Even all those celebs with seemingly perfect skin don’t look flawless all the time—blemishes and dark circles happen to the best of us. Thanks to the magic of a good concealer, you can easily cover up imperfections, even out skin tone, or brighten up your complexion with a quick dab and blend. And there are so many affordable options that you won’t get a stress breakout thinking about how much it’s going to cost you to hide said breakout.
Ahead are 16 of the best drugstore concealers that have got you covered, across a variety of skin tones and needs. So go out and put your best face forward.
Keep dark circles at bay with this illuminating full-coverage drugstore concealer from Flower Beauty that will give you a flawless complexion. The creamy weightless formula contains exclusive blurring pigments that work to conceal discolorations and imperfections. And now for a moment of praise: Not only does this holy grail product last up to 8 hours but it won’t settle into fine lines or creases. For best results, apply with your ring finger in a gentle soft motion or use a concealer brush for a super luxe finish. Flower Beauty’s mission of empowering women to look (and feel) great in their own skin is one that we can get behind. With kids in the picture, a fuss-free makeup routine is really what we’re after here. This customers says it best: “Flower Beauty is a great line of cosmetics from Drew Barrymore for women with older, mature skin. The light illusion full coverage concealer works beautifully to conceal dark spots, bump scars, and [dark circles] under the eyes.”
If a no-makeup makeup look and clean ingredients are what you’re after, then this 98.5% natural cruelty-free concealer from Burt’s Bees is sure to delight. The moisturizing formula—containing nourishing avocado oil and shea butter—is available in both deep and fair shades for all-day wear. If you’re clueless when it comes to makeup application, then fear not mamas. This conditioning multi-purpose concealer can be applied under eyes, at the corners of your nose, on eyelids for brightening effects, or on minor blemishes. In most instances, just a dab will get the job done. We don’t recommend using this bad boy on heavy acne but it’s lightweight and pleasant to use (meaning no parabens, phthalates, SLS, or petrolatum), especially if you have sensitive skin. Bonus: It’s a great clutch essential to have on standby for quick midday touch-ups.
Nope, we’re not clowning around! This NYX Professional Makeup Color Correcting Palette works overtime to correct and conceal problem areas. The lightweight formula is especially efficient at covering up imperfections, leaving you with an ultra-smooth finish. You can achieve your ideal shade by mixing and matching the palette selections for a truly customizable beauty look. Once you identify your target problem (dark circles under the eyes, redness, yellow undertones), use the designated color to work its magic. Mind. Blown. Just in it for Kardashian-level contouring or highlighting? The buildable flesh-toned shades can be used to achieve just that. After all your hard work, be sure to use a setting spray to lock your makeup into place. As for application, Lacy P. from Amazon recommends “using a thin eyeshadow brush to apply the contour lines, then blending with a normal foundation sponge.” Again, a little goes a long way…
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This full-coverage camouflaging concealer hides dark circles and flaws without looking cakey. Maybe you’re born with it, maybe it’s Maybelline, but no one will be the wiser.
This concealer is cruelty-free, suitable for all skin types, and comes in 23 different shades, including color-correcting green, yellow, and lavender.
Creamy yet lightweight, the L.A. Girl Pro Concealer will provide natural-looking coverage for 30 (wow) different skin tones. Not every brand can brag about that.
Makeup can be drying to the skin — Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost concealer solves that problem. The core has hyaluronic acid (moisture) to help hydrate the skin, and the lightweight formula glides on to hide imperfections.
Revlon’s PhotoReady Candid Concealer is anti-pollution, antioxidant, and anti-blue light ingredients. It comes with a small doe-foot applicator that makes it easy to apply to the under-eye area even when you’re on the go.
Not only will this concealer hide dark circles and fine lines, but it’s also infused with goji berry and Haloxyl to have anti-aging benefits. It comes with a sponge-like applicator to go on smoothly.
Supermodel Iman knows a thing or two about looking flawless, and her makeup line’s creamy concealer, which comes in six shades, will help you achieve the same. Great for deep skin tones.
Velvety smooth, the Covergirl TruBlend concealer provides full coverage with a matte finish. 30 skin tones help you make a perfect skin match.
L’Oreal Paris’ True Match Super-Blendable Liquid Foundation wins most inclusive with a mind-blowing 46 skin tones bottled up and ready to apply. There’s no doubt in our minds: You’ll be able to find your one true match in this stunning collection. Whether you’re fair ivory or dark chocolate, each shade has been formulated to not only match your skin tone, but also your skin’s undertones. The liquid contains notes of pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin E, and it’s free of oils and fragrances to ensure a flawless finish with zero chance of clogging your pores. It also has SPF 17 to provide some sun protection. One five-star review says, “I absolutely LOVE this foundation. Honestly, I would have to say that this is the best kind I’ve ever used. I have sensitive skin with a combination between dry and oily. This foundation is very lightweight, and IMO, it is perfect for us women who love a more natural appearance instead of cakey.”
This full-coverage concealer has the added benefit of containing broad spectrum SPF 30. It comes in an easy to use pump bottle with a small blending sponge.
Hide blemishes and brighten skin all at once with Milani’s lightweight, cruelty-free concealer. It’s available in seven shades and has an easy-to-use cushion tip applicator.
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