Makeup Artist–Approved Under-Eye Creams for People 60-Plus

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Oh, eye creams. Getting that just-right one can be tricky. And it doesn’t get any easier as we age. “Choosing the right eye cream for clients aged 60 and above involves considering their specific skin-care concerns, such as fine lines, wrinkles, dryness and loss of firmness,” says celebrity makeup artist Lisa Aharon. “I also look for eye creams that have a lightweight texture and absorb quickly into the skin without leaving a greasy or heavy residue. This ensures that makeup applied over the eye cream will not settle into fine lines or look dry, allowing for smoother and more seamless makeup application.” Here are 13 makeup artist–approved ones that fit the bill.

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Andalou Age Defying Rejuvenating Plant-Based Retinol Alternative Eye Balm ($21)

Formulated with a blend of hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin and squalane, Aharon says this retinol-alternative eye cream provides long-lasting moisture to the delicate skin around the eyes. “It’s good at for plumping and smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I also love the fragrance-free formula, as it is great for sensitive skin types.”

BUY NOW – $21

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Retrouvé Revitalizing Eye Concentrate ($215)

Celeb makeup artist Tina Turnbow says this silky eye cream makes her “love” list. “I like it because it helps smudge eyeliner,” she says of the multitasker. “And, it’s a great highlighter.”

BUY NOW – $215

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Chantecaille Stress Repair Concentrate+ Eye Cream ($210)

Aharon says this luxe eye cream “makes for a great canvas under makeup while targeting multiple signs of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles.”

BUY NOW – $210

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Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Eye Cream ($81)

Turnbow likes this collagen-and-peptide eye cream for its long list of benefits. Bonus: “You can use it on the eyelids,” she says.

BUY NOW – $81

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MBR CytoLine Eyecare Cream 100 (Starting at $202)

Like all good eye creams, this Aharon-approved pick has both an immediate result and a long-term lifting effect. Plus, it “provides a refreshed, youthful appearance around the eyes that lasts throughout the day.”

BUY NOW – $202

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Sisley Black Rose Eye Contour Fluid ($162.50)

Celeb makeup artist Todd Harris likes this illuminating eye cream for a couple of reasons: “It’s super hydrating, but not greasy, and it helps keep concealer from creasing.”

BUY NOW – $162.50

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iS Clinical Youth Eye Complex ($115)

Celeb makeup artist Ermahn Ospina says this eye cream is it when it comes to ingredients. Boasting the ability to reduce eye puffiness, fine lines and eye circles, we concur.

BUY NOW – $115

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Biossance Squalane + Marine Algae Firming & Lifting Eye Cream Complex ($56)

Another Ospina pick in the mix, this eye cream has a crazy amount of Sephora-approved feedback to back it.

BUY NOW – $56

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Orlane Paris Absolute Skin Recover Care Eye Contour ($130)

This pretty-blue eye cream is also the product Ospina had with him on this year’s award’s circuit. The light-as-air gel consistency also makes it a constant, even if you’re just going through everyday life.

BUY NOW – $130

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Farmhouse Fresh Stunning Dawn Eye Cream ($52)

“The delicate skin around the eyes, especially over 60, has very specific needs,” says celeb makeup artist Brett Freedman (he’s Jodie Foster‘s go-to). “You want something hydrating, yet sheer. I love that this eye cream disappears into the skin, yet to the touch you can feel the dewiness. It’s so viscous I actually dab a touch in the crow’s feet area after makeup. This adds just a little plumping cushion to that hostile, scrunchy outer under eye area. Added bonus is the peachy hue that downplays darkness under eyes. Great alone or under makeup!”

BUY NOW – $52

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Naturium Multi Peptide Eye Cream ($16)

Makeup artist Natalie Dresher says this peptide-packed eye cream is amazing for more mature skin types. “Its unique peptide, squalene and hyaluronic acid blend plumps up and brightens the area making it perfect for makeup application or even to face the day bare skinned! The plumping properties of the under eye cream allow concealer to glide right on and not sink into fine lines and expression lines!”

BUY NOW – $16

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As a makeup artist for more than 20 years, Ashley Gomila says this eye cream is a game changer for her clients over 60. “Their nourishing formula works wonders, hydrating and smoothing their under eyes beautifully. It is a secret weapon—enhancing natural beauty and making my makeup applications even more stunning.”

BUY NOW – $100

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Leland Francis Lip & Eye Balm ($42)

“This eye cream is a testament to our commitment to ageless beauty and the versatility of the product,” says Dillon Peña, celebrity makeup artist and and founder of Leland Francis. “This luxurious balm offers deep hydration, helps to plump fine lines, and delivers a rich blend of skin-nourishing oils and vitamins. It’s formulated to be gentle on sensitive skin and versatile enough to provide extra hydration and glow wherever needed.”

BUY NOW – $42

Inside Tip:
If facial sunscreens make you teary, apply eye cream first. “Then, apply your sunscreen or sunscreen infused moisturizer,” Freedman recommends. “Generally, eye creams don’t have SPF. So, starting with a circle of eye cream will hold the facial sunscreen at bay. Creating sort of a barrier that it won’t let the SPF travel up into the eye.”

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