Dark Circles, Where? These 18 Concealers Are Like Autocorrect for Under-Eyes


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One of the beautiful things about concealer is its versatility. When you find a good formula, you can use it for everything under the sun—highlighting, contouring, diffusing the look of that pimple you woke up to, and camouflaging dark circles, which is our favorite perk. 

Now, it's important to be aware that there are tons of culprits where dark circles are concerned, and rather annoyingly, not all of them are under our control. (For instance, allergies, bone structure, age, underlying skin conditions like hyperpigmentation, and genetics can all cause or worsen dark circles.) You can read our A-list esthetician's guide to treating dark circles, but for a quick fix, finding a concealer specifically geared toward dark circles is your best bet. And yes, some concealers are significantly more competent in the coverage, crease-proof, and all-day-longevity departments than others. 

Since there are about one million concealers on the market all geared toward dark circles, we did the muscle work for you by whittling down the masses to our top 18 picks. Below, you'll find our most trusted formulas and important information like shade range, ingredients, finish, and the like. Keep scrolling!


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What to Look for in a Concealer for Dark Circles

Dark circles are difficult to cover due to their deep blue-purple tones. That's why a color-correcting product can help. (This one is editor approved.) They counter the blue-purple tones, essentially canceling them out so your concealer doesn't have to work as hard. However, if you don't have a color corrector or want to keep things one step simpler, we got you. 

Full-coverage concealers can be helpful. They contain the most pigment, which means they're able to cover dark circles more easily than lighter formulas. With that being said, you don't necessarily need a full-coverage concealer to do the trick. Sometimes, a light- to medium-coverage concealer can still cover dark circles if they have a light-reflecting quality. This minimizes the shadowed look of the under-eyes for a brighter, more wide-awake appearance. Basically, it all comes down to the texture and formula you prefer, and we have recommendations for both. 

Best Overall: MAC Studio Fix 24-Hour Liquid Concealer

Tarte Shape Tape Full-Coverage Concealer

Nyx Professional Makeup Can't Stop Won't Stop Concealer

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer

Uoma Beauty Stay Woke Concealer

The Lip Bar Caffeine Concealer

Pat McGrath Labs Sublime Perfection Concealer

Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin High Coverage Multi-Use Concealer

Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Concealer

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer

Kosas Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer

Ilia True Skin Serum Concealer

YSL Beauty Touche Éclat High Cover Radiant Under-Eye Concealer

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

Lancôme Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer

Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Cakeless Full Coverage Waterproof Liquid Concealer

Armani Beauty Power Fabric Concealer

Beauty Director

Erin has been writing a mix of beauty and wellness content for Who What Wear for over four years. Prior to that, she spent two and half years writing for Byrdie. She now calls Santa Monica home but grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and studied writing, rhetoric, and communication at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She studied abroad in Galway, Ireland, and spent a summer in L.A. interning with the Byrdie and Who What Wear family. After graduating from UW, she spent one year in San Francisco, where she worked as a writer for Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen before moving down to L.A. to begin her career as a beauty editor. She considers her day-to-day beauty aesthetic very low-maintenance and relies on staples like clear brow serum (from Kimiko!), Lawless's Lip Plumping Mask in Cherry Vanilla, and an eyelash curler. For special occasions or days when she's taking more meetings or has an event, she'll wear anything and everything from Charlotte Tilbury (the foundations are game-changing), some shimmer on her lids (Stila and Róen do it best), and a few coats of the best mascara-type product on earth, Surratt's Noir Lash Tint.