The best under-eye concealers

Concelers

Banish dark circles the easy way

The dark circles under our eyes are hereditary. No amount of water drinking, "facial yoga" or sleep will help, I'm afraid. Yet another thing to blame on our parents. The good news is that a decent under-eye concealer laughs in the face of grey eye bags. The key is to find one that's right for your skin – you want to brighten the area around the eyes while avoiding a chalky finish, and always go for a shade lighter than your foundation. Perricone No-concealer Concealer (£37, perriconemd.co.uk) isn't cheap, but it works, and a tiny bit goes a long way. Maybelline's Eraser Eye (£7.99, superdrug.com) gives a smooth finish and leaves you looking like you've had a full eight hours.

Alternatively

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit £24, bobbibrown.co.uk
Eve Lom Light Illusion Concealer £30, evelom.com
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer £5.49, boots.com
Burberry Concealer Pen £26, uk.burberry.com
Paul & Joe Stick Concealer £13, asos.com
Max Factor Mastertouch pen £7.99, amazon.co.uk

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