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Begone dark circles, the 10 best concealers to brighten under eyes

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Dark circles can occur for a myriad of reasons and they’re perfectly normal and naturally occurring thing. Too little sleep, too much sleep, genetics, and sometimes deficiencies in minerals can cause hyperpigmentation leading to dark under eyes. 

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A staple in every makeup bag, concealer is great for hiding a multitude of sins including dark circles.

Although there are some ways to rid darkness under the eyes using topical treatments and eye creams, the way to see immediate effects is to turn to concealer. 

To make the most out of your product it’s helpful to look for more full coverage formulas that offer higher pigment pay off in order to cover darker colours. It also helps to ensure you are using a hydrating formulation that won’t dry out the sensitive skin under your eyes and if you can keep an eye out for anti-aging properties to help target wrinkles! 

Read on to find our top picks for full-coverage concealers that will banish dark circles and brighten your under eyes to leave you looking awake and fresh. 

2024’s Top 3 Concealers for Dark Circles   

  1. IT Tarte Shape Tape contour concealer,$50, Sephora 
  2. Ere Perez Arnica Concealer, $46, a-beauty 
  3. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye full coverage concealer, $40, Adore Beauty

The best concealers to rid dark circles in 2024 

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Tarte Shape Tape contour concealer

from $50 at Sephora 

This best-selling foundation is highly lauded for being one of the most full-coverage concealers that doesn’t crease or bulk up while brightening and hiding dark circles. The product is vegan and includes BHAs/salicylic acid and mango seed to nourish and illuminate. 

Key Features

  • Matte Finish
  • Full Coverage
  • Vegan

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Ere Perez Arnica Concealer

from $46 at a-beauty 

Featuring arnica, a healing herb with anti-inflammatory properties, this high-coverage concealer helps to conceal not only dark circles but redness, blemishes and pigmentation as well. The healing arnica will also help heal any inflamed areas. 

Key Features

  • Full Coverage
  • Available in 8 shades 

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IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye full coverage concealer

from $40 at Adore Beauty

Not only is this full-coverage concealer long-wearing for up to 24 hours, crease proof, sweat proof and includes ingredients that will help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, it’s also cruelty-free and has over 40 different shades to suit all skin colours. 

Key Features: 

  • Long-wear for up to 24 hours 
  • Humidity-proof
  • Water-resistant 

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Benefit Boi-ing Cakeless full coverage concealer

From $42 at Myer

Want to conceal without the cake? This natural finish concealer delivers a matte look under the eyes, brightening and ridding you of dark circles without looking heavy. 

Key Features: 

  • Natural Finish
  • Full Coverage
  • Liquid Formula

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Clinique Even Better All-Over Concealer

from $50 at Clinique 

Lasting up to 12 hours the Clinique Even Better concealer actually gradually depuffs the area around your eyes while it conceals, blending out easy to leave behind smooth even skin. 

Key Features: 

  • Dual-ended applicator 
  • Suitable for all skin types 

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Rare Beauty Liquid Touch brightening concealer

from $39, Sephora

Brought to you from the mind of beauty icon Selena Gomez, this concealer is a new launch from the Rare Beauty brand and is already praised for its coverage and brightening abilities. 

Key Features: 

  • Full Coverage
  • Radiant Finish 
  • Liquid Formulation

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One/Size Turn Up the Base Butter Silk concealer

from $46 at Sephora

Lasting all day and covering dark circles for all skin tones this concealer from influencer Patrick Starr’s brand One/Size won’t dry out skin or emphasise rough texture. 

Key Features: 

  • Cream Formula
  • Full Coverage
  • 24 Shades 

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Magic Away

from $51 at Charlotte Tilbury 

If there is something that Charlotte Tilbury knows well, it’s good makeup. This concealer is full coverage without being cakey and will brighten under eyes, hide blemishes and cover dark circles. Pair it with the Magic Vanish colour corrector to really conceal. 

Key Features

  • Liquid Formula
  • Full Coverage

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What type of concealer is best for dark circles?

Choosing the best type of concealer for dark circles depends on various factors such as skin type, coverage preference, and the cause of dark circles. However, there are a few key characteristics to look for including peach or orange-toned concealers, full coverage, hydrating formulas, creamy textures and long-lasting power. 

What concealer cancels out dark circles?

Concealers with peach or orange undertones are typically most effective at cancelling out dark circles, especially for those with fair to light skin tones. These tones help neutralize the bluish or purplish hues commonly found in dark circles.

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