Anyone else needing a fantastic under eye concealer to help them through these shorter days and a busy holiday schedule? I know that my own dark circles have turned a decidedly eggplant shade (not a good look) since since fall started. So while I’m normally just a moisturizer + BB cream kind of gal, I’ve been bringing my favorite under eye concealers up from the makeup minor leagues and making them part of my everyday beauty regimen.

So here it is: my dream team for looking like an actual well-rested person. I hope they help you too!

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Great under eye concealers: Pixi by Petra correction concentrate in brightening peach

I was skeptical when my sister recommended this Pixi by Petra correction concentrate in brightening peach since it only comes in one (very bright and shimmery) shade. But it turns out the cheerful peach color cancels out much of the under eye darkness and blends with most lighter skin tones, including mine. It’s a little translucent, so don’t expect perfect coverage, but if you just need a little brightening up, it’s a great one. ($12, Target)

Great under eye concealers: Make Up For Ever | Ultra HD concealer

This Make Up For Ever HD concealer on the pricey side, but if you’re looking for fuller and more opaque coverage, it’s totally worth the money. It’s more of a liquid and less of a paste than some other concealers I’ve tried, which means it goes on smooth and doesn’t look cakey after a few hours. I love the variety of shades too, from very light to fairly dark skin tones. ($28, Sephora)

Great under eye concealer: NYX Dark Circle Concealer

If you’re looking for a solid drugstore under eye concealer option, try this affordable NYX Dark Circle Concealer from Ulta, or in stores from CVS and Walgreens, to Target to Bed, Bath & Beyond. It’s got a slew of rabidly devoted fans, and I happen to be one of them, thanks to reliable coverage, nice moisturizing properties without caking, and awesome value. It does have a limited range of shades (the “Deep” color is nice for medium-dark skin tones but they really don’t have one for Black women with darker skin) , so I would see if you can try this one out before you buy. ($5.99, Ulta)