Overindulged at the weekend on a healthy combination of rosé, Netflix and 3am bedtimes? Us too. Come Monday, we need the bring out the big guns: the heavy duty concealers. Our skin’s looking dull and our under-eyes are giving the game away – coverage to the rescue. Simply swipe on one of these six bad boys, and you’ll appear beautifully well rested in no time. We won’t tell.
Uoma Stay Woke concealer
Uoma’s lightweight – yet heavy duty – luminous concealer is just the ticket for less-than-fresh under eyes. The Stay Woke concealer comes with a huge doe-foot applicator, making those sneaky on-the-train applications that little bit easier. It’s also cruelty free and comes in a whopping 17 different shades – what’s not to like?
Jeffree Star Magic Star Concealer
If there’s anyone who knows how to make a good concealer, it’s the king of flawless skin himself, Jeffree Star. Available in 30 shades (!) there’s a shade (and then some) for everyone. Perfectly match your skin tone and no one will ever know a thing, or go one shade lighter and fake that bright eyed and bushy tailed look; let your perfectly highlighted under-eyes hide a multitude of sins.
Jouer Essential High Coverage Liquid Concealer
Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, this concealer works hard to re-hydrate tired under-eyes, at the same time as concealing the damage. A simple swipe of this two-in-one creamy dream will leave you with a brighter, matte under-eye area. Did we mention it’s vegan, and comes in 25 shades?
Milani Conceal & Perfect 2 in 1 Foundation & Concealer
Finally: something for us lazy girls. The Milani 2-in-1 foundation & concealer lets you skip the concealing step altogether, without having to skip the ‘looking awake’ part. Simply apply your foundation as normal, take excess product up under your eyes and blend as you would your concealer (we recommend using a slightly dampened Beauty Blender for a flawless application!)
Makeup Revolution Conceal & Hydrate Concealer
The Conceal & Define concealer that took YouTube by storm (and you know how seriously the YouTubers take their under-eye coverage…) now comes in a hydrating version. With its large doe-foot applicator, high coverage and creamy, hydrating formula, your dark circles will not only stay covered, you won’t get that horrible ‘dry’ feeling that some thicker concealers can give to delicate eye skin, either.
LA Girl Pro Conceal High Definition Concealer
It’s a classic for a reason. As an OG product that makes an appearance time and time again on all your favourite beauty gurus’ YouTube channels, you know it must be good. Tired eyes are light work for a concealer that can cover your deepest, darkest secrets. And due to its lightweight, crease-free formula, you can even lay down one of the LA Girls colour correctors beforehand with no worry of that nasty ‘heavy’ feeling, to further tailor your level of coverage and brightness.
One more thing…
As you’re probably aware, concealer is rarely a one step process. Leave your concealer un-set and you’ll run the risk of your mascara streaking and your under-eyes creasing. Blend just-tacky concealer out with a Beauty Blender (we recommend applying it with the doe-foot and leaving it for about 15 seconds before doing so). Then, dip the tip of your blender into a finely milled, lightweight loose powder (such as RMCA No Colour powder) and – while looking up – press gently onto your under-eyes, taking it down to the middle of your cheeks. Dust off any excess and voila – you’re all set!