I recently noticed that my concealer isn’t holding up well with the summer heat. This is particularly evident on my under eye area. When the sweat starts to trickle down my face, I pray hard that it doesn’t pull my makeup base with it and reveal my dark under eye circles. (Note to self: Get a good mattifying primer and setting spray.)
Do you have the same problem? Fret not as there are sweat-proof and full-coverage concealers out there to save us. So here’s a quick list of what you should get on your next makeup haul.
NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer
This little concealer pot from NARS has a thick but lightweight formula that blurs out fine lines and blemishes. It also works as a color corrector for redness and dark under eye circles. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source.
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer
An easy way to fake that you had enough sleep is to apply a brightening concealer that won’t crease. IT Cosmetics’ Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer can do just that with its waterproof formula and anti-aging properties. The collagen can also help in improving the early signs of wrinkles on your face. Available online.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer
Aside from coverage, you also need SPF to keep your face protected from the sun. Estée Lauder’s Double Wear concealer promises 15 hours of coverage and is humidity-resistant. It contains SPF 10, which is suited for those who are always outdoors. Available at Power Plant Mall.
MAC Studio Finish Concealer
If you want a higher SPF, go for this compact concealer from MAC. It has SPF 35, a lightweight feel, and helps absorb excess oil. Available at SM Makati.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof 12-Hour Concealer
Those with sensitive skin can reach for Tarte’s Amazonian Clay concealer. The product comes in a convenient twist-up stick, which makes for easy application. It provides an even matte coverage without looking too dry and does not have any parabens that might irritate the skin. Available online.
Milk Makeup Flex Concealer
If you’re as tired of cakey under eye concealer as I am, reach for the Milk Makeup Flex Concealer. Infused with marshmallow and chamomile, it reduces inflammation. The blue lotus extract also moisturizes your skin, making it look natural and dewy. Available online.
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer
This product is lauded for its blendability and brightening effect, especially when applied on the under eye area. The super-concentrated formula ensures that you won’t see fine lines and dark spots once you’ve applied it. Available at select Watson’s stores.
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