Hide dark under-eye circles and cover blemishes with our ten best concealers, designed to combat all manner of imperfections
If you’re looking for the best way to get rid of dark circles under your eyes, or need something that can camouflage blemishes and redness, you need to invest in the best concealer you can get your hands on. Whether it’s dark circles, fine lines, blemishes or redness, tell Powder your concealer needs and they’ll find the best one for you. So, which is the best concealer for you?
Best under eye concealer
Under-eye concealers are the best way to combat dark circles and disguise any signs of late nights (or very early mornings). Just remember, the skin under your eyes is particularly delicate. The best concealer for this area will be feather-light but still durable enough to combat shadows, as well as conceal those pesky lines. Sounds like a tough job, but it’s nothing that our round up can’t handle. The best concealers for dark circles will even radiate light – keeping your eyes bright all day long. Look out for buys from Nars and Benefit for options that do the job, and do it well.
While on the hunt for a new concealer, look for products that are packed with moisturising properties. A truly indulgent formula will have vitamin A and D infusions to help fight the effects of dryness and encourage elasticity.
Best concealer for blemishes and redness
Much like the best under eye concealer, this one will even out your skin tone while covering any blemishes or redness. The only difference? You don’t want the brightening effect. When you’re aiming to hide redness or blemishes, you don’t want to attract attention to the area.
Look for corrective concealers that specifically combat skin issues like acne and rosacea.
Best concealer for dry skin
Dry skin benefits from stick or cream concealers thanks to their semi-solid texture. They will be thicker and give better coverage – a stick is perfect for blending and dotting along imperfections, whereas a cream concealer works well under the eyes to cover and neutralise discolourations. For a velvety matte finish, look to Nars for a hero moisturising concealer with full coverage.
Best concealer for oily skin
Those with an oily ski type should avid creamy or stick concealers and instead opt for liquid concealers. Not only does it easily build coverage, it’s easy to apply and is less likely to crease thanks to its light texture. Whether you prefer matte or dewy, there are some great liquid concealers out there to give you the finish you love. Try Too Faced for an oil-free option that’ll suit your skin to a tee.
Best concealer brush
Although some people prefer to use the ‘wand’ or bristled tip of their concealer, a brush is recommended in order to ensure that you make the most of the product and get a nice, even finish with equal coverage. Size-wise, we suggest something like this Bobbi Brown Concealer Brush, or the classic MAC Concealer Brush. Alternatively, pat concealer into the under eye area with your ring finger – it’ll fit perfectly into the corner of your eye.
Our pick of the best under-eye concealers will help you achieve that flawless look – no matter what kind of night you had…
Best for: dewy finish
Containing skin-plumping hyaluronic acid and hydrating coconut water, this concealer leaves your complexion looking dewy and fresh, but never shiny. It’s thick enough that you can wear a little on its own, or layer with foundation for fuller coverage. It’s also oil free, making it spot-prone skin friendly.
Best for: on the go touch ups
Trust us when we say this high-coverage concealer will make light work of any dark under-eye circles or blemishes. Got a spot that won’t go away? Pack this in your handbag to disguise it until it’s gone for good. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as scribbling out a spot, right?
Best for: matte finish
If you’re looking for a lightweight matte finish try this beauty. The clever sponge tip is soft and flexible enough to target even those hard to reach areas around the nose and mouth.
Best for:high coverage
Perfect for disguising dark circles, this high coverage concealer doesn’t sit in creases around the eye and you can use the lighter shade to brighten and lift your under eye area for a fresher, more wide-awake look.
Best for:medium coverage
The hydrating formula in this creamy, medium coverage concealer prevents skin from drying out and doesn’t go cakey after a few hours. Result.
Best for: buildable coverage
This waxy-based concealer goes on sheer but is easily buildable if you want a little more targeted coverage. The waxy formula means it lasts all day too, even if the weather hots up.
Best for:hiding blemishes
This multi-purpose stick is a clutch-bag essential. Cover up spots or contour on the go without the risk of spillages thanks to the easy to use soft pencil.
Best for: oily skin
If you suffer from oily skin try this Kaolin clay-infused formula. The clay helps absorb excess oil and fights shine while the soft formula blends seamlessly and the pointed tip allows for precise application.
Best for: high-pigment
Up your selfie game with this highly-pigmented concealer for flawless looking skin. It can cover even the angriest of spots and lasts all day without the need for touch ups.
Best for: creating even skin tone
This makeup skincare hybrid is packed with hyaluronic acid to help keep skin moisturised whilst disguising any spots and uneven skin tone.
The under-eye area can be prone to sensitivity, but help is at hand from Laura Mercier’s Secret Concealer. Infused with vitamin A and E, this moisturising formula not only covers up dark circles, but cares for the skin as well, fighting the effects of dryness, and encouraging elasticity.
A dinky little pot, it is perfect for popping in the handbag for on-the-go touch-ups.
Best for: dark circles
It has been at the top of the beauty world for 25 years, and this year it’s still one of our top 10 under-eye concealers.
Gliding on as a pen, the YSL Touche Eclat is light and creamy, whilst still being tough enough to cover up those pesky dark circles.
Best for:flawless finish
Get flawless coverage that leaves you with perfect-looking skin with this Lancome concealer. A little on the pricey side but well worth it – it even contains SPF15 sun protection.
Best for: fine lines
Banish dark circles and fine lines with MAC’s faithful Pro Longwear Concealer. It leaves your skin looking radiant and smooth (without the need for touch ups) and can be used as a great cover-up for spots too.
The Illamasqua Skin Base Lift will blend easily to your base, correcting the pigmentation under eyes. It even comes in seven different shades to make sure you bag the right match for your skin tone.
Best for: SPF
Get flawless coverage that leaves you with perfect-looking skin thanks to this Estee Lauder Double Wear Light under-eye concealer. Though it’s on the pricier side of the best concealers for dark circles, it’s well worth it as it even contains SPF10.
If you’re lucky enough not to need foundation, but sometimes just need a ‘little something’ to wake your skin up after a late night, this is the product for you.
Light boosters help highlight the face and diffuse dark shadows, while moisturisers nourish the skin. Apply it under your eyes and also along the cheekbone for a sculpted effect.
Smooth fine lines and banish shadows and imperfections while boosting radiance with Clarins Instant Concealer.
Lightweight and smoothing, this under eye concealer is a make-up bag must.
Best for: brightening
A double assault on dark circles, Bobbi Brown’s Tinted Eye Brightener will not only cover the dark circles under eyes, it will reflect light away giving you that effortless radiant glow.
Best for:bargain beauty buy
There’s a reason why bloggers and legendary make-up artists love this creamy concealer. It’s easily blended, a little goes a long way and it provides long lasting coverage without caking.