How To Perfectly Cover Dark Circles

Even you might forget they’re there

Benefit Air Patrol BB Eyelid Primer, $51.
28 Dec 2015

Benefit Air Patrol BB Eyelid Primer, $51.

An eyelid primer that illuminates and protects skin from free radical damage. It can be used under the eyes for a brightening effect, too.

Bobbi Brown Intensive Serum Corrector, $65
28 Dec 2015

Bobbi Brown Intensive Serum Corrector, $65

Applied before concealer, this subtly neutralises the deep purple-blue hue of dark circles as it acts as a colour corrector.

Cle De Peau Beaute Concealer, $116.
28 Dec 2015

Cle De Peau Beaute Concealer, $116.

This cult-favourite concealer virtually melts onto skin! Also, its creamy texture hides both fine lines and discolourations nicely.

Clinique All About Eyes Concealer, $35.
28 Dec 2015

Clinique All About Eyes Concealer, $35.

Formulated specially for the eye area, this covers without creasing all day long.

Ettusais Premium Perfect Clear Up Concealer, $32.
28 Dec 2015

Ettusais Premium Perfect Clear Up Concealer, $32.

We love this creamy two-tone concealer that allows us to mix both shades to get the perfect one.

Laura Mercier Secret Concealer, $42.
28 Dec 2015

Laura Mercier Secret Concealer, $42.

This highly pigmented formula takes some effort to blend, but is worth the effort because it can even hide Yakuza-like tattoos. Try applying it with the brand’s Secret Camouflage Brush for the quickest blending.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer, $30.
28 Dec 2015

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer, $30.

Dab on this lightweight cream concealer, finger-pat to blend and watch those dark rings disappear.

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat, $55.
28 Dec 2015

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat, $55.

The classic foolproof weapon against even the worst dark circles. One stroke of YSL’s Touche Eclat is like giving your skin a subtle glow from within.

The curse of dark circles might just be the worst beauty woe of them all - more often than not, it seems like no amount of concealer can cover them completely.

Or is that truly the case? What you need, particularly if you’ve got a bad case of panda eyes, is heavy-duty, made-specially-for-dark-circles stuff. 

The right concealers also have to be lightweight so they don’t crease during wear and emphasise fine lines under the eyes. And the colour corrective pigments have to be just the right tone to counter those dark rings. Not to mention they should contain light-reflective particles, which subtly manipulate light and brighten the offending area.

Sounds like a lot to look out for? Don’t worry, we’ve done the legwork for you. Here are our picks of the top eight under-eye concealers available that should fix your dark circles - like you expect them to!

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