The Under-$8 Wonder Concealer You've Never Heard Of
There are few things more valuable than a foolproof concealer—and when it's wallet-friendly to boot, that's basically lightning in a bottle. Our UK editors can't get enough of this little-known concealer, and since it's also available to purchase in the U.S., we felt compelled to share. Read on and add to cart!
In my opinion, there is only one thing you need concealer to do, and that's cover up imperfections. While foundation is something you might turn to when you need to even out skin tone or just want an overall polished look, concealer blots out the red patches, blemishes, and dark circles that need a bit more attention. It's for that reason you need a concealer to be a fairly thick consistency. Otherwise, quite frankly, what's the point?
Now, there are many on the market in the late-teen prices, all of which work incredibly well (see our comprehensive guide to the best concealers for more), but sometimes a cheaper product comes along that's just as good as the other, more expensive ones. Case in point: Makeup brand Lottie, well known for its brushes, has created a concealer that will cover any blemish and is especially great at magically making your dark circles disappear. Keep scrolling to read our full review.
Lottie London Got It Covered Concealer ($8)
Okay, for the skeptical among you, I understand that you're thinking, But a concealer's just a concealer. In some ways, that might be true—concealers should all be doing the same job. But as I mentioned, if it's not thick enough to cover what needs covering, then you've got the wrong concealer.
What I love about Lottie Got It Covered is that it has a really decent consistency. Think a toothpaste level of thickness, and that's what we're dealing with here. If pigmentation is also something that concerns you, then worry no more, because Lottie also delivers on that front.
While the range of shades isn't particularly large (perhaps this product's only downside), the pièce de résistance comes in the form of a soft nozzle that helps apply the product to your face. You'll avoid prodding your fingers on not only that gentle skin around your eyes but also any also blemish-blighted areas, potentially avoiding wrinkles and further breakouts, respectively.
Of course, the price tag makes it even worthier of a try, and we'd argue it's the perfect item to keep in your handbag when you need a quick touch-up on a night out. And if you lose it? Well, no biggie.
Want more coverage? You should see our rundown of the best foundations.