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The Best Under-Eye Concealers for Banishing Dark Circles

Plus, three tips for the best concealer application.
October 07, 2022


As if being tired from lack of sleep wasn’t bad enough, dark circles and under eye bags are a dead giveaway you stayed up past your bedtime. Dark circles are also a problem for those that are genetically predisposed to having darkness under their eyes.

But while getting the proper amount of beauty sleep may not always be in the cards, you don’t have to let your beauty look suffer from it. with the help of a little under eye concealer, you can fake it ‘til you make it into bed on time. Below, we’re sharing our five best drugstore under eye concealers so you can hide dark under eyes and look more awake.

1. L’Oréal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer Full Coverage

This concealer has a high-coverage formula and comes in a wide range of shades for every skin tone. With its extra-large applicator, it’s easy to get maximum coverage in one stroke to cover under-eye circles. Not to mention, the non-greasy formula is waterproof — meaning it won’t transfer, fade, or flake so you can count on its flawless matte finish to last all day.

2. L’Oréal Paris True Match Eye Cream in a Concealer,  0.5% Hyaluronic Acid

If you’re looking for something a little less opaque, this concealer has a medium-coverage formula that’s designed to work with your skin to conceal and correct the under eye area and blur imperfections while still maintaining a natural appearance, and the hyaluronic acid further hydrates and soothes the skin under the eyes.. The soft-touch cushion applicator and super blendable formula make smooth and precise application easy for a flawless effect. 

3. L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Radiant Concealer With Hydrating Serum

Dark circles and dryness can often go hand-in-hand, and this concealer’s formula includes a hydrating serum and glycerin to minimize the appearance of imperfections and dark circles without settling into lines or folds. 

4. L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer

The pointed tip crayon format of this concealer  allows for precise application. The innovative formula provides sheer to full coverage that blends easily and won’t look cakey, which is perfect for concealing your under eye area.

5. L’Oréal Paris True Match Color Correcting Crayon

If you have some pretty noticeable dark under eye circles, you may want to turn to a color-correcting concealer to further hide and neutralize the color of your under eyes. To disguise dark circles, use the peach, bisque, or orange shade, depending on your skin tone. the ultra-soft formula provides coverage that blends easily and feels lightweight.

How to Use Concealer Under Your Eyes

Now that you know about our best under-eye concealers, you may be wondering if there are tips and tricks when it comes to applying one. Below, find three tips on how to use concealer under your eyes.

1. Go Lighter

When it comes to applying concealer under your eyes to disguise dark circles and under eye bags, it’s a good idea to go one to two shades lighter than your skin tone. This will help brighten the eye area and thus combat any discoloration.

2. Make It Lifted

Apply your concealer in a lifted dot motion from your under eye to just below the outer corner of your eye to create the illusion of well-rested eyes by camouflaging puffy under eye bags.

3. Blend It Out

One of the most important things to consider when aiming to hide dark circles is blending. You wouldn’t want any harsh lines to give away your little secret, would you? Use a makeup blender, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender, to blend and buff your concealer so no one can tell (not even you!) where your concealer ends and your skin begins.


Next: The Best Eye Creams for Targeting Unwanted Under-Eye Wrinkles


Edited by: Témi Adebowale, Photo Design: Sarah Duvivier

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