A new season of your favorite Netflix original series dropping to staying out for just one more cocktail, there’s a number of reasons why we stay up late, but our eyes don’t have to give us away the next morning. On these days, chances are your regular concealer won’t cut it when it comes to hiding the circles stamped under your eyes, so we’ve compiled the best formulas to conceal and minimize dark shadows and lines so no one has to know what time you really turned off the lights the night prior. Consider the following ten concealers the equivalent of a full-night’s rest.
1. Laura Mercier Secret Concealer
Since skin under the eye tends to lean towards the drier side, run-of-the-mill concealers often stick and accentuate wrinkles. This concealer is specifically designed for the eye area and is infused with emolliants so that it glides on smooth and leaves imperfections undetected.
Laura Mercier | $25
2. Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer
We swear this concealer is worth the sticker-shock inducing price tag. Clé de Peau Beauté's stick is a beauty editor and makeup artist cult favorite thanks to its creamy, brightening formula that offers buildable coverage that never creases.
Cle de Peau Beaute | $70
3. BareMinerals Well-Rested CC Eye Primer
If your morning coffee didn't do the trick in making you look (and feel) more awake, bareMinerals' eye primer is just the jolt of energy your undereye area needs. Its color-correcting formula contains caffeine to recharge the skin.
Bare Minerals | $20
4. Clinique Airbrush Concealer
The softening effect of Clinique's concealer pen makes it the ideal choice to mask dark cicles and fine lines under the eyes.
Clinique | $21
5. Lancôme Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer
During summer, finding a concealer that completely vanishes tell-tale signs is only one small part of the struggle. On humid days, makeup has the tendancy to slip-and-slide all over your face. Lancôme's long-wearing formula is waterproof so it will stay in-tact throughout your commute and beyond on hazy days.
Lancome | $31
6. Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Aquacealer Concealer
If a concealer and a face serum were to elope, you would get Tarte's concealer. It masks tired eyes while locking in skin's radiance and hydration to proctect it from signs of aging.
Tarte | $26
7. Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen
A brighter complexion is just once click of this pen away. Wear it over or under foundation to minimize undereye shadows and fine lines.
Dior | $38
8. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer
The unique sponge application of Maybelline's concealer makes it breeze to blend for a natural finish that won't look cakey around your eyes, not to mention it's packed with goji berry and haloxyl that doesn't just mask puffiness and dark circles, but works to prevent them.
Maybelline | $9
9. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Radiant Touch
Say goodbye to dull eyes with a few swipes of Yves Saint Laurent's pen. Its illuminous finish is an instant pick-me-up that erases all signs of fatique and stress.
Yves Saint Laurent | $42
10. Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer
If you don't believe in magic, Urban Decay's Naked Skin concealer will convert even the biggest skeptics. Its lightweight, antioxidant-rich formula dminishes dark circles in one swipe, and green-tea and lyche helps protect the delicate area from fine lines and wrinkles along with dryness.
Urban Decay | $28