If my makeup bag is any indication, you’ll know that I don’t always splurge when it comes to buying cosmetics. A higher price point doesn’t always mean better quality, which is something I’ve come to learn as a daily makeup user in her mid-twenties. There are certain products that can be found in Target that are just as good as the ones found at Sephora. Today, I’ve rounded up the best drugstore concealers to keep on your radar.
Over the past few months I’ve been brushing up on my makeup wisdom, even enrolling in a day-long cosmetics information session. There, I found out that some of the drugstore brands use the exact same manufacturer as brands who sell at a much higher price point. We’re talking a $30 difference, at least!
It’s always beneficial to keep this type of information in the back of your mind. Of course, there are products that are at the top of their game, and are totally worth every penny. I live for my custom blend foundation and a quality lipstick is never a waste. But items such as concealer can be found at a very reasonable price with the same flawless quality.
I always have my concealer on me for touch-ups throughout the day. Every concealer is compact and easy to carry around in your purse, which makes it one of my favorite products day and night.
If you’re in search for a perfect concealer that will hide imperfections but won’t break the bank, take a look at 12 of the best drugstore concealers!
1. Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer
A wand-applicator liquid concealer, Maybelline Fit Me! is an amazing spot concealer. It blends well and has great coverage, for both imperfections and under eye bags. It’s lightweight and breathable so it won’t feel heavy on your skin, and there are no oils or waxes in this product, which is a huge plus!
2. Almay Wakeup Under Eye Concealer
Almay Wakeup Under Eye Concealer is just the thing you need for that early morning after a late night. The creamy formula includes cucumber, minerals, aloe vera and green tea extract, which work to refresh and smooth the skin. Say goodbye to puffiness and dark circles, this concealer has it all!
3. Revlon Colorstay Concealer
Created with time release technology, Revlon Colorstay Concealer covers imperfections for up to 24 hours. Use the applicator tip to gently dab the product where you need it most. It provides full coverage and works to conceal blemishes and dark circles!
4. L’Oreal Paris Visible Lift Serum Absolute Concealer
The L’Oreal Absolute Concealer was made specifically for the sensitive eye area. The lightweight texture won’t settle into fine lines, and with age-reversing ingredients, your skin will look younger and more luminous! It also offers hydrating and skin brightening properties for your most flawless skin yet!
5. NYX Cosmetics Wonder Pencil
There’s a reason they call this the Wonder Pencil. It does a magical job perfecting blemishes and concealing imperfections. Plus, you can use it as a nude lip liner to prevent your lipstick from bleeding, or on your waterline to brighten up your eyes! With so many functions, how can you possibly say no?
6. CoverGirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer
It doesn’t get much better than the CoverGirl Fixstick Concealer. You can use it as an all-over concealer, perfect for camouflaging blemishes, brightening your eyes, and hiding dark circles. It blends flawlessly to your skin and the twist up applicator makes it perfect for touch-ups for any girl on-the-go!
7. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector, SPF 25
The Neutrogena Eye Perfector promises to cover and brighten the eye area. Formulated with SPF 25, it offers extra protection for the delicate under eye skin. Blended with antioxidants including vitamin E, chamomile, and soy, it helps de-puff the eyes as well. The flowthrough brush makes it easy to apply anytime throughout the day!
8. Sonia Kashuk Concealer Palette
A four-in-one compact, the Sonia Kashuk Concealer Palette is every girl’s dream. With three shades, you can create your own custom color that works perfectly for your skin tone. Plus, it includes a powder for setting. The concealer starts out creamy and dries to a satin finish for flawless coverage. How dreamy.
9. NYX Cosmetics Concealer Jar
Yours for less than $5, the NYX Concealer Jar is a total steal. It goes on smoothly for coverage that lasts all day and will never make your skin look cakey. It does its job to disguise dark circles, and won’t settle into fine lines and wrinkles. Emollients ensure the eye area is hydrated so you don’t have to worry about pesky flakes.
10. Almay Age Essentials Concealer
The Almay Age Essentials Concealer promises smoother, brighter eyes by reducing the appearance of dark circles and discolorations. Your skin is bound to look fresher and younger, and with SPF20, you can rest assured that your sensitive eye area will be protected from the sun!
11. Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer
If the name isn’t enough to hook you, just wait until you hear the amazing perks of the Hard Candy Heavy Duty Concealer. With highly pigmented color and “tattoo coverage,” just a tiny drop of this concealer will work wonders for covering up your blemishes and impurities. As one of the best concealers on the market, it is effortlessly blendable and can cover up everything from freckles to dark circles, and even tattoos!
12. Pixi Eye Bright Kit
I have to admit, I saved the best for last this time. The Pixi Eye Bright Kit contains four products that will brighten and wakeup your eyes! With 2 concealers, 1 brightener, and 1 multi-purpose cream highlighter, your eyes are in good hands. The products work together to conceal, brighten and energize the eye area, plus, with anti-aging treatment, they protect and nourish your skin!
You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on expensive concealer. You can find ones with equivalent quality at the drugstore for much reasonable price points! Save your money to splurge on the products you can’t live without, and explore the wonderful world of drugstore beauty!