The best under-eye concealers


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, isn't cheap, but it works, and a tiny bit goes a long way. Maybelline's Eraser Eye (£7.99, gives a smooth finish and leaves you looking like you've had a full eight hours.


Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit £24,
Eve Lom Light Illusion Concealer £30,
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer £5.49,
Burberry Concealer Pen £26,
Paul & Joe Stick Concealer £13,
Max Factor Mastertouch pen £7.99,

Powered by article was written by Shahesta Shaitly, for The Observer on Sunday 2nd February 2014 10.00 Europe/London © Guardian News and Media Limited 2010