Every tired mom has a secret weapon in her arsenal of beauty supplies…. a tried and true concealer that will cover even the darkest under eye circles. If you can’t manage those 8 hours of sleep…fake it with these concealers that are favorites from our mom friends.
“My favorite is Cle de Peau. I’ve used it for at least 8+ years and never have appreciated it more now that I’m a mom. A swipe under each eye effectively masks dark circles and bags and it works great over blemishes too. Even better, it pretty much lasts all day…because I never have time during the day to think about re-applying! It’s pricey but it lasts forever.” –Connie Wong, mom to Kate and founder of Moderne Press
“Avon Ideal Flawless Concealer Stick. Covers super well without looking clumpy or chalky, blends with skin, feels light.”–Rachel Kerlek, mom to Zoe and Zac and an attorney.
“My #1 is It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye. It eliminates dark circles, brings brightness and zaps all signs of spots/breakouts. It’s the first concealer I’ve ever found that works on my whole face. I love how it disappears into skin and lasts all day.” –Lara Ramos, mom to Louisa and sales exec and founder of The Glossarie.
“I LOVE my RMS “un” cover-up! It’s the bomb and I carry it in my handbag at all times because it’s super easy to apply with your finger and spreads nicely because it’s made with coconut oil.” — Jackie Thomson, mom to Davis and Torri, co-founder of Leapfrog PR
“Here are the concealers I use to hide those dark circles that babies bring about! The skin under my eyes really translucent so I have had to deal with dark circles for a long time. I have tried everything. Here are the products that work for me:I use Erase Paste as a base (NYX makes a less expensive option)I have used both. The Benefit version is my favorite, but the NYX works nicely as well. It’s just not as smooth. Then on top of that I add Fake Up . If things are really dire then I use Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging ConcealerThey all work great together and they don’t crease in those little lines under my eyes that I don’t remember having years ago. Ah!” — Camila Pavone, mom to Hudson and Asher, interior decorator and founder of Effortless Style
“I use Urban Decay Naked .It’s so creamy and brightening. I love that it doesn’t crease and it’s a great consistency. It’s an everyday staple.” — Taylor Sterling mom to Elodie & Benjamin and founder of Glitter Guide
“At the moment I am really loving Kat VonD’s Lock It concealer. t’s very pigmented, stays in place all day (with a setting powder as with any concealer), without settling into lines or getting crusty. I apply it with my finger then use a beauty blender to blend. It’s a gem for sure!” — Catherine Shepperd, mom to Sailor and blogger at The Life Styled
“My favorite concealer is Urban Decay Naked Skin. It’s a little on the pricier side but it goes on so smoothly and lasts all day. It covers my under eye circles beautifully! Another cheapie I like is Cover Girl Smoother Stick — it’s super thick!” — Kathy Fleming, mom to Kenley
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