The best drugstore concealers do multiple jobs. They can make you look more awake by erasing under eye circles. Hide acne or hyper-pigmentation. Help highlight your brow area. Work as a reverse lip liner. Or even replace the need to use foundation at all. Here’s something a good concealer shouldn’t do: contain potentially-harmful ingredients or formulations that put your health at risk. Happily, four of the best drugstore concealers get a safe rating of 1 or 2 in the Environmental Working Group (EWG)’s Skindeep Database. You can feel — and look — good while using any of these. Plus, they’re all available on Amazon and are safe for pregnancy.
Best Drugstore Concealers
NYX HD Studio Photogenic Concealer: The New York Times ranked this concealer among the best makeup you can buy at the drugstore period. Professional makeup artists and amateurs alike appreciate its creamy texture and that it’s easy to blend. It comes in 20 different shades and provides high coverage. (2 on EWG)Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer: Some on the internet have declared this the best drugstore foundation / concealer combo out there. It offers medium to full coverage, but won’t cake. Like a straight concealer, it will diminish acne, redness, and hyper-pigmentation. But you can also use it as a foundation to even out your entire complexion. (2 on EWG)
Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer: This long-lasting concealer works well at covering under eye circles. On days you want to just cover some problem areas and swipe on some mascara, grab this. It won’t oxidize or dry out your skin. (2 on EWG)
NYX Wonder Pencil: This creamy pencil makes it easy to target problem areas. But it offers so much more than that. You can use it as a brow highlighter, on your lips as a reverse lip liner to lighten the center of your pout, or in your waterline to brighten your eyes. (1 on EWG)
Depending on your needs, this selection of the best drugstore concealers offers something for you. And since they’re all safe, you don’t have to compromise on ingredients.