As much as we would like to get ten hours of beauty sleep every night, the reality is many of us only manage to clock in six or seven hours, or even less, due to lifestyles or work demand.
The result? Two not-so-lovely dark circles that only seem to get darker by the day. If that sounds like you, worry not! We have rounded up the best under-eye concealers to make you look as if you’d had way more sleep than you actually did.
1. Becca Light Shifter Brightening Concealer
Becca Light Shifter Brightening Concealer is packed with BECCA’s unique Light Shifting Pigments, which instantly brightens up your skin with a luminous coating. Its lightweight, buildable coverage makes it ideal to wear on its own or layer over foundation to cover up any dark circles or blemishes.
It also contains hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump up the skin, perfect to use on your under-eye area to make you look more youthful and energised.
Becca Light Shifter Brightening Concealer retails for SGD44, available in eight shades at Sephora.
2. Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer
Want high coverage without any cakeyness? The Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer is the concealer you are looking for.
It offers full coverage to hide everything from dark circles to blemishes and hyperpigmentation. The lightweight and creamy formula contains microspherical powders that give your skin a smooth and airbrushed finish.
The best thing? It promises to be waterproof, crease-proof and long-lasting for up to 16 hours!
Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer retails for SGD58, available in 12 shades at Sephora.
3. Zoeva Authentik Skin Perfector Concealer
Zoeva Authentik Skin Perfector Concealer is one of the best under-eye concealers that are on the more affordable side, priced at SGD28 at Sephora.
Infused with rose hip oil, this concealer has a creamy texture with medium, buildable coverage that will nourish your skin and cover up imperfections at the same time. Its naturally radiant finish will help transform your skin from dull, tired looking to youthful and vibrant.
Zoeva Authentik Skin Perfector Concealer retails for SGD28, available from 12 March 2020 at Sephora.
4. Dior Forever Skin Correct Concealer
One of the best under-eye concealers from a luxury brand, Dior Forever Skin Correct Concealer combines waterproof, long-wear coverage (up to 24 hours!) with concentrated skincare ingredients to not only effectively cover up imperfections but also enhance your skin from within. The creamy texture blends smoothly and seamlessly into the skin without settling into your fine lines.
This concealer is specially designed for the under-eye area with concentrated Wild Pansy and Rose Hip extracts to moisturise and plump up the skin while reducing the appearance of pores and fine lines.
Dior Forever Skin Correct Concealer comes in ten shades in various undertones including a unique 00 shade, which can be used as a brightening base for the eyes or mixed with other shades to customise your preferred colour.
Dior Forever Skin Correct Concealer retails for SGD63, available at all Dior counters islandwide from 1 April 2020.
5. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
One of the best under-eye concealers on the market, the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer provides medium-to-high coverage to cover up your dark circles without creasing or settling into your fine lines.
it also leaves behind a luminous finish to bright up your under eye area and make you look more awake.
Have sensitive eyes or skin? You will be glad to know that this concealer is dermatologist tested and formulated without paraben, phthalate, fragrance and alcohol.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer retails for SGD46, available in 18 shades at Sephora.
6. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer
Have difficulty finding your exact shade in concealer? You might have luck with the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer, which comes in 50 shades from very light to deep dark.
Impressive shade range aside, this concealer also wins points for its longwear formula and creamy, blendable texture that allows you to easily touch up your makeup without it caking up your under eye area.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer retails at SGD38, available at Sephora.
7. NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer
For those who prefer a more heavy-duty concealer for their under eye area, NARS offers the Soft Matte Complete Concealer that provides a matte finish.
The full coverage formula comes in a lightweight and creamy consistency that doesn’t cake up and look heavy under your eyes.
It also contains skincare ingredients such as peptides and hyaluronic acid to plump up your under eye area and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer retails at SGD46, available in nine shades at Sephora.
8. Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer
The Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer was all the buzz when it first came out and is still’s Tarte best-seller till this day.
The full coverage makes it particularly ideal for those with moderate to severe under eye circles. A little goes a long way with this concealer so you might want to start with just a small amount of product and build up to your preferred coverage.
Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer retails for SGD42, available in 30 shades at Sephora.
9. Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer
The Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer is Benefit Cosmetics’ answer to the Shape Tape Contour Concealer with a full coverage that allows it to effectively cover up both under eye circles and blemishes.
The unique cushion tip applicator helps blend the product seamlessly into your skin without creasing or caking up your under eye area. It also has a waterproof, long-lasting formula, which makes it ideal for Singapore’s hot and humid weather.
Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer retails at SGD39, available in 12 shades at Sephora.
10. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer
Another crowd favourite, the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer is a great choice for anyone looking for a brightening under eye concealer with full coverage.
It provides a dewy finish to keep your eyes looking fresh and awake, while the waterproof formula means that it will not budge comes rain or shine. It also comes with anti-ageing ingredients to help prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer retails at SGD42, available in 24 shades at Sephora.
11. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer
A good concealer doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag and the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer is the best under-eye concealer under SGD20.
This drugstore concealer is specially designed to be used for eye circles with a sponge tip to dispense the product evenly under the eyes. It has a dewy, radiant finish to brighten up your eyes and disguise the dark circles.
It is also formulated with goji berries and haloxyl to reduce puffiness and diminish dark circles over time. Effective and affordable, what else can we ask for?
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer retails at SGD19.90, available at Watsons.
12. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away! Liquid Concealer
Charlotte Tilbury products are consistently among our favourites and the Magic Away! Liquid Concealer is no exception. Charlotte Tilbury herself has worked on this concealer for five years before releasing it so you know you can trust its quality.
The concealer delivers full coverage in a radiant, dewy finish. It also contains skincare ingredients such as Persian Silk Tree Bark Extract and Palmitoyal Glycine to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on your skin.
The unique pointed cushion tip allows for easy and precise application. Gently pat with your ring finger to blend the product into your skin.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away! Liquid Concealer retails for SGD55, available in 20 shades at Sephora.
13. First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy
Always wake up with puffy eyes? The First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy that acts as both a concealer and an eye treatment is just what you need.
The light-reflecting pigment provides coverage and a brightening effect for your under eye area while the caffeine and licorice root in the formula help to reduce puffiness. The unique stainless steel applicator provides a cooling sensation that promotes microcirculation and aids in depuffing the eyes.
Those with sensitive will also love this concealer as it is free from alcohol, artificial colorants, artificial fragrance, parabens and many other potential allergy triggers.
First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy retails at SGD59, available at Sephora.
14. Makeup For Ever Full Cover Concealer
An oldie but a goodie, the Makeup For Ever Full Cover Concealer is still one of the best under-eye concealers and is a staple of many makeup artists and beauty gurus.
It provides long-lasting, full coverage that can cover up anything from dark circles, blemishes to even tattoos, thanks to the high concentration of pigments and waterproof technology.
Yet, the highly concentrated formula still feels weightless and comfortable on the skin, making it suitable to wear under the eyes.
Makeup For Ever Full Cover Concealer retails at SGD56, available in eight shades at Sephora.
15. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiance Perfecting Pen
This easy-to-use Touche Eclat pen is both a concealer and a highlighter for your eyes. The buildable coverage helps conceal your dark circles while the light-infused pigments give your skin a natural glow.
The pen packaging makes touching up a breeze and will be the perfect addition to your on-the-go makeup bag.
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiance Perfecting Pen retails at SGD62, available at all Yves Saint Laurent boutiques islandwide.
16. Huda Beauty Overachiever Concealer
With 31% pure pigment in a water-resistent formula, this Overachiever Concealer from Huda Beauty will give your dark circles some serious coverage from morning till night.
True to its name “Overachiever”, this concealer is also packed with skincare ingredients to provide long-term benefits to your skin. The green tea extracts help to brighten up the skin and reduce discolouration while Jericho Rose extract sooths and plumps up the under-eye area,
Huda Beauty Overachiever Concealer retails at SGD50, available in 20 shades at Sephora.
17. Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer
Stick concealers offer a thicker consistency that helps the product stay on longer and not rub off easily, and one of the best stick concealers on the market has to be the Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer.
The concealer has a thick yet creamy and blendable consistency that goes on smoothly and provides a medium-to-full coverage. You can use it for both your under-eye area as well as redness and hyperpigmentation on the rest of your face.
Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer retails at SGD58, available in ten shades at Sephora.
18. M.A.C. Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer
You can never apply too much SPF, especially on the area around your eyes where the skin is at its thinnest and most susceptible to sun damage. For the best under-eye concealer with sun protection, look no further than the M.A.C. Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer.
It has a highly concentrated formula that provides full coverage with a natural matte finish. The SPF 35 protects the eyes from harmful UVB, preventing long-term sun damage such as dark spots and wrinkles.
M.A.C. Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer retails for SGD41, available in eight shades at Sephora.
19. Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid
Sometimes, regular concealers may not be enough to completely mask severe dark circles no matter how much product you put on. That’s when colour correcting concealers will come in handy.
Peachy shades such as the Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid in the shade Peach will be able to neutralise and counteract the bluish tone of your under-eye circles so it doesn’t peak through your base makeup.
The Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid is formulated without parabens and sulphate to minimise the risk of irritation. It also contains vitamins C and E to provide anti-ageing benefits to the skin.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid retails for SGD40, available at Sephora.
20. Pixi Correction Concentrate Concealer
For a more affordable colour corrector, the Pixi Correction Concentrate Concealer is your best bet. It comes in two colours: brightening Peach for lighter skin tones and Awakening Apricot for darker skin tones.
Besides neutralising the blue undertone of the dark circles, this concealer also helps smooth out fine lines and wrinkles with its silky, balm-like consistency.
Pixi Correction Concentrate Concealer retails for SGD18, available in three shades at Sephora.
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