These holy grail concealers offer light to medium coverage and do not melt in blazing hot Singapore.
Unless you’re blessed with great skin or have a smashing skincare routine, we’d wager that your top beauty hero would be a good concealer. This multi-tasking makeup product is key to a flawless finish – it brightens, masks under eye circles, fakes a good night’s sleep and hides redness, blemishes or dark spots. To help you find the perfect one, we’ve rounded up the best concealers to cover up any imperfections. Tip: Always get it one or two shades lighter than your skin tone for highlighting or concealing dark under eye circles.
Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer
We can’t think of any beauty maven that hasn’t raved about this holy grail. Even our beauty writer has run through three tubes herself and still can’t get enough. Maybe it’s the creamy and nourishing formula or the matte finish but Tarte’s iconic Shape Tape Concealer is truly a godsend. It’s also super easy-to-blend, doesn’t dry up quickly and has an oversized applicator so you can cover enough in just one swipe.
Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer, $42, available at Sephora stores or online.
KVD Vegan Beauty Lock-It Concealer Creme
This is a secret weapon for a flawless finish, thanks to its creamy, pigment-packed formula and blendability. Believe it or not, this concealer is powerful enough to conceal tattoos.
KVD Vegan Beauty Lock-It Concealer Creme, $41, available at Sephora stores or online.
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer
This wallet-friendly concealer repeatedly wins rave reviews among beauty YouTubers and makeup junkies. Its formula features the powerful ingredient haloyxl, which reduces the appearance of puffiness and under eye circles. The only downside? We’re still not completely on deck with the applicator – the puff isn’t removable in case you want to clean it.
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer, $19.90, available at Watsons and Guardian stores islandwide.
NYX Professional Makeup Colour Correcting Palette
It might look intimidating, but we promise you’ll be sold once you’ve pinned down the function of each shade. For tan skin, the yellow shade helps correct under eye circles while pink does the trick for fair skin. Green masks any redness, and purple evens out undertones. The two brown shades at the bottom work as normal concealers, and can be layered above the lighter shades.
NYX Professional Makeup Colour Correcting Palette, $20, available at LookFantastic.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer
For a high-coverage concealer with zero cakiness, choose a shade from one of Urban Decay’s Naked Skin concealers. Its ultra-lightweight formula makes this one perfect for Singapore’s tropical weather as it dries off with a luminous and glowy finish.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer, $40, available at Sephora stores and Urban Decay outlets.
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
This OG concealer promises medium to high coverage with a luminous finish and it delivers. It creases ever so slightly so be sure to moisturise beforehand and blend, blend, blend!
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, $46, available at Sephora stores or online.
Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Concealer
Weightless yet high in coverage, this famous bottle is a godsend for last night’s mistake – and by that we mean binge-watching into the wee hours of the morning or heading out for weeknight drinks. This multi-use concealer does it all: Conceals, contours and highlights. You’ll also see a glowy finish thanks to the coconut water and alpine rose in this miracle formula.
Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Concealer, $44, available at Sephora stores or online.
Cover FX Cream Concealer
If you’re a fan of full-coverage concealers, you need this in your makeup bag ASAP. It’s targeted at concealing under eyes and blemishes and made without parabens, sulphates and talc.
Cover FX Cream Concealer, $43, available at Sephora stores and online.
Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
For days of little sleep, this Tarte cult favourite is a miracle. It actually does what it says: It brightens, as well as hides redness and blemishes – all while staying crease-free. Best of all, it’s full of rich antioxidants to hydrate skin.
Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer, $42, Available at Sephora stores and online.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer
This no-nonsense, light and matte concealer comes in a whopping 50 shades so there’s no excuse not to get your match. It’s also totally buildable so whether you’re opting for a no-makeup makeup look or going full glam, this should be in your kitty.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer, $38, available at Sephora stores or online.
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer
The name of this concealer is not mere hyperbole – after all, it’s one of the most highly-rated products on this list. The waterproof and “expression proof” formula boasts instant radiance with anti-ageing ingredients.
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer, $42, available at Sephora stores and online.
Mac Cosmetics Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer
This cream concealer offers opaque, 12-hour coverage for all skin imperfections, and even protects eyes with its SPF 35 formula. You might want to stay clear of this if you have dry skin, as it absorbs excess oil and leaves a matte finish.
Mac Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer, $41, available at MAC Cosmetics stores and counters, including Takashimaya and ION Orchard.
YSL Touche Eclat
Despite its price tag, YSL’s Touche Eclat is a cult classic for many. With just a few clicks of this magic wand, imperfections are erased and faces are illuminated. Celebs, models and beauty fans swear by this product to cover under eye circles, create fuller-looking lips, and highlight the highest points of their faces.
YSL Touche Eclat, $62, Available at YSL counters islandwide and Tangs.
Benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer
For days when we need an industrial-strength concealer, we turn to this Benefit bestseller. It’s long-lasting and blends seamlessly into the skin without creasing.
Benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer, $35, available at Benefit and Sephora stores.