Hello! You may remember me as the crazy beauty editor who has a weird obsession with eye cream. (To be more specific, I own at least 27 different formulas and love to talk about them.) I have extremely picky skin—tiny, freakishly deep pores that have made breakouts the bane of my existence—so skincare products that treat isolated, non-acneic areas of my face like the eyes and lips are my jam. Plus, I happen to have perpetually dark and shadowy under-eyes—the other skincare-related bane of my existence—so really, my obsession with eye creams is 100% justifiable. I’m also really great at validating any kind of beauty obsession. Can you tell?
That said, I will fully confess that pretty much every eye cream I own and regularly use is ridiculously expensive. In fact, my favorite ride-or-die formula, RéVive’s Intensité Complete Anti-Aging Eye Serum $285, is, as my fellow fashion editor Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour pointed out, the dollar equivalent to one and a half dresses from Reformation, a Nanushka top, or, my personal favorite, 60% off Manolos. Ugh, what can I say? I have damn expensive taste when it comes to beauty products—especially skincare.
However, I’ve also been immersed in the beauty industry long enough to know drugstore products can be just as satisfying as their expensive counterparts. So, since more and more of our favorite drugstore beauty brands are coming out with eye creams boasting impressive ingredient lists and rave reviews from shoppers, I’ve rounded up the five best drugstore eye creams from favored, affordably priced retailers like Walmart, Ulta, and Amazon.
In fact, with these best-selling formulas in tow, we doubt your peepers will even know the difference from the $100+ stuff. Ahead, 15 drugstore eye creams that will fool people into thinking you spent a fortune on your skincare regimen—when you definitely didn’t. Keep scrolling!