How to Choose the Perfect Eye Cream Under Your Makeup

How to choose a day eye cream | The Beauty Vanity

For those who haven’t started wearing under eye cream, you need to start ASAP.

If you’ve been using a face cream under your eyes (this was my bf’s excuse haha), know that your under eyes need extra TLC.  As the thinnest skin on your body, your under eyes can start to show wear and tear by the time you’re in your 20s!

Now before you slather on the thickest eye cream available, it may not be practical for your lifestyle.  Sure, you may want to diminish fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness, but a really thick eye cream may be too rich for the day time, especially under your makeup.

So how do you choose an under eye cream for the daytime?


How to choose a day eye cream | The Beauty Vanity

What’s your age group?

For the 20s age group, you should be looking for eye care that is focused on prevention.  Look for products that moisturize and prevents fine lines and wrinkles.

If you’re in your 30s, try to look for slightly thicker eye creams that not only moisturize, but has stronger ingredients to treat and prevent fine lines.

In your 40s, you might notice your dark circles and wrinkles, along with skin texture changes.  Choose a rich eye cream that brightens to give your eyes a fresher look and ingredients that help to lift and moisturize your skin.

What are your skin care concerns?

Knowing your age group’s skin care concerns, think about what YOU are most concerned about.  Do you want to look like you had 12 hours of sleep?  Do you want to tackle your fine lines? Everyone is different, so you may have multiple concerns or just one.

Because I’m in my early 30s, I need a moisturizing but lightweight eye cream. I just discovered the Clarins Multi-Active Eye that tackles fine lines and found that with the metal applicator, it helps to reduce dark circles and puffiness.

What texture do you prefer?

Do you like gel, cream or a combination of both?

How much makeup do you wear daily?

Speaking from experience, the thicker the eye cream I wore during the day, the more my makeup smudged – especially my mascara!  But if my eye cream was too lightweight, I found that my concealer looked too cakey and didn’t blend well.  It may take some trial and error to find which concealer works best with your makeup, but generally, a safe choice would be to choose a lightweight moisturizing eye cream.

For example, the Clarins Multi-Active Eye is a mix between a gel and cream with a little bit of luminosity (perfect for brightening!). This eye cream moisturizes but absorbs immediately, so I’m able to blend my concealer seamlessly without it looking too dry.


How to choose a day eye cream | The Beauty Vanity

How to choose a day eye cream | The Beauty Vanity
How to choose a day eye cream | The Beauty Vanity