The quest for a concealer that works on oily skin types can often be challenging and disappointing, as you find your oils peeking through after mere hours of application.

However, there are definitely concealers that can still do a great job in maintaining a silky matte complexion all day long. Some of the important things to look out for are oil-free, lightweight and waterproof formulas that have better staying power without being greasy.

Here are some of the common tried-and-true formulas that have gotten great reviews!

1. Revlon PhotoReady™ Concealer

Best drugstore concealer
Price from SGD20.90

This oil-free and wax-free stick concealer is definitely a drugstore favourite for many. The lightweight and high-breathability formula goes on creamy with a high definition filter technology that provides a softening and blurring effect. It gives natural and buildable coverage that works well for acne and targeted application.

2. The Saem Cover Perfection Tip Concealer

Best cheap concealer
Price from SGD10.68

One of K-beauty’s most well-known and affordable concealers, this liquid formula contains botanical extracts that gives you antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a lightweight, matte and easily blendable formula that can help heal blemishes while providing medium to high coverage. One need work quickly as the formula dries down fast!

3. NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer

Best matte and full coverage concealer
Price from SGD46.00

With its super-matte finish, this full-coverage concealer is perfect for your heavy-duty covering needs. It contains antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and collagen-boosting peptides that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and uneven skin texture. The drier formula makes it suitable for oily skin types, and can be used to cover blemishes, discolouration and dark circles with a blur effect.

4. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

Best concealer for oily, combination skin
Price from SGD46.00

The hype is well-documented with this one, as the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer has consistently been lauded as one of the best concealers in the market. Its medium-to-high buildable formula gives a luminous finish. 

As it does not crease, this makes it suitable for covering dark circles, lines and various skin concerns. Great for combination skin as it will not be too drying while still having good staying power for oily skin (of course, setting it helps as well!) 

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5. FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Concealer

Best concealer for large pores
Price from SGD38.00

Like the name implies, this Fenty Beauty liquid concealer will help your skin look like a smooth canvas. The lightweight and matte formula can be built up for coverage and provides longwearing creaseless coverage. It does wonders to conceal blemishes and redness while evening out your skin texture, without settling into pores or fine lines. 

6. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer

Best concealer for dark circles and undereye area
Price from SGD42.00

With ingredients such as hydrolyzed collagen and vitamin C, it is no surprise that this undereye concealer will help treat the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and dark circles. Not only those, but it provides suitable coverage without creasing or cracking. It is an award-winning concealer that works well with all undereye imperfections. 

7. Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clearing Concealer

Best concealer for pimples and acne
Price from SGD35.00

As a medicated concealer with 1% salicylic acid, this concealer works well under foundations to cover and heal your blemishes. The gentle and non-oily formula works well for masking pimples and troubled spots while still allowing the skin to breathe. It is best recommended for acne spot coverage, as the formula can be too drying for non-troubled skin.

8. Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer

Best concealer for skin redness
Price from SGD56.00

Recommended for covering redness, broken capillaries and hyperpigmentation, this concealer stick comes with a weightless, airy formula that blends easily. It gives a softer, natural finish that can be used to conceal puffiness and undereye imperfections as well. The formula includes vitamin E to help protect the skin from environmental damage.

9. MAKE UP FOR EVER Full Cover Concealer

Best waterproof concealer for dark spots
Price from SGD56.00

Matte, oil-free and waterproof, this full coverage concealer is perfect for withstanding the humid Singaporean weather. It provides long-lasting and shine-free coverage that effortlessly covers scars, blemishes and hyperpigmentation. The formulation contains allantoin to help with blemish healing and microcrystalline cellulose powder for oil control. 

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