I'm a Beauty Editor With Dark Circles—These Are the Only Concealers Worth Buying

If, like me, you have dark circles, you'll know that they are extremely stubborn to treat. The truth is, whilst there are plenty of ways to make dark circles less noticeable, there's no real way to fully "get rid" of them. Dark circles are usually down to genetics, individual facial structure and lifestyle. This means that no eye cream will ever make them entirely disappear—despite the magical claims that many skincare brands might make.

Whilst there are certain aesthetic treatments that can address dark circles, you're generally better off putting your money towards good skincare and wearing SPF to treat the delicate skin around the eye area and help your eyes look their best. However, makeup can be transformative in temporarily concealing dark circles day to day, and has allowed me to accept mine with the knowledge that I can disguise them when I want to.

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(Image credit: @eleanorvousden for Who What Wear UK)

The good news is that there are many great concealers for dark circles out there, but finding the right one can be tricky. If the formula has too much coverage or is too heavy it will look cakey and settle into fine lines. Too light and it won't provide enough coverage to disguise the blue, purple or green tones that we often see under our eyes. Of course, it also comes down to preference. Some may favour a matte concealer to conceal their under-eye area, whereas others might prefer a dewy, radiant finish that reflects light to detract from dark circles.

And with so many under-eye concealers on the market, it can be hard to know where to start and which is the best for you. So, I've tried and tested hundreds of concealers on my dark circles, and listed below the very best—the ones that have made their way into the Who What Wear UK beauty cupboard and now have permanent residence in my makeup bag. Ahead, you'll find one for every skin type and preference.

The Best Concealers For Dark Circles

1. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer
2. Beauty Pie Superluminous Under-Eye Genius
3. Dior Forever Skin Correct Concealer
4. Bobbi Brown Creamy Corrector
5. Rose Inc Softlight Luminous Hydrating Concealer
6. Glossier Stretch Concealer
7. Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Concealer
8. E.l.f. Cosmetics 16hr Camo Concealer
9. Milk Makeup Future Cream All Over Concealer
10. Kosas Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer
11. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer
12. Maybelline Instant Anti Age Eraser Eye Concealer
13. Benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer
14. Monika Blunder Beauty Blunder Cover

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(Image credit: @eleanorvousden for Who What Wear UK)

Beauty Editor's Pick:

1. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer

2. Beauty Pie Superluminous Under-Eye Genius

3. Dior Forever Skin Correct Concealer

4. Bobbi Brown Creamy Corrector

5. Rose Inc Softlight Luminous Hydrating Concealer

6. Glossier Stretch Concealer

7. Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Concealer

8. E.l.f. Cosmetics 16hr Camo Concealer

9. Milk Makeup Future Cream All Over Concealer

10. Kosas Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer

11. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer 

12. Maybelline Instant Anti Age Eraser Eye Concealer

13. Benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer

14. Monika Blunder Beauty Blunder Cover

This story was previously published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Eleanor Vousden
Beauty Editor, Who What Wear UK

Eleanor Vousden is the beauty editor for Who What Wear UK. She was previously deputy editor at Hairdressers Journal, health writer at Woman & Home and junior beauty editor at beauty website Powder. She has also contributed to Wallpaper and Elle Collections with written and styling work.Working as a beauty journalist since 2015 after graduating in fashion journalism at the London College of Fashion, she has been highly commended at the BSME Talent Awards for her work on Powder and also contributed to the title winning Website of the Year at the PPA Awards.Eleanor’s journalistic focus is to provide readers with honest and helpful beauty content. Through words, video and live broadcast, she has interviewed several celebrity makeup artists, hairstylists and top dermatologists throughout her career, as well as celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Scarlett Johansson. She has a particular interest in finding solutions for acne and eczema, which she has experienced firsthand. She has also amassed a large collection of fragrances and can never say no to a new candle.When she’s not writing or testing the latest beauty product or treatments, she’s on the seafront in her hometown of Brighton and Hove, where she lives with her partner and her miniature dachshund.