8 Drugstore Concealers Professional Makeup Artists Swear By

by Martha Adams

When we talk about makeup, we often focus on the obvious—the bold lip, the smoky eye . But where’s the love for the workhorse? The products you rely on day in and day out? Like those mornings after a restless sleep when your dark under-eye circles are bordering on deep purple. Lashes out to here aren’t going to make you feel like yourself again—that’s what concealer is for. It’s one of those magic makeup steps that can totally uplift your look, which is why it's a pro makeup artist essential. We asked some of the top celebrity artists to share their favorite formulas.

These experts work with some of the most beautiful people in the world and use some of the best products on the market. So they seriously know what they’re talking about when it comes to good cover-up (high definition cameras hide nothing). For an added challenge, we requested concealers that you can easily find and buy at your local drugstore . (PSSST almost everything here is under $15.)

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L’Oréal Paris True Match Concealer , $9

“There is a perfect match for every skin tone because of the shade range. It can be used sparingly for a very light application or built up for more coverage if needed. I like using the neutral concealer colors for color correcting purple and blue circles and the cool concealer for fixing and discoloration around the nose or blemishes.” – Robery Sesnek

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 25 , $13

“It’s a great alternative to its pricier counterparts like YSL Touche Éclat. It’s a beautiful light texture that instantly camouflages dark circles and brightens under the eye. You can also use it under eye shadow to prime the lid.  Just make sure to use it sparingly!” – Lisa Aharon

W3ll People Bio Correct Multi-Action Concealer , $23

“I was so excited when I saw that Target started selling W3ll People. They have such amazing products—especially concealer. It is a clean beauty line, so the ingredients are really great! The Bio Correct has a dewy effect. You can create your own coverage by layering.” – Dawn Brocco

e.l.f. Concealer Pencil Brush , $8

“E.l.f. is killing it with their low prices and great products. The pencil is lightweight and you can carry one in every pocket for a quick touch-up. And it's only $8!” – Donna Fumoso

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Concealer , $13

“It makes application easy and blends quickly. It’s also great for covering up under-eye circles.” – Susan Donoghue

L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Concealer , $9

“It’s my favorite because it not only gives great coverage, but it is so easy to use. The crayon makes it easy to place the concealer only in the area that it's needed. Also, the range of colors are incredibly natural and wearable.” – Matthew Sky

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Crème Foundation , $12

“This concealer is creamy and easy to blend because it's lightweight, and it's perfect for the upcoming warm summer months.” – Sheri Terry

LA Girl HD Pro Conceal , $5

“These color correctors, particularly in the peach and orange shades, are really good for deeper skin tones.” – Suzy Gerstein

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