Whether it’s dark under-eye circles, pimples or redness, these long-wearing concealers will help you mask those blemishes for flawless-looking skin.
#1 NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, $46
A top favourite among professional makeup artists, this non-drying concealer offers buildable coverage and has a radiant finish. Gliding on like second-skin, it adheres onto skin beautifully and doesn’t sink into pores or lines, making it perfect for dark spots, scars, blemishes and under eye circles.
#2 Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Precision Concealer, $6.50
Ideal for hiding bumpiness and unexpected breakouts, this concealer comes equipped with a tiny brush for precise application. The ultra-fluid texture makes it easy for foolproof blending and is pigment packed so a little goes a long way. Once set with powder, you can be assured it wouldn’t budge and smudge for hours on end.
#3 Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer, $49
Available in eight different shades, the Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer forms a seamless finish over skin and doesn’t settle into lines. It’s ideal for covering redness and also dark under-eye circles to help your skin look flawless.
#4 Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles, $19.90
As its name suggests, this is a fan favourite in diminishing dark circles and fine lines. Enriched with goji berry extract and Haloxyl, this potent combination plumps wrinkles, brightens the eye area instantly and stays put all day long. We also love the sponge applicator which makes application and blending a breeze.
#5 M.A.C Pro Longwear Concealer, $39
One of the most long-lasting formulas available in the market, this trusty concealer stays put through photo shoots and weddings – no wonder professional makeup artists always keep a few of these in their kits. Promising up to 15 hours wear, this full coverage concealer settles into a soft matte finish and is perfect for using it on its own or layering with other base products. Transfer-resistant and water-resistant, its lightweight texture is also dermatologist-tested and opthamologist-tested, ensuring that it’s safe to use on the delicate eye area and on all skin types. Bonus points goes to the plump dispenser, which also minimises product contamination.
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#6 NYX Professional Makeup HD Studio Photogenic Concealer, $10
Why rely on retouching apps when you can count on this pigment-packed concealer to do the job? Thanks to its new HD technology, this lightweight concealer masks imperfections, doesn’t crease into lines and lasts for hours so you can put your best face forward in selfies and in person.
#7 MAKE UP FOR EVER Full Cover Concealer, $56
When it comes to hiding imperfections, this concealer means business. From hyperpigmentation, discolouration, blemishes, scars to even tattoos, just a tiny bead of its creamy texture instantly hides them all. Made with a blend of Plastic Polymers and Microcrystalline Cellulose Powder, it ensures even application, regulate sebum production and forms a water-resistant veil which resists humidity for round-the-clock wear. It even contains soothing ingredients to calm redness – a plus for sensitive skin.
#8 Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer, $105
This is the undisputed Rolls Royce of concealers – there I said it. Every bit deserving of its cult status, this high coverage, long-lasting and ultra-blendable formula has been one of the brand’s best-sellers since it was launched. And just when we all thought it couldn’t get better, this iconic product was given an update earlier this year. The result? A virtually weightless texture that glides over skin while promising full coverage, SPF 25 PA+++ protection and antioxidant properties.
#9 Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer, $36
Its name pretty much says it all. This concealer promises to stay in place, and it really does. It’s multi-purpose, which means you can use this for anything from redness, under-eye circles, and lighter blemishes, all masterfully hidden for up to 15 hours, given its water, perspiration and humidity-resistant formula.
#10 TARTE Amazonian Clay Waterproof 12-Hour Concealer, $37
In a nifty stick format, this waterproof, full coverage concealer hides blemishes, dark circles, pigmentation and redness. Amazonian Clay, one of the brand’s signature ingredients, help ensure longer, truer wear, while antioxidants and hyaluronic acid helps soothe skin and lock in moisture. Its oil-free formula is also dermatologist-tested and hypoallergenic, making it perfect for all skin types, even those who are prone to blemishes and sensitivity.
Text: Kimberly Ong / Additional reporting: Arissa Ha
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