today.

Physicians Formula Conceal RX Physicians Strength Concealer

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Physicians Formula Conceal RX Physicians Strength Concealer

Benefits and Uses: This product will cover a lot of skin imperfections including bruises which is what we are after in this review of the product. It is to be used on the face and it includes the concealer. It gives maximum coverage for 8 hours. It looks like natural color tone for the skin. It is very reasonably priced but the tube is on the small side. It may be that a little dab of the concealer will cover a lot of skin area.

Feedback: The customer was looking for a concealer that would cover the redness on her face. She bought the product and was quite satisfied with the results of the concealer covering the red areas on her face. She was surprised to learn that one little drop the size of a pencil tip would cover her face completely. She loves this company’s products and she will definitely be purchasing more concealer. The consumer has looked for a long time for a concealer that would cover her facial flushing (her face turns red) and she finally found this product. It is working well for her. She most likely will use it to cover bruises if the occasion ever arises.

This customer is 70-years-old and has a very fair complexion. She said some reviewers complained the product was an orange color. She says this is not true and she applies to her face and then lets it dry. After it dries she applies some light powder and it matches her skin tone just fine. She says you have to apply the concealer right in the first place. She recommends that you blot the powder and do not rub it into the concealer trying to get a perfect finish. It will not work if you rub it into the concealer. She will be buying more of this concealer. She may use it on bruises as well. This client says a little dot will cover both eyes and age spots and certainly bruises as well. The tube lasts forever and she says if you go out after work apply more concealer. She says she needs only one application per day.

One consumer said this was her favorite green concealer even though the color of the concealer is more of an orange tint. She warns that it does apply easily but if you put too much on your face you will look “green”. It does not irritate her skin like some makeup products will. I am not sure if she just made a mistake on the color of the concealer but it is definitely not green.

Another client suffers from acne and has wondered where this product has been all her life.She says to put some on a makeup sponge and apply directly to the affected areas (bruises included) and it will give the face complete coverage. Her skin is super sensitive but this concealer does not irritate her skin. She likes that very much that it doesn’t dry out or irritate her skin.

This client discovered this product at a drugstore. The best concealer she has ever used. She says it will cover anything including those nasty bruises. She claims the tube will last forever but she has never finished a tube. She likes to buy new makeup products every few months. So she buys a tube of this concealer periodically. She said it stays on all day long and is definitely worth the money and more. presumably, she would pay more for the product because she likes it so much.

The consumer bought the product hoping it would cover her rosacea she tried it. But she was disappointed because it would not cover her rosacea adequately enough. She seems to have wasted her money on this concealer. This is sad because right on the label of the product is says specifically that it will cover rosacea. It sure did not cover up this woman’s rosacea. Is this false advertising on the part of the company? She did not say if she pursued this matter or not.

The one consumer said the color was too light for her and it looked chalky on her face. She wishes the company would make a medium tone. If she had bruises to cover up on her face the product would obviously be too light for her. Yet another client loved the coverage this concealer gave but she sure hated the ingredients. She did not elaborate on why the ingredients bothered her so much.

Another person claimed it did not cover up red spots. It may not cover bruises either if she ever got them. She says when she puts foundation over the concealer it smears right off. Could she be applying it wrong? Or could she be applying it too lightly on her face? This is an interesting comment the person says it just does not work with her skin. Unfortunately, she did do not reveal why it did not work on her skin. Other people who suffer from the same problem could benefit from her experience if she would have given a more detailed explanation. Of why the product would not blend well into her skin type.

Another consumer says the concealer is too thick to apply under the eyes but she uses it to cover up blemishes. Bruises can be adequately covered as well because this product is so thick it can cover the darkest bruise. She says this is a great option to cover up blemishes with. Another client says this concealer is great to use because a little bit will go a long way. It lasts forever but she warns to make sure you put the right amount right away because if you make a mistake the stuff is hard to remove. She still thinks it is a great product. But is it such a great product if you have to put the exact amount on the first time? If you don’t you will have a hard time removing the concealer. This is a negative point for the product if you will have that much trouble to remove it if you put the wrong amount on. The consumer says the cream lasts all day.

Killer Cover Full Coverage Concealer Makeup

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Killer Cover Full Coverage Concealer Makeup

Benefits and Uses: This product says right in the description that it is awesome for covering bruises. So, you could go swimming with it on and it would still keep concealing. It gives you the freedom to mix colors so you can find the perfect shade for your skin. It covers bruises, tattoos, age spots, and birthmarks. It will cover a lot more as well. Supposedly, it is used by makeup artists and skincare professionals but there is no way to validate this claim.

Feedback: The customer says she put the makeup on and it looked like she caked it on. she said she could tell where the makeup was on her face. She had injections in the face and it left bruising on the face. She said leaving the makeup on was pointless. It would have looked the same to just leave the bruises uncovered on her face. Her bottom line is that it is an expensive product with lousy results. She said the product was poor quality. It sounds like she will not be using the product anytime in the near future. The company responded to her and said because the makeup is so pigmented she should feather it out. Their suggestion for the bruising was to apply foundation to the face.

Another customer said simply that the product does not work. She needs to elaborate and say why the product doesn’t work. She needs to tell what she was trying to cover that the makeup did not cover. The company reached out her twice asking her what was she trying to cover. They said they wish they would have seen the comment earlier because then they could have helped her. She did not respond to their inquiries. They seem to care about their customers.

This client says she loves the product and that is all she said. It would be nice to know why she loves the product and what it covered up for her so nicely. She could tell other clients and potential clients how she applied it and they would be able to know how she applied it so successfully. Another customer says she uses the product every day to cover up blotches, age spots, and other marks on her face. Bruises could have been included on the list.

Aesthetica Color Correcting Cream Concealer Palette 

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Aesthetica Color Correcting Cream Concealer Palette 

Benefits and Uses: It comes in different shades and each shade can cover up a different type of imperfection. Red can cover up rosacea, blemishes, acne, and birthmarks. Yellow can fade out redness and dullness especially around the eye areas. It can help with blemishes as well and it is good for being used around the nose and mouth areas. The purple/blue can be very good for toning down bruises. The purple fades out sharp yellow undertones and dark circles under the eyes. The orange/red will conceal dark under eye circles, acne, acne scars, and other dark spots on the skin.

The product comes with step-by-step instructions and how to choose the right color and apply the right amount so you will have the best coverage on the skin. it will draw you closer to having a healthier-looking face and it will set you up to canvas, highlight, or contour. It comes with a color wheel for easy touch-ups anytime of the day. It is a product free of any harmful ingredients and it is produced by a company with a conscience.

Feedback: The customer mainly uses the yellow hue and it seems to be the only color she will use in the future. She has not figured out how to use the green yet. Another client, in her 60’s was absolutely disgusted with the product. She said it does not work and it does not do any of things it claims it will do.For her, it was a complete waste of money. She should have sent it back. She considered that her age may have had an effect on the product not working. All she wanted to do was cover up a couple of sunspots. She was not happy with the results of the product on her face.

Judith August The Everything Pencil Face & Body Concealer with Sharpener

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Judith August The Everything Pencil Face & Body Concealer with Sharpener

Benefits and Uses: It has different colored pencils to conceal imperfections on the face and the body. It is unique because you use pencils to draw the concealing material on your face. Instead of the traditional makeup that you dab some out and massage it into the affected area. The product is authentic, new and unused. It is definitely authentic and it better be new and unused when shipped to a customer for the first time. It is used to conceal small imperfections including bruises and the sharpeners are provided by Judith August. The matter of only concealing small imperfections could be an issue for an individual who has large areas to conceal.

Feedback: it was creamy and soft and the coverage did not last as long as the customer was expecting it to. She will not buy it again because it is too expensive and you don’t get a lot of product. The customer says these are the best concealers ever. She has very sensitive skin and she has not had one moment of irritation from using the pencils. Interesting, here we have two diametrically opposed reviews about this product. One says it doesn’t work and the other says it is the best concealer ever.

Yellow Bye Bye Under Eye Dark Circle Cream Concealer, Hide Bruises, Moisturizes

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Benefits and Uses: It is an American made product and was supposedly worn by two beauty pageant winners in 2014. They were “Miss Teen” and “Miss All-Star United States 2014. Both pageants seem to be relatively unknown so it is not known if these endorsements will help to sell the product or not. It lasts 6 months if you use it every day; it seems as if they are saying the supply of the product will last for 6 months if used every single day. It covers bluish-colored bruises and it contains all natural ingredients. It keeps the skin healthy and it can be used for all skin types.

Feedback: The product was reviewed by two people. Both reviews were negative. This is not a good sign for the product. One customer said it did not cover bruises as described and she will not waste her money on the product again. The other one said it was hard to keep the concealer in place while she tried to apply base to her face.


You now have some insight into what are some of the better concealers selling on the beauty market today. They range in price and they all basically will cover any imperfection especially bruises. Each product had its own unique colors that came with the packages. One product contained yellow only and that could be limiting. This same product received only two reviews. Unfortunately, both reviews were very negative which will not help to sell any of the product. It won’t help the company’s reputation either. The products were mixed with positive and negative reviews. You may find the perfect concealer for your own unique needs. Most of the concealers covered the face only but there was one that covered the face and the entire body.

Written by Irina Radosevic MD
Irina graduated from the University of Belgrade, School of Medicine as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and spent over 3 years working in the Clinical Hospital Center Zvezdara, in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She also undertook a postgraduate in Cardiology from the same University and had previously worked for over a year as a Physician and Nutritionist Dietitian for the Fitness club Green Zone. She eventually left her chaotic but fulfilling job in the ER to pursue her passion of writing, travelling and mountain climbing which has included writing a first aid course for the alpine club of Belgrade. Irina currently works as a VA for PintMedia focusing on medical and travel writing. Feel free to connect with Irina on LinkedIn and FaceBook. Her CV can be seen here.