By Stephanie Williams

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Facebook is possibly the worst way to discover embarrassing imperfections – one unflattering photo can cause ounces upon ounces of insecurity a woman about town just doesn’t have the time for! With insecurity brings stress, and with stress brings a tired eye, and tired-looking eyes are never pretty on film. When a good night’s rest and cucumber slices aren’t enough, the following concealers will minimize veins and discoloration of the eyelids – you’ll bolt to every camera in sight with all of that restored confidence!

Laura Mercier Undercover Pot and Laura Mercier Under Eye Perfector

Best Package Deal: Laura Mercier Undercover Pot, $34
This convenient purse-friendly pot contains three of the award-winning makeup artist’s best foundations: Secret Camouflage, Secret Concealer, and Translucent Loose Setting Powder. Paired with Laura Mercier’s Under Eye Perfector, your bright eyes will rival Conor Oberst’s.

Available at Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Sephora, and

Benefit Lemon Aid and Benefit Stay Don’t Stray

Best Cult Classic: Benefit Lemon Aid, $20
Created especially for ladies who forgo makeup, this top-selling tried-and-true citrus cream is specially formulated to hide embarrassing red splotches and veins. For heightened protection, try blending with a liquid primer like Stay Don’t Stray!

Available at Benefit Boutique Soho (454 West Broadway, 212-769-1111), Benefit Boutique Upper East Side (1301 3rd Avenue, 212-288-4728), and

Jane Iredale Circle\Delete® Under-Eye Concealer and Jane Iredale Active Light® Under-Eye Concealer

Best Holistic Treatment: Jane Iredale Circle\Delete® Under-Eye Concealer, $30 & Active Light® Under-Eye Concealer, $27
Infused with natural extracts including avocado oil, rosemary, cucumber, white tea extract, and sunflower oil to treat delicate skin, Jane Iredale’s silky-smooth, weightless formulas aim to stop dark circles and puffiness in their tracks with every use.

Available at Saks Fifth Avenue and

Originally published April 2012



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