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The 14 Best Under Eye Concealers According to ELLE Editors

Whether you want to cover up blueness or fake a full night’s sleep, finding a formula that doesn’t look dreadfully caked on can be tough. But the ELLE staff has an under eye concealer match for you. Ahead, shop 14 ones we know and love—and reach for on the daily.

RMS Beauty Un Cover-Up Concealer

sephora.com

$36.00

“When I was on a strictly green beauty regimen years ago, I discovered RMS Un Cover-Up and haven’t looked back since. Its all-organic formula is creamy and sinks into the skin so it looks undetectable, even as it cancels out any blueness beneath my eyes. It doesn’t crease. It doesn’t feel heavy. I love it so much I even use it in lieu of a full-coverage foundation on days my skin is cooperating.” — Kristina Rodulfo, ELLE.com Senior Beauty Editor

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

sephora.com

$30.00

“A makeup artist used this on me on set one day and I haven’t looked back since. I own it in two shades—one for summer, one for winter—and wear it pretty much every single day.”—Nikki Ogunnaike, ELLE.com Style Director 

Glossier Stretch Concealer

glossier.com

$18.00

“Glossier Stretch Concealer forever! Every concealer creases on me, so I expected this super moisturizing one to be even worse. (It has cocoa butter, avocado oil, and jojoba oil.) Somehow, magically, it doesn’t—it just lightly covers my dark circles all day.” — Kate Foster, ELLE Beauty Editor

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer

sephora.com

$26.00

“Fenty Beauty is the gift that keeps on giving. Rihanna recently launched a liquid concealer and my life has been forever changed. It’s a creamy weightless formula that covers up my dark circles and breakouts better than any other products I’ve tried. With 50 shades, it’s easy to find a color match and it pairs nicely with all my other Fenty products.” — Chloe Hall, ELLE.com Writer/Producer

Flesh Firm Flesh Thickstick Foundation

ulta.com

$18.00

“These chubby little sticks remind me of glue sticks from grade school and are just as easy to use. I drag it across any areas that need coverage and blend out with my fingers. The result is natural, dewy-looking skin that never looks caked on. I carry them with me wherever I go.” — Ariana Yaptangco, ELLE Social Media Editor

Eye Duty Triple Remedy: Brighten, Depuff and Smooth

First Aid Beauty
sephora.com

$36.00

“This tinted eye cream is my go-to for when I’m going for that dewy no-makeup look, but still want to cover up a multitude of sins. I dot it under my lower lash line and blend it out with the cool metal tip to depuff. Then, I just pat it in with my ring finger to hide my dark circles without any cake-y finish.” — Erin Reimel, ELLE Assistant Beauty Editor

Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer

nordstrom.com

$70.00

“I’m not very skilled at makeup, and the embarrassment of walking around with visible cake-y concealer often outweighs the stress of whatever dark circles or zits I was trying to cover in the first place. I bought Clé de Peau’s version in a state of such panic that $70 for concealer sounded reasonable. Now that I’ve seen how forgiving and easy it is to use, I think it’s worth paying a premium. I have a sixth sense for where my stick is at all times, likes it’s a child or a pair of airpods.” — Kat Stoeffel, ELLE.com Features Director

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer

ulta.com

$9.99

“I feel like this is such a predictable choice, but what can I say? I’m loyal and lazy when it comes to beauty products. This concealer is affordable, it hides the darkness under my eyes, and it’s super easy to use.” — Madison Feller, ELLE.com Staff Writer

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiance Perfecting Pen

sephora.com

$35.00

“YSL’s Touche Eclat goes on smoothly without getting stuck in my under eye creases, and gives me a healthy glow, no matter how little sleep I get. It’s also buildable, meaning it can mask both light puffiness and super dark circles. The “radiance perfecting pen” is the GOAT for a reason.” — Jessica Roy, ELLE.com Deputy Editor

Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer

Laura Mercier
sephora.com

$29.00

“Two words: Makeup sorcery! I can’t thank the Beauty Gods enough for putting Laura Mercier’s Flawless Fusion Concealer on my radar. I’ve been a drugstore concealer junkie ever since I learned how to do makeup, but after watching several YouTube reviews on this concealer, I knew I had to scurry over to Sephora to try it out for myself. It’s super hydrating for my dry skin, feels so lightweight yet gives off a full-coverage look, and makes it look as if I got a good eight hours of sleep (I wish).” — Nerisha Penrose, ELLE.com Assistant Editor

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

sephora.com

$30.00

“I hate the notion that under eye concealer should be lighter than whatever coverage you use as foundation. I like my concealer to not only correct, but also match my skin tone. Biscuit works for me year round — whether paler in the winter or more tan in the summer. It lasts forever and is buildable, without getting cake-y.” — Angel Lenise ELLE.com Lead Video Producer

M.A.C Studio Fix 24-Hour Smooth Wear Concealer

ulta.com

$22.00

“I usually worry about having a slew of heavy products on my face so I never thought to add an under eye concealer to my regimen. Then, I tried out the M.A.C Studio Fix 24 Hour Smooth Wear Concealer and wow, I really didn’t know what I was missing! (Or how dreadfully tired I looked without it). This concealer is light, goes on smooth, and can last the whole work day.” — Yousra Attia, ELLE.com Photo Editor

Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Perfecting Concealer

“If you aren’t already a Goop acolyte, their pop-up shop with Nordstrom’s will make you one. The two teamed up to curate a beauty collection that houses all of the infamous website’s best products (making cult-favorite brands like Vintner’s Daughter super accessible). Their shop introduced me to this tiny tub. I don’t tend to wear a lot of makeup, so when I look for a concealer I need something that can go on without any other makeup. It’s all-natural, lightweight, and buildable, so I keep it in my bag to do subtle touch ups post-work, pre-happy hour.” —Justine Carreon, Market Editor

Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Perfecting Concealer, $24; nordstrom.com

Dior Diorskin Nude Skin Perfecting Hydrating Concealer

“I have pretty much given up on any product actually concealing my under-eye area. Part of the problem is that they’re not so much dark circles as they are big duffle-size bags. But, but! A mix of Diorskin under my eyes and Bobbi Brown’s tinted eye brightener along my ‘orbital bone’ (yes, I looked that up) make me look a little more awake.” — Leah Chernikoff, ELLE.com Executive Director

Dior Diorskin Nude Skin Perfecting Hydrating Concealer, $36; dior.com

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