I’m going to let you in on a little secret: Not all concealers are created equal. There are great drugstore options, concealers for mature skin, stick formulas, and the list goes on. But let me remind you about another little type of concealer that most have been sleeping on: the pot concealer. Celebrity makeup artists swear by it for its uncanny ability to correct and conceal in one fell swoop. Don’t believe me? Ask makeup artist Kirin Bhatty—she has painted the faces of stars such as Jenny Slate, Kiernan Shipka, and Amy Ryan.
“I’ve always loved a pot concealer, as I’ve found that a little goes a long way and takes up less room in your makeup bag,” she shares. “I also love having the ability to apply it with a brush and control your application. With sticks, non-artists tend to apply them directly to the skin, which can build up bacteria over time. For a pot, I use a clean spatula, or you can use a cotton bud to take the desired amount out, put onto a sterilized palette, and apply with a clean brush.” So not only are they master correctors, but they’re also a bit more sanitary. If you like having a bit more control of your coverage and are ready to try out a good pot concealer, keep scrolling below for Bhatty’s top picks and a few of our own.