How to Apply Eye Cream to Deliver Major Results

How to Apply Eye Cream to Deliver Major Results

We ask skincare experts for a lot of advice here at Style Salute—and we are always so genuinely surprised at how much we can learn from the pros. Hearing professionals tell their secrets for the best application processes and their top products for looking great is something we love to do.

And recently it hit us:  Why have we never asked our experts on the pro tips for eye cream application?  By now,  you know that cream should be an essential part of your daily beauty regime.  But, what is the best way to apply eye cream to minimize dark circles, puffiness and keep pre-mature wrinkles at bay?  To help explain the best way to apply eye cream for major results, we reached out to Style Salute contributor and skincare consultant Cindy Lang for her take.

Read on to find out exactly how to apply eye cream, plus shop Lang’s picks for the best eye creams for your 20’s and 30’s.




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STEP 1: Using your ring finger, dot the product around your bone area.

STEP 2: Using your ring finger, gently apply the gentlest pressure in a half-circle dabbing around your eye like the letter ‘C.’ Why your ring finger? Because of your five fingers, your ring finger is the weakest finger–and when it comes to applying eye cream, a gentle touch is necessary.

STEP 3: Repeat for 60 seconds, taping (not rubbing) the eye cream around the bone area of the eye.

STEP 4. Wait for the eye cream to dry before applying makeup.



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Supergoop! Advanced Anti-Aging Eye Cream ($45) ($32)

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Shiseido White Lucent Anti-Dark Circles Eye Cream ($47.99) ($44.99)

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Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream ($20.99) ($13.99)

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Drunk Elephant Shaba Complex Eye Serum ($60)

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Olay Eyes Illuminating Eye Cream ($29.99) ($23.27)



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Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum ($68) ($59.79)

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La Mer The Eye Concentrate ($185) ($169)

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Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist24 Eye Cream ($43.14) ($37.25)

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Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Cream ($55) ($41.65)

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Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm ($29.56)

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Clarins Restorative Total Eye Concentrate ($65.67) ($58.52)

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Fresh Creme Ancienne Eye Cream ($95) ($115)