The Three Best Under-Eye Concealers (According to the Internet)
One person’s opinion is exactly that — an opinion. For the real low-down on just about anything, it’s wise to take as many reviews into account as possible, rather than go off a single recommendation. (That’s why Consumer Reports has been around for, like, 80 years. No joke!)
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Under-eye concealers are not to be taken lightly. A good one can make you look younger, brighter and more awake; a bad one can cake and crease and settle into fine lines you didn’t even know you had. You can either make it a matter of trial and error, or look to the thousands of reviews on the Internet to find a truly great, tried-and-true formula that has the masses on its side.
We mined Reddit, Sephora, Ulta, and MakeupAlley reviews to find three under-eye concealers everyone is totally obsessing over right now.
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Of course, it’s important not to believe everything you read online … but when everyone agrees on something, they're probably not making it up:
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
Reviewers all over the Internet frequently praise this formula, with one Reddit user noting that it "blends really nicely and has amazing coverage." Sephora commenters describe it as "the best formula for under-eye concealing," with long-lasting coverage and plenty of variety for different skin tones.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer
Not only do reviewers call this "the best concealer [they've] ever tried," but it comes in an expansive shade range that's got pretty much everybody covered, from Extra Light to Extra Deep. It makes the eye area look "rested and bright, but not in an obvious way," and it can be built up a little bit at a time for the perfect amount of coverage.
Cargo_HD Picture Perfect Concealer
We're kind of ashamed to admit that we'd almost forgotten about Cargo as a brand — based on the very favorable reviews, it's totally our bad. MakeupAlley reviewers say it never settles into fine lines and does a bang-up job of canceling out under-eye shadows. "What's really great about this is how well it wears without settling into and drawing attention to under-eye creases," one reviewer says. Perfect.