Dark circles—the bane of your existence, and the reason your colleague has commented on how “tired” you look for the third day in a row. Unfortunately, getting more sleep doesn’t always equal brighter, more awake-looking eyes. Instead, you can blame your perpetual panda look largely on genetics (thanks, Mum!). To which we say: Thank goodness for concealer. Except for when your holy-grail concealer, the one that hides spots and redness in one sweep, somehow loses all of its powers under your eyes. Cue the despair and impending sense of doom.
Luckily, you’re not the only one who’s ever been in this position. At Byrdie, we’ve all experienced this problem and have tried out some of the best under-eye concealers around. Ahead, you’ll find 13 of the most popular in our office, as well as the cult buys everyone loves. Curious? Keep scrolling for the best under-eye concealers.
One of the best concealers out there for colour matching your skin tone.
We’ve recently become obsessed with the It Cosmetics BB cream, as it gives amazing coverage without being too thick. The concealer is much of the same, with added anti-ageing properties, thanks to the peptides and hyaluronic acid it contains.
The main reason people use this Bobbi Brown concealer? The yellow-based concealer gets rid of dark circles in an instant, and the powder sets it so it doesn’t budge.
This might be at the pricier end, sure, but it still delivers. This pen rejuvenates skin while ensuring those dark circles get wiped out. It’s great for when you don’t want to wear any makeup but still want a flawless look.
This does exactly what it says on the tin, and it gets rid of circles swiftly. The only snag is that there aren’t as many shades on offer.
This list wouldn’t be complete without this cult classic. It offers a thick coverage with plenty of shades to choose from. It’s ideal for more oily skin, but you can mix in a bit of your moisturiser if you find that it’s too chalky for your skin.
Not only does this immediately get rid of your circles, but over time, it’ll also work on your dark under-eye area and wrinkles. If you’re not a makeup person, this concealer will give you a natural look.
The much-loved Amazing Cosmetics’s Amazing Concealer now comes in wand form. While it’s being labelled as a highlighter, you can still use it as a concealer, thanks to the light-reflecting particles.
For less than a fiver, you can get rid of your dark circles. Pretty good, no?
One of the much-loved, highly rated Touche Éclat pens is sold every 10 seconds. If that isn’t enough to persuade you that this is the ultimate concealer, then we don’t know what is.
With a weightless feel but still offering a heavy coverage, this product from Becca is ideal to go with the foundation, too. Build this product up to avoid putting too much on.
Containing vitamin E, this moisture-rich concealer helps to brighten eyes in an instant.
Want an organic product with none of the chemicals but still works just as well? Behold, Vapour’s concealer.