When you’re running on no sleep, never underestimate the power of concealer. A well-chosen formula can wake you up faster than a strong cup of coffee! And nowadays, you don’t have to pay a premium to cover up the darkest of under-eyes. There are a lot of affordable concealers out there that are just as good as their luxury counterparts.
Below, we’ve rounded up the cream of the (budget-friendly) crop. You’ll be happy to know that most of these concealers ring in at under P500 a pop!
If you like NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer…
TRY: Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, P199
The NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is an institution when it comes to camouflage. Perfect for hiding under-eye circles and emergency pimples, it has a smooth, blendable formula and brightening coverage. If you want something similar for a fraction of the price, try the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. It delivers pretty much the same results for only P199!
If you like Clé De Peau Concealer…
TRY: Features and Shades FS Concealer SPF40 P+++, P450
If there’s one concealer most girls covet but can’t have, it’s Japan’s ultra-luxurious Clé De Peau Concealer. We swoon over the plush pigment, but we just can’t get past the price tag! For a more economical option, try the FS Concealer. This local formula is similar in terms of rich, full coverage, plus, it’s infused with blurring particles for an Instagram-filter finish. Here’s the best news: it costs less than half of a Clé De Peau stick!
If you like YSL Touche Eclat Perfecting Pen…
TRY: Holika Holika Covermazing Magic Pen Concealer, P605
YSL’s wildly popular Touche Éclat is actually a face highlighter, but people have been hacking it for years as an eyebag brightener. This magic pen lights up your under-eyes like you slept much, much longer than you actually did last night. If you don’t have Saint-Laurent cash, no biggie—the Holika Holika Covermazing Magic Pen conjures up the same effect. Its easy-to-use applicator, creamy formula, and radiant effect is so impressive, it’ll leave you wide-eyed.
If you like Tarte Shape Tape Concealer…
TRY: Wet N’ Wild Photofocus Concealer, P399
Its foundation range may have faced some backlash earlier this year, but Tarte’s Shape Tape Concealer is considered a new Holy Grail by many a beauty guru. It has a soft texture, illuminating finish, and a painfully luxurious price tag to match. Lucky for you, Wet ‘N’ Wild’s Photofocus Concealer is the perfect substitute! It glides on smoothly, provides wonderful camouflage, and never, ever leaves a white cast.
If you like NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer…
TRY: NYX Concealer Jar, P360
Simply put, the NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer is the best for masking imperfections. Naturally, its cult-fave status comes with status-product pricing. For the beauty on a budget, the NYX Concealer Jar is a close second. This little pot will give you the same medium-to-full coverage and ultra-creamy consistency without draining your funds. You can use it all over your face to neutralize pimples, cover up dark spots, or even stand in for foundation!
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Credits: Videos and photos by Kat Echon
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