The Best Under-$10 Drugstore Concealers

It's difficult to name what every person's favorite beauty product is with total certainty. But, if we had to guess, we'd put concealer at the top of the list. 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 after a late-night marathon of Westworld. And let's not forget about the random pimples that pop up on our noses, courtesy of stress or good ol' menstruation. That's when we usually rely on cover-up to save the day.

If you don't yet have a favorite or are just looking to stock up for this season, we've rounded up the cream of the crop to help you pick. Here's the best news: All of these concealers ring in at under $20.

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Carola Gonzalez, longtime makeup artist of Kerry Washington, loves this formula and recommends it for darker skin tones. "It's easy to blend and helps with masking imperfections without creasing or caking," she says. "And whatever shade you need, they've got it!"
L.A. Girl PRO Conceal High-Definition Concealer, $4.00 Buy
Aside from its impressive shade range (that goes from Alabaster to Espresso), this NYX cult classic also has color-correcting shades in yellow, lavender, and green to really mask your circles and spots.
NYX Professional Makeup HD Photogenic Concealer Wand, $4.97 $3.58, Buy
You'll be able to drop the filters and beauty sponges after picking up this option. Not only does it have coverage and brightening effects, but it also glides on easily with a cushion tip applicator.
Milani Retouch & Erase Lite Lift Concealer, $8.99 $6.49, Buy
"I love this, because all you need is sunscreen and a dab of this concealer to be ready for a sunny city afternoon,” says makeup artist Andre Sarmiento, who works with Brittany Snow and Miranda Kerr. "You get great matte coverage that stands up to sweat and works under the eyes and on spots."
Revlon Colorstay Concealer, $6.89 Buy
A potted concealer that doesn't dry out is music to our ears. The coconut oil in the formula helps this creamy product blend in seamlessly, even the most dehydrated skin. Plus, it doesn't budge all day.
NYX Professional Makeup Full Coverage Concealer Jar, $2.49 Buy
Sarmiento also loves this formula for its ability to double as a highlighter. "It gives great coverage and has amazing staying power, while still remaining glowy," he says.
L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Concealer , $5.59 Buy
It's safe to say this under-eye concealer is officially on our holy grail list, along with the rest of America. 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.
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Concealer, $9.99 Buy
Take it back to your Crayola days and draw on your ideal coverage. Unlike your pre-school crayons, this concealer stick has vitamin E and kaolin clay to benefit the skin.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Beautifully Bare Lightweight Concealer Stick, $4.00 Buy
The YSL Touche Èclat click pen has reached icon status, but it has a hefty price tag. Consider this CoverGirl option as your drugstore dupe. This affordable concealer has earned rave reviews for its invisible coverage and smooth application.
COVERGIRL truBLEND It's Lit Concealer , $8.49 Buy
If you're wondering what's at the center of this concealer stick, that's a hydrating core meant to moisturize the skin while the outer layer covers up the aftermath of your Netflix binging. Also, the formula is oil-free so you don't have to worry about it clogging your pores.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Concealer, $8.89 Buy
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