7 Drugstore Concealers Under $20 (That Are AMAZING)


Asking a woman to name her favorite beauty product can be like asking a mechanic to name his favorite tool - they all serve a purpose. However, if we had to guess the one product that would crop up time and time again in women’s fave lists, we’d choose concealer. Yes, before you argue that we should be relying on skin care to keep our faces fresh (valid point) — let’s get real ladies — sometimes we wake up with sandbags under our eyes and a pimple that’s chosen literally the worst position on your face at the worst possible time. And that’s when we absolutely pos-i-tive-ly rely on some cover-up to save our asses. If you don’t yet have a favorite concealer...you’re about to.

We’ve rounded up the cream of the crop to cover facial flops, and if that wasn’t good enough, almost all of the following concealers are under $20. Win-freaking-win.

Physician's Formula #InstaReady Concealer - $10.99

Full coverage begins and ends with this concealer, this stuff could probably even cover tattoos on your forehead (please don’t get one if you’re thinking about it). While it's in the more expensive range for the drugstore, it's worth it for the blending sponge and easy, mess-free pump dispenser.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser - $7.99

It's safe to say this under-eye concealer is officially on our holy grail list, due to the mystical way it breathes fresh life into your tired eyes. 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. It’s the adjustable spanner of the makeup world.

NYX Dark Circle Concealer - $5.99

A potted concealer that doesn't dry out makes our hearts flutter (well it’s either that or arrhythmia, hopefully the former). The coconut oil in the formula helps the cream smooth easily over even the most dehydrated skin, and it doesn't budge all day, meaning one less thing to clog up your handbag.

e.l.f HD Lighting Concealer - $3.00

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If your Tuesday night happy hour turned into a 1 a.m. bar hop, you need a dark circle concealer that gets shit done — and fast. The doe foot applicator on this one makes brightening your entire under-eye area before work so simple, so you can go to work and pretend your previous evening was spent sat on the sofa with a cup of camomile tea watching nature documentaries.

Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Brightening Concealer - $20

No, your eyes are not deceiving you: This bestselling heavy-duty under-eye concealer rings in right at the $20 mark. But as far as $20 goes, if we had to choose between this and three drinks at the bar, we’d choose this 80% of the time.

L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer - $8

If you're looking for a concealer that kills two birds with one stone - covering both under-eye circles and blemishes - this is a perfect pick. Consider those birds dead.

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector SPF 25 - $14

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This drugstore concealer has great dark circle coverage, as well as the ability cover spots and redness. The non-irritating formula makes it a smart pick for people who wear contacts and the SPF makes it the perfect pick for everyone.