These Are the 11 Best Cheap Concealers, Hands Down

From £215 moisturisers to £400 hair tools, I'm incredibly lucky as a beauty editor to get access to some of the most premium products in the business, but money doesn't always talk. In fact, on a number of occasions, I've been left distinctly underwhelmed by some of the more eye-wateringly expensive products that I've tried, which is why I'm always keen to find affordable beauty products that deliver on performance. I've already covered cheap moisturisers, serums, and perfumes that are just as good as their more expensive counterparts, but now, I'm turning my attention to makeup—concealer, more specifically.


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Concealer is my number one makeup-bag staple, so you can trust me when I say I've tried them all. From the crazy-expensive to the cheap as chips, I leave no stone unturned in my quest for coverage. Thankfully, this means I have a whole host of favourites for your concealing needs. Whether it's disguising blemishes, brightening the under eyes, or evening out your skin tone, I've got plenty of recommendations to get the job done. Keep scrolling to shop some of my favourite concealers and their more affordable dupes.

1. Best cheap concealer for coverage

If You Love... Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer

Try... Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer

2. Best cheap concealer for buildable coverage 

If You Love... MAC Pro Longwear Concealer

Try... L.A. Girl Pro.Conceal HD High Definition Concealer

3. Best cheap concealer for brightening

If You Love... Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Illuminating Pen

Try... Maybelline Instant Anti Age Eraser Concealer

4. Best Cheap Concealer for Blemishes

If You Love...Shiseido Synchro Skin Gelstick Concealer

Try...No7 Stay Perfect Stick Concealer

5. Best cheap concealer for dark circles

If You Love...NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

Try...Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer

6. Best cheap concealer for multi-tasking

If You LoveKevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer

Try...L'Oréal Infallible More Than Concealer

7. Best cheap concealer for oily skin

If You Love...Urban Decay Stay Naked Concealer

Try...Morphe Filter Effect Soft Radiance Concealer

8. Best cheap concealer for a radiant finish

If You Love...Hourglass Veil Retouching Fluid

Try...Nyx Professional Makeup Can't Stop Won't Stop Contour Concealer

9. Best cheap concealer for dry skin

If You Love...Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer

Try... The Body Shop Vitamin C Concealer

10. Best cheap concealer for a natural look

If You Love...Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Brightening Concealer

Try...E.l.f. Cosmetics Hydrating Camo Concealer

11. Best blurring cheap concealer

If You Love...Makeup By Mario Surreal Skin Awakening Concealer

Try... Beauty Pie Everyday Great Skin Hyaluronic Blur Concealer

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Mica Ricketts