Everybody wants to achieve a flawless complexion, but there are times when our skin just won't cooperate. That's where your trusty concealer comes in and saves the day. Dark under eyes, pimple scars, and other imperfections can be successfully covered up with a good concealer especially designed for particular needs. So we've rounded up five concealers that you have to try depending on your problem area. 


Dark Under Eye Circles


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You can easily get dark under eye circles but they're oh, so hard to banish. They can be due to allergy, hereditary predisposition or evidence of our late night shenanigans. No matter the reason for our eye bags, we can agree that they can look unsightly. What we need to look for in an under eye concealer is something with a creamy texture to keep the skin around our eyes hydrated but at the same time doesn't crease or fade away. The Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer meets all these criteria; plus, the longevity of this formula is amazing. Panda eyes no more!


Uneven Skin Tone and Fine Lines


Benefit Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer, SGD35


Benefit strikes again by adding new concealers in their Boi-ing family. We're particularly looking forward to the Benefit Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer, which promises to effectively hide fine lines and any uneven tones in the skin without caking on or crusting into the fine lines. 


Pimple Scars


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We all know that the struggle does not end when our pimple dries up. It usually leaves a souvenir for us, the dreaded pimple scars that take more time to erase than the pimple itself. For this, you need a light concealer that can target the scar precisely. You'll find that Maybelline's Fit Me Concealer works best with pimple scars as it dispenses the right amount to cover an area. Its matte finish is perfect for scars as opposed to a luminous concealer, which will only highlight the blemishes. 


Acne


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For those pesky acne, you'll want a heavy duty concealer that's proven to have full coverage. Try Tarte's Shape Tape Concealer to hide those red acne bumps. You won't experience any flaking as this formula will seamlessly blend into your skin, making you look like you're not wearing any concealer at all. 




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New month, new haul! Keep scrolling to see what this month's beauty launches are. 


Dior Hydra Life 




The beauty brand gets one with nature with their new skincare collection, Dior Hydra LIFE. Boasting minimalist formula with optimal performance and environmentally responsible packaging,  the line promises skin that is fresh, deeply hydrated, and vibrant with the aid of natural and eco-friendly ingredients. Go natural by trying out the line which will be available in all Dior outlets starting this month. 



Dior Addict Lip Tattoo




Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Make-up, has created the first tinted, ephemeral tattoo effect lip ink for Dior. Long-wearing, comfortable and moisturising to the lips, no transfer finish formula, and a weightless feel, what more can you ask for from these new lippie?

Etude House Any Cushion All Day Perfect


Need long-lasting and complete coverage for a day out? This new cushion from Etude House is your one-stop solution for natural, flawless coverage of pores, dark circles and redness for up to 24 hours with a single application. Aside from being sweat-proof and having long-lasting coverage, it also comes with an elastic micro-fiber “Any Fitting Puff” for smooth and even application on your skin, giving you that perfect, fresh-faced finish. Snag this for SGD32.


Etude House Super Slim Proof Liner 




The new water and oil-proof Super Slim Proof Liner series is easy to use, even for beginners, and is good for all eye shapes, and different makeup styles for every occasion. It contains a high-functioning film polymer that forms a coating film, making it resistant to water, sweat and sebum, and an option of two tips (0.55mm or 1.5mm) for your preference of precision and width. Grab yours now for SGD14.90.




Make Up For Ever x Kehlani Aqua XL Ink Liner




Want to get artsy with your eyeliner? This collab from MUFE and two-time Grammy nominee Kehlani will have you screaming in delight. The Aqua XL Ink Liner has an ultra-fine, felt tip applicator and a waterproof formula that won't budge until you choose to take it off. Edge or accent your lids any way you want with its selection of not just natural black and browns but also bold colours like greens and golds. Each retails for SGD38. 


Make Up For Ever x Kehlani Aqua XL Colour Paint




Another product from this collab that is a must-grab this month is the Aqua XL Colour Paint eyeshadows that glide on effortlessly to bring instant colour intensity while being waterproof and budge-proof. The blendable gel-cream gives you enough control when it comes to your desired finish, which can range from light to high coverage. Oh, and did we mention the bold colour selection that will take your eyeshadow game to a whole new different level? Grab yours for SGD40 each. 




Laneige Anti-Pollution Finishing Pact




The perfect addition to give you full protection all through the day, the Laneige Anti-Pollution Finishing Pact is packaged as a handy compact that you can simply carry around for use anytime, anywhere. The blend of fresh green and white tea calming powder gives a naturally bright and soft touch to the skin tone as it restores the skin barrier and soothes the ski while absorbing excessive oil for a fresh and soft finish.


Laneige Improved Sun Care Line 




The improved Sun Care line features a 6-free formula, keeping your skin free from the 6 harmful additives of mineral oil, animal ingredients, tar colour, talc, triethanolamine, and imidazolidinyl urea. Plus, the new Water Screen technology works as a shield to prevent moisture loss to keep your skin both hydrated and protected from harmful UV rays. 




Chanel Ombre Premiere

Luca Pica's creation for Chanel Beauty are two formulas of eye colours — cream and powder — that aim to highlight a woman's penchant for sophistication and elegance. There are tens of colours to choose from, so you're sure to find one that suits your style.



Missed the one from last month? Find out which products you may have overlooked in this list!


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From the food we eat to the skincare we use, these days, we’re all about going healthier and avoiding anything harmful. But why not extend the goodness to our tresses? We all want healthy locks that look great, so giving them premium care should be a priority. If we eat healthy food and use natural skin care products, why don’t we avoid using products with harsh chemicals on our hair as well?

The truth about sulfate



We’re sure you’ve already seen hair shampoo commercials where the model’s hair is crowned with ultra-thick foam that looks incredibly luxe. The ingredients that help achieve that foamy consistency? Sodium laurel sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate.

While getting a foamy wash is a nice feeling, the ingredients that deliver it can be harmful to your tresses. Sulfates are good at getting rid of oil and dirt from your hair (it’s no surprise that this chemical is commonly found in household detergents), but excessively using them can harm your tresses in the long run. Aside from drying your hair out, these ingredients can sometimes cause frizz that’s hard to tame, as well as damage to the scalp.


The truth about parabens




There are also ingredients called parabens, which aim to prolong the shelf life of products since they prevent bacteria and act as preservatives. While they’re good at making sure you can use and store your favourite products for a long time, studies have shown that there are cases where parabens were found present in breast tumors. They have not been proven to be causes of cancer, but you know what they say about practicing being safe than sorry.


Before you ward off using shampoo forever, here’s something you should know: there are alternatives to the regular shampoos you use. If you want to keep your hair looking lush, tamed and manageable, try the made-in-U.S.A. L'Oréal Paris Hair Expert EVER Range, there’s a product for any type of hair problem — minus the nasty chemicals. It’s sulfate-free, paraben-free, colorant-free, and 100% vegan!




For Weak, Thinning Hair: EverStrong




Are your tresses getting weaker and thinner? Infused with rosemary leaf, the EverStrong Thickening Shampoo cleans and purifies the hair without causing it to dry out and break. The EverStrong Thickening Conditioner boasts natural and vegan ingredients that promote true benefits. There’s also the EverStrong BreakProof Lotion Treatment formulated with goji to ensure that locks are strong and protected from breakage. Watch the video above as we put the EverStrong Thickening Shampoo to the test!


For Frizzy Hair: EverSleek




Get rid of frizz and tame unruly hair with the EverSleek range. Formulated with sunflower oil, hair that is chemically treated will be gently cleansed and smoothened, while the proteins and natural keratin found in the hair will be protected. Top all the goodness off with the EverSleek Frizz Serum-in-Oil, which contains a luxe blend of argan oil to ensure that you have hair that’s free from tangles and frizz.



For Coloured Hair: EverPure Moisture




While the results are pleasant to look at, the damage caused by hair colouring products can be disheartening. Bring the health of your hair back to life with the EverPure Moist range. Delicately cleansing and replenishing essential moisture of your hair with the help of rosemary, you can count on keeping the colour pure for up to 4 weeks. Plus, the Indian Lilac in the EverPure 10-in-1 Elixir will keep your hair and scalp nourished, hydrated and healthy like no other.

For Damaged Hair: EverPure Repair & Defend



There’s no such thing as a dead end for hair health, no matter how damaged it can be from colouring and styling. Revive damaged hair and prevent it from being damaged again with the help of the EverPure Repair & Defend range. Infused with goji, the hair is gently cleansed and conditioned. Plus, you’ll get three times stronger hair without stripping it from colour. Add the EverPure Remedy Balm to your regimen to strengthen the repair of damaged hair. Formulated with acai palm and a unique antioxidant complex, the balm will restore the strength and brilliance of your damaged locks.



For Fine, Flat Hair: EverPure Volume




Say goodbye to fine, flat hair with the help of the EverPure Volume range. Infused with lotus flower oil, the products from the line will cleanse your hair without stripping off its colour, and condition it to create luminous shine and a boosted body.

For Anti-Dandruff & Scalp Care: EverFresh




Never be embarrassed by falling dandruff again with the help of the EverFresh range. Ensure that your scalp is of optimum health by exfoliating it with the EverFresh Micro-Exfoliating Scrub. Get rid of dandruff-causing dirt with the help of the EverFresh Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, which contains 1% pyrithione zinc that restores the balance in the scalp, making sure that you’re free from itching, irritation and flaking. The EverFresh Anti-Dandruff Conditioner contains Indian Lilac, which helps maintain your hair’s moisture balance, leaving it soft with no weigh-down.


Ready to treat your hair with the respect it deserves? The L'Oréal Hair Expert Range is now available island-wide (at Watsons, Guardian, SASA, Fairprice, Cold Storge, Giant and Departmental stores). L'Oréal EverFresh series will be exclusive to Guardian Singapore from 15 June 2017, and island-wide from August.


Plus, sport your hair in style with a SGD10 MGP Label gift voucher for every SGD20 purchase of Ever products in any of the stores listed above.



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