Tinted Eye Creams Are the Newest Beauty Must for Anyone with Dark Under Eyes

What if concealer and eye cream had a baby? Well, you can stop wondering and start glowing, because there’s a new product hybrid on the scene: Tinted eye creams. Made with ingredients that eliminate under-eye circles and instantly brighten, they’re a welcome addition to our morning routine. Here are five picks for faking a full night of sleep.

kiehl s youth dose eye treatment

Kiehl’s Youth Dose Eye Treatment

This brand-new multi-benefit eye cream is formulated with illuminating pigments to instantly smooth and brighten the appearance of your under-eye area. It’s not actually tinted, but it contains a concentrated amount of grape seed extract, which gives the formula a natural-looking peachy color that cancels out blue-ish tones.

la roche posay pigmentclar eyes

La Roche-posay Pigmentclar Eyes

We’re all fans of instant gratification, and this color-correcting eye cream delivers just that. It masks unwanted blue and brown under-eye bags with light-reflecting pearl pigments that bounce back light for a brighter, fresher, “I got eight hours of sleep” appearance. It also contains caffeine to plump and niacinamide to strengthen and thicken the under-eye skin to lessen dark circles over time.

first aid beauty eye duty triple remedy

First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy

With not one but three skin-perfecting benefits, this under-eye cream works to illuminate, depuff and smooth the entire eye area for a more youthful appearance. It features a unique stainless-steel applicator that mimics the shape of your pinky to increase circulation and enhance the formula’s benefits.

Buy It ($36)

garnier skinactive clearly brighter anti dark circle eye roller

Garnier Skinactive Clearly Brighter Anti-dark Circle Eye Roller

The rollerball on this applicator stimulates microcirculation, while the sheer tinted caffeine gel instantly corrects dark circles. Plus, it’s just really fun to use—the rollerball glides effortlessly over skin and provides a cooling effect that feels oh-so-nice in the morning.

tata harper illuminating eye creme

Tata Harper Illuminating Eye Crème

This eye cream isn’t tinted per say, but it boasts light-reflecting diamond dust (seriously) and a universal pearl blush shade that instantly brightens and negates dark circles. A trio of hyaluronic acid, Spanish lavender oil and date palm kernel extract reduces the appearance of wrinkles and adds a fresh glow, while buckbean extract visibly firms and lifts.

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