Dark circles are undoubtedly one of the most common beauty concerns and as a result under eye concealer is a staple makeup product in most people’s beauty routines. Whether you’re wearing a full face of makeup or only have five minutes to get out the door a good under eye concealer is a makeup bad must.
First Up: Start with an Under Eye Cream
Concealer is usually the first product you look to include in your routine when it comes to dark circles (after all the right concealer can help them look as though they’ve disappeared) but don’t sleep on the importance of an under eye cream – every skincare routine can benefit from the inclusion of one but it’s even more beneficial if you are someone who has dark circles under eyes.
Under eye cream is also a top product to include prior to applying concealer under eyes. Applying an eye cream under the eyes before applying concealer can help hydrate the skin so product applies smoother and you may also not need to apply as much concealer under the eyes.
Our Advanced Génifique Eye Cream is our top pick for a best under eye cream. Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid and Bifidus Prebiotic Advanced Génifique Eye Cream helps to accelerate skin’s moisture barrier recovery*.
As it hydrates the under eye area Advanced Génifique also helps improve the appearance of fine lines caused by dehydration or due to thinning skin, which can eventually deepen into wrinkles. If dark circles are your issue Advanced Génifique Eye Cream can help as it is specially formulated to target the unique skin around your eyes and is clinically tested to visibly reduce dark circles & wrinkles under eyes over time**.
Concealer for Under Eyes
Finding the right concealer for under eyes isn’t always the easiest task. Whilst most concealers can easily be used under eyes not all concealers are created equal or are effective at covering dark circles and there are many variables as to what makes a concealer good for under eyes.
The texture: With a lightweight feel and ultra-blendable texture the concealer doesn’t crease, cake, or settle into fine lines and wrinkles under the eyes which can often be an issue with creamy concealers and concealers for under the eyes. As it applies the concealer is ultra-creamy and smooth and then sets to a soft natural matte finish that lasts.
The coverage: It offers buildable full coverage so even the darkest of dark circles under eyes and under eye bags can be covered with ease. Plus, the tapered precise tip applicator with a flat edge makes it super easy to apply concealer under the eyes.
The formula: is hydrating and provides up to 24 hours of hydration to the skin – it’s formulated with skin-loving and hydrating ingredients including Glycerin, Moringa Seed, Rose Extract and Water Lily Extract.
How to Brighten Under Eyes with Concealer
One of the easiest ways to help conceal and reduce the look of dark circles is by brightening the under eye area. Rather than just loading up on a bunch of concealers to cover dark circles, start off by applying a concealer as an under eye brightener. Use one to two shades lighter than your skin tone to help brighten under eyes and lighten the look of any dark circles. Apply a light layer of this brightening shade under eyes before moving on to a concealer that matches your skin tone.
Tip: A popular technique for concealing under eyes is to apply a “reverse triangle” under eyes. When looking to brighten under eyes this can work.
Conceal Under Eyes with Concealer
After brightening dark circles under eyes with a lighter toned concealer – select a concealer in a shade that matches your skin tone and apply it under eyes only to the areas where needed.
Where and How to Apply Concealer Under Eyes
Applying concealer under the eyes can also benefit from using a specific technique. Rather than swiping on a whole load of product under the eyes, try using the pointed and tapered applicator to gently dot a small amount of concealer to the darkest areas under eyes. It’s best to avoid loading up on an excessive amount of concealer as not only is this a waste of concealer but it can also make the under eye area look unnatural. After dotting on product underneath the eyes use your fingertips to gently press, tap and blend the product into the skin. The warmth of your fingertips can be helpful in warming up the product and helping it to “melt” into the skin.
*Based on immediate expert grading assessment with product on
**Based on expert grading in a 6-week clinical study