Meghan Markle and Kaia Gerber love this $52 under-eye concealer

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Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle speaks during the 2021 Global Citizen Live festival at the Great Lawn, Central Park on September 25, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
Duchess of Sussex Meghan markle has used this beauty product for years. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

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The beauty industry has evolved a lot since the days of full-coverage foundation, heavy eye makeup and matte lipstick. The fresh face is in — and we've found a small-but-mighty product that may just change your makeup game.

You might think concealer just has one job: concealing dark circles. But it's so much more than a tool to make you look more awake and youthful — it's also a skincare product, if you choose wisely. That's why we adore one of the most coveted concealers in the beauty world — the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat High Cover Radiant Under-Eye Concealer.

With it's incredible coverage, moisturizing properties, easy-to-use applicator and sleek design, it's no wonder big stars like Meghan Markle and Kaia Gerber have been longtime fans of the product.

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat High Cover Radiant Under-Eye Concealer

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat High Cover Radiant Under-eye Concealer (Photo via Sephora)
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat High Cover Radiant Under-eye Concealer (Photo via Sephora)

$52 CAD/$38 USD at Sephora

The details

The Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat High Cover Radiant Under-Eye Concealer has been around for three decades — it was first released by the brand in 1992. Of course, it's had a few upgrades here and there, but the general formula and use has stayed the same all this time. It's a tried-and-true product by celebrities and normies like us alike.

It's packed with skin-loving ingredients that will treat under-eye dryness while making you look refreshed. Hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and calendula extract gives that thin, delicate skin a dose of all-day moisture and protection, while the caffeine and ruscus extract addresses any puffiness and swelling.

This liquid formula provides a medium coverage, radiant finish that both conceals and visibly brightens dark circles, and is buildable and weightless so you don't feel like you're wearing too much and avoid the dreaded cakey ender-eyes.

The simple packaging also makes this product super easy to use — just click the end, swipe on your under-eye, pat in with fingers or a brush — and go.

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat High Cover Radiant Under-eye Concealer (Photo via Sephora)
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat High Cover Radiant Under-eye Concealer (Photo via Sephora)

What shoppers are saying

With a 4.1-star rating and more than 38,000 "loves," Sephora shoppers are raving about the blendable nature of this under-eye concealer.

"Blends well and easily, gives great coverage and brightness — love the pen design," one shopper said.

"I was honestly shocked by this concealer in the best way," another reviewer wrote. "I have very dry skin under my eyes with lots of fine lines ... I tried this [concealer] and instantly fell in love."

According to shoppers, this concealer also doesn't settle in fine lines.

"This is my favourite concealer," one wrote. "It's lightweight and doesn't crease or settle into my fine lines. It provided the perfect amount of coverage for me."

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Another plus is that you can easily use more product to build up coverage without going overboard.

"Stays on all day long," a fan wrote in their review. "I use one swipe along the darkest under-eye line then tap (not rub!) to blend ... If darkness under your eyes bothers you, try this out."

One shopper called this product a makeup miracle.

"Absolutely love it. It conceals what you want it to hide and highlights what you want it to show," the review read.

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat High Cover Radiant Under-eye Concealer (Photo via Sephora)
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat High Cover Radiant Under-eye Concealer (Photo via Sephora)

Final verdict

The innovative packaging design seems to be this product's saviour and curse. Plenty of shoppers love the easy-to-use design, while others say it actually wastes product. One shopper recommended having patience with the clicker and waiting a few seconds before clicking it again to avoid calling up too much of the concealer.

Overall, this product seems like a major hit for people with aging skin, or for those worried about covering dark circles and brightening their under-eyes. While the coverage is medium, it's buildable without getting cakey, lasts all day and provides much-needed hydration to the most delicate part of your face.

However, if you're looking for a more full-coverage concealer or a product you plan to use frequently on bigger areas than just your under-eyes, you may want to pass.

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