These light-as-air concealers build easily to give full coverage so you can cover dark under-eye circles, blemishes, dark spots and unwanted redness without requiring a touch up. Pay attention to your skin type to choose the best concealer that will not melt, crack or cake. To conceal blemishes, choose a shade that exactly matches the skin tone of the surrounding area. For the under-eye area, pick a shade two tones lighter than your skin to correct darkness and discolouration around the region — peach undertones work well to counter bluish-gray circles. Below, some of the best concealers that will give you skin that looks flawless as heck:
CLIO Kill Cover Airy Fit Concealer, $19.90
This is the product to use if you want to achieve dewy and clean skin. The lightweight formula gives a soft focused coverage that makes it look like you’re barely wearing anything. The ultra slim 3mm applicator tip dispenses the smallest amount of product to give you precise application, but the formulation is less suitable for those with oily skin.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer, $38
Available in 50 shades with a creamy texture that is long-lasting even in our humid climate, you’ll definitely achieve that “I woke up like this” look even after a night out partying. In soft matte shades, the Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer instantly brightens the under-eye area and conceals imperfections without creasing.
Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Crème, $40
A do-it-all 24-hour wear concealer, the creamy concealer brightens the under-eye area, covers blemishes, corrects discolouration, contours, and bakes. Loaded with complexion-brightening pigments and ultra-nourishing Hydra-Boost Complex™, this crease-proof formula is particularly ideal for the delicate under-eye area.
Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer, $49
The long-wearing flexible polymers in this oil-free concealer fuse to the skin to give a smooth finish while guaranteeing 12-hour comfort. Camouflage under-eye circles and wrinkles with this concealer that has a blend of blurring powders that diffuses light to create a smoother and softer complexion. The flexible applicator has a precise tapered tip for neat detail coverage in tricky spots around the nose or under the eyes, while the wider flat side can glide over larger areas.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Remedy Concealer Pen, $52
Look refreshed and bright-eyed with this concealer infused with caffeine, collagen, vitamins and coconut water. A fuss-free pen design, the patented palladium applicator cools on contact to reduce puffiness and one click is all it takes to dispense the perfect amount of product. Formulated with advanced pigments and Remedy Complex™ — a unique blend of hydrating and anti-ageing ingredients — this concealer brightens, hydrates and soothes the skin while providing the coverage you need.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, $46
If you prefer a luminous finish, this multi-action concealer promises medium-to-high buildable coverage. The luxurious and creamy concealer doesn’t just diminish dark circles and signs of fatigue, it is enriched with natural botanicals to hydrate and strengthen your skin. Using different shades, you can use these compact sticks to contour, highlight and correct.
Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer, $42
A vegan and easy-to-blend concealer that became an instant cult product when it first launched in 2016, the full-coverage liquid covers imperfections and uneven skin tone, but also doubles up for contouring and highlighting. Free from parabens and mineral oils, the creamy formula has Mango seed and Shea butters to nourish, illuminate and give skin a lifted effect.
Yves Saint Laurent Beaute All Hours Concealer, $55
The brand’s first 16-hour wear liquid concealer, this ultra-pigmented yet lightweight formula can be used before or after foundation for buildable coverage. Dermatologically tested, non-comedogenic and fragrance free, the ultra-smooth concealer gives a velvet matte shine-free finish and is sweat-resistant. Gently press and blend with fingertips, using the warmth of your fingers to create a seamless finish.
Text: Debby Kwong / Additional reporting: Arissa Ha
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