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Best Cover-Ups for Dark Under Eye Circles

02/24/2015 01:49 pm ET | Updated Apr 26, 2015

Dark under eye circles are one of the most common beauty complaints and are usually inherited, accrued from late nights at the office or home, lack of sleep and general stress. I've tried hundreds of products that promise to cover and hide the "sleepless night look" and found that the ones below work best to conceal under eye circles. These will help anyone who's tired of looking tired!

Before using Amazing Cosmetics AmazingConcealer

After using Amazing Cosmetics AmazingConcealer

1. Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer, $42

This full coverage concealer is the perfect product to use if you want to hide any kind of skin imperfection. It really does work miracles when used to hide under eye circles! The formula is very concentrated and you only need to use a pin dot amount of product to get great results. The AmazingConcealer literally works like a magic eraser and is a must-have product of many celebrity and red carpet make-up artists. There are so many shades and to choose from so you can easily match your skin tone perfectly. I recently discovered this product and was blown away by how well it works!


Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer, $42.00

2. Bobbi Brown Face Touch Up Stick concealer stick, $28

Carry this mini touch up stick by Bobbi Brown in your makeup bag, and use it to conceal any imperfections, redness or blemishes. Its creamy, full-coverage formula is perfect for covering dark under eye circles and other imperfections on cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. Love to use this one on the go!

Bobbi Brown Face Touch Up Stick concealer stick $28 (shown in 4.5 warm natural)

3. Chantecaille Le Camouflage Stylo Anti-fatigue Corrector Pen, $49

This new fab camouflage pen by Chantecaille works wonders in de-puffing the under eye area, helping to reduce dark circles and enhance skin's elasticity. It also helps even out skin tone and prevent formation and darkening of sun and age spots. Another perk -- it keeps you crease-free all day!

Chantecaille Le Camouflage Stylo Anti-fatigue Corrector Pen, $49

4. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiant Touch, $41.00

YSL's Touche Eclat is one of the beauty industry's best concealer products, used by models, make-up artists and celebrities. It's true that this product does what it claims -- gives you the look of an instant eight hours of sleep with the click of a pen! The complexion highlighter makes dark circles, fatigue and fine lines virtually vanish. I have been using this concealer pen for several years (thanks, Mom!) and would say it is my most important make-up essential. I even carry an extra one in my handbag for touch-ups.

YSL Touche Eclat Radient Touch, $41.00

5. Judith August Orange Masking Creme-Superior Cover for Dark Circles, $25

This is one of the best concealers used to specifically hide dark under eye circles. The orange based concealer miraculously removes the darkness from under the eyes and the two undertones are then used to blend to your exact skin tone. This moisturizing formula contains vitamin A and E. Also works wonders on bruises! Apply with a brush or dab on for best results.

Judith August Orange Masking Creme-Superior Cover for Dark Circles, $25

6. Laura Mercier High Coverage Concealer, $28

Laura Mercier's three-in-one concealer covers, de-puffs and brightens under eye circles. I like that you can build and blend this highly pigmented formula and use a tiny amount of product. It also contains honey and vitamin E.

Laura Mercier High Coverage Concealer, $28

7. Covergirl + Olay The De-Puffer in 350 Medium, $9.50

The cooling metal applicator of the Covergirl + Olay product helps to diminish the look of puffy eyes and dark circles. This formula goes on thin and blends very well so you don't feel like you are wearing make-up. An excellent drugstore choice!

Covergirl + Olay The De-Puffer in 350 Medium, $9.50