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14 Best Drugstore Concealers To Try In 2019

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14 Best Drugstore Concealers To Try In 2019 April 24, 2019

Whether you had a sleepless night or a bad skin day, concealer is your true savior. If it had an honest tagline, it would probably go like this – Concealer: ‘The MVP of everyone’s makeup bag.’

The fact of the matter is that on the days when you look and feel like you escaped a zombie apocalypse, you can rely on a good concealer to fix flaws and brighten up your face instantly. The trick to achieving undetectable application lies in choosing the right formula for your skin type (and then blending it in really, really well.)

We have rounded up 14 concealers from drugstore brands with a cult-following so big, you’ll want to try them yourself. And there’s something for everyone, all under $10!

P.S: If you think you need to spend a ton of cash on that pricey concealer to see actual results, think again.

14 Best Drugstore Concealers

1. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer + Treatment

Review

A favorite among both makeup vloggers and artists is the Instant Age Rewind Eraser from Maybelline. This concentrated formula features a micro-corrector applicator that helps erase dark circles and fine lines instantly. It is infused with goji berry and haloxyl that keep you looking fresh and radiant through the day. Find your pick from its range of 11 shades.

Pros
  • Does not crease
  • Excellent coverage
  • Long-staying
  • Easy to blend
  • Value for money
Cons

None

2. L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer

Review

L.A. Girl’s Pro Conceal HD Concealer is easily one of the most popular drugstore concealers out there. Besides the fact that its formula is super high coverage, it also happens to be extremely lightweight and long-wearing. So, if you are on the hunt for a budget-friendly, creamy concealer, this inexpensive formula will not disappoint. It comes in 30 shades, and you can also choose a color-corrector from its range of 10 shades to use along with it.

Pros
  • Easy to apply
  • Does not crease or fade
  • Available in a wide range of shades
  • Durable
  • Value for money
Cons

None

3. NYX Professional Makeup HD Studio Photogenic Concealer

Review

NYX’s HD Studio Photogenic Concealer effortlessly hides imperfections, discoloration, and under-eye circles without ever looking cakey or obvious. It comes in 23 shades, including 3 color correctors that help you achieve a flawless base. You can always count on this formula for beautiful, natural-looking coverage.

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Long-wearing
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Easy to blend
Cons

None

4. Revlon Photo Ready Concealer

Review

This creamy medium-coverage concealer stick doesn’t just cover imperfections, it blurs them out beautifully. It is aptly called the Photo Ready Concealer as its HD Filter technology reflects light while disguising dark circles and blurring flaws. Its angled, lipstick-like tip offers precise application. You can get this concealer in 6 shades.

Pros
  • Buildable
  • Long-wearing
  • Photo-friendly
  • Lightweight
Cons
  • Limited shades

5. L’Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Concealer

Review

The True Match Super-Blendable Concealer by L’Oreal is designed to work with your skin to conceal and correct the under-eye area and blur imperfections. Its soft-touch cushion applicator and blendable formula provide smooth and precise application for a flawless effect. This formula is infused with haloxyl and glycerin to give your skin a more radiant look. You can find your pick from its range of 14 true-to-color shades to match every skin tone and undertone.

Pros
  • Lightweight and bouncy
  • Long-wearing
  • Photo-friendly
  • Value for money
Cons

None

6. e.l.f. Complete Coverage Concealer

Review

This concealer palette from e.l.f comes in three variations – light, medium, and dark – to match a range of skin tones and complexions. Each palette contains four shades that you can blend and mix to find the perfect shade for you. At its super low price point, this is certainly one of the best drugstore concealer palettes you can find out there.

Pros
  • Smooth and creamy
  • High coverage
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile
Cons

None

7. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

Review

If you are looking for a full coverage formula, there is nothing better than Maybelline’s Fit Me Concealer. This oil-free formula does an excellent job of hiding acne scars, redness, and blemishes without looking cakey. So, if you are aiming to achieve a more even-toned skin, this liquid concealer is just what you need. It is now available in 12 shades.

Pros
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Full coverage
  • Long-wearing
  • Fragrance-free
Cons

None

8. Physicians Formula Gentle Cover Concealer Stick

Review

This ultra-lightweight, natural matte finish concealer is ideal if you have sensitive skin. It is made with hypoallergenic ingredients, and its gentle, creamy formula glides on smoothly for easy application. Coming to the shade range, its three shades are more suitable for light to pale skin tones.

Pros
  • Easy to use
  • Long-staying
  • Natural finish
  • Lightweight
Cons
  • Limited shades

9. NYX Color Correcting Concealer Palette

Review

Treat your face to the ultimate concealer palette that includes six color-correcting shades. You can blend them to create your ideal shade without buying a bunch of correctors separately. Its lightweight formula glides on for an ultra-smooth finish and leaves your skin feeling soft and supple.

Pros
  • Versatile
  • Hides acne scars and blemishes
  • Long-staying
  • Value for money
Cons

None

10. Covergirl CG Smoothers Concealer

Review

Whether you need to conceal a little or a lot, this conditioning concealer with Aqua Current Science and botanicals like vitamin E, ginseng, and chamomile will help your skin look and feel radiant. It does not tug at your skin and always look extremely natural. Choose your hue from its range of 6 shades.

Pros
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Glides on easily
  • Conditions skin
  • Suitable for beginners
Cons
  • Limited shades

11. Milani Retouch + Erase Light-Lifting Concealer

Review

Milani’s Retouch + Erase Light-Lifting Concealer instantly erases spots, dark circles, blemishes, and imperfections with an added brightening effect. You can achieve flawless color-correction through its Light Technology much like a face-perfecting filter. Its mess-proof cushion applicator blends the lightweight, full coverage formula over your skin effortlessly.

Pros
  • No creasing or settling into fine lines
  • Full coverage
  • Easy to apply
  • Available in 7 shades
Cons

None

12. Black Radiance Concealer Stick

Review

This concealer stick is specially made for women of color. It conceals imperfections, minimizes flaws, and covers small areas such as under-eye circles.
You can choose your color from its range of 3 shades.

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to blend
  • Does not fade or crease
  • Unique shades
Cons

None

13. Neutrogena Healthy Skin 3-In-1 Concealer

Review

This 3-in-1 concealer from Neutrogena instantly reduces the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines and helps protect the sensitive eye area with broad spectrum SPF 20 – all in one, easy step. Its ultra-blendable formula also provides natural-looking coverage without sinking into fine lines. This concealer is available in 4 shades.

Pros
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Lightweight
  • Does not clog pores
  • Suitable for summers
Cons

None

14. Almay Age Essentials Concealer

Review

Almay Age Essentials Concealer is ideal for mature skin. It is formulated with collagen, peptides, and hyaluronic acid that help you achieve younger-looking skin. This concealer is super creamy and blends well into your skin without ever appearing cakey. It is available in 4 shades.

Pros
  • Protects and nourishes skin
  • Easy to blend
  • Long-wearing
  • Full-coverage
Cons
  • Limited shades

That brings us to the end of our list. When it comes to choosing a concealer, remember that each one of us has different skin concerns and skin types. You have to make sure to seek one out based on what your skin needs. Have you tried any of these concealers? Let us know what you think about them in the comments section below.

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