Here’s How To Hide Your Dark Circles

model applying concealer under her eye

We’ve rounded up quick-fix {concealers} to hide the most obvious sign of a night on the tiles (what hangover?). Nothing says ‘late night’ like under-eye shadows – and whether you binge-watched a box set or took yourself out-out for festive excesses (“cin cin!”) – there’s no better {make up} foil than a brightening cover-up hastily blended en route to the office. It needs to be creamy and totally seamless, with juuuuust the right whisper of pink to detract from the shadows. A hint of light-scattering shimmer to dial up the brightness? Yes, puh-leeease.

With such an abundance of choice on the market, we’ve done the hard job of curating the ultimate line-up to quickly disg-eyes your dark circles (and signs of late-night misadventures).

From make up maven Jamie Genevieve, VIEVE’s {Modern Radiance Concealer}is jam-packed with pigment while feeling impressively weightless – diffusing like a dream to mask a multitude of sins. Laced with plumping hyaluronic acid and a ‘Thirst Relief Complex’ to counteract the signs of dehydration, this also boasts a ‘Phytoradiance Complex’ to deliver eye-brightening illumination.

SAIE can do no wrong in our eyes, and their magic eye-brightening wand is no exception. Brimming with dew-boosting benefits to smooth and hydrate fragile skin, this also also starts cucumber extract to cool and refresh – and it’s barely detectable, melting with your fingers for a flawless, ‘real skin’ finish.

Make up meets skin care, MILK MAKEUP’s formula boasts an impressive array of dark circle-dispelling ingredients – including brightening vitamin C, antioxidant seabuckthorn berry, strengthening squalane and calming turmeric – alongside light-scattering powders to swiftly disguise and de-puff, thanks to the clever glass rollerball applicator.
If it’s coverage you’re after, call off the search: Danessa Myricks’ {Beauty Vision Cream Cover} has unparalleled pigment for maximum payoff without any caking. Incredibly smooth, this delivers a featherlight blanket of buildable colour, to vanquish dark circles with next-to-no effort. And it plays really well with the rest of your make up – melding with any foundation for seamless diffusion and an HD-worthy finish.
The ‘OG’ when it comes to crease-proof camouflage, NARS’ {Radiant Creamy Concealer} is the flexible, pigment-rich formula grants a believable, ‘soft focus’ glow that allows you fake ‘wide awake’ within seconds (regardless of how many times you hit ‘snooze’). A multi-tasking marvel, this does-it-all concealer not only helps to brighten under-eyes, but quickly blurs your blemishes and neutralises redness so you’re always selfie-ready. There’s a reason it’s beloved by MUAs and beauty editors – not to mention the devoted Cult Community.

Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…