Concealers get a lot of (well-deserved) hype for their multi-talented nature – they can be used for everything from highlighting to hiding blemishes, after all.
But realistically, the product you’re using to cover a pimple within an inch of its life shouldn’t necessarily be the same one you’re slathering onto a delicate area like the skin under your eyes.
By no means are we saying skip the concealer – we know dark circles can be infuriating – we’re simply suggesting that some formulas (AKA ones with skincare benefits, dynamite coverage and brightening abilities) are superior when it comes to your precious under-eyes.
So, whether you’re naturally shadowed or stayed up a few hours past your preferred bedtime, we’ve found the hydrating, brightening concealers that’ll help…
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer
Can’t decide whether you need concealer or eye cream more? This peptide-packed brightening delight works like a hybrid of both thanks to its luminising, lifting hyaluronic acid and hydrolyzed collagen-powered coverage.
$42 at Sephora
Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer
This wildly creamy shea butter option is no doubt the best all-rounder of the concealer crew all up, but it’s specifically dynamite for dark circles thanks to the illuminating but super full coverage it offers.
$42 at Sephora
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Concealer
The name says it all; this formula feels like silk and leaves skin looking positively luminous. It is worth noting though that it’s also loaded with a soothing, smoothing glycerin and vitamin E combo for coverage and care in one hit.
$66 at Sephora
Milk Makeup Flex Concealer
Need a concealer that won’t crack even if you’re (god forbid) emoting like a normal human being? This flexible formula’s marshmallow extract mix (offering medium-to-full coverage that moves with your skin) says challenge accepted.
$43 at Sephora
First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Bendy Avocado Concealer
With avocado oil, vitamin E and caffeine all invited to the puffiness-hiding party, this buildable second-skin-style concealer will disguise and remedy the eye area offenders (dark circles, dullness, dryness, etc).
$36 at Sephora
Jane Iredale Active Light Under-Eye Concealer
Don’t care for heavy concealers regardless of how creamy they are? This brightening brush-on pen could be the answer to your eye area’s prayers. It hits skin with a soft focus finish that blurs and brightens like a dream.
$64 at Adore Beauty
Maybelline New York Superstay Full Coverage Under-Eye Concealer
Coverage isn’t an area we generally like to scrimp on, but a buildable, breathable concealer that effortlessly covers up dark circles, lasts all day long, and happens to boast bargain buy status warrants an exception to the rule.
$21.95 at Adore Beauty
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