It's difficult to say with total certainty what every person's favorite beauty product is. But, if we
had to guess, we'd name concealer. Some will argue that we should rely on our skin care to keep our faces fresh... but let's be real — sometimes we're left with bags under our eyes and emergency pimples on our noses. That's when we rely on cover-up to save the day.
If you don't yet have a favorite, you're about to, because we rounded up the cream of the crop. Here's the best news: Most of the concealers ring in at under $20. Check them out ahead.
Studio Pro Total Coverage Concealer,
, Kerry Washington's makeup artist, loves this formula because, "it's easy to blend and helps with masking imperfections without creasing or caking," she says, recommending Almond for darker skin tones. "Whatever shade you need, they've got it!"
HD Pro Concealer,
Aside from covering a range of skin tones (they've got Alabaster to Espresso), this NYX cult classic also has color-correcting shades to
really mask your circles and spots: Yellow, Lavender, and Green.
Hi Definition Photo Concealer Wand,
"I love this, because all you need is sunscreen and a dab of this concealer to be ready for a sunny city afternoon,” makeup artist
, who works with Kate Bosworth and Zoey Dutch, says. "You get great matte coverage that stands up to sweat and works under the eyes and on spots."
ColorStay Concealer, $10.99, available at
"I love the texture of this concealer and how well it blends and lays on skin," Gonzalez says. "It’s a full-coverage, high-resistance concealer that camouflages dark circles."
FaceStudio Master Conceal,
It's safe to say this undereye concealer is officially on our holy grail list. The sponge applicator deposits just the right amount of product — unlike brush tips. And the formula is medium-to-full coverage so you can use it all over your face for pimples, dark spots, or as a lightweight foundation.
Instant Age Rewind Eraser,
"It gives great coverage, and has amazing staying power, while still remaining glowy," Sarmiento says.
Infallible Pro Glow Concealer,
A potted concealer that doesn't dry out makes our hearts flutter. The coconut oil in the formula helps the cream smooth easily over even the most dehydrated skin, and it doesn't budge all day.
Dark Circle Concealer,
Ever wish you could get rid of the redness that comes hand-in-hand with a pimple without caking on the concealer? That's where this green-tinted formula comes in. Dab a little onto the blemish to neutralize the area, then follow with a lightweight cover-up.
Re-Touch Anti-Red Concealer, $7.99, available at
Beyond an impressive shade range that spans 30 different skin tones, this affordable concealer has earned
for its creamy coverage and wearability.
No Filter Concealer, $6, available at
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