This $7 Concealer Brush Purr-fectly Covers Dark Circles

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We know what you’re thinking – what’s so special about a concealer brush? We thought the same, but that’s because we’re always experimenting with new beauty tools. If a product grabs our attention, you know it’s made a strong case. Enter stage left: the Real Techniques Brightening Concealer Makeup Brush, $7, the brush parading on TikTok as the “kitty-paw brush.”

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What it is: A tapered concealer brush that blends seamlessly with soft, synthetic bristles that are trimmed at a steep slant. The paw shape allows it to fit perfectly into those hard-to-reach areas for smooth and even coverage. It’s also vegan and cruelty-free.

What it does: Concealer brushes are usually tiny and densely packed, however, these paw-shaped bristles are changing the game. What makes the Real Techniques Brightening Concealer Makeup Brush, $7, different is that it’s thinner at the top and thicker at the bottom, making it a great fit to seamlessly blend the product around the undereye while retaining great coverage without looking cakey. The result is a blurring finish that effortlessly conceals dark circles with no streaks left behind.

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Pro tip: We’re literally obsessed with the flawless, high-coverage finish. For quick and easy coverage, tap the formula into the skin gently – no rubbing or dragging here!

What we didn’t like: Honestly, there’s not a lot we don’t like about this brush. However, if you prefer a more natural look, we’d recommend sticking with a damp beauty blender or your fingertips.

The Final Verdict

You know us, boo – we love a good makeup brush. This one gets our seal of approval as it deposits the right amount of product and makes blending super easy to perfect. And did we mention it’s $7?

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