Best under eye concealers

Taryn Davies
Published: January 6, 2017

Combat dark circles and disguise any late nights or early mornings with our pick of the best under eye concealers.

Whether you didn’t get enough sleep, or you’re perpetually plagued with dark rings around your eyes, these full-coverage concealers work to not only conceal but brighten the under eye area too.

You want a product that’s packed with pigment, feels featherlight, is moisturising and even radiates light to help keep your eyes looking bright all day long.

These formulas do all that and keep you looking as though you’ve managed eight hours sleep for the past week, if only, eh?!

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer review Wake Me Up Concealer

Now the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation might be a little too shimmery for our tastes, but the concealer is perfect for everyday use and it’s only £6.49 too. Absolute bargain.

The coverage is excellent and the instant anti-fatigue effect with peptides and vitamin moisturising complex helps to reawaken and illuminate the eyes. The downside is that it’s only available in four shades, but for just a little more than a fiver you’ve got a great under eye concealer that works beautifully to hide dark circles and brighten your peepers too.

Yves Saint Laurent Touche EclatYves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat

We couldn’t exactly leave this off the list, despite the fact, everyone knows about the power of the Touche Eclat.

It’s been at the top of the beauty world for 25 years, and with good reason too.

The pen design is extremely easy to use, the formula is light and creamy, yet it’s still intensely packed with pigment to help cover dark circles with ease.

Nars Radiant Creamy ConcealerNars Radiant Creamy Concealer

Much-loved by beauty bloggers, the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer is ideal for those with dry eyes. The formula is hydrating, so this stops your makeup from drying out and going cakey in a few hours.

It’s moisturising, buildable and easily blended, plus it pretty much lasts all day too. There’s a huge selection of shades to ensure you get the right one for your skin tone, and it works just as well as a blemish cover as it does for under the eyes.

Benefit Boi Ing Industrial Strength ConcealerBenefit Boi-Ing Industrial Strength Concealer

It says it in the title, this stuff is Industrial Strength Concealer, covering the darkest of circles. It comes in two varieties, just a one-shade pot or a dual-shaded pot – this one is perfect for use on blemishes and the lighter shade for under your eyes.

But this concealer is creamy and doesn’t sit in the creases, plus the coverage is pretty much second to none.

Laura Mercier Secret ConcealerLaura Mercier Secret Concealer

Infused with vitamin A and E the Laura Mercier Secret Concealer not only targets dark circles but nourishes the eye area too. It fights the effects of dryness and encourages elasticity, all the while hiding the fact that you struggling to keep your eyes open.

Clinique All About EyesClinique All About Eyes

This is ideal for those days when you really don’t want to wear makeup but still, need a little coverage under your eyes. This will help to awaken the eyes as the light boosters help highlight the face and diffuse dark shadows, whilst the moisturisers nourish the skin.

Anastasia Beverly Hills ConcealerAnastasia Beverly Hills Concealer

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Concealer is a creamy formula that feels hydrating and not the least bit cakey on your skin. This applies beautifully with the fingertips as the warmth of your fingers helps it blend beautifully on the under eye area.

Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye BrightenerBobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener

Dark circles are banished with Bobbie Brown’s Tinted Eye Brightener that not only conceals, but light reflectors help to give your eyes an effortless radiant glow.

Charlotte Tilbury The RetoucherCharlotte Tilbury The Retoucher

It’s hard to come across a Charlotte Tilbury product and not fall in love. The Retoucher has a twist and click brush applicator and the formula offers excellent coverage with a lightweight feel.

Clinique Airbrush ConcealerClinique Airbrush Concealer

There’s a good reason why this is one of makeup artist Lisa Eldridge’s favourite under eye concealers, Clinique’s Airbrush concealer is pretty true to its name. It glides under eyes to quickly conceal and perfect with a fresh and lightweight texture. There’s no sign of this settling into wrinkles or fine lines either.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place ConcealerEstee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-place Concealer

The much-loved Double Wear formula from Estee Lauder comes in a concealer as well as the foundation. This product stays put all day and the high coverage concealer will cover the darkest of eye circles. It’s great because there’s plenty of shades to choose from, it’s super moisturising and it gives a beautiful natural finish that stays put even in the humidity.

Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin EnhancerKevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer

Kevyn Aucoin’s versatile concealer is a firm favourite in makeup artists’ kits around the world. This is a very heavy coverage concealer that’s pigment packed, just a little of this product goes a long way. The famous concealer is thick and opaque, but it doesn’t settle into expression lines. Use your finger to apply this concealer as it helps warm the product up ensuring it melts into the skin. The warmth from your fingers will give you a smooth finish.

Maybelline Fit Me ConcealerMaybelline Fit Me Concealer

Another great, affordable under eye concealer is the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. It’s light, easily blended and glides smoothly over the delicate eye area.

Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum CorrectorBobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Corrector

A great two-in-one this serum that helps treat the eyes also packs a punch in the pigment department to offer coverage too. The serm formula works to not only cover dark circles, but help treat the skin too thanks to the extracts that include Indian tree root, mushroom and bamboo grass extract. Together they work to counteract what causes dark circles.