With work, dates and all the K-dramas going on, it’s pretty challenging to get adequate beauty sleep. One very obvious tell-tale sign is our eyes. So thank goodness for makeup which allows us to fake it ’til we make it. Read on to find out 11 tried-and-tested concealers that are well-loved on the Internet.
For Oily Skin
1. Benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer
What it is: This concealer colours away dark circles and imperfections with its industrial-strength formula without creasing.
Why people love it: The original Boi-ing concealer is well-loved by Sephora fans, who said while it takes a while to blend the product in, they love its good coverage and its longevity. Benefit Cosmetics’ range of concealers will be going through an overhaul and now carries Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer, Brightening Concealer, Hydrating Concealer, and Industrial Strength Concealer.
Where to buy it: Priced at SGD35, and available at Sephora and all Benefit Cosmetics counters and boutiques from 22 June.
2. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
What it is: Dermatalogist-tested, this lightweight concealer hides imperfections with easily buildable coverage and doesn’t settle into fine lines. It contains multi active botanicals that help treat and strengthen the area around your eyes.
Why people love it: Sephora fans love how easy it blends, how comfy it feels on the skin, and how long-lasting it is. Minimal creasing was reported by MUA reviewers, but dry skin might want to give this a miss.
Where to buy it: Priced at SGD45, and available at NARS counters and Sephora.
3. NYX HD Photogenic Concealer Wand
What it is: Available in four shades, this wand allows you to hide every colour of your dark eye circles. It creates natural, youthful-looking eyes, without looking cakey or resting in lines.
Why people love it: Known as a dupe for the NARS concealer we’ve just mentioned, NYX fans love that it doesn’t do much damage to the pockets and yet deliver decent results. The tricky part, though, is finding a colour that fits and sometimes, that requires a mixing of two shades.
Where to buy it: Priced at SG10, and available at Sephora.
For Dry/ Sensitive Skin
4. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Corrector
What it is: Formulated by plastic surgeons, this concealer hides and treat fatigue around your eyes. The salmon-coloured cream cancels out the bluish hues of dark circles effectively for bright and radiant eyes. It contains Vitamin C and Green Coffee Extract to reduce signs of ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles, redness and age spots.
Why people love it: MUA reviewers love how creamy and moisturising it feels, how it doesn’t budge all day and most importantly, how it “corrects” the colour of dark circles. One tip they have is to get a colour that matches the intensity of your eye bags and not get a lighter shade.
Where to buy it: Priced at SGD48, and available at Sephora.
5. Skinfood Salmon Dark Circle Concealer Cream
What it is: Known for its content of Omega-3 Fatty acids, this concealer contains salmon roe extract to hide dark circles and salmon oil to brighten up the area around the eyes for a radiant, well-rested look.
Why people love it: Amazon shoppers love how easy the orange-hued concealer blends to hide the purples of dark circles without needing another concealer over it. It lasts all day, though people with oilier skin needed to powder away some shine. Bethany from Beauty Junkie has a very detailed review here.
Where to buy it: Priced at SGD16.90, and available at Guardian.
6. Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer
What it is: This concealer hides imperfections, including dark eye circles, easily and comfortably. It also doubles up as a hydrating skincare treatment with its combination of Matrixyl 3000, Litchiderm, Sodium Hyaluronate, Japanese green tea, and peptides.
Why people love it: Sephora fans love its full coverage and how easy this blends without getting cakey. It was also noted that it works great for dry and mature skin.
Where to buy it: Priced at SGD40, and available at Urban Decay boutiques and Sephora.
For All Skin Types
7. Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer
What it is: Infused with the goodness of fruits, this concealer glides across skin easily to hide away dark circles and imperfections, leaving the undereye area looking radiant and hydrated.
Why people love it: Amazon shoppers talk about how this isn’t the least bit cakey and how it blends well, and hides imperfections seamlessly.
Where to buy it: Priced at SGD15, and available at major drugstores and Zalora.
8. MAC Pro Longer Concealer
What it is: This fluid concealer hides dark circles and imperfections with its medium to full matte coverage.
Why people love it: MUA reviewers love how easy it is to use it and how flawlessly it conceals dark circles without much oxidation. A reviewer advised setting it with powder so that it doesn’t settle into fine lines.
Where to buy it: Priced at SGD35, and available at MAC stores.
9. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer
What it is: This anti-ageing treatment concealer comes with a sponge applicator for quick and fuss-free coverage and skincare. It is formulated with Goji Berries and Haloxyl to instantly erase dark circles and puffiness.
Why people love it: MUA reviewers love how affordable and user-friendly it is. Its longevity and comfortable coverage that doesn’t emphasise fine lines were also mentioned.
Where to buy it: Priced at SGD19.90, and available at Guardian and Watsons.
10. YSL Touche Éclat
What it is: This on-the-go pen is infused with light pigments to conceal dullness and fatigue. It brightens up your eyes and complexion with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E for a healthy, youthful glow.
Why people love it: MUA reviewers raved about how naturally radiant it made their eyes look, and though it comes with quite a heavy price tag, it lasts for a really long time.
Where to buy it: Priced at SGD62, and available at all YSL counters.
11. Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer
What it is: This cult favourite concealer is creamy, long-lasting and promises to hide dark circles, spots and even tattoos, under a flawless and comfortable finish.
Why people love it: It might be a little thick, but MUA reviewers love that it’s still smooth and easy to blend, and has great coverage.
Where to buy it: Priced at SGD37, and available at Sephora.