The 6 Best Drugstore Concealers, All Under $12
“For a long time, the only good makeup available was the expensive stuff, but that’s not the case anymore,” celebrity makeup artist Debra Ferullo told us when she stopped by our office. “Now you can find some really beautiful products at the drugstore.”
Ferullo knows a thing or two about makeup: She works with celebs like Heidi Klum and Jaime King, and she's been Drew Barrymore’s go-to artist for years. She even helped Barrymore develop the formulas for her editor-favorite brand Flower Beauty. But today, Ferullo is helping us with a totally different task: finding the best drugstore concealers. How? We laid out dozens of cover-ups—wands, tubes, sticks, rollers, pots—in front of the artist and let her test each and every one.
Click through our slideshow for the six best drugstore concealers that passed her test—all under $12!
The more Ferullo played with Physicians Formula’s Super CC Concealer ($10), the more it surprised her. “This is basically YSL’s Touche Éclat at an affordable price,” she told us. “It’s perfect for brightening under your eyes. This would definitely help if you’re feeling tired and you just need a little pick-me-up.”
Neutrogena 3-in-1 Concealer for Eyes ($10)
If you prefer to put your concealer on with a brush or sponge, reach for Neutrogena’s 3-in-1 Concealer ($10). Ferullo loved the medium texture for under the eye area, but it does require a little more work since it’s in a small tube. “It even has SPF,” she says.
“Don’t worry,” Ferullo told us as we got to Flower Beauty’s offerings. “My contract is up, and I can be totally unbiased. This one brightens and covers dark spots really well,” she says about the brand’s Secret Service Cover Up Concealer ($9). “It gives the skin under your eyes a little boost.”
What's your favorite drugstore concealer? Please tell us in the comments!