NYX Dark Circle Concealer Review (Fair)

 NYX calls their brand new Dark Circle Concealer a "serious solution for one of beauty's most challenging problems! No fancy names, just a product that can be counted on to do the job. The product glides on without looking thick or obvious. Coconut oil provides intensive moisture and ensures no caking. The subtle hint of orange counteracts the appearance of dark circles, while natural skin toned pigments work in unison to provide the ultimate coverage." NYX offers four shades - my review is or the lightest of the bunch, Fair. NYX Dark Circle Concealer contains 2.9 grams (.1 oz) and sells for about $6. NYX is cruelty free. This product was made in Taiwan.

 NYX Dark Circle Concealer comes in a white cardboard box. An image of the product is printed on the front of the box. Information about the product's key ingredients can be found on each side of the box. The shade name and full ingredient list can be found on the bottom of the box. NYX Dark Circle Concealer is housed in a clear, round pot with a black twist off cap. The product name is written on the cap in white lettering. Packaging is recyclable.
 NYX Dark Circle Concealer has a dense yet fairly creamy and moist texture. This corrective concealer is best applied with fingers or a firm blending brush (I like EcoTools' Blending Brush). The Dark Circle Concealer applies and blends nicely, but as it dries down, it takes on a slightly waxy consistency. Any foundation or powder applied over this corrector takes on a heavy, cakey appearance. On it's own, NYX' Dark Circle Concealer does not appear cakey, nor does it settle into fine lines. This creamy concealer offers medium, buildable coverage. Because of the emollient consistency, this concealer isn't particularly long wearing - I get about six hours of wear. Longevity is improved when set with a powder, though that also has it's downside.
 I had my doubts about NYX' Dark Circle Concealer's ability to color correct. The Fair shade is barely peach toned, in fact I think it's more yellow than peach or pink. That's fitting for a Fair shade, as overly orangey correctors are nearly impossible to blend in on pale skin. However, the lack of orange or salmon pigments make NYX Dark Circle Concealer less effective than similar products for canceling the blue tones of under eye circles. The yellowy tint of this concealer gives it the capability to cover minor redness. Fair blends well into my pale skin, its definitely a good match for me.
NYX Dark Circle Concealer is good, but not great. It isn't orange enough to cover strong dark circles, but it will take care of minor darkness, as well as a bit of redness. The texture of this corrective concealer is easy to work with, but it dries down a little tacky, setting the user up for some caking issues. NYX Dark Circle Concealer is a good budget pick, but if you're able to afford it, there are far superior corrective concealers on the market. 

Octyldodecanol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Kaolin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax / Copernicia Cerifera Cera / Cire de Carnauba, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax / Euphorbia Cerifera Cera / Cire de Candelilla, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Alumina, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499).

This product was gifted to me.


  1. I was wondering about this product. I was at Ulta today in the NYX section and was debating about it, but threw off the idea as I have plenty of concealers and correctors to get through before I buy more!

    Des | Simple Charm Beauty

    1. If you already have a corrector you like, this probably isn't worth trying =(

  2. I guess i'll stick to my Benefit Boi-Ing, too bad this isn't a bit stronger at covering darkness.

    1. Have you tried Benefit's Erase Paste? Its meant for covering dark circles.

  3. You're so concealed I cannot even see you!