Unless you're cool with looking like a melting candle.
Don't you love that feeling when your concealer melts and slips into every crease and crevice of your face by noon? (Oh, and do you also hate ice cream, puppies, and fun?) If you're into that whole long-lasting-makeup thing, you'll be pleased to know that we rounded up the absolute best drugstore concealers that actually stay put from the moment you blend them on. And that's a good thing, because you're about to need one for your sweaty happy dance.
e.l.f. 16hr Camo Concealer, $5
If you know me, you know that I love Tarte Shape Tape Concealer ($27), and have for years. But what you don't know is that I Just discovered this $5 drugstore dupe that truly gives it a run for its money. For one thing, you get so, so much concealer for $5. More importantly, it doesn't crease at all and will stay on your face for an eternity. Okay, I'm a living being, so I can't say that for sure. But I do have a tendency to go dancing until the sun comes up, and this concealer help up for many hours.
HALEYS Beauty RE:VIVE Concealer Cream, $15
SHOP ITI'm 100-percent obsessed with this concealer—it's literally $15 but makes my stressed-out skin look like a hundred bucks. To spare you an essay, here's the short and sweet reason I'm sold: The formula is phenomenal. It's so incredibly soft and creamy, it goes on like a second skin. I can skip the extra step of reaching for a makeup sponge or brush, because my finger does the job in five seconds flat.
CAI Para Mi Concealer, $7
CAI Para Mi is a new makeup brand meant to fill a void and cater to Latina customers. Founder Ralph Mandil wanted to make quality and accessible products made specially for Latina women. How a-m-a-z-i-n-g. This cruelty-free concealer works for olive, yellow, and brown undertones—and the super creamy consistency of this concealer makes blending feel like a breeze.
Black Radiance Concealer Stick, $3
Usually, concealers and under-eyes don't mix, thanks to the zillions of fine lines that suddenly appear the second you start applying. But this creamy, castor oil–based stick glides over dark circles without caking into creases, and stays semi-matte all day long.
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, $6
This no-crease concealer is full-coverage, crazy long-lasting, and surprisingly hydrating—plus, it's an almost exact clone of the iconic Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, but at half the price.
NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer, $6
Whether you're competing in the next Pipeline Bodysurfing Classic, or just planning to exist as a human in the spring humidity, you can rest assured this waterproof, high-coverage concealer won't melt off your face. And if the word "waterproof" strikes fear into your dry-skinned heart, don't worry—the formula is also loaded with moisturizing coconut oil to keep you looking dewy.
Iman Second to None Cover Cream, $11
Use a damp makeup sponge to blend a thin layer of this green tea–based concealer under your eyes, or grab a skinny concealer brush to home in on bumps and red marks. Either way, the long-wear formula doesn't budge once it sets, so you can go as sheer—or as heavy—as you want.
CoverGirl Outlast All Day Concealer, $6
Oily skin, meet your new BFF. This drugstore favorite is velvety and blendable, so it won't feel caked on when you first apply it, and the added pinch of talc in the formula helps it stay matte throughout the day, meaning it won't slip down your face by lunch.
L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Concealer, $10
The 16-hour claim on the tube isn't just lip service—the lightweight concealer seriously stays put from morning 'til night. Plus, its silicone base makes the formula dewy enough to blend over the driest of skin types.
Physicians Formula #InstaReady Concealer, $9
One pump (which is all you need) of this matte, full-coverage concealer keeps blotchiness, zits, and acne scars covered all day, while the included baby sponge helps blend away any excess around your eyes and nose.