When we talk about makeup, we often focus on the dramatic—the most colorful statement lip or the boldest, darkest brows. But what about the best drugstore concealer? Sure, it’s a little less obvious than a mascara that’ll get your lashes out to there, but, much like foundation, your concealer is a workhorse, one of those makeup products you probably rely on day in and day out—especially on mornings when your dark undereye circles are bordering on deep purple. It’s one of those near-magical steps in your skin-care and makeup routine that can totally uplift your look (or at least create the illusion of eight hours of sleep). And, with affordable makeup brands like Revlon, Maybelline, and E.L.F., stocking pharmacy shelves with high-quality options, you don’t have to break the bank to find your favorite formula.
If you’re still on the hunt for your secret weapon against dark spots, breakouts, uneven undertones, and eye bags (and, again, would prefer to find something your wallet will like too), you’re in luck—we asked some of the makeup industry’s top artists, influencers, and experts about what they consider to be the best drugstore concealer on shelves right now. Whether you’re looking for a medium coverage concealer with a wand applicator or a more hydrating cover-up that comes in crayon form, there’s a product out there for you. Read on to find the next concealer to take up residence as the humble hero in your makeup bag.
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