Whether you’ve been lacking some sleep lately or are genetically blessed with dark circles, a great under-eye concealer is your best friend (that, and a pair of oversized sunglasses).

When searching for an under-eye concealer, look for formulas that are full coverage and long-lasting, but don’t crease or look cakey (no one wants crepey looking under-eyes!). Opt for a concealer one shade lighter than your foundation, and apply it in an upside down triangle shape under each eye to really brighten the under-eye area and add some dimension to the face.  A wash of concealer over the eyelid, followed by a dusting of translucent powder, is a great way to prep the eyelids for eye shadow too if you don’t own an eye shadow primer (this trick works just as well as one, if not better!). Perhaps most importantly, make sure you’ve prepped your under-eyes with a good eye cream at least 30 minutes prior to applying makeup to keep your under-eye area looking smooth and plump, and to stop your concealer clinging to any dry patches. If you haven’t already.



Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer

Unless you’ve been taking a break from the world of makeup over the last couple of years, chances are you’ve heard nearly every beauty guru out there rave about Tarte Shape Tape. This concealer is a cult favourite, and for a good reason! A little bit goes a long (long) way, and this concealer will provide instant high coverage without the caking or creasing. Blendable and smooth, Shape Tape will have your dark circles covered in a matter of seconds!



Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Concealer

One of the newer concealers to the market, the Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Concealer has already got everyone in the beauty industry talking. This lightweight, full coverage concealer covers dark circles and imperfections in an instant. The supersized bottle contains 15ml of product, so it will definitely last you a while!

NARS’ highest coverage concealer yet, this will easily cover dark circles with its full-coverage, skin-loving formulation. This innovative, oil-free formulation works to blur, conceal and smooth, all whilst delivering a natural-looking soft focus finish to skin. Infused with spherical Optimal Diffusion powder and advanced smoothing powders, this concealer will work to absorb and refract light without settling into fine lines and pores. Formulated with collagen-boosting peptides, moisture-replenishing hyaluronic acid to plump and antioxidant-rich vitamins A, C and E.




M.A.C Cosmetics Pro Longwear Concealer

An old favourite, this medium-to-full coverage concealer provides smooth, long-lasting coverage to under eye circles and other imperfections. The water-resistant, fragrance free formula is suitable for all skin types and wears comfortably from day to night with minimal creasing.



It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer

Another gem for ridding your face of dark under-eye circles, this It Cosmetics full coverage treatment concealer delivers highly pigmented yet natural-looking coverage. Bye Bye Under Eye is formulated with Anti-Aging technology that works to treat the appearance of lines, wrinkles and discolouration whilst concealing dark circles, age spots and redness. Developed with leading plastic surgeons, the Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer is formulated with Anti-Aging ingredients including hydrolyzed collagen and Vitamin C.




Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Concealer

One of my favourite more affordable concealers, this Maybelline concealer is infused with goji berry and Haloxyl to help erase dark circles and lessen the appearance of fine lines. The applicator, although not the most hygenic, makes it easy and quick to apply.