Dark circles? Fine lines? Not under our eyes. We hide them with these. And, with both dewy and matte finish formulas in a wide range of shades, they’re suitable for all skin types
Our eyes are among our most alluring features, but even the best of us can have issues with our delicate under-eye area. Sometimes, no matter how healthily we live and how early we get to bed, we're left with dark circles. As we age (and forget to drink enough water), fine lines can also arise. The best solution? Under-eye concealer, of course! Here are our picks, whatever your concern.
Best under-eye concealer for fine lines
Try: No7 Lift & Luminate Serum Concealer (£14)
The lowdown: The wonder of No7 Lift & Luminate Serum Concealer is in its name. It fixes fine lines as a serum would, largely thanks to the MATRIXYL 3000 PLUS™ technology, which infuses everything it touches with collagen-based peptides (exactly what you need to retain a youthful appearance). And, due to its light-reflecting particles and ability to blend seamlessly into a wide range of skin tones, dark circles don’t stand a chance with it around either.
Best value under-eye concealer
Try: Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer (£8.99)
The lowdown: If under eye concealer is something you choose to wear daily, there’s a possibility that it’s a product you’ll want to save money on. But this doesn’t have to mean you have to sacrifice quality if Maybelline’s Eraser Eye Concealer has anything to do with it. As well as covering eye circles, it also serves as an excellent highlighter to add luminosity wherever needed – all for under £10. Just don’t spend the spare change all at once.
Best under-eye concealers for dark circles
Try: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer Duo (£28)
The lowdown: If only all our problems could be solved with the correcting and brightening properties of the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer Duo. We’ll settle for a positively unproblematic under eye area for now, though. No matter how hectic your social life is, the brightening end in particular instantly reduces the appearance of dark circles to a state of near nothingness. Miraculously for such a feat, the coverage is as weightless as it is full. Here’s to burning the candle at both ends and still looking fabulous.
Try: UOMA Beauty Stay Woke Brightening Concealer (£21)
The lowdown: An under-eye concealer that does a wonderful job of hiding dark circles on darker – and all, for that matter – skin tones is the UOMA Beauty Stay Woke Brightening Concealer. Its lightweight formula makes it all the more buildable and easier to blend, while the finish can only be described as radiant. Ultimately, it’s 30ml of beauty sleep that won’t leave you looking remotely dishevelled.
Best under-eye concealer for wrinkles
Try: Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Concealer (£29)
The lowdown: Wrinkles come for us all, and while we’re grateful for the wisdom they represent, what we absolutely cannot condone is an under-eye concealer that sits in them stubbornly. Fortunately, the ActiveForce Technology in the Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Concealer puts a stop to all that by limiting the effects of sweat, oil and facial movement after its application. Simply put, it’s an under-eye concealer that offers staying power for mature skin.
Best under-eye concealer for dry skin
Try: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (£24.50)
The Lowdown: Dry skin screams for cream, so it makes sense that those of us afflicted with it would want a similarly creamy under-eye concealer such as this one by NARS. Adored by make-up artists, it’s as longwearing as it is luxurious.
Best matte finish under-eye concealer
Try: NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer (£24)
The lowdown: Eye bags blur and wrinkles relent once the NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer makes its way towards them. And, since its formula contains a nourishing mix of peptides, hyaluronic acid and various vitamins, it’s practically an eye cream in an under-eye concealer, too.
Best under-eye concealer that doesn’t crease
Try: Lancôme Teint Visionnaire Foundation Concealer Duo SPF 20 (£40)
The lowdown: This one-stop-shop product comes with both a corrector and foundation. Dab the creamy High Coverage Corrector on first with your fingertips to reduce the appearance of dark spots, dark circles and imperfections. Then follow with the Flawless Perfecting Foundation to create a natural and flawless-looking finish to your complexion.
Best illuminating under-eye concealers
Try: Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Illuminating Pen (£27)
The lowdown: The click of the Touche Éclat Illuminating Pen by Yves Saint Laurent is as satisfying as pronouncing it faultlessly. A truly iconic under-eye concealer (and highlighter), it brings everything it touches out of darkness – like eye circles – and into luminosity.
Try: L'Oreal Paris True Match Eye Cream in a Concealer (£9.99)
The Lowdown: Remembering to put on both eye cream and under-eye concealer each morning can feel like a real faff sometimes. It’s convenient, then, that L'Oréal Paris should have released an eye cream in a concealer to offer the best of both products in one. Boosted with 0.5% hyaluronic acid, it’s our weapon of choice against eye circles, dark spots and puffiness. Joyfully, it’s also under £10.
Best under eye concealer for bags
Try: Fenty Beauty Bright Fix Eye Brightener (£18)
The lowdown: If you’re looking for an under-eye concealer that will brighten your bags with sheer yet buildable coverage, look no further than the Fenty Beauty Bright Fix Eye Brightener. It'll have onlookers questioning whether you're actually wearing make-up or are simply that beautiful naturally. We suspect both.