Eye Creams on Rotation

I cannot live without eye cream. I cannot live without sunscreen and serums either. But back to eye creams. The skin around our eyes is very thin and sensitive, and usually gives out the first signs of lines. I also have a very bad habit of rubbing my eyes so it’s no surprise that I have fine lines around my eyes. I am 38 this year, and I can honestly say that my eyes don’t look crepey because of years of care. I started applying eye cream in my 20s and I haven’t stopped since. I notice that my eyes are getting drier as I age, so instead of the gel based eye care that I used to use, I need something creamier.

 

 

eye creams

 

 

I change out my eye creams every now and then, and after using up all my eye creams, I decided to purchase 2 different ones. I bought the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream for day use. It keeps my eyes comfortable without making my makeup move around. If the eye cream is too creamy, I find that concealers tend to crease and look patchy. It has a light gel like texture which gets absorbed rather quickly.

At night, I use the Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Firming Eye Cream. It is creamier and more balm-like (as you can see in the picture below). I apply a pea sized amount onto both my eyes and I like that it remains a little creamy after applying. It doesn’t absorb completely, but I like that for night time. Maybe I use a little too much LOL! I bought these 2 eye creams about a month ago, and I really like them.

 

 

eye cream texture

 

 

What eye cream are you using at the moment? I get quite adventurous with eye creams because I always want to try new things and I get bored easily. I’m quite curious about the Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Balm, which I think is really rich for night time. It’s a texture that I really enjoy because my eyes get especially dry (sometimes itchy!) at night. Have you tried that before? I can’t remember how much I paid for them but both are a little more than RM200.

 

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

ps

Bobbi Brown ingredients

Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream ingredients

 

 

 

  • I keep trying to get into eye creams, but it’s so hard for me! It’s a good thing you got used to them so early on! I just end to use whatever serum I’m using under my eyes-I don’t know man. If an eye cream is too heavy I get milia! I HATE THAT. I guess I’m just not meant for them!

    • Lily

      My mom gets milia easily too. That’s why she sticks to gel based eye creams. But dude, you look great, so whatever you’re doing must work!

  • The Estee Lauder looks so creamy! I’m always on the hunt for a good eye cream so I’ll have to add these to my next to try list!

    • Lily

      I hope it’ll work for you too!

  • Hey Lily I was using the Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Balm last winter and spring and I have to say I did like it. It’s very thick so I find you have to warm it up between your fingers before and it kind of remains creamy for a while until it absorbs. I bought it because I thought I was beginning to develop a few fine lines, and I thought I needed something more nourishing and hydrating than whatever it was I was using before. I think it stopped my development of lines and I even think smoothed them out and improved the texture!

    • Lily

      Ooooh! Thank you so much for your input, Sofia. I will definitely buy it after I’m done with the Estee Lauder one. That’ll be my night time eye cream 🙂

  • I’m the same as you, I started using eye cream in my early 20s and never stopped since. Currently I am trying to finish 3 eye creams that are in my rotation; Vichy, AmorePacific and NeoStrata. Once I’m done with them I’ll try a new one, not sure what to get yet though.

    ps: You really don’t look your age so whatever you’re doing is definitely working. You look very early 30s at most.

    • Lily

      Aaw thanks Shireen. I credit it to my oilier skin when I was younger. Now that I’m older, I feel like my skin is getting drier, that’s for sure. And this is when wrinkles start to pop up! Fingers crossed that’ll be after I’m 40. LOL

  • Emma Bovary

    I’m so lazy when it comes to eye cream, it’s terrible and I need to get on the bandwagon.

    • Lily

      Hey Emma, I think there are many people who don’t use eye creams. If you can get on the bandwagon, maybe your eyes will thank you!

  • I use the Clinique Pep Start Eye Cream at the moment, but I just got the All About Eyes one too, so I think I’ll put those two in rotation now.

    • Lily

      I used to use the All About Eyes when I was younger. Not enough for me anymore

  • Yep, I’m an eye cream fiend, too. I have really puffy eyes if I don’t use something, so I’ve been using eye cream since my early twenties. I use a different one in the evening and in the morning, too, because I need different things. At night, I use an anti-aging depuffer, and in the AM, I use Shiseido’s ibuki because it is a good prep for concealer and it’s brightening without being sparkly or whatever. Haven’t deviated for a long time…probably time to try something new at night, but I’m so picky 😛

    • Lily

      I deviate all the time. ALL the time. Hahaha!

  • Liz

    I don’t really use eye cream anymore, except when I use a night cream with exfoliating acids that are great for my face but irritating to the eyes. I haven’t really noticed a difference, but then I do take care to make sure that my daytime moisturizer isn’t irritating and pat that around the eyes carefully. I don’t know – maybe it’s the extra oily face that helps me out, lol.

    • Lily

      Extra oily face delays all sorts of lines!! I wish I could use a moisturizer for my eyes too, but they always make my eyes water… not that I didn’t try. LOL!

  • I use the Bobbi Brown one as well. I only find it helpful if I’ve been feeling a little run down and not getting enough sleep but don’t use it on a regular basis. I also don’t suffer from dry undereyes but if I did I would definitely incorporate it more often.

    • Lily

      It’s so good that you don’t suffer from dry undereyes! I’ve always had normal to oily combination skin, but after each child, my skin got a little drier. After 3 kids, my skin is now normal to dry. That, and ageing, of course. I need the eye creams to help my eyes feel more moisturized 🙂