Concealers That Can Hide Your Dark Circles All Day
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Concealer is a versatile product that hides dark circles, blemishes, and more by blending imperfections into the skin. It should be applied on top of your foundation to prevent smudging, and a small amount is usually enough. 

Concealers can blur fine lines, contour your face, and cover dark circles, providing a natural look and radiant appearance. They come in various formulas to suit different skin types and makeup looks, offering a transformative effect for any makeup lover.

Hiding Dark Circles with Concealers

Concealers are essential for masking dark circles, requiring enough pigment to hide shadows yet remaining lightweight for hours. Look for hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin to plump the skin, along with brighteners like vitamin C or niacinamide to reduce darkness over time. Makeup artists swear by concealers for brightening under-eyes, making them a must-have for your makeup routine. Here are some of the top choices for concealers.

Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer

Priced at $30, Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer offers high coverage with a soft-focus, matte effect that lasts all day. This concealer blurs and smooths uneven texture while concealing dark spots, under-eye circles, redness, and breakouts. It contains peptides, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins A, C, and E for skin support and improvement over time. The formula is non-drying, suitable for all skin tones, and non-acnegenic, ensuring it will not clog pores.

Makeup by Mario SurrealSkin Awakening Concealer

Going for $29 and available exclusively at Sephora, Makeup by Mario SurrealSkin Awakening Concealer is a multi-use product that lifts, blurs, and brightens the under-eyes and complexion for a refreshed look. Formulated with caffeine to reduce puffiness and dark circles as well as fermented marine microorganisms for skin smoothing and tightening effects, this medium-coverage concealer has a natural finish. 

It is free of parabens, formaldehyde, phthalates, and more, and is vegan and cruelty-free. Apply with the doe-foot applicator, and blend with the F5 Brush or fingers for best results.

Kulfi Main Match Crease-Proof Long-Wear Hydrating Concealer

Priced at $26, the Kulfi Main Match Concealer offers medium, buildable coverage with a radiant finish. This crease-proof, long-wear, and self-setting concealer is ideal for dark circles, hyperpigmentation, redness, and blemishes. 

It is infused with amla fruit extract for antioxidants, saffron flower extract for hydration, rosehip extract for moisture, and licorice root extract for soothing benefits. It was co-created with 300 members of the Kulfi community to ensure high coverage while being lightweight, with shades that match skin tones perfectly. Apply with the applicator, and blend using fingers, sponge, or brush for best results.

Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer

Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer offers full coverage for up to 16 hours. This weightless, waterproof concealer with microspherical powders blurs imperfections and brightens skin. At $36, this product is suitable for all skin types and free of sulfates, parabens, and phthalates. The crease-resistant formula diffuses pores and fine lines, providing a natural, airbrushed finish. Use one to three dots under each eye, and blend with a brush, finger, or sponge for best results.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Waterproof Concealer

If you need full coverage for up to 24 hours, It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Long-Wear Waterproof Concealer is the answer. At $29, this product is infused with anti-aging peptides, hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E. It conceals dark circles, redness, age spots, and more without creasing or cracking. This waterproof formula improves skin appearance, reducing the look of wrinkles. Use just a dot warmed between fingers, and apply with a brush for best results.