When it comes to nail looks, there are so many new trends dominating social media, we’re barely keeping up.

However, if you’re someone who prefers a minimalist your-nails-but-better look or are prone to damaged cuticles, here’s a trending product that has gone viral on social media, which we think you should absolutely add to cart right now.

The product we’re talking about? Nail concealers.

They have been the talk of the town for their functionality and nourishing formula. Wonder how this product fits into your routine? Here’s the lowdown on how it works and why everyone needs it.

What is a nail concealer?

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Nail concealers help neutralise discolouration, cover imperfections, and brighten the entire look of the nail.

Aside from that, their formulas also includes UV filtering and antioxidant properties to prevent further discolouration and damage, while naturally brightening nails over time.

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If you’ve always been slightly insecure about the discoloured patches on your nails that come off as yellow, a nail concealer is a great way to cover them up.

What’s more, with its milky shade and a sheer luminous finish, it also looks perfect for a clean manicure look.

Why do you need a nail concealer?

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Not only will you get a natural and classy manicure with its pearly sheer shade, you will also be naturally neutralising any yellow patches, while giving your nails a nourishing treatment.

Other reasons you’ll need one?

Though its natural shade is not as eye-catching as the usual polishes with vibrant hues, it’s never a bad idea to take a break from brightly-coloured nails and opt for a subtler style.

Plus, if you’re someone who often does gel manicures and notice cuticle wear and tear after removal, a nail concealer can slowly rectify those damaged areas.

How do you use a nail concealer?

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Another reason why we love the nail concealer is that there is no special techniques needed when it comes to application.

Simply swipe it on just as you would when using a normal polish.

The number of coats you apply depends on the amount of discolouration formed on your nails and the type of finish you’re hoping to achieve.

Since it has a sheer finish, you might need around three to four shades if you’re looking for a full coverage to achieve a milky look.

However, if simply want to neutralise discoloured spots and softly brighten your nails, one to two coats will suffice.

Where can you get a nail concealer?

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Though nail concealers aren’t readily available in local retail stores, we did some digging and found a few online retailers that ship to Malaysia.

  • Londontown KUR Illuminating Nail Concealer retails for US$20 (~RM84.72), available at Ulta. (You’ll need to use a freight forwarder.)
  • Londontown KUR Illuminating Nail Concealer retails for S$35.50 (RM115.33), available at The Naturally Better Company.
  • Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Makeover Ridge Filler retails for US$10.80 (~RM45.75), available at SkinStore.

Featured image credit: Londontown and @Ron Lach/Pexels