Diamonds may be hailed as a girl’s best friend, but we all know that concealer is a girl’s secret weapon. To find something that conceals seamlessly, blends into nothing, and looks like second skin seems like asking for a lot, but in the pursuit of skin perfection, one will stop at nothing to find the Holy Grail. This week we round up a group of contenders that can cover up all sins of evenings past.
LANCOME Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer, P1995, Greenbelt 5
Many name this concealer as their Holy Grail product, and with good reason. Its liquid formula, once blended and set with powder, covers up any under eye situation and holds up well under humidity, heat, and water.
Best For: Raccoon eyes
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, P1550, Rustan’s
True to its name, this creamy concealer goes on smoothly, blends out effortlessly, basically a dream to apply. One application provides sheer coverage, but you can easily build it up to something a little heftier without it getting cakey.
Best For: That zit that grew under your inch-thick makeup at the non-airconditioned bar last night
THE BALM timeBalm Concealer, P750, Beauty Bar
The Balm reports this concealer is good for daytime, nighttime, and bedtime. Why? Aside from correcting the under eye area and imperfections, it acts as an anti-aging balm too, which works to correct fine lines and dark spots.
Best For: Your first wrinkle (you have made a career out of partying)
REVLON PhotoReady Concealer, P725, department stores
When a concealer is as thick and creamy as this, expect some heavy coverage. Highly pigmented and long-lasting (eight hours!), this drugstore option is your best bet for looking absolutely flawless.
Best For: That cystic zit that won’t go away
LAURA MERCIER Secret Camouflage, P1650, Rustan’s
With so much pigment packed into this palette, this’ll be the only concealer you’ll carry in your kit. Designed to suit the skin’s color and undertone, this concealer can be mixed into a perfect shade, whether it's to cover up acne or to hide all traces of tiredness.
Best For: Your acidic, oily, hangover-face
BOBBI BROWN Face Touch Up Stick, P1550, SM Megamall
This small touch-up stick slips into any clutch and easily conceals redness and blemishes on the go.
Best For: Anything with the coloration of a hickey
MAKE UP FOR EVER Full Cover Concealer, P2000, SM Megamall
Another waterproof, full-coverage contender, this concealer is so intense it can even hide tattoos. Designed to cover extreme flaws, you can guarantee that once you tap this on, nothing is going to show through.
Best For: That tramp stamp you didn’t know you got
KOH GEN DO Moisture Concealer, P2500, Beauty Bar
For those who worry about cakey concealer, Koh Gen Do has a creamy, lightweight solution. The long-wearing concealer comes with three shades you can mix and match and includes pearl powders to brighten dark spots.
Best For: Pale skin, also during a hangover
K-PALETTE Zero Kuma Control Concealer, P795, Beauty Bar
If eye bags are your main concern, this concealer will be your best friend. Meant to color correct, this heavy coverage concealer actually helps minimize your dark circles because it’s formulated with a darkness reducing eye serum.
Best For: Eye bags that have morphed into eye maletas.
COLLECTION COSMETICS Lasting Perfection Concealer, P299, department stores
Possibly everything you could want in a concealer, this tube of product is highly pigmented, transfer-
proof, water resistant, and conceals blemishes for a whopping 16 hours! Not bad for the cheapest
option on the list, right?
Best For: Anytime you plan to go home till the sun's back out.