Let's be honest: most of us probably aren't getting as much sleep as we should every night. Whether you just can't seem to turn your brain off to get some shut eye or you're a new mom who basks in any moments of peace she can get, no one wants to look like they've gotten little to no sleep. Luckily, concealer exists to help you fake the perfect well-rested look. It easily hides under eye circles, pimples and uneven skin tone.
Beauty aisles everywhere are overflowing with options so, to help narrow your search, TODAY spoke to a few beauty experts about which ones are actually worth it.
Best drugstore concealers, according to makeup artists
LA Girl HD PRO Concealer
“This concealer gives opaque coverage and doesn't crease. It's natural-looking and creates an even complexion, but still erases dark circles,” said makeup artist Lavonne Anthony. “Plus, it's easily blendable with a soft brush tip and covers the color spectrum from fair to mahogany.”
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
“This concealer is both moisturizing and long lasting without creasing. It also comes in a great variety of shades [and is] ideal to use under the eye and to camouflage uneven skin tones,” said makeup artist Ermahn Ospina.
Rimmel London Match Perfection Concealer
“The shades are great and the consistency is creamy — very blendable. I prefer this concealer for the under-eye area, but could still be used for coverage on other parts of the face,” said Los Angeles-based makeup artist Monika Blunder. “The applicator is quick and easy and is perfect to keep in your purse for touch-ups.”
Revlon Photoready Concealer
“It reminds me of a creamier version of Clé de Peau Beauté concealer because it covers the most stubborn blemishes and stays put!” said Chanel makeup artist Pati Dubroff.
Maybelline FaceStudio Master Conceal
“I love this concealer because it has good coverage, it’s blendable and you can build without feeling heavy. It has a natural finish, which blends well with the skin’s natural oils,” said makeup artist Carola González. “It’s not cakey, so it won't crack or feel dry around the eye area. You can also use it to spot treat blemishes, redness or any other imperfections on the skin.”
L’Orèal Paris Magic Lumi Highlighter
“It’s a nice cover and it’s perfect for the girl who wants to conceal the dark spots while brightening around the eye,” makeup artist Jeannia Robinette said of this L'Oréal Paris concealer pen.
Revlon ColorStay Concealer
“They have an amazing creamy consistency, great coverage and a wide shade range,” says veteran makeup artist Wendy Rowe.
CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Concealer
“They are extremely lightweight and provide great coverage. You feel like you're not wearing anything! They have shades for darker skin tones, plus the sponge-tip applicator is great for blending and quick touch-ups,” said makeup artist Sheika Daley.
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