The 8 best concealers to hide eye bags and dark circles
Coverage that truly works
We love our bags but only the kind that’s carried over our shoulders (here are the designer bags we’re loving right now). and not the ones that appear under our eyes when we’re tired. Nothing makes you look older, or your complexion appear duller, like dark circles under eyes and eye bags can. And because they can be caused by everything from ageing to genetics and even environmental damage, sometimes even eight hours of sleep won’t be able to help you get rid of them.
The best solution? Get an awesome concealer to camouflage your problems with just one swipe. We’ve collated eight of our favourite ones that can brighten and hide imperfections so you immediately look more radiant and awake.
And here’s a little tip we learnt from Hourglass’ Global Director of Artistry, Marc Reagan. Dark circles or eye bags usually gives a dark, purplish cast to your skin tone. To neutralise this purplish hue, pick a shade that’s a little warmer than your actual skin tone to colour-correct darkness. Avoid picking out a concealer shade that’s fairer than your actual skin as it can leave a grey cast to your eye area.
This has a soft, creamy texture that gives medium to full coverage for 24 hours to camouflage everything dark circles, blemishes and other imperfections. The intuitive applicator is able to hold the perfect amount of product and hugs the contours of the face for an ultra-smooth and controlled application.
Another plus: its special tech allows it to resist humidity and heat, as well as rebound from facial movement, so you won’t have to worry about touch-ups.
A favourite of beauty editors and makeup artists, this blends effortlessly to give you a natural almost invisible finish. An illuminating powder instantly brightens the eye area and hide dark circles and fine lines, so you look fresher and more radiant.
The stick concealer also has an SPF25/PA+++ formula to protect against UV rays (check out these sunscreens that beauty experts love), and skincare ingredients to lighten pigmentation over time.
If you’re running on zero sleep and are carrying around XXL eye bags, then this is the one for you. Ultra-pigmented, it provides high coverage for up to 24 hours, but still has a breathable, waterproof formula that feels light on skin.
Its wand also has a doe-foot applicator to help you control how much product you want to put on. Use the flat side for a more precise, subtle application, or the curvy side for a heavier dose of product.
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer, $42
Developed by plastic surgeons, this gives pigmented, long-lasting coverage that won’t crease or crack throughout the day. Its humidity-proof formula will hide everything from dark circles, eye bags, redness, hyperpigmentation, broken capillaries, age spots and discolouration (here are some other concealers that promise to hide every flaw too).
It also has skin-loving ingredients like collagen, peptides, vitamins and hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump the hollows around the eyes.
This glides on effortlessly to hide dark circles and signs of fatigue, as well as blurs out imperfections like fine lines and wrinkles.
It has a balancing powder to optically correct imperfections and even out skin tone so your eye area looks radiant and fresh, while a botanical blend of magnolia bark extract, grape seed extract and vitamin E, hydrates, firms, reduces redness and fights free radical damage so your skin looks bright and youthful.