Best concealers for tired eyes

by Samantha Ball |
Updated on

It goes without saying, concealer is a must-have once you have children.

Sure, a coffee (or five!) can aid sleep-deprivation and make you feel slightly more human, but alas, a venti cappuccino won't hide those dark under-eye circles that we have taken to wearing every day... a bit like the smushed banana-stained joggers, we always reach for in the morning. No judgements, please.

What you need, is a tip-top concealer which will brighten, conceal and help you fake awake.

Here are the best of the lot that will hide those dark circles with a swipe of a finger...

We know mums barely have time to do anything, so with this 16 hour wear concealer you only have to apply it once and you'll look fresh for the whole day! What could be better?

Exhausted? No one will ever know with this creamy formula, and it's so easy to apply! Simply dab the concealer onto your face then gently pat to blend.

Pretend those dark circles were never there, the Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer is perfect to mask the lack of sleep. The sponge applicator makes it easy to use, just turn the applicator collar until the sponge appears and then apply directly under your eyes and blend!

This compact concealer is handy to keep in your bag, but with its long-lasting wear you won't need to take it out with you! Apply the creamy concealer under your eyes and then use the pressed powder that comes with it to set the concealer, those dark circles will be camoflaged

This easy to apply concealer gives high, radiant coverage and is available in 16 shades. There's no blending required, just apply using the brush applicator to the areas you wish to cover!

It's a cover up! This long lasting concealer is water and sweat proof, which is ideal if you're chasing a toddler round. Quickly hide those dark circles or rosy cheeks by applying with a brush, or just use your finger, and lightly blend.

This colour correcting concealer is good for its price and helps balance the skin tones, masking those dark circles. It also comes in other colours to help correct red or yelow skin! Apply directly to the areas you want to cover, the creamly formula is easy to blend and it contains Vitamin E which helps hydrate skin.

This lightweight concelear gives a discreet coverage, and with the added bonus of SPF 35 you don't have to worry about the sun damaging your skin!

Which concealer do you prefer? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!

Make sure you're following Mother & Baby on Instagram for relatable memes, inspiring stories and parenting hacks!

Join the club! Introducing our brand, spankin’ new Facebook group called #mumtribe. Simply search ‘#mumtribe’ into the search bar and meet like-minded mums, win gorgeous goodies and have some fun!

Have approx 60 seconds to spare? Why not join thousands of mums-to-be and start your very own Amazon baby wish list! They're absolutely free to create and perfect to send to the friends, aunties and your mum to make sure you're getting the baby products you really need...Click here!

Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us
How we write our articles and reviews
Mother & Baby is dedicated to ensuring our information is always valuable and trustworthy, which is why we only use reputable resources such as the NHS, reviewed medical papers, or the advice of a credible doctor, GP, midwife, psychotherapist, gynaecologist or other medical professionals. Where possible, our articles are medically reviewed or contain expert advice. Our writers are all kept up to date on the latest safety advice for all the products we recommend and follow strict reporting guidelines to ensure our content comes from credible sources. Remember to always consult a medical professional if you have any worries. Our articles are not intended to replace professional advice from your GP or midwife.