The eyes may be the window to the soul, but what do you do when the frames on those windows are in need of some serious maintenance? The skin around your eyes is the first place where signs of aging start to show. Here are some long and short term products you can use for younger, brighter eyes — SHOP NOW!
The skin under your eyes is the thinnest on the body, naturally making it the most prone to show signs of fatigue and aging. Whether you’re starting to notice (or already have) fine lines, are trying to combat puffiness, or tired of slathering on layers of concealer to hide dark circles, there are steps you can take to get smoother and brighter under eyes. Click the gallery to shop our anti-aging eye treatments and quick fix makeup products, and keep reading for our best solutions.
Best Eye Makeup — Plus Anti-Aging Eye Cream Miracle Workers
While factors like genetics, sun exposure and lifestyle can speed up the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, the delicate skin is quick to show signs of aging, which is why it’s important to adopt a skincare routine immediately, even if you’re only in your 20’s! If you haven’t noticed signs of aging yet or just started to, Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Powered By Ceramide Eye Gel was specifically developed to treat the first signs of aging in the long run when used nightly, while immediately moisturizing and brightening the eyes. If you’ve been noticing the wrinkles for a while, try Avon Anew Reversalist Complete Renewal Express Dual Eye System for a morning and night-time treatment.
Puffy or swollen eyes can be caused by everything from seasonal allergies to fluid retention, stress, lack of sleep and/or crying. And they also happen to be the most annoying eye concern to fix. Keep Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-Tox De-Puffing Eye Cubes in your freezer so on mornings when you wake up with puffy eyes, you can massage one of these cooling cucumber, green tea and caffeine infused cubes over your eyes to calm the area in minutes.
Makeup Tips For Bigger, Brighter Eyes
Much like puffiness, a lot of factors play into dark circles under the eyes, and while some of the triggers like dehydration, fatigue or poor nutrition make those dark circles treatable, causes like genetics or having spent too much time in the sun means the damage is already done. While the treatments above also work to correct dark circles, in the meantime, Boscia All In One BB Eye Brightener helps to cover up dark circles while also treating them. Plus, it contains SPF 20 to prevent further under eye damage caused by the sun.
While you wait for your new skincare routine to kick in, fake it ’til you make it by perking up your eyes using a lash curler like Beauty 360 Extreme Curl Eyelash Curler and IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes Extension Mascara to lengthen lashes and give your eyes a wide-awake look.
Don’t forget about your brows, either! They can change the appearance of your face dramatically. We love Sania’s Brow Bar for expert touch ups, and in between sessions, we use Sania’s Slanted Tip Tweezers for strays and her Angled Mechanical Brow Pencil to naturally fill in brows every day.
What’s your biggest eye concern? Have you tried any of our anti-aging or makeup picks for eyes?
— Marissa DeSantis