The Best Affordable Concealers

Designed to do more than just cover blemishes and dark circles, these days, concealers come with a multitude of benefits – whether it’s boosting glow or hydrating the skin. Plus, you don’t have to spend a fortune to find a formula that delivers on more than one front. Here are some of the ones we rate, all of which are under £10…
The Best Affordable Concealers
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Sleek MakeUP Lifeproof Concealer, £6.99

Best For: Long-Lasting Results 

Why It’s Worth Trying: Sleek rarely gets the attention it deserves. Delivering fool-proof formulas that do what they claim, they never disappoint. The same goes for their much-loved concealer, too, which is known for its long-lasting results. Just a few small dots will cover uneven tone, spots and dark circles, with a natural-looking dry down that won’t cake or crease. Go a shade darker to contour the skin, or lighter for a brighter highlight. It’s easy to blend, but once this sets, it stays put, so be sure to work quickly. 

Available at Boots.com

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The Ordinary Concealer High-Coverage Formula, £4.90

Best For: Vast Shade Range

Why It’s Worth Trying: There’s always a buzz when The Ordinary launch a new product and their latest concealer doesn’t disappoint. At just £4.90, it offers impressive coverage, without being too cakey or thick. The thin nozzle also allows for precise application – you only need a few drops – while the silky texture blends like a dream without settling into fine lines. It hides dark circles well, too, with a luminous dry down that brightens simultaneously. What’s more, it’s available in 36 shades, so there’s something to suit everyone.

Available CultBeauty.co.uk

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Revolution Pro Ultimate Radiant Under Eye Concealer, £3 (was £8)

Best For: Brightening & Hydrating  

Why It’s Worth Trying: Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide come together in this concealer to boost brightness, even skin tone and hydrate. Meanwhile, the pigment gets to work disguising dark circles and redness. This one’s often recommended by make-up artists, as it’s such a versatile formula, but its key selling point is how well it enhances the entire eye area, improving dullness and reducing puffiness when time is at a premium. The moisturising formula is a huge plus, too – it keeps the skin looking plump with a light-reflective sheen that’s dewy and fresh. A must-try for anyone wanting to look more awake.

Available at FeelUnqiue.com

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Maybelline Instant Anti-Age Eraser Concealer, £6.53

Best For: Added Skincare Benefits  

Why It’s Worth Trying: Regularly spied backstage, one tube of this concealer is sold every minute worldwide. It’s also a bestseller in 21 countries. Why? Because the clever sponge helps you blend the product flawlessly, while the formula is creamy, brightening and smoothing all at once. Added goji berry also means skin gets some deep hydration, too, so the texture never cakes or dries up. Great for all skin types, it can be worn over the entire face – not just the eye area.

Available at Amazon.co.uk

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E.L.F. 16-Hour Hydrating Camo Concealer, £5

Best For: Creamy Coverage

Why It’s Worth Trying: Recommended by numerous experts and make-up pros, this affordable concealer is thick, without being cakey, thanks to its sheer, blend-able texture. It smooths and evens out darkness, blemishes and everything in-between. The dry down is radiant, too, with a satin finish that flatters everyone. As for the brush, the larger head allows you to cover a bigger surface area in one go, so you’ll often find you can skip foundation altogether. Use your fingertips to blend it out – the warmth will help melt the product into the skin, allowing for a more seamless finish. It makes a great base for eyelids, too, prolonging the life of your eyeshadow.

Available at ElfCosmetics.co.uk

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Bourjois Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue Concealer, £5.79

Best For: A Glowing, Radiant Finish

Why It’s Worth Trying: This has been a bestseller for years and a new and improved formula means the reviews are still glowing. There’s a great selection of neutral undertones – all of which are universally flattering – while the texture is seriously hydrating, thanks to a blend of vitamins and hyaluronic acid. We love that it applies quite wet, making it very malleable to begin with, before setting into place for hours. You’ll find it brightens, lasts for hours and feels lightweight – never suffocating or heavy. Apply it with a brush for best results. 

Available at Amazon.co.uk

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L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer, £3.98

Best For: All-Over Application 

Why It’s Worth Trying: Long-wearing and crease-resistant, LA Girl’s silky concealer works to even skin tone and hide dull or red patches. It’s full coverage too, filling pores and fine lines for an all-over, even base. Choose a shade that’s one or two tones lighter than the rest of your complexion for best results.

Available at Amazon.co.uk

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