Sometimes the Best Under Eye Cream is a Concealer

Birchbox Man editor Martin ventures deeper into the rabbit hole of undereye products.

If you’ve stopped by The Guide at any point in the past few months, odds are you’ve picked up on my growing preoccupation with undereye treatments. This interest dates back to the first time my college roommate lent me a Japanese undereye cream in the wake of Economics midterm. A quick dab and I watched as the product transformed a night of sleep-deprived cramming into a healthy eight hours. Eye creams—the good ones at least—are the too-good-to-be true miracle drugs of skincare, capable of making even the most exhausted of us look alert.

But while a fast-acting eye cream can instantly deflate bags and puffiness, for dark circles you need something a little more specialized. Recently, I was pleasantly surprised to find the perfect solution in a—wait for it—a concealer. After all, why settle for just treating the problem when you can actually erase it? The click pen concealer from MYEGO is what won me over. It is the perfect entry point because not only does it camouflage blemishes or dark circles with an easy dab, but it’s also a concealed weapon itself (at first glance it looks like a pen an eyeglass screwdriver). A simple click releases a drop of the formula into the small brush applicator. Dab a couple times, diffuse with your ring finger, and you’re good to go.

Concealer might get a bad rap for being too close to make-up, but I say don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. It never hurts to have a new tool in your bag.

Photo: Universal Bros.

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