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Concealer is one of those items that cannot be missing in your kit. It hides spots, marks, scars and pimples that appear on the skin. But, most importantly, it disguises dark circles under the eyes. And that's when the question arises: what is the best concealer for dark circles under the eyes?

Welcome! In today's article, we'll show you all about the various concealers available on the market and which one is ideal according to the type of your dark circles.

First things first

  • The best concealer for dark circles will disguise the blemish that forms in the eye area and maintain the naturalness of your skin tone.
  • There are matte, shiny, high, medium or light coverage concealers, with or without applicator.
  • To choose the best concealer for dark circles is fundamental to know your skin.

Best Concealer For Dark Circles: Our Selection

Buying Guide

Buying make-up items is always a challenge. As there is so much variety in colours and textures, finding the right one for your skin type is not always easy.

To help you choose the best concealer for dark circles under the eyes, we prepared this Buying Guide. Below, you will find answers to all your doubts.

Mulher usando corretivo.

Concealer is the most effective way to hide unwanted dark circles under the eyes. (Source: goodluz/ 123RF)

Why should you invest in a concealer for dark circles under the eyes?

Ideal to disguise marks on the skin, facial concealer is the best product to soften dark circles.

After all, even if there is treatment, the fact is that there is still no cure to eliminate once and for all the dark spots under the eyes.

Therefore, if you do not want or cannot spend much on treatments, the solution to hide dark circles under the eyes is to use a facial concealer.

Do you know what causes the dreaded dark circles under the eyes? Check out the main causes of dark spots around the eyes:

  • Genetics;
  • Bad quality sleep
  • Tiredness
  • Low hydration
  • Collagen loss
  • Too much sun exposure
  • Cigarette and alcohol;
  • Allergies

By applying concealer to dark circles under the eyes, it is possible not only to disguise the spot but also to even out the tone of the entire facial skin.

Besides, the concealer helps disguising eye bags and fine expression lines.

Due to its efficiency, nowadays there are several types of concealers, with a great variety of colours, shades, textures and application methods.

What is my type of dark circles?

Depending on the cause and the colour of your skin, the dark circles can present themselves in different ways, either temporary or permanent.

But, in general, what differentiates one kind of dark circles from another is the colour of the spot. In this regard, the dark circles can be purple, blue, red or even brown.

The tonality of the mark can vary from light to very dark. Check out below, how and why each one of these types of dark circles occurs:

  • Blue and purplish dark circles: These types may occur due to the accumulation of blood vessels in the thin skin under the eyes, or by poor blood circulation. They can be aggravated by insomnia, allergic rhinitis, smoking and unbalanced diet;
  • Brown under-eye circles: these dark circles are more common on black skin due to the higher melanin content in the skin. They can have genetic origin or be formed due to allergies;
  • Red circles under the eyes: The red spots under the eyes occur due to an increase in the blood vessels.

In addition, it is worth noting that the colours of dark circles under the eyes can change over time, even during the same day.

In some moments, for example, you may notice a purplish background, in others, the brown tone may stand out.

Best concealer for dark circles under the eyes: How to choose the shade and colour?

After identifying your type of dark circles it will be easier to find the ideal colour and shade of concealer.

You can choose between very light, light, medium, dark and very dark tones. But the most important thing is that this shade should be exactly the same as your skin tone.

The colour needs to be chosen according to the seriousness of the dark circles and, at this point, there are many options.

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The colored concealers are ideal to hide the darkest and deepest dark circles. (Source: talitasoaresblogger /

To account for the variety of dark circles and their colours, manufacturers have invested in colored concealers. They are the ones that help disguise the deepest and darkest dark circles.

Such is the efficiency that there are palettes with up to six colours of concealers. Of course, in case you use the tinted concealers, it is necessary that you even out the tone with a suitable foundation for your skin type.

Check out below how some of the tinted concealers for dark circles work:

Tinted concealer Ideal for
Green Reddish dark circles, acne marks and small inflammations
Yellow Disguise purple and bluish dark circles
Salmon cover brown eyes

How to use concealer to disguise dark circles under the eyes?

There is not much rule when it comes to applying concealer in the eye area. Even so, the experts give the tip: To ensure a light and natural finish, the ideal is to apply, first, the foundation on the face. Only after that, you should use the concealer.

But, first of all, it is important to moisturize the skin. For that, the most recommended is to use a moisturizer specifically for the eye area.

After all, without the correct hydration, the concealer may end up drying and generating the cracked effect.

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The concealer for dark circles under the eyes also hides other spots on the face skin. (Source: Retha Ferguson/

Also, be careful not to exaggerate the amount of concealer that you will apply on the dark circles.

To apply, either with your fingertips, brush or sponge, always opt for strokes instead of spreading the product. To finish, don't forget the compact powder, which will seal the concealer on the dark circles.

Buying Criteria: How to compare the best concealers for dark circles

We have seen that the first step to choosing the best concealer for dark circles is to choose the right shade and colours.

But you need to go further and compare other aspects that will make a difference on your skin. They are:

Below, you will explain in detail how you should check each of these topics.

Mode of application

You will find the concealer for dark circles under the eyes in different formats, which will influence how to apply the product on the skin.

The most common are the concealers in stick form, with lipstick design, with or without brush and with or without application sponge.

The choice here is very personal, although the concealers with brush or sponge are generally more practical to use.

Do you know how to avoid dark circles under the eyes? Check some tips:

  • Sleep at least 8 hours a day;
  • Remove your make-up before going to sleep;
  • Use sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30;
  • Drink at least 1 litre of water per day;
  • Hydrate your skin with creams that have vitamins K, E and C;
  • Maintain a healthy diet;
  • Seek a routine free of stress and anxiety. Therapy, meditation and physical exercises can help


In addition to choosing the right shade and colour, it is also important to consider the texture of concealer for dark circles. It is the type of texture that will ensure the finish you want.

The best concealers for dark circles can be found with liquid and creamy textures, mousse or dry.

You should also take into account your skin type.

In this regard, you should also take into account your skin type, whether it is dry, oily or combination skin.

For example, for dry skin, the best option is liquid concealer or creamy concealer, which has a quick drying but leaves the skin with a moisturized aspect.

For oily skin, it is best to invest in oil free concealers, which are water based and avoid the increase of oiliness.


Along with the texture analysis, we recommend that you observe the coverage of the concealer for dark circles. In general, those who have very dark under-eye circles end up buying a high coverage concealer.

But you need to be careful, because the versions that most cover imperfections are also the ones that have thicker consistency and, therefore, highlight more the expression lines.

Therefore, high coverage concealer should be avoided by those who have mature and/or dry skin. In this case, it is better to opt for a light to medium coverage concealer.

Remember that there are lesser coverage concealers, but when combined with foundation and pressed powder, they disguise the spots without leaving a heavy effect on the skin.


Finally, check the type of finish that the concealer for dark circles will generate in your makeup. As we saw, some concealers have a dry effect.

But, nobody wants a dry look, much less a cracked one. In this case, you can opt for a shiny concealer. Another alternative is the matte effect concealer, which is the most recommended to help reduce the shine caused by skin oiliness.

In any case, the best concealer for dark circles will leave a velvety look in the eye area.

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