Whether you’re masking blemishes or hiding dark circles, these concealers have got you covered
Unless you’re blessed with great skin, we’d wager that your top beauty hero would be a good concealer. This multi-tasking makeup product is the key to a flawless finish – it brightens, masks under eye circles and hides any redness, blemishes or dark spots. To help you find the perfect one, we’ve rounded up the best concealers to hide blemishes, undereye circles and any imperfections.
Kat Von D Lock-It concealer
This is my secret weapon for a flawless finish, thanks to its creamy, pigment-packed formula and blendability. With Kat Von D at the helm of this makeup brand, we’re not surprised that this concealer is powerful enough to conceal tattoos.
$37, Available at Sephora
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 boasts the powerful ingredient Haloyxl, which reduces the appearance of puffiness, shadows 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.
$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.
$22, Available at Sephora stores islandwide
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, and it dries off luminous and demi-matte for a glowy finish.
$40, Available at Sephora stores and Urban Decay outlets including Ngee Ann City and Bugis Junction
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.
$42, Available at Sephora stores
Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
For days of little sleep, this Tarte cult favourite is a godsend. 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.
$40, Available at Sephora stores
IT Cosmetics Eyelift in a Tube
The name of this concealer is not mere hyperbole – after all, it’s the award-winning Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer and Hello Light Liquid Brightener in a dual-ended wand. Developed with the help of plastic surgeons, the formula boasts light technology for instant radiance and hyaluronic acid for anti-aging.
$48, Available at Sephora stores
Mac Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer
Impressive shade range aside, 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.
$32, 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.
$59, Available at Saint Laurent ION Orchard and YSL counters islandwide
Benefit Boi-ing Concealer
For days when we need an industrial-strength concealer, we turn to this Benefit bestseller. It’s long-lasting, and blends seamlessly into skin without creasing.
$36, Available at Benefit stores and locations
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