4 Steadfast Concealers That Have You Covered - By Felicia Yeo
Whether you use it to hide blemishes, tuck away unsightly dark circles, camouflage dark spots, there’s no denying that a good concealer can make your skin look perfect! A good concealer can give the illusion of flawless skin, fake a good night’s sleep and even double as highlighter or foundation. Ahead, check out these top-rated concealers that the internet is obsessed with and get swiping!
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
Available in 22 different shades, the award winning NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is a cult classic that is well-loved by beauty gurus and celebrities. This creamy concealer definitely lives up to its name. The creamy, lightweight, long-lasting and non-drying formula is just a dream. The concealer is buildable so it works well in concealing dark eye circles and correcting any imperfections, it won’t settle into fine lines or cake. You don’t need a lot of product, a small amount goes a long way. On top of that, the formula contains light reflectors which gives a natural beautiful illuminating finish. Easily one of the best concealers out there, this product is free of paraben, alcohol, and fragrances. It’s also dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested, and non-comedogenic which makes it suitable for oily and acne-prone skin users. The only downside of this product is its hefty price tag!
Overall Rating: 4/5 Stars | Retailing at $46 (6ml)
Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Concealer
The Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Concealer is significantly larger than most concealers on the shelves. This also mean the concealer is a way better deal than the other concealers that is of similar price point. But on the other hand, it may not be as travel-friendly compared to the other concealers that don’t take up too much space in the makeup pouch. The formula isn't too matte or dewy, it's just right. For how lightweight the formula is, the coverage is amazing! A tad bit provides a natural full coverage, making it perfect for concealing dark eye circles, blemishes and dark spots. It is also easy to build, neither drying nor cakey. And it doesn’t crease and wears well throughout the day! Since this is a multi-use concealer, you can use this to conceal, contour, highlight, and retouch. Another notable difference of this product compared to the other concealers is that is comes in a total of 20 shades, offering a spectrum of hard-to-find colours and undertones.
Overall Rating: 4.2/5 Stars | Retailing at $44 (15ml)
URBAN DECAY Naked Skin - Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer
Like its name suggests, the URBAN DECAY Naked Skin - Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer, is indeed weightless! Unlike other heavy duty concealers that feel heavy on the skin, the Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer goes on so smooth and even - it feels like I’ve nothing on at all! The consistency of the concealer is very creamy, and I only need a tiny bit to get a good coverage. It is pigmented enough to conceal my dark circles and can be layered up without looking cakey. Not forgetting the product adds a little brightness to the skin so it helps to brighten the eye area and you can even use it as a highlighter! The concealer dries pretty quickly on the skin and sets into a smooth matte finish. The staying power is super long-lasting however it did crease a little bit by the end of the day but wasn’t bad at all. And it’s a pity that this concealer comes in 8 different shades only.
Overall Rating: 3.8/5 Stars | Retailing at $40 (5ml)
BECCA Ultimate Coverage Longwear Concealer
Compared to the other concealers that feel extremely lightweight on the skin, the BECCA Ultimate Coverage Longwear Concealer is a little heavy. The consistency is thicker and it feels a little tacky. But like the other featured concealers, it still gets the job done! The concealer gives me a good dose of coverage, one swipe does the trick and you don’t have to deal with any dryness. Featuring an antioxidant blend of Vitamin E, squalene & manila honey to nourish the skin, the concealer helps to moisturise your skin while concealing your imperfections. The concealer holds up nicely after wearing it for the entire day but there’s a little creasing towards end of the day.
Overall Rating: 3.8/5 Stars | Retailing at $44 (6g)