January 7, 2020

When it comes to makeup base products, ‘cakey’, ‘shiny’, or ‘drying’ are words you don’t wish to hear. That is why it is crucial to purchase the right concealer—one that blends effortlessly into your makeup routine to achieve a natural look. It isn’t as challenging as you think to find a concealer that suits your skin type; you just need to know where to look. Here are five that take care of everything from acne to blemishes, and even dark circles.

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear

This Laura Mercier concealer is buildable without making you look cakey. Upon application, its consistency leaves your skin in a naturally radiant finish and can last up to 12 hours. Say goodbye to discolouration or imperfections.

Tom Ford’s Emotionproof Concealer

As its name suggests, Tom Ford’s Emotionproof Concealer is ideal for any occasion. Offering full coverage to conceal the most stubborn of blemishes, it is also transfer-proof and waterproof. If you find yourself having dry or combination skin, this formula might be suitable for flawless coverage.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment

Known to be a cult favourite, Maybelline has expanded their shade range in 2018 to cater to more women of colour. In the same year, it was ranked as the top concealer by Neilsen, based on data for dollar and unit sales. To apply, simply twist the applicator twice to get sufficient product for full coverage and use the sponge tip to blend it in. If you desire to have a skin-like finish, this is the product to purchase.

MAC Studio Fix 24 Hour Smooth Wear Concealer

This formula by MAC Studio has a lightweight texture with medium to full coverage that’s buildable—giving you an oil-free matte finish for up to 24 hours of long wear. The packaging comes with a small applicator to aid in the disguise of dark spots and zits.

Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer

If you dislike wearing foundation, Becca’s Luminous Perfecting Concealer will remedy that. With an easy-to-blend formula that can be easily applied with your fingers, it’ll feel like a weightless, tinted moisturiser—as though you’re not wearing makeup at all.

Image Credits: MAC Studio, Tom Ford