5 Holy-Grail Concealers For Every Budget | Clozette

Sometimes, when I'm in no mood to wear a full face of makeup (you know, the whole foundation routine that take a while to properly blend to a flawless finish), I turn to concealers to do the job of correcting any discolouration on my face with a quick powder over to lock it all in. Since I rotate through concealers quite often (depending on my skin's issues for the day), I've decided to compile a list of my holy-grail concealers that match every budget--from high-end products to budget drugstore items.

Here are 5 concealers I've tried that have really impressed me:


Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

Here is something for the budget conscious. While I've actually never really gotten along with Maybelline's range of concealers because they either fade really quickly or start to look cakey after a few hours, their Fit Me range is pretty fantastic for its price point. While it doesn't rank high in terms of providing full-coverage for dark spots, pimples, or the under-eyes its lightweight formula makes it a stand-out for days when you just need light coverage to quickly even out your complexion. It gives a luminous finish that lets your skin's natural texture peek through. Top it off with a light dusting of mineral powder and you're good to go for a no-makeup makeup look.
Benefit Fakeup Concealer


Don't you just hate it when you look in the mirror during the day and see creases under your eyes from dried-up concealer?So this is a must-have for those who looking for a under-eye concealer that is hydrating while still providing great coverage. It has vitamin E and apple seed extract to keep your under-eye area hydrated through the day while its concealer formula provides a natural, silky smooth coverage that doesn't crease through the day. Apply this over your daytime eyecream for days when you really lack sleep and need to pamper your under-eyes with extra hydration. 

Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer


This is probably one of the best products in the market for those days when you need extra coverage to cover up a pesky pimple. It stays put without creasing through the day, even when you've just spent the day running a million errands under the hot sun. However, I personally think that it may be a bit too high-coverage and drying for under the eyes (meaning: hello, creases!), so I would stick with using this on pimples and any other discolouration on the face.

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer


If you're looking for something a bit more luxurious, you can't go wrong with this skin enhancer from Kevyn Aucoin. While not really marketed as a concealer per se (think of it as a skin perfecter), its formula is touted for its high coverage and effortless concealing. Best thing about it: a little really goes a long way! So if the price-point scares you away, think of it as an investment that will last you quite a while. Use it to spot-conceal blemishes or an all-over concealer for a full-coverage finish without the heaviness of foundation. It sets into a slightly dewy finish which is surprising for something that provides full-coverage.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer


I first heard about this concealer when it was getting huge raves from the Youtube beauty community. Touted as a holy-grail drugstore concealer comparable to Make Up For Ever's full cover concealer, this little wonder has been my go-to concealer lately. It provides fantastic coverage and doesn't budge through the day nor does it crease around pimples. Only down side, it does at times emphasize the dry areas of your face. So as long as you've moisturized and properly prepped your skin, this should hold up well through the day.



You don’t conform and you don’t play by anyone else’s rules. Whether you’re a perpetual rebel or an occasional one, consider these fragrances that can embolden the rebellious streak in you.


Gucci Guilty Black 

Attention. thrill-seekers: the daredevil in you is going to relish the sexiness of this fragrance. Gucci Guilty Black is an intense oriental floral fragrance that’s dark, mysterious and absolutely compelling. At first spritz, the sparkling top notes of red fruits and pink pepper grab your attention. What follows is a heady mix of raspberry, peach, lilac and violet. Eventually you’re left wanting more as the fullness of amber consumes the base notes.

Dolce&Gabbana The One Desire

Successor to the much-loved The One, this fragrance features a black, timeless bottle, and a carefully nuanced composition. Top notes of bergamot, mandarin, lychee and lily of the valley play to the glamorous side of a woman. Over time the fragrance blossoms into a seductive tuberose scent that sits on a base of caramel, vanilla, sandalwood and musk. This fragrance is for the sex siren who is naughty, yet every bit as elegant.

Hugo Boss Hugo Red

Red, the colour of danger. This fragrance is an oriental spicy scent that features a cocktail of unique bouquets, including pink pepper, rhubarb, pineapple and metallic notes. Did we mention that this was designed with men in mind? But a rebel doesn’t care for gender segregation – so go ahead and indulge in this seductive scent.

Dior Hypnotic Poison Eau Sensuelle

One man’s meat is another’s poison. In this case, this poison is so flavourful, you just want more. Featuring vanilla orchid and Damascus rose, this fragrance is a rich and gorgeous bouquet that’s seductive, fresh and absolutely delicious. A word of caution, though: it’s not for the weak-hearted.

Givenchy Ange ou Demon

Mysterious but versatile, scandalising but seductive, the Ange ou Demon (Angel or Devil) has a dualistic nature that opens with sweet freshness and closes with woody, powdery notes. Are you good or bad today? For once you don’t have to choose.



The brand that brought us the awesome Gelpresso liners now brings us Gelpresso Waterproof Shadow that will appeal to noobs and makeup mavens alike. These shadow sticks go on smooth and once they set are budge and smudge proof. And they last the entire day no matter what the weather or your skin type. The best part? You don’t need a brush or even your fingers to apply them. 

Complete your look with their Salon de Cara mascaras whose brushes are inspired by salon tools like hair rollers or round hair brushes. Available in three options – Hair Roll Cara, Roll Brush Cara, Finger Cara that volumise, curl and lengthen respectively – we like to use at least two together for maximum impact. 

Salon de Cara mascaras retail at SGD24.90 and Gelpresso Waterproof Shadows retail at SGD19.90 and are available at selected Watsons stores