Concealers That Work For Girls With Deeper Skin Tones
Growing up as a person of colour, it was challenging to find concealer that work for my skin tone. Most were too light, and if there were available in deeper shades, they still had a pink undertone that tends to go grey if you have warm (yellow) undertones like me. Undertones play a big role in finding the right concealer and sometimes this can get tricky if you have a deeper skin tone—deeper skin tones can have yellow or even red undertones and things can get complicated if you have a mix of both.
Fast-forward to 2019. While I’m not exactly spoilt for choice for concealers that work in Singapore, I do have more options than I used to. Some of the OG brands to carry concealers that worked on people of colour were MAC Cosmetics and Bobbi Brown—both of which were some of the first I used. The good news is, more brands are now being more inclusive and introducing more shades to their foundation and concealer ranges—which means more options for me and you. Scroll through the gallery to see concealers that work for persons of colour with warm undertones. Most of the brands featured also cater to red undertones. You just have to choose carefully.
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Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer, $53
This creamy concealer is available in a range of shades, so even people of colour can find options. It glides on to conceal dark circles and it more suited to those with dry skin around the eyes.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Concealer, $38
With 50 shades on offer, you’re sure to find one that works for you. This concealer can be layered to achieve full coverage with a soft matte finish to hide any bad decisions from the previous night. It’s better suited to those with oily skin around the eyes.
L.A. Girl H.D Pro Conceal
This is a good option if you’re looking for medium coverage. It’s creamy and easy to blend and the brand has a variety of shades in the deep range.
Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer, $42
This full coverage concealer is easily blended to cover everything from dark circles to blemishes. The formula is packed with skin nourishing ingredients and a little bit goes a long way. The trick to getting it to look good on dry skin is misting your sponge with a hydrating mist rather than just water.
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Light Capturing Self-Setting Concealer, $50
If you’re a person of colour looking for a natural-finish concealer this is it. It also helps to brighten, hydrate skin around the eyes while diffusing light so you look fresh and awake through the day (even though you binge watched K-drama last night.)
M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Fix 24-Hour Smooth Wear Concealer, $36
This brand has always had a wide variety of shades in both warm and cool undertones. So whether you’re a deep shade with yellow or red undertones, you will find a concealer for you here. This concealer offers medium to buildable coverage and works well on all skin types.
Huda Beauty Overachiever Concealer, $50
This full coverage concealer has enough deep shades to cater to persons of colour. Plus it’s packed with ingredients like green tea, Jericho Rose extract along with long-wearing polymers that keep skin nourished and healthy while staying in place all day.