If there’s one topic a beauty girl could gab about for days, it’s concealer. And maybe dry shampoo… oh, and lipstick—but we digress. Most women have a special relationship with concealer—often it’s a love-hate one. We hate that we need to use it, but we love that it does its job oh so well. Once you find the one—your perfect concealer—the idea of cheating on it is almost inconceivable. That is until a trusted source starts raving about the dark circle–concealing and blemish-camouflaging powers of her beloved concealer. Here at Byrdie, we’ve shared with you the top concealers according the Internet, professional makeup artists, and even Kim Kardashian. All the while, we’ve asked you to name your can’t-live-without concealer. Scroll through to see which concealers Byrdie readers like you are raving about!
Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer ($70)
Byrdie readers love Clé de Peau Beauté’s Concealer. It’s the majority favorite. “I’m 25 and I have the worst under-eye darkness (genetics—thin skin). Once I tried Clé de Peau, I stopped my hunt for better concealer—that stuff is AMAZING,” Aly Claus from California says.
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye ($24)
It’s so like our Byrdie readers to be in the know about the makeup artist–favorite brand It Cosmetics. Perryanne Townsend and Lori Lausterer say the line’s Bye Bye Under Eye concealer is their go-to.
If you prefer lighter coverage, try one of these reader-recommended Garnier products. Barbara Patzer says the BB Eye Miracle Skin Perfector Daily Eye Roller “covers perfectly and looks great in natural light.” Jesse LightWalker loves the multi-benefit results of the Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller. “It’s anti-fatigue and instant coverage, which you can also use to illuminate by blending with an iridescent eye shadow,” LightWalker says.
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer ($25)
Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Concealer is a top pick thanks to the wide color selection (15 total) and the coverage. “Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer is the best! I've been using it for several years. Great natural colors and good coverage,” Lisa Sullivan says.
Lancôme Maquicomplet Complete Coverage Concealer ($31)
Our readers also love this luxe pick from Lancôme. “Lancôme Maquicomplet has everything you need to hide those ugly dark circles—can't live without it,” Lourdinez Pollock says.
Another reader suggestion for tackling dark circles (on a budget)? Mix and match ELF’s HD Lifting Concealers. “I use the ELF HD Lifting Concealers in Light and Balancing,” Maria Angelica says. “The balancing one is a light purple color, used as a corrector. And the color light is just a color lighter than my skin tone. They are like $6 each and work perfectly!”
Rms Beauty “Un” Cover-Up ($36)
For an all-natural pick, try RMS beauty. Christina Mastrocola from Boston, Massachusetts, says shade 22 is her all-time favorite.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ($29)
This makeup-artist favorite also garners praise from Byrdie readers. “Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer is incredible for under eyes—it doesn't settle into my fine lines, and is super hydrating,” Sareh D Hang says. “Brightens up the area instantly! I usually set it with a translucent powder.”
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer ($28)
If you’re not quite sold on the Nars product, Denise Gvardian from New York City calls Urban Decay’s concealer “amazing” and says it’s right up there with Nars.
Stila Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer ($44)
For those who like their two-in-ones, try Stila. Kathy Curtis-Dackermann from California loves it. “It covers my red when I get overheated, truly wears all day, and the concealer really does hide my dark circles,” she says. “One more great thing: It takes very little of it to do all that.”
And finally some honorable mentions: Benefit Cosmetics Erase Paste Brightening Concealer ($26), Josie Maran’s Argan Creamy Concealer Crayon ($20), Dermablend’s concealers, and Laura Mercier’s concealers all received shout-outs, too.
Now, what about foundations? Share your all-time favorite foundations in the comments below!