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Budget Beauty: Top 5 Affordable Concealers

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If you’re like me and you don’t like wearing foundation on an everyday basis then concealer will become your best friend. Whether its blemishes, scarring, redness or under-eye circles that are your concern, concealer is a true beauty hero when it comes to hiding all manner of imperfections.

Here are my top five affordable concealers in no particular order:

1. Maybelline Facestudio Master Conceal

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Ranges from EGP 130

This concealer is FULL coverage! Its full coverage formula camouflages dark circles perfectly because of its thick consistency. All you need is a small amount of product as the tinniest drop goes a long way. I recommenced using an eye cream a minimum of 30minutes before applying this concealer as it’s extremely mattifying. This concealer comes in 5 shades starting from a fair to a medium/deep tone.

2. NYX HD Photogenic Concealer

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Ranges from EGP 100

I absolutely love NYX Cosmetics, not only are they extremely affordable but their product quality and variety is mind blowing. This HD Photogenic concealer stays true to its name; it looks flawless in photos and videos, especially flash photography. This concealer has a blendable medium to full coverage that is perfect for events and special occasions. I recommend using this concealer under the eyes and to cover redness and blemishes. The best thing about this concealer is that this product comes in a whopping 23 shades including fair to deep tones as well as three color correcting shades in yellow, lavender and green.

3. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser

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Ranges from EGP 200

This concealer may be one of the most popular affordable makeup products in the beauty world. Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind is the ultimate under eye concealer. Its consistency is very light however covers darkness completely. The light formula in it gives a beautiful ‘glow from within’ look, especially when dragged out towards the temples. I personally use this concealer as an eye shadow base also because it is so light that it doesn’t make my eye shadow blotchy but covers any discoloration I have on my eyelids. This concealer comes in 12 shades.

4. L.A. Girl Pro Concealer

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The L.A. Girl Pro Concealer has got to be the most hyped concealer on social media. This concealer is medium to full coverage but can be sheered down for a lighter look with a damp beauty sponge. I would avoid using this concealer under the eye as it does crease but is great for the rest of the face. This concealer comes in the most color range with 28 options to choose from; including a white shade for mixing your own colors and color correcting shades.

5. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

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Ranges from EGP 100

The Maybelline Fit Me Concealer is perfect for everyday because of its natural finish. It has light to medium coverage and a hydrating consistency; perfect for those who have dry skin. I personally use this concealer to cover any blemishes and hormonal redness around my nose. Because of its consistency I would avoid using this under the eyes because it will crease throughout the day. This concealer only comes in 6 shades, lacking in deeper tones.

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Narimaan is an Art, Design and Media graduate from Richmond University, London. Although she was born and raised in the U.K., she sees herself as a true Egyptian. Narimaan has had a creative passion since a young age, which led to her enthusiasm for makeup and all things beauty. She aims to teach others about makeup, self-taught application skills and an increased confidence in finding one’s own beauty. Narimaan now has her own blog called 'Life With N', featuring beauty tutorials and lifestyle vlogs of her travels on YouTube. You can also follow her on Instagram @narimaan.farouk.

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