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When your nightly activities include attending bachelorette parties and scouring Pinterest for wedding inspiration, you need an eye cream that will make it seem like you’ve been getting a lot more beauty rest. We tested the gamut to bring you four that will help you look the part of a bright-eyed bride-to-be.
Neutrogena Hydro-Boost Gel-Cream: This oil-free, fragrance-free gel is the perfect starter eye cream for 20-somethings. Its main ingredient is hyaluronic acid, which gives delicate skin the hydration it needs to ward off those first impending wrinkles. “I hadn’t been using an eye product diligently, because all of the ones I tried were heavy, oily, and geared toward intense anti-aging,” our tester says. “This one is really light. It’s not irritating, it doesn’t migrate down my face, and it doesn’t clog my pores.” $18.99, available at Neutrogena
Boscia Super-Cool De-Puffing Eye Balm: If you’ve recently started to notice that an extra glass of wine makes you wake up puffy and bleary eyed — sorry, it happens to us all — try this balm. “It felt immediately cool to the touch and definitely helped de-puff,” our tester says. “I’ve started pulling it out in the afternoon at work, too, since staring at a computer all day can make my eyes itchy and irritated.” Bonus: It’s a mini-stick applicator, so it’s great when you’re on the go. $26, available at Sephora
Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter: When it’s dark circles you want to eradicate, you can’t go wrong with vitamin C. This cream has it in bucketfuls, and then some: It also contains fatty acids to rejuvenate, plus a myriad of antioxidants to prevent free-radical damage. In order to reap the eye-brightening rewards, be sure to use it diligently. “It’s immediately moisturizing, but I really noticed a difference after using it for about a month, morning and night,” our tester says. $38, available at Tarte
Per-Fekt Eye Perfection Gel: We’re all for multitasking — and we know you guys are, too — so we have a feeling you’ll like this concealer. It’s laced with antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and soothing cucumber extract, and comes in three shades for light, medium, and dark skin tones. (There’s also one that’s not tinted, if you don’t want a concealer, but we’re partial to the tined ones.) “The lightest shade blended into my skin really well and masked the circles under my eyes,” our tester says. “I love that it’s actually beneficial for my skin, too.” $45, available at Sephora