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The Best Under Eye Concealers for Dark Circles, Tired Eyes and Other Skin Conditions

by Sidney Burds

The Best Under Eye Concealers for Dark Circles, Tired Eyes and Other Skin Conditions
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Say goodbye to tired eyes, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. We found the best under eye concealers to give you an airbrushed finish.

 

Dark circles, natural or due to sleep deprivation, aren’t a cute look. Whether you’re fighting genetics or a late night out, the easiest way to fake a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed look is a bomb under eye concealer. Look for one that smooths, brightens, lightens, and doesn’t get stuck in skin creases. 

 

We’ve found the best of the best under eye concealers for you. From different formulas like powder and liquid, to the best-rated at Sephora and the drugstore steal, scroll down for the secret weapons to looking well rested and alert in the blink of an eye. 

 

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  • Best for Dark Circles: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
  • Best for Wrinkles: Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer
  • Best-Rated at Sephora: Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer
  • Best Drugstore: Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Concealer
  • Best Powder Formula: BareMinerals Broad Spectrum Concealer
  • Best Full-Coverage: IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Concealer
  • Best Long-Wear: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer
  • Best Brightener: Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat All-Over Brightening Pen
  • Best for Dry Skin: Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer
  • Best for Oily Skin: Smashbox Studio Skin Flawless 24 Hour Concealer
  • Best for Sensitive Skin: Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer
  • Best for Anti Aging: Lancôme Effacernes Waterproof Protective Under Eye Concealer
  • Best for Eye Bags: Julep Cushion Complexion 5-in-1 Skin Perfector with Tumeric

1 of 13 Image Credits: Sephora

Best for Dark Circles

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

Price:$30.00

Averaging 4 stars out of 10,000 reviews and over 7,100 loves on Sephora.com, it’s safe to say that this Nars under eye concealer is a fan favorite. It comes in 30 diverse skin shades and undertones so you get your exact color, with medium to buildable coverage formula, to evenly cover the darkest circles without being too heavy. There’s also mini versions of this concealer for travel or if you want a tester before going for the full size. But let’s be real, you’re going to want the full size.

2 of 13 Image Credits: Charlotte Tilbury

Best for Wrinkles

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer

Price:$32.00

You know that feeling of tightness you get when a clay mask is drying? That slight pulling sensation is the only thing we can think of that’s even close to describing the tightening that this under eye concealer by Charlotte Tilbury provides. The ingredients to credit for this miracle reaction are palmitoyl`glycine and persian silk tree bark extract which helps reduce those fine lines and wrinkles surrounding your eyes. Young and old, this product is a game changer for giving the appearance of more youthful eyes!

3 of 13 Image Credits: Sephora

Best-Rated at Sephora

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer

Price:$29.00

Seeking the best of the best? You came to the right place, with nearly 5 full stars on sephora this Laura Mercier under eye concealer tops out at the coveted #1 spot at Sephora. This concealer ticks all the boxes for standing the test of time (12 hours to be exact), covering dark spots, and staying out of creases. Don’t worry about moisture ruining your makeup with this water-, humidity-, and sweat-resistant product.

4 of 13 Image Credits: Ulta

Best Drugstore

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Concealer

Price:$7.00

For those of you new to using under eye concealer or not ready to make the splurge on a higher end brand, this Makeup Revolution full coverage concealer is an excellent option. At just $7, it can hang with luxury skincare products at a fraction of the price. With 24 diverse shades and undertone combinations, you’ll find the right hue for you no problem. It finishes matte without settling in fine lines and pores, with an intense pigment that lasts. It’s so good you’ll feel (and look) like you paid big bucks for name brand.

5 of 13 Image Credits: Sephora

Best Powder Formula

BareMinerals Broad Spectrum Concealer

Price:$20.00

Liquid formulas not your preference? Not a problem. While liquids seem to dominate the concealer market, bareMinerals has an under eye concealing powder that works just as well . It  beautifully brightens the under eye area in three shades that work across light and dark complexions. You can also apply it to cover and fade out red spots, blemishes, or use it as a soft base for eyeshadow.

6 of 13 Image Credits: Ulta

Best Full-Coverage

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Concealer

Price:$26.00

Don’t waste time with building up concealer, if you’re looking for full coverage this It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer has the high pigmentation you’re seeking. One swipe of this formula will evenly and completely cover wrinkles, discoloration, and other imperfections. It also contains collagen, hyaluronic acid, and peptides for nourishing and promoting skin firmness, hydration, and wrinkle reduction.

7 of 13 Image Credits: Sephora

Best Long-Wear

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer

Price:$26.00

Touch-ups are for the birds; it’s time for a concealer that needs no helping hands. Makeup master Rihanna gets that, with her Fenty Beauty under eye concealer that lasts for however long you keep it on. This concealer works well on all skin types and tones with an astounding 50 (yes 50!) matte finish shades. That afternoon office bathroom mirror makeup check will no longer be necessary, but rather an excuse to check yourself out ‘cuz damn girl you look good!

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Best Brightener

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat All-Over Brightening Pen

Price:$35.00

Heading to work after a crazy weekend of late night activities calls for an extra pick-me-up. Battle back tired eyes with this YSL under eye brightening pen that covers dark circles and brightens your eye area. It immediately hides signs of fatigue and can even be applied in additional areas of the face as a highlighter. Your coworkers will think you’re well rested, meanwhile you’ll be adding a double shot of espresso to your usual coffee order (shhh).

9 of 13 Image Credits: Ulta

Best for Dry Skin

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

Price:$29.00

Creasing, cracking, and settling are at the top of the list of concerns for anyone who is using a concealer with dry skin. This Clinique under eye concealer is your answer. It’s a lightweight and extremely moisturizing product that feeds your face rather than drying it out. Word of advice: Due to its rich nature in color the shades appear darker after initial application, so don’t be alarmed. Wait for it to dry and meld with your skin when swatching for your shade.

10 of 13 Image Credits: Sephora

Best for Oily Skin

Smashbox Studio Skin Flawless 24 Hour Concealer

Price:$24.00

Stop running through oil blotting sheets like they’re going out of style, if oil is your issue then a matte concealer is your saving grace. Smashbox’s Studio Flawless under eye concealer will mattify your under eye area, and anywhere else you apply it, with an even, buildable formula. It applies creamy, blends smoothly, and dries matte without creasing or settling. So ditch the oil blotting sheets next time you’re packing your purse for a night out, you no longer need them!

11 of 13 Image Credits: Ulta

Best for Sensitive Skin

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer

Price:$27.00

Breakouts, redness, and irritation are things of the past when you put on Tarte’s Double Duty Concealer. It’s a vegan formula made without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, and gluten. Instead it’s packed with skin invigorating ingredients like shea butter, mango seed butter, and licorice root extract to protect your skin against degeneration, free radical damage, and discoloration.

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Best for Anti Aging

Lancôme Effacernes Waterproof Protective Under Eye Concealer

Price:$31.00

Even though you might not have fine lines or dreaded crows feet around your eyes yet, that doesn't mean you can't take preventive steps now. If you're already in the market for an under eye concealer and want to kill two birds with one product, try Lancôme's waterproof concealer. It's formulated to boost elasticity and hydration for that sensitive under eye skin while covering dark circles, leaving a soft matte finish.

13 of 13 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best for Eye Bags

Julep Cushion Complexion 5-in-1 Skin Perfector with Tumeric

Price:$30.00

Maybe your eye area is naturally puffy, or that last episode of Grey's Anatomy had you in your feelings, either way waking up with swollen eyes probably isn't the beauty look you had in mind. Cold spoons are useful, but if you're in a rush use Julep's concealer. Yes, it color corrects and hides fine lines, but the stand-out ingredient turmeric extract has anti-inflammatory powers that will bring down excess puffiness.