Ask any beauty junkie what prod they can’t live without, and we bet they’ll say concealer. It might not be as exciting as an eyeshadow palette or a highlighter stick, but unless you have flawless skin with invisible pores and zero redness (rude), it can be a real life saver.
And as with any must-have, most beauty junkies have one they swear by. But if you need a change and you’re on the hunt for your next Holy Grail—or if you’ve never used concealer before and are ready to dive in—we’re here to help with our list of the ones we love. From drugstore bargains to high-end splurges, here are 11 of our tried-and-true concealers.
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Covergirl Invisible Concealer in Fair, $9,
“I think I bought this concealer for the first time approximately one zillion years ago when I was an innocent tween with $5 of allowance to burn at the local drugstore and the feeling in my heart that Makeup Is For Grown-ups. Turns out, Covergirl’s liquid concealer did more that made me feel adult, in fact. It worked so well to cover under-eye circles and blemishes (although it likely took me a few years before I figured out how to *actually* use it properly) that I still buy it regularly to this day. The shade matches my alabaster skin without making me look ghastly, the coverage is good without being cake-y and a little dab on a concealer brush does the trick for covering the most unsightly blemishes. And although many years have passed since I first popped it in my shopping basket beside my Sour Patch Kids and scrunchies, it still rings it at under $10.” —Jennifer Berry, staff writer
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