Correctors that Instantly Cover Dark Circles

Correctors are one of the main and important parts of my beauty routine and today I am sharing ones that instantly cover my dark under-eye circles and evens out my skin tone with a long-lasting formula. The formulas come from brands that I trust the most when it comes to complexion. There are different types of correctors in the market and each formula works differently depending on your skin texture. Finding one that works for you truly depends on your skin texture and skin colour as well as how deep is the dark circle (I have a full post on how to define your dark circles + how to find the right shade of corrector in this POST).
The ones I am covering today are best for dry to normal skin texture with different textures and coverage that I use for how I want my makeup to look as well as which time of the season I am using it plus how they have been performing on my skin which I will explain below on each section.

Cle de Peau Beauty

Iconic Concealer/Radiant Corrector for Eyes

When it comes to luxury makeup brands Cle de Peau Beauty comes first. I have been a long-time lover of their Iconic Concealer ($95) that I use as a corrector that is full coverage and it instantly covers the dark circles and adheres to the skin without emphasizing the fine lines with the long-lasting power. I love to use this concealer when it’s hot and humid or I am attending an event where I need my makeup long-lasting. A little goes a long way with this concealer and the best way to apply is with the fingertips and doesn’t need any touch-ups or setting with a powder. Usually, I don’t need any other kind of concealer to apply after this corrector as it takes care of my under-eye area for the rest of the day/night. I like to use shade Honey to correct and Almond to spot treat the complexion.

I also find the Radiant Corrector for Eyes ($90) is one of the best hydrating formulas that are easy to use with medium coverage that is perfect for any kind of makeup – it makes your under-eye area look perfect and radiant. It is also a good concealer for everyday no-makeup looks and on-the-go touchups. I use the shade Ochr to correct and almond to touch up while on the go. The formula is much creamier and more radiant than the Iconic concealer and is perfect for dryer months.

They probably have the highest price tag in the market compared to other concealers but I promise that they’re worth splurging as a little goes a long way and the best performance in its coverage, lasting power and not caking or fading while wear.

Charlotte Tilbury

Magic Vanish Color Corrector

Magic Vanish Color Corrector ($39) is a game changer in how it covers dark circles and adds a nice radiance to the skin. It’s a perfect corrector if you like the makeup no makeup looks, it instantly covers the dark circles, and evens out the skin tone that looks natural and fresh. You do need to touch up or set it with a powder to add lasting power but reapplication is very easy. I use it in shade Light that is a perfect match to my skin and one swipe colour correct and evens out my skin to match the rest of my complexion. It’s like a magic compact for me when I need that immediate coverage under my area without working on its application at all.

You can use both fingertips to get a natural finish and a brush to get a full coverage finish. I do find you need to set this lightly with a powder since it has a creamy texture. For me, I love to wear it by itself and lightly set it with a powder only if I need to. Ideal and performs well on dryer months under a matte full coverage foundation.


Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Corrector

Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Corrector ($41) has been one of the best correcting formulas I have tested. The full coverage concealer carries the creamiest formula with an opaque texture that instantly covers dark circles and has a long-lasting power that doesn’t require setting at all. The shade Peach or Bisque shade from their Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Concealer is what I normally wear and with this formula, a little goes a long time and is great under full coverage matte foundations. The formula is full coverage and doesn’t emphasize fine lines or wrinkles at all.

Recently Lancome launched their newer version of this concealer that is lightweight but has the same high-impact formula as Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Full Coverage Concealer ($46) which is a game changer when it comes to correcting and concealing. The formula is creamy and hydrating but lightweight with a natural finish. I love that this formula offers flawless coverage without caking or creasing. It’s been one formula I have been wearing since it has been launched as a corrector and concealer and sometimes I don’t even need a full coverage foundation as I cover any imperfections and my skin looks flawless. It performs well in any weather condition but needs to be set on humid days.
Both formulas work great for everyday looks and evening looks – I prefer the Ultra Wear Camouflage Corrector to be used for evening looks for its long-lasting power and opaque formula it offers.

Laura Mercier

Secret Camouflage Correct and Brighten Concealer Duo Stick

Laura Mercier is known for her correctors and her Secret Camouflage Correct and Brighten Concealer Duo Stick ($41) is a perfect on-the-go formula that never fails. I think every lady should carry this on their on-the-go bag for quick touch-ups. Its full coverage with a creamy formula and amazing lasting power. It applies nicely with fingertips as well as right off the applicator stick while blends smoothly over the skin. I also love that it carries a brightening concealer at the other end which is excellent for touchups while on the go.

This is a formula I like to carry around with me or on days I need a quick touch-up, because the formula is thick and in stick form, I require some skin prep before its application.

When it comes to under eye area, and especially when the skin is slightly mature, you have to prep the area + use products that doesn’t dry out the skin especially when it comes to powders. Throughout the years of testing products, I’ve only come up with two moisturizers that you can prep the skin with and will give you that smooth, hydrated and nourished skin while you can apply the product almost right away.

I find the Illuminating eye cream ($76) reviewed here is like a magic jar that immediately primes + illuminates the area. Also, Bobbie Brown’s Hydrating Eye cream ($77) reviewed here is a nourishing moisturizer that smoothes out all fine lines and keeps the area well hydrated.

when it comes to setting powders (which is sometimes essential for the evening look) my options are quite limited as almost nothing sets my under-eye area. I only find Givenchy’s Prisme Libre Loose Setting and Finishing Powder ($72) works like no other & the only one I can trust. I also really like the Shiseido’s Synchro Skin Invisible Silk Loose Setting Powder ($50) that works best for my under-eye area. And for compact, I only use the Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder ($58).

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