5 Concealers That Actually Camouflage Dark Circles


Looking for a full night’s sleep in a bottle? Believe it or not, it actually exists! Whether you’re looking for an under eye concealer to use after late nights or if you need to battle discoloration on the daily (thanks, genetics!), these concealers serve their purpose and instantly conceal the under eye area for a brighter, more awake look. Our top five concealers not only cover dark circles, they also work their magic to camouflage blemishes, hyperpigmentation, discoloration and more. Give these tried and tested concealers a go, and put your best face forward.

Benefit Cosmetics Cakeless Concealer, $22

Named “cakeless” for a reason, this concealer will not get thick or crusty, despite its long-lasting coverage. Even after hours of wear, it remains crease-free and un-cakey. Its satin-like finish gives a natural appearance, so you’ll look like you actually got your eight hours instead of trying to cover up a restless (or eventful) night.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Colour Corrector, $32

Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Vanish Color Correctors (four shades available) do exactly what they promise. Keep in mind that using color correctors is a two- (maybe three-) step process: after applying the color corrector, you still need to follow up with a concealer (or foundation, then concealer) of your choice. Don’t worry, the smooth color corrector is completely undetectable. While this may not be part of your everyday makeup routine, it is worth incorporating on days when you need extra coverage to balance out any discoloration or pigmentation.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer, $26

This award-winning concealer not only covers dark circles immediately but also improves skin over time. It’s formulated with a slew of skin-loving ingredients including anti-aging peptides, vitamins, antioxidants, hydrolyzed collagen and hyaluronic acid. With forty eight available shades, you’re sure to find your perfect match.

Cover FX Power Play Concealer, $30

Cover FX Power Play Concealer has a lightweight feel without compromising on coverage. The buildable formula instantly melts into skin to not only cover dark circles but also to hydrate skin for a super-smooth, brightened finish.

BECCA Ultimate Coverage Longwear Concealer, $29

The Ultimate Coverage Longwear Concealer’s consistency differentiates it from the rest—it’s thicker without being cakey and still remains easy to blend. The creamy concealer neutralizes dark circles with lasting staying power that doesn’t crease.

Illustration by Rachel Shayne Edelstein