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The Best Undereye Concealers to Minimize & Brighten Dark Circles

Dark circles, do care — and, fortunately, these undereye concealers do the trick.

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Whether you didn't get enough sleep last night or are perpetually plagued with bluish rings below your eyes, the best undereye concealers can help brighten dull, tired skin and disguise dark circles.  

Although the best undereye concealers come in liquid and cream formulas, New York City-based makeup artist Suzy Gerstein prefers the former. Per the professional, liquid formulas often "look more skin-like and tend to be more flexible with the drier, finer undereye area than a sticky, heavier formula." However, that's not to say cream formulas won't do the job well, either. While makeup artist Kirin Bhatty, who is based in Los Angeles and New York, echoes Gerstein's sentiments — telling Allure that she "tend[s] to favor a liquid concealer" — she also notes that she will "lean towards a cream" for heavier coverage. 

In terms of application, Los Angeles-based makeup artist Molly R. Stern recommends dotting a small amount of product to the undereye area closest to the nose before blending outward with a brush or sponge to ensure the concealer spreads evenly. On the other hand, Bhatty likes applying concealer with her fingertips, which allows for "seamless blending." 

For your shopping convenience, we've rounded up the best undereye concealers for dark circles, including TikTok-approved finds that won't break the bank and award-winning Allure picks. Like our favorite eye creams, many of these top picks are spiked with brightening skin-care ingredients such as licorice root and vitamin C to promote even skin tone. 

Kulfi Beauty Main Match Crease-Proof Long-Wear Hydrating Concealer

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

"This self-setting concealer is a mainstay in both my personal makeup bag and professional kit," says Gerstein of the Kulfi Beauty Main Match Crease-Proof Long-Wear Hydrating Concealer. The medium-coverage concealer is made with beloved ingredients like moisture-boosting glycerin, brightening licorice root extract, and vitamin E-rich sunflower seed oil. The beautiful, radiant finish is just the icing on the cake. 

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer is a favorite amongst Allure editors, makeup artists, and beauty influencers — and for good reason. Gerstein is quick to shout out the product's "iconic formula," which offers "comfortable, long-wearing coverage," as well as a vast shade range (30, to be exact). The concealer also contains antioxidant-packed magnolia bark extract and vitamin E-rich grapeseed oil extract. 

Glossier Stretch Concealer

Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Corrector For Eyes

No surprises here: Glossier's Stretch Concealer has a dewy finish that's practically imperceptible as "makeup," regardless of how much you pile on. Despite its lightweight, slippery feel, its brightening powers rival some of the thicker, heavier-duty formulas on the market. Available in 12 flexible shades, this pot concealer provides buildable coverage without looking cakey and makes instances of blemishes, discoloration, and undereye circles disappear (if only for the day).

The Clé de Peau Radiant Corrector For Eyes boasts a built-in brush and click-pen format for easy, on-the-go application. The lightweight liquid concealer comes in 11 shades and is spiked with skin-care staples such as glycerin. Don't just take it from us, though. "I love everything about this one — the shape of the brush for easy application, the subtle radiance of the formula for brightening, and the seamless finish that provides imperceptible coverage," says Gerstein.

Armani Luminous Silk Concealer

Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer

Bhatty loves Armani's Luminous Silk Concealer for its buildable and blendable formula, which boasts a beautiful, skin-like finish. This crease-free, non-drying, and Best of Beauty Award-winning concealer blurs fine lines and texture, thanks to uber-hydrating glycerin and vitamin E, along with caffeine, to help relieve puffiness. It comes in over 20 shades, too, so you're bound to find your perfect match. 

Those who prefer a full-coverage concealer need not look further than the Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer, which comes in an impressive 22 shades. Additionally, "the high coverage is really beautiful and looks weightless on the skin," says Bhatty. The waterproof concealer is also chock-full of anti-inflammatory camellia sinensis leaf (a.k.a. green tea) and rosemary leaf extracts, as well as moisturizing squalane. Oh, and did we mention it offers up to 16 hours of wear time? 

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Concealer

Milk Makeup Sunshine Under Eye Concealer

If you're looking for a natural finish and all-day staying power, Lancôme is that girl. Not only does the 2022 Best of Beauty-winning Teint Idole Ultra Wear Concealer blur dark spots and blemishes while still looking like skin, but it's also packed with moisture-locking rose extract and soothing water lily extract. All you need is one dab of this makeup-artist-approved, full-coverage formula for brighter undereyes.

For an easy no-makeup makeup look, the Milk Makeup Sunshine Under Eye Concealer provides an instant pick-me-up for dull, dry undereyes. Featuring a 99 percent naturally derived formula that comes in seven shades, this concealer is perfect for those who prefer a less-is-more approach to makeup. Plus, it's laden with nourishing ingredients such as moisture-sealing squalane, brightening vitamin C, and hydrating hyaluronic acid. The convenient click-pen format — which disperses product via a glass rollerball applicator — is especially noteworthy and adds a nice, cooling effect. 

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer

Saie Hydrabeam Brightening + Hydrating Creamy Under Eye Concealer

The Best of Beauty Award-winning Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer targets both dark circles and wrinkles. Additionally, Allure contributor Jihan Forbes, previously wrote that one single application of the concealer "covers up the indentations under my eyes that make me look extra tired." Its glycerin-infused, medium-to-full-coverage formula offers up to 12 hours of wear time. Best of all, this fan-favorite concealer — which comes in 22 shades — is transfer-, sweat-, humidity-, and water-resistant. 

Saie Hydrabeam Brightening + Hydrating Creamy Under Eye Concealer is amongst the best concealers for dry skin. That's because it's enriched with a slew of hydrating ingredients like squalane, glycerin, and cucumber extract. As a bonus, the brightening concealer is also packed with antioxidant-laden tomato and licorice root extracts, along with vitamin E-loaded jojoba seed oil. The ultra-creamy, albeit lightweight, concealer comes in 15 shades.

Kosas Revealer Concealer

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Concealer

Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Concealer

Kosas' Revealer Concealer (available in a whopping 28 shades) is an Allure editor favorite for its creamy, crease-free formula, which melts into the skin seamlessly. Ingredient highlights include aforementioned staples like caffeine, glycerin, squalane, sunflower seed oil, and hyaluronic acid — plus collagen-boosting peptides and moisturizing panthenol (a form of vitamin B5). The skin-like finish is so good, you might want to skip foundation altogether. 

The self-setting, densely pigmented Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Concealer has racked up Readers' Choice and Best of Beauty Awards, and it's easy to see why. Out of the tube, it feels thick; however, once on the skin, it feels so lightweight that you'll forget it's there. Not only does this dark circle-disguising concealer come in 26 shades, but it's also formulated to stay in place for up to 12 hours without any creasing. 

It's no surprise the TikTok-famous Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Multi-Use Concealer is one of the best drugstore concealers, possibly ever, for its full-coverage yet soft-matte finish. The concealer — which has racked up several Readers' Choice and Best of Beauty Awards over the years — offers a user-friendly sponge-tip applicator, 18 creamy shades, and up to 12 hours of wear time. Its non-comedogenic (a.k.a. non-pore-clogging) formula also features glycerin and antioxidant-rich goji berry extract. 

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