It’s a fair bet that a makeup artist masterminded the celebrity beauty look you’re coveting. And thankfully the pros are often willing to share the products and techniques they use to get our favorite starlets red-carpet ready. You’ll be surprised to learn that, despite their insider access to all the hottest, priciest products, they still also rely on tried-and-true drugstore buys. To prove our point, we’ve tapped top beauty experts to share their must-have affordable concealer and why they love it. A-list-worthy flawless skin, right this way.
Makeup Artist: Vincent Oquendo
"The Revlon PhotoReady concealer has great coverage and blends beautifully with fingers. I've also mixed it with a little lip balm to create a perfect nude lip on photo shoots."
Clients: Ashley Graham, Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, Nicola Peltz, Hailee Steinfeld
Makeup Artist: Allan Avendaño
"I've fallen in love with the L'Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer for so many reasons! The crayon form lets you cover with ease. The texture is creamy, yet it won't move or feel cakey. It looks like a part of the skin. Find a shade that matches your skin for spot-treating blemishes, or go lighter (whether neutral or warm) to cover larger areas like under the eyes. I find it useful as an eye-shadow primer. The range includes something to suit most skin tones. Maybe not an exact match for much darker skin, but darker tones may find a shade to brighten under the eyes."
Clients: Sarah Hyland, Kate Upton, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Lucy Hale
Makeup Artist: Kristofer Buckle
"The click brush component of the L’Oréal Visible Lift concealer pen makes for easy application and it's perfect for on-the-go touch-ups."
Clients: Blake Lively, Mariah Carey
Makeup Artist: Erin Parsons
"Maybelline's Fit Me Concealer is my go-to product for erasing blemishes and under-eye circles. It's super easy to blend and provides medium to full coverage without caking or creasing. It dries to a satin finish, which keeps the skin fresh, so I never need to set it with powder. Dab on only a tiny amount with your fingertips for flawless skin."
Client: Gigi Hadid
Makeup Artist: Beau Nelson
"Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer brightens and conceals dark circles instantly and leaves skin looking refreshed and natural."
Clients: Karlie Kloss, Julianne Hough, Nicole Richie, Kristen Stewart
Makeup Artist: Monika Blunder
"Revlon PhotoReady Concealer's stick formula is really easy to apply. The medium-coverage concealer blends flawlessly over the skin and doesn't get cakey. It's great for blemishes, redness or dark circles, and makes for the perfect midday touch-up!"
Clients: Molly Sims, Nina Dobrev, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Chelsea Handler, Amanda Seyfried
Makeup Artist: Amy Nadine
"L'Oréal True Match Concealer comes in warm, cool and neutral shades and is incredibly blendable. It's not so dry that it ages you, but not so wet that it creases."
Clients: Lauren Conrad, Rachel Bilson, Krysten Ritter, Susan Sarandon