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The Best Concealers For Minimising Dark Circles

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We’re all guilty of searching the internet for ‘how to get rid of dark circles’ – usually late at night between scrolling endlessly on TikTok or while cosied up on the sofa binge-watching Netflix post-midnight.

As ineffective as it is to look for a solution to the problem rather than work to minimise the problem in the first place (hello early nights!), we all do it. So, we’re bringing you the (quick fix) answer you’re all likely after… The best concealers for minimising dark circles.

The Best Concealers For Dark Circles

So, if you don’t manage to get your eight hours of beauty sleep every night, this list of the best dark circle minimising concealers will help you look like you did!

Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Concealer

This has to be my favourite concealer of all time! Loaded with pigments for a full coverage finish, it’s super-perfecting. As a result, it can be used to camouflage imperfections, dark circles and brighten the undereye area. Despite this, it remains undetectable on your skin so you’ll always boast a flawless look. 

Weightless, hydrating and long-wearing too, a diamond-shaped doe-foot applicator lets you apply thick lines with the flat side and thin, precise lines with the tip. This concealer isn’t drying or cakey either, just a fantastic option to cover those unwanted dark circles.

Maybelline Instant Anti Age Eraser Concealer

Even with all the new concealers on the market, this cult-favourite cannot be forgotten about! It’s the OG concealer for covering dark circles. I love that the formula is enriched with goji berry, which hydrates and evens skin tone – think a brighter eye contour. The colour pigments help camouflage imperfections, fine lines and, of course, dark circles too!

My favourite thing about this concealer is its soft cushion-like applicator. It allows you to apply the product softly, so you’re never using too much pressure on your face or delicate under-eye areas.

NARS Cosmetics Radiant Creamy Concealer

This buildable, long-wearing concealer is a lightweight, super hydrating option for covering dark circles. Made with innovative light-diffusing technology, it’s perfect for hiding fatigue and brightening your under eyes. Sometimes a high coverage concealer can be very mattifying, but not if it’s from NARS! Expect a fresh, dewy complexion with a natural-looking finish.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer

We had to include IT Cosmetics’ number one best-selling concealer to this list! You’ve heard of the expression ‘it does what it says on the tin’ and this applies here! Bye Bye Under Eye dark circles – all thanks to its high pigment, water-resistant formula and super coverage. 

This concealer has a skincare element which I love too. It’s enriched with soothing cucumber extract, skin-firming collagen and hyaluronic acid which help to reduce the appearance of fine lines. So bye bye imperfections and bye bye under eye dark circles too!

MAC Studio Fix 24-Hour Liquid Concealer

Like any MAC product, this concealer gives you a photo-ready complexion! This formula gives you high coverage with a comfy (there’s no drying or cakey look over here) matte finish. This means it’ll blur the appearance of blemishes, imperfections and those dark circles – with 24-hour wear as well!

I love its sponge-tip applicator wand. It allows you to be perfectly precise and have absolute control when applying.

bareMinerals Original Liquid Mineral Concealer

If you need coverage for dark circles, but you also suffer from under-eye puffiness then this concealer is for you! As mineral optics within this formula assist with counteracting the look of shadows. Also, a boost of hydrating humectants locks in moisture to give you heavenly hydration and a smooth finish, with no chance of creasing.

I love the way this concealer feels on my skin too. It has a lightweight, dreamy feel but covers dark circles perfectly. There’s also added brightness and luminosity.

L’Oréal Paris Infallible More Than Concealer

My go-to, full coverage, value for money concealer. For under £10 you get a brilliantly buildable, long-lasting, camouflaging concealer. And a matte yet natural finish leaves your under eyes dark circle, imperfection free!

Its weightless formula, along with its soft doe-foot applicator means you can apply this concealer without damaging your delicate under-eye area.

Want a concealer top tip? Pick a lighter shade to brighten your complexion and a deeper shade that you can double as a contour!

EX1 Cosmetics Delete Fluide Concealer

EX1 Cosmetics has taken the beauty world by storm! Known best for specialising in olive skin tones, thanks to formulas with unique golden yellow pigments. This concealer contains one of the highest percentages (25%!) of pure pigments on the market to instantly camouflage imperfections, including those pesky dark circles. What’s even better, one drop does the trick! 

Infused with vitamin E and antioxidants that protect skin from environmental aggressors, your skin will be looking its very best both when you’re wearing this concealer, and when you’re not!

Diego Dalla Palma Makeupstudio Zero Dark Circles Imperfections Concealer

One of my favourite makeup brands brings us a host of rich ingredients – including extracts of Breton Algae and Gold Chamomile – to the table in the form of this professional, luminous concealer. 

It glides seamlessly onto the skin, lasting all day. And, with Flex Film Technology, it creates a shield that camouflages dark circles by brightening and correcting, and protects your delicate under-eye area.

Illamasqua Skin Base Concealer Pen

If you’re looking for a lightweight yet full coverage concealer, look no further than Illamasqua. My favourite thing about this concealer is its cooling metal tip applicator – it soothes puffiness to leave you feeling awakened and fresh!

Moisturising ingredients like vitamins E and B5 also encourage your skin to become stronger and more supple. On application, your dark circles are concealed and you’re left with a bright and flawless matte finish.

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Sophie Page

Sophie Page

Beauty & Lifestyle Writer

You know how people say putting on your favourite clothes can instantly boost or change your mood? Well that's how I feel when I put on my favourite makeup. Makeup isn't to cover up, it's to show off our personality - and I love how everyone does their makeup in their own unique way! I never leave the house without a tinted lip balm in hand, and just like everyone right now, I love a good dupe!


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