Dark circles are a normal side effect of busy schedules, stress, and everyday life. Luckily, while they may be tricky to avoid entirely, they’re easy to mask in a pinch. With the right under-eye concealer, you can fool anyone (even yourself!) into believing you got a full eight hours of sleep.
If you’re looking to lighten up your eye area but aren’t sure where to begin, continue reading below for our beauty editors' round-up of the 10 best under-eye concealers for covering up dark circles like a professional makeup artist. Get ready to say goodbye to tired under-eye circles and hello to youthful, bright eyes!
You’d never want your concealer to look cakey or settle into fine lines, right? Thought so. Luckily, KOKIE COSMETICS Be Bright Liquid Concealer is as lightweight as it is illuminating, so it blends easily to brighten up even the deepest shadows in your eye area. Plus, this dark circle eraser comes in a variety of matte shades to perfectly match your skin tone and provide maximum, buildable concealing power.
Say “bye bye” to those frustrating under-eye dark circles. IT COSMETICS Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer will keep your eye area looking bright and youthful throughout the day without creasing or cracking. This radiant, creamy concealer offers full coverage that’s packed with amazing anti-aging ingredients like hyaluronic acid and peptides to rejuvenate and brighten tired under-eyes.
Hey, honey! Ever heard of propolis? It’s an anti-fungal skincare ingredient that’s used to stimulate cell growth and it’s what makes the HEY HONEY Active Propolis Cream Concealer Trick and Treat so unique. Treat yourself to this highly pigmented eye cream to cover up dark circles as well as fine lines. Wear it solo or even on top of your regular foundation to disguise puffiness and discoloration with ease.
A proper under-eye concealer should last all day and night. SMASHBOX Cosmetics Studio Skin Flawless 24 Hour Concealer does just that, all while hydrating and brightening your eye area. It’s a color-corrector, dark circle eraser, and all-around one of the best longwear concealers on our list. The luxuriously creamy formula makes it easy to blend, and with the wide range of shades to choose from, you can easily find the perfect match for your skin tone.
Ask any makeup artist and they’re likely to rank the MAC COSMETICS Studio Fix 24-Hour Smooth Wear Concealer at the top of their best concealers list. This long-lasting radiant creamy concealer covers up everything from dark circles to blemishes without fading throughout the day. Plus, it comes with a small, sponge-tip applicator for precise covers-ups, but you can apply it with your fingers or a blending brush for all your full-coverage needs, too.
Make your under-eye area feel positively peachy with PIXI BY PETRA Correction Concentrate. Available in peach or apricot shades, a little of this skin corrector goes a long way to brighten dark circles, disguise discoloration, and hide blemishes. Consider it your instant “good night’s sleep in a jar.” Think the peach shade isn’t for you? This subtle yet bright shade blends into almost any skin tone seamlessly, and you can even mix it in to your normal concealer for an instant brightening boost. Paired with a dark circle-banishing eye cream, this full-coverage concealer will help you on your way to bright, wide-awake eyes.
Ready to see a magic trick? Just apply a few dabs of PÜR Cosmetics Disappearing Act Concealer and watch the dark circles, blemishes, and fine lines around your eye area vanish! It’s one of our favorite makeup artist-approved under-eye concealers for its long-wearing coverage and convenient, compact package. Fun fact: this concealer is also paraben- and gluten-free, so it's safe for even the most sensitive eyes.
A setting powder and creamy concealer in one in one compact? That’s like the 2 for 1 deal of our dreams. BOBBI Brown Creamy Concealer Kit has everything you could ever need to camouflage under-eye dark circles and any other imperfections you may want to cover-up. The luxurious matte formula contains skin-smoothing silica (which gives this concealer its light-diffusing, soft-focus effect), and the pressed powder combination locks it in place through sweat and humidity.
We can’t create an under-eye concealer list without mentioning skincare savior, Laura Mercier. The LAURA MERCIER Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer offers weightless, hydrating coverage for the under-eye area and beyond. It’s oil-free and goes on smoothly, without looking cakey or creasing, as every great concealer should. Pick from 12 different shades to find one that blurs into your natural skin tone beautifully.
Calling all our vegan Ipsters and all-natural makeup lovers: this PACIFICA Beauty Liquid Cover Lasting Concealer is for you. Not only is it cruelty-free, but it covers up even the most stubborn under-eye circles and less-than-perfect areas with a buildable, semi-matte finish. The applicator wand is handy for touch-ups and precise applications, and easy to slip in your makeup bag for on-the-go application. Dab around the eye area on its own or with your favorite foundation for your most luminous makeup look yet.
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