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?) A really good concealer is crucial. It's honestly my favorite makeup product, like ever. A swipe under your eyes will wake your face up like a warm cup of coffee does your body in the morning. And patting a concealer on top of a problem area will make you forget it's even there—it's like magic. Now that jumping on a Zoom or FaceTime call is unavoidable and we're wearing masks for the safety of ourselves and others, concealer comes into play even more. If you're into that whole long-lasting-makeup thing, you'll be pleased to know that we've rounded up the absolute best drugstore concealers that actually stay put from the moment you blend them on. These winners make price tags look pointless. Click through for our favorite concealers you can find at your local drugstore (and buy in bulk).
This full-coverage concealer goes the extra mile, employing a 12-hour formula that is highly, highly pigmented to cover up hyperpigmentation, discoloration, and dark spots. The healthy fusion of polyphenols, peptides, hyaluronic acid, shea butter and olive fruit oil will keep your skin taken care of. It's also un-budgeable, so you won't have to worry about creasing whatsoever.
With perpetually dry skin, you can't skimp out on moisture, period. And you need makeup products that align with your skin type. Instead of adding insult to injury, like caking makeup on top of dryness, use a hydrating concealer stick like this instead. It's packed with hyaluronic acid, the #1 moisture-inducing ingredient, to quench your skin while providing coverage that lasts throughout the day.
If you look closely, you can see how silky this concealer stick actually is. This weightless, blendable stick will blur away any problem area. It has a pointed applicator, which makes it super easy to spot treat a pimple or glide underneath your eyes. It's available in eight inclusive shades for all skin tones.
If you can't seem to find a concealer your sensitive skin doesn't hate, you may have just met your match. This skin-friendly concealer has an amazing formula full of antioxidants, vitamin E and C and has anti-blue light ingredients to ensure your skin comes first. To take it a step further, there are no oils, parabens, phthalates, or synthetic dyes and it's fragrance-free.
Makeup flashback is no fun—no one wants to see their concealer leave a ghostly white cast on their skin. Thankfully, this flashback-free formula exists to solve this ailment and was tested under seven different photo light settings, according to the brand. The cruelty-free creamy formula will kick dark circles to the curb and smooth any imperfections.
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 that 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 held up for many hours.
I'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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 hone 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.
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.
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.
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.
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