I've Tried Over 100 Under-Eye Concealers, But These Are the Only 13 I Recommend

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.

Best under eye concealer: Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer
Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer $27

One of the best concealers out there for colour matching your skin tone. 

Best under eye concealer: It Cosmetics Bye-Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer
It Cosmetics Bye-Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer $27

We’ve recently become obsessed with the It Cosmetics CC 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.

Best under eye concealer: Bobbi Brown Concealer Kit
Bobbi Brown Concealer Kit $39

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.

Best under eye concealer: Tom Ford Concealing Pen
Tom Ford Concealing Pen $55

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.

Best under eye concealer: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser $10

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. 

Best under eye concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer $30

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.

Best under eye concealer: Bare Minerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener
BareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener $23

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.

Best under eye concealer: Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer Illuminate
Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer Illuminate $30

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.

Best under eye concealer: Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer $14

For less than a fiver, you can get rid of your dark circles. Pretty good, no?

Best under eye concealer: YSL Touché Eclat
YSL Touche Éclat $35

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.

Best under eye concealer: Becca Ultimate Coverage Concealing Crème
Becca Ultimate Coverage Concealing Crème $32

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.

Best under eye concealer: Laura Mercier Secret Concealer
Laura Mercier Secret Concealer $28

Containing vitamin E, this moisture-rich concealer helps to brighten eyes in an instant.

Best under eye concealer: Vapour Illusionist Concealer
Vapour Illusionist Concealer $30

Want an organic product with none of the chemicals but still works just as well? Behold, Vapour’s concealer.

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