Best Drugstore Concealer Dupes

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Racoon eyes, blemishes, red nose… I’ve got it all. Luckily, I can combat this with a good concealer. Today, we round up the best drugstore concealer dupes. Guys, it’s time to stop buying Tarte Shape Tape. There are too many good dupes out there!

Tarte Shape Tape vs. Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Concealer

*Both products are certified cruelty-free according to Ethical Elephant. Makeup Maven, Katie, says: Tarte Shape Tape has a very large shade range and an 8 hour wear time. Makeup Revolution is a very similar product as far as wear time, and even the feel and coverage of the product. Because both products are the same in feel, smell, wear time, and coverage, you might want to look at the shade range and the amount you are getting for the price. Tarte comes with .33 ounces and a large shade range sure to fit most people for $27. Makeup Revolution has .14 ounces, with a super limited shade range for $7. Buy our pick

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Tarte Shape Tape vs. ELF 16 Hour Camo Concealer

*Both brands are certified cruelty-free according to Cruelty-Free Kitty. Makeup Guru, Kayla, says:Tarte is $27 for 0.33 oz & ELF is $5 for 0.2 oz. Tarte does have a larger shade range. Both have large doe foot applicators. Both have a chemical makeup smell. Both are very full coverage. I actually think ELF is easier to blend out and work with. I have very dry under eyes and I do get a bit of creasing when I under eye conceal with Tarte. However, with ELF I get very, very little creasing. ELF did not look cakey at all. I was pleasantly surprised with just how good this ELF concealer really is. Concealing a blemish it also works very well. If you are not a die-hard Shape Tape fan I would definitely give this a try, it did not disappoint. Buy our pick

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Urban Decay Stay Naked Correcting Concealer vs. ELF 16 Hour Camo Concealer

*Both brands are cruelty-free according to Cruelty-Free Kitty. Makeup Maven, Kimberly, says: Ok, WOW. Urban Decay's Stay Naked Correcting Concealer and E.l.f.'s 16HR Camo Concealer are both amazing. Each concealer provides a matte finish and is extremely smooth. Both are full coverage and concealed my dark circles throughout my entire workday! Urban Decay offers 25 shades while E.l.f. offers 18 shades (though most in-store locations only offer three or four). Urban Decay retails at $29 for 0.35oz while E.l.f. retails for $6 for .2oz. It may not sound like a lot, but a little goes a LONG way for each. Both applicators are quite angled at the end, but E.l.f. provides a much wider one. If complicated contouring is in your makeup routine, it may be difficult to control the application. If you are just using the concealer for dark circles, save your money and go with E.l.f.! Buy our pick

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Fenty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer vs. NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Concealer

*NYX is certified cruelty-free according to Ethical Elephant but its parent company, L'Oreal, is not. Fenty is cruelty-free according to Ethical Elephant. Makeup Maven, Kimberly, says: Sorry RiRi, but save your money with NYX Can't Stop Won't Stop Concealer! It was a pleasant surprise to see so many shade ranges for both brands. Fenty’s formula is a thicker consistency, but NYX had even better coverage. Fenty formula does not do well on dry OR oily skin. Within an hour, I had creasing on my eyelids, and my dry under-eye caused cracking of the concealer. By the end of my work day, my dark circles had returned. NYX, on the other hand, felt extremely hydrating and didn’t crease at all on my eyelids. It also was very easy to blend out, kept my dark circles contained and stayed smooth all day! Buy our pick

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