Regardless under-eye concealer can lift and brighten your whole eye area, as well as helping you look instantly more youthful.or not, the right
With better formulations than ever (think: flattering, foolproof and lightweight), you needn't worry about thick, cake-y textures that cause your eyes to crease, anymore.
From the NARS liquid concealer that gives under-eye radiance, to the creamy pot that is perfect for disguising dark circles from Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown (theirs comes in a two shade pot), to a handily applied blending stick from Vichy, there's sure to be a product to suit you and your specific eye needs.
Here's our pick of the very best under-eye concealers...
If you have sensitive eyes that can't take makeup without tearing up, try this super gentle, unscented concealer stick from best-selling French pharmacy brand, Vichy.
Loved by both dermatologist and makeup artists, its slightly-thicker-than-normal formula is densely pigmented but still easy to blend and delivers great coverage. It's perfect for spot treating scars, blemishes and redness, too, should you feel inclined.
This creamy concealer is no exception. Beloved by industry insiders, it blends beautifully into skin with just a few pats of our fingertips and has a pleasing brightening effect that instantly makes us look more awake.
If you're tired, blend a touch to the inner corners of each eye for an instantly brightening and lifting effect.
If you want a product that erases dark circles but has the added benefits of an eye cream, then this Maybelline buy could be your new best friend.
The soft sponge applicator is a nice idea, but we find our fingers do a better job of blending. Nevertheless, the creamy formula delivers good coverage and a flawless, dewy finish.
L’Oreal Paris has a knack of pulling fantastic complexion-perfecting products out of the bag every once in a while, and this Lumi Magique line is one such success story.
Although the whole range is perfect for breathing a little life into dull skin, this concealer (a cover-up and highlighter in one) is without a doubt the stand-out piece.
Packed with light-reflecting boosters to diffuse shadows and fine lines, we apply under our eyes and along our cheekbones too for an instant strobing effect.
She’s the queen of flawless faces, so it’s no surprise that Bobbi Brown’s award-winning concealer takes permanent residence in our make-up bags. One half yellow-based camouflaging cream and one half setting powder, this double-attack on dark circles and discolouration is cult for a reason.
Apply the densely pigmented concealer with your finger, the pat on the powder to set and smudge-proof it. That's it - you'll look fresher and brighter all day.
And despite having a lovely, brightening finish (perfect for sleepy mornings) the formula isn’t at all shimmery making the finish as natural as you’d want from a concealer.
A great all-round concealer, the pot is made up of her cult Secret Concealer (designed to combat under eye circles and discolouration), with a smooth formula that covers seamlessly.
And far from being just an unnecessary third step, the loose, translucent powder found underneath is perfect to pat on top to ensure that all of your hard concealing work stays in place all day.
One of make-up maestro Lisa Eldridge’s favourite under eye concealers, Clinique’s offering is true to its name: it glides on under eyes to quickly conceal and perfect with a completely fresh and lightweight texture that doesn’t sink into any wrinkles or fine lines.
And unlike some other pen applicators we’ve tried, this is one of the most effective, able to deliver just the right amount of product with a couple of clicks, so you don’t need to worry about over-applying either.