I’ve heard from many makeup lovers that they struggle finding affordable concealers they love. But there are so many great drugstore concealers that perform as well as— or better than— high end makeup, even under $10!
As someone who typically conceals acne and dark spots, I’m pretty picky about my concealer. Especially when it comes to the under eye area as well, where I have deep creases. Out of all that I’ve tried, these are my picks for the best drugstore concealers in 2022.
1. e.l.f. Hydrating Camo Concealer ($7)
This has been my #1 pick for the best drugstore concealer since its release. It’s creamy, and a little goes a long way. You get full coverage with just a pea-sized amount, and it stays crease-free even under your eyes. I love the natural finish which is slightly radiant but not dewy. The shade range is extensive (full selection available on the brand’s website) and the colors don’t oxidate after application.
2. wet n wild Incognito Concealer ($5.49)
This is my favorite matte concealer, because it doesn’t feel matte or look dry. The formula contains Licorice Root Extract, Shea Butter and Mango Seed Butter to nourish the skin while you wear it, and it feels very lightweight despite being medium to full coverage. It’s an all-day concealer that I find to last well against oil and sweat.
3. Catrice True Skin Concealer ($7)
This waterproof option offers a hydrating hyaluronic acid formula, making it a great nearly-matte option for dry skin types. It has a second skin effect that lasts all day, and doesn’t settle into fine lines. Paired with the True Skin Foundation, you’ll have a dream-like complexion.
This is my pick for the under eye area, where I don’t necessarily need a thick layer of full coverage but I do want a brighter appearance. Coverage with this concealer is still buildable, however, but looks fresh and never heavy. The Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C help hydrate and brighten, and blends seamlessly with the rest of your makeup or over bare skin.