Whether they’re due to allergies, a poor night’s sleep, or bad luck in the gene pool, dark circles under the eyes are never a good look. They can make you look tired, sick and even old before your time – who wants that?
That’s why concealer can be a life-saver. Not only can it hide the blue or purple shadows under your eyes, it can actually brighten the area so you look more awake and alert no matter how sick or tired you might be.
The problem is that not all concealers are created equal. Some concealers work really well to hide blemishes and other discolorations on your face, but these formulas are usually too thick for under the eyes – they can settle in your fine lines and look pretty cakey, making a bad situation even worse.
The key to a good under eye concealer is a creamy, lightweight formula with good coverage so you don’t need to apply too much. Your application technique matters too – using your ring finger to gently tap the concealer into the skin is usually the best bet because the warmth from your skin helps the product really blend into the skin for a flawless look.
If you’re in the market for a top-notch concealer to hide the dark circles under your eyes but aren’t sure where to start, here are 10 of the best concealers for camouflaging those pesky shadows without every looking too heavy or thick.