Usually associated with fatigue or a bad night’s sleep, the truth is that dark circles may be a result of your lifestyle but they may as well be genetic. In either case, the under-eye concealer is a quick makeup fix that instantly reduces (or even eliminates!) dark circles for the day! You may even like to use a dark circle’s corrector beforehand to neutralize its undertone and further improve the camouflaging potential of the concealer. Well, we’re getting ahead of ourselves! Let’s explore the best concealer for dark circles and only then do we get to the correctors!
Camouflage dark circles with the best under eye concealers
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Concealer
Full coverage concealer with a matte finish
Highly pigmented and long-lasting, this concealer is an essential product to finish out your matte looks and fully conceal your dark circles. Easy to apply as well as to blend, this infallible formula reveals a smooth matte finish with waterproof resistance. In addition to dark circle concealing, you may also use it to camouflage imperfections on the skin!
Mádara The Concealer Luminous Perfecting Concealer
Concealing and illuminating with a radiant finish
Get full coverage and a natural result at the same time with this concealer! Thanks to a hydrating formula, each application allows for perfect under-eye concealing with a dewy, radiant finish that never looks heavy or overdone. It is not only easy to apply and use, but also long-wearing. It stays put all day for lasting radiance with dark circles working undercover!
Sensilis 2 in 1 Velvet Skin Concealer
Best concealer for sensitive skin
Sensitive skin doesn’t have to stay in the way of a good makeup day. If you’re determined to get rid of dark circles for the day, you should try this full-coverage concealer that not only is gentle enough for your sensitive skin but also conceals dark circles as well as signs of aging. Use this long-lasting formula to finish your makeup looks and give your dark circles a day off!
Maybelline Instant Anti-Age Eraser Concealer
Best concealer for mature skin
Successfully hiding dark circles on mature skin may be particularly challenging. You’ll need a high coverage formula that is not only hydrating but also lightweight enough to conceal without creasing or accentuating lines or texture. Luckily enough, Maybelline has this unique formula that features Haloxyl™, a complex that besides improving circulation also offers anti-inflammatory properties while improving skin elasticity. Bye-bye dark circles!
Avène Couvrance Brush Concealer
Concealing dark circles on the go
If your way with makeup is on-the-go application, this one is for you. With slightly less coverage than our previous suggestions, this concealer with an in-built brush allows for flawless concealing with a touch of brightness. You may use it to retouch your concealer throughout the day or as the product and tool for everyday conceal application and blending. It perfectly camouflages dark circles as well as imperfections.
Catrice True Skin High Cover Concealer
Best concealer for dry skin
This formula offers up to 18 hours of hydration, for full coverage that looks flawless on dry skin. Featuring a vegan formulation, this product is ideal to conceal dark circles with a natural result and waterproof resistance! Equally important, it feels comfortable throughout the day and blends seamlessly with your makeup. You may now have a break from under-eye circles, and make room for a revived eye look.
Correcting before concealing
If your dark circles are not making your life easy even using full coverage concealers, it may now be the time to pair it with a color-correcting cream. The main difference between these correctors and the concealers is their function: with shades that counteract the undertones of your dark circles, they make life easier for concealers. Alone, they’re of no use, but before concealer, they are the ultimate dark circle’s camouflaging ally.
The tricky part lies in color choices. The secret is to choose the right tone to neutralize the undertone of your dark circles:
– If your dark circles are more on the bluish side, go for an orange corrector;
– For purply tones, choose a yellow corrector;
– If you find more brownish tones, choose a yellow or peachy-based shade.
A good tip to keep in mind is to use it only over the dark circles, without applying too much product – that would make the concealing more difficult. Pat the product gently with your finger and follow with your concealer, applying it gently to prevent moving the previous correcting work. As a result, you should expect a bright under-eye area that looks fresh and radiant!
If you’d like more of a lasting fix for your dark circles, you should take a look at the best eye creams for dark circles. It only gets better if you combine it with eye patches to tackle dark circles too!
Professional Makeup Artist & Beauty Writer