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The very best concealers to help you fake awake

Section: How to fakeawake

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...

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1) Lasting Perfection, £3.99, Superdrug

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? 
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2) Boi-ing Brightening Concealer, £18.50, Benefit Cosmetics

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. 
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3) Maybelline Eraser Eye, £7.19, Boots

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!
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4) Creamy Concealer Kit, £26, Bobbi Brown

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
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5) YSL Touche Éclat High Cover, £26, Boots

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!
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6) High Coverage Concealer, £5, C.Y.O

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. 
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7) Colour Correcting Stick, £5, e.l.f.

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. 
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8) Studio Finish SPF Concealer, £16.50, MAC Cosmetics

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! 

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  • Author: Samantha Ball Samantha Ball
  • Job Title: Freelance writer

Samantha is a mum of one, in a house full of boys and became a volunteer at a Hospice at 11 years old, helping to fundraise for 10 years. Her hobbies are long hikes, coffee tasting, and being a bit of an *obsessive* cleaner.

She also runs a blog Student Mum Diaries about what it’s like to be a student mum. 

 

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