Finally, an Under Eye Concealer That Actually Makes Me Look Less Tired

And it doesn't get cakey.

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In the words of Katy Perry, most days I'm "wide awake." While I don't typically feel tired, you'd never know I have a strict 11pm bedtime and an average of two cups of morning coffee by looking at me, seeing as my under-eye area is naturally dark, so I give off the vibe that I'm not well-rested.

A radiant-finish concealer with sheer coverage is the key to counteract dark circles. I use one on my under eye area and reserve a full-coverage formula for the rest of my face. Lately, I've been reaching for Milk Makeup's Sunshine Under Eye Brightening Light Coverage Concealer, which has light-reflecting powders to brighten the under-eye area.

This concealer is actually marketed as a tint, so it has a serum-like consistency and comes in seven flexible, numbered shades, since it is not designed to cover blemishes or redness. While I typically don't wear the lightest shade in most full-coverage concealers, I wear 1 in this one.

In addition to minimizing the look of dark circles, this concealer also hosts a handful of skincare benefits. The formula has vitamin C to brighten and firm, squalane and hyaluronic acid to hydrate, caffeine to depuff, and pea protein for blue light protection.

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The area around my eyes tends to be dry, which is another major factor when choosing concealers. Most full-coverage ones get cakey, but a hydrating, lightweight formula like Milk's brightens my under-eyes without oxidizing and flaking during the day.

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Bonus points for the glass rollerball applicator: it's cooling on the skin, antimicrobial, and the perfect mini massage. Because hey, I'm usually not tired, but I'm too lazy to ever give myself a facial massage.

Good to Go used to be the column where we'd share the beauty products we can't travel without. But while travel's off the table, we'll be focusing on products that make us feel good in quarantine. This month, why I'm obsessed with Milk Makeup Sunshine Under Eye Brightening Light Coverage Concealer.

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