In Singapore’s hot and humid weather, heavy makeup is never a good idea. But that doesn’t mean we don’t want a flawless complexion. These concealers are our go-to when we need to hide imperfections, like dark circles, fine lines and breakouts, yet they make us look (and feel) like we have nothing on.
All our circuit-breaker activities, from binge-watching Netflix to reading a lot more, is making us stay up later than usual. It shows in our dark eye circles and dehydrated skin, both of which need to be concealed during Zoom meetings.
The new Dior concealer, the first in its Forever Skin range, is soft, lightweight, and blends effortlessly – you can use your fingers, makeup sponge or concealer brush. Coverage is buildable, and it lasts up to 24 hours and is waterproof. Our darker-than-usual under-eye circles, an obvious zit, and some redness near the eye were concealed well, taking us through work video calls to a virtual date at night. The hydrating formula makes the eye area look less lined and dry, too.
Comes in 10 shades.
Formulated to feel extra creamy and super lightweight on skin, this concealer is a must-have if you’re looking to conceal acne scars or dark undereye circles. It doesn’t feel tacky and has a soft matte finish to allow easy blendability with minimal creasing.
P.S. Rihanna’s makeup line has always been known to be inclusive and this range of concealers is no different – there are 50 different shades for all skin tones.
If you love watching makeup tutorials on YouTube, you’d know which concealer is the fan-favourite among all the beauty gurus: this Shape Tape Contour Concealer from Tarte. Formulated to give skin a brightening effect while concealing any redness or dark spots, it is no wonder this concealer has been all the rave on social media.
It’s also infused with mango seed and shea butters to nourish and hydrate the skin throughout the day. This concealer range comes in 30 shades, so you’ll be sure to find the perfect shade for your skin tone.
Cover up any trace of imperfections instantly with this full coverage concealer from Make Up For Ever. Formulated to be light, weightless and super comfortable for all-day wear, this concealer is perfect as it doesn’t slide off your skin on extremely hot days.
Tip: pop it under your eyes to conceal eye bags or use a darker shade as a contour.
This lightweight stick not only helps to hide flaws but also has a soft, natural finish so it looks as if you woke up that way. It has a SPF25/PA+++ formula to help protect against sun protection, and even has antioxidants to fight premature aging. The concealer has a unique Thin Fit Layer Formula designed to create a thin, even coat that looks natural and gives excellent coverage. It is also made with a combination of two oils: the Smoothing & Adhering Oil and Speedy Dry Oil. The former allows the concealer to glide and spread over the skin evenly, while the latter evaporates and leaves behind a thin layer of the powder that covers hyperpigmentation and fine lines.
And while the formula is awesome, the texture is equally amazing. It feels almost buttery on skin and blends to an almost invisible finish that still manages to cover all flaws. A little goes a long way with this, just one swipe or dab of the stick is more than enough. Another great thing about it: the handy stick is easy to use on the go and you can just pop it into your makeup bag or purse and bring it with you wherever you go.
Available in 16 shades, this gives full coverage (the highest from a brand that’s already known for their great concealers) but in an ultra-natural finish. The oil-free cream weightlessly blends into skin to blur, smooth and conceal imperfections with a soft-focus effect.
Great for sensitive skin, this creamy liquid concealer gives 16 hours of buildable coverage to hide dark circles and all types of imperfections. With a smooth, blendable texture, it doesn’t crease or cake and gives a velvet matte shine-free finish.
This gives instant camouflage for imperfections with just one stroke and at least eight hours of wear. Made with 25 per cent more pigments than the brand’s Forever Fluid Foundation (which is known for its high coverage), it instantly neutralises redness and hides flaws without any heaviness.
This lightweight formula has light-reflecting and colour-correcting pigments to optically correct imperfections, moisturising agents to leave skin comfortable and supple, and a revitalizing brown seaweed derivative to revive dull complexions and boost radiance. Its creamy texture melts like a second skin to give a luminous matte finish.
This dual-ended concealer has complementing formulas that blend seamlessly into the skin. It is infused with skin nourishing aloe vera extract, firming collagen and vitamin E to fight free radical damage. You can first use the matte stick to cover up blemishes, followed by the illuminating liquid to reawaken dull complexions.
This universal concealer was specifically designed to cover dark circles, discolouration, and other imperfections. It leaves the eye area looking brighter, fresher so your face appears more youthful. Its creamy, long-wearing formula leaves skin feeling hydrated and is crease-resistant so it won’t settle into fine lines.
A portion of this article was originally published in Female.