Review: Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Eye Creme

I am a believer in eye creams. It doesn’t matter what the brand says about the eye cream (usually exaggerated) so as long as I feel comfortable with it, I’d use it. Also, it takes consistency and time for eye creams to work. I’ve been using eye creams diligently since I was 25 years old, yes, daily and nightly, and I don’t regret it one bit. In fact, I have my mom to thank, who nagged me about the importance of skincare. Let me tell you, I’m training Chloe and Ashlyn young. Today, let me just briefly tell you about Estee Lauder’s Resilience Lift Firming / Sculpting Eye Creme.


Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Eye Cream


Like most eye creams, this comes in a tub and consists of 15ml of product. I can’t remember how much I purchased it for though, I’m sorry! This eye cream is suitable for all skin types, and it promises to lift, firm and help define the look of your eyes by boosting your skin’s natural collagen and elastin production. Truthfully, nearly all anti ageing skincare say the same thing. Boost collagen. Increase skin density… Younger looking… bla bla bla. So in the end, how does it actually work?

I don’t see the lines on my eyes disappear, that’s for sure. I don’t expect them to. I only want a cream that slows down the process of ageing, one that moisturizes my eyes and prevents them from getting dry and itchy. This cream does just that. Of course, I can’t tell if it slows down the ageing process, but you know, only time will tell šŸ™‚ I use this daily and nightly and I’m now half way through the tub. I like Estee Lauder eye creams because they don’t irritate my eyes, and they are never oily or greasy.

When I apply makeup around my eyes even after applying this eye cream, my eye makeup doesn’t melt faster, the concealers don’t sit in the fine lines. That’s also an important thing to note, if you apply makeup in the day. You wouldn’t want an eye cream that’s so rich, it melts your concealer and gives you extra eye goo. Bleh! Would I recommend this eye cream? Sure, why not. I don’t have anything bad to say about this cream but it didn’t blow my socks off either. I’m always curious to try new eye creams and I have my eye on the NEW ANR eye cream next. Have you guys tried that?

Do you use eye creams regularly? I get really preachy when it comes to being consistent with skincare. If you believe in using eye creams, what are you using now?


xoxo Lily


Here’s the ingredient list for those interested.


ingredients EL eye cream



  • I have never purchased this, but I think I have used a couple of minis of this (or it’s earlier version). They are often included in those GWP bags. Like you said, it is nice eye cream that will satisfy many. I myself liked how emollient yet non-greasy the texture was.

    • Lily

      Yup, exactly šŸ™‚ I’ve only been repurchasing EL eye creams so far. I stray, but so far, I find this brand to give me what I want.

  • I’m a big eye cream believer too. Haven’t tried this particular EL one, but I really like their ANR eye serum and the cream.

    • Lily

      Ah, Estee Lauder reformulated their ANR eye cream and I bought that as a back up šŸ™‚

  • silverkis

    hey Lily, i’m a big big fan of eye creams too!!! The trouble is, the skin around my eyes are super sensitive and they often get itchy from eye creams. The last super expensive one I tried gave me red flakey patches under my eyes for a very long time, and I ended up paying a pretty penny to my dermatologist for meds to make it all go away! But i’m still trying new ones, in hopes that I’ll find that miracle one that’ll erase all the lines around my eyes!

    • Lily

      Oh dear, sorry to hear that, Linda. I don’t hope to have my fine lines erased, but I’ll be happy if the ageing process is delayed šŸ™‚

  • I have very recently started using eye cream religiously after noticing the deep lines on my undereye (I’m not even 25!). Trying out Clinelle Eye Bright now. Do you have any experience with it?

    • Lily

      Hi Christine, sorry, I haven’t tried anything from Clinelle before. I’m glad you’re starting young! Sometimes, lines are hereditary, but what we can do in our power is to delay the effects or at least blur the line a little. LOL!

  • Bella

    I haven’t tried this one, but I have also always used eye creams. My eye cream for the last 6 years has been Sisleya Eye and Lip Contour Cream. It’s my only non La Mer product; I didn’t find their eye creams nourishing enough. I have a couple of 5ml samples of the ANR eye serum but I always forget to put it under my cream!

    • Lily

      Ah yes, one of my more mature friends swear by this cream by Sisleya! She has the best skin for someone who’s nearly 60. I haven’t had the opportunity to try this brand, given there are only very limited stores and it’s not easy to get samples if you’re not purchasing anything. For a luxury brand like Sisleya ($$$!!), I want to make sure my skin can tolerate it before making a purchase šŸ™‚ Perhaps one day…

    • You have to try that serum!!! To be honest, out of the ANR eye serum and cream, I’d recommend the serum first. You have to use it consistently to see a difference tho.

    • Haiku Jew

      Bella, I’m impressed
      investing in great skincare
      beats buying candy!

  • I am currently on the new ANR eye cream! I had to get past the silicone-heavy texture, but it does moisturize well. I am a believer in eye cream as well. My eye area is drier than the rest of my face. It is not reasonable to believe my regular lotions would do the job!

    • Lily

      My eyes started to feel extra dry and itchy this year so I’ve been upping my eye cream game. I’ll only start to use the new ANR eye cream after I’m done with this. Hope it’s as good as I remember!

    • Jaa

      I feel the same about the ANR eye cream ā€” it’s a bit too silicone-y but it really does make the skin appear so smooth and soft! I’m using the Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate right now and I like it! šŸ™‚

      • Lily

        I haven’t tried anything from Fresh! Should look into it šŸ™‚

  • Yep, I’m a believer šŸ˜› And I just want the same things – something to hydrate and slow down aging, lol, and layers well under makeup. I’m using Ole Henriksen and Shiseido right now, and I tried a sample of the Clinique Repair Wear Laser one – that’s pretty good, too!

    • Lily

      Oh I remember liking the Clinique one too! Haven’t tried anything from Ole Henriksen though.

  • The thing with EL is… you have to take their word for it. But in most cases I do, mainly because of the good experiences I’ve had with the brand so far. My mom has the new ANR eye cream and when I was staying in Belgium for a couple of days this summer she let me use it. I used it AM and PM for a couple of days and definitely liked it. But I probably didn’t use it long enough to really be able to form a good opinion on it.

    • Lily

      I like most EL eye creams but when it comes to face moisturisers, most of them are heavily scented which puts me off a bit. Yes consistency is the key to skincare šŸ™‚

  • Liz

    Yup, I’m with you on the preventative measures now – there’s no reversing signs of aging, and I put little stock in words like “lifting” and “firming.” Just hydrate and make me look pretty, dammit.

    • Lily

      LOL you said it šŸ™‚

  • Claire

    I lot of people love the EL skincare. I can’t use any of them nor clinique. breaks me out and my skin super dry. the only two eye cream that do something for my hooded lids are sisleya (holy grail forever) and shiseido wrinkle resist. I switch between those two because I am afraid that my skin gets used to the sisleya and then I’ll be VERY sad haha. I can’t tell, till today, why something is working for me or not, not even from reading and analizing the ingredients and I also don’t care what a brand says about their stuff in general tbh. I use eye cream and all that stuff since I was 16 years old reguraly, but I have to thank my mother for it. she is my N1 person to ask something about skincare, she has no wrinkles only fine lines (so jealous) her skin is just amazing (hence my love for sisley, she uses it for years and years). it is so good that you teach your girls to take propper care of their skin. we all get old and wrinkly by some time but as you said, no need to lay back and watch it happening just so. I LOVE YOU DON’T BE MAD AT ME <3 šŸ˜‰

    • Lily

      Why would I ever be mad at you Claire?! I think I might have to take the plunge one day and give Sisleya a try. Not all EL skincare work for me though. Some are too heavily scented and to siliconey for my liking. You’re right about starting young too. We all get old and wrinkly one day, but heck I’m going to do what it takes to delay it šŸ˜›

  • You know, I keep trying to get on the whole eye cream wagon, but I find most of them do zilch for me. Nada. I find just using my moisturizer around and under my eyes is enough. Glad they work well for you!

    • Lily

      Well, I’m jealous that just moisturizer works for you. I don’t mind saving some $$ on eye creams!