We know we’re not alone when we say that we could easily spend a large chunk of our salaries on skincare. Between the constant new launches and those OG holy grails, there are just too many opportunities to shop. As beauty editors, we’re lucky enough to have access to the most luxurious products on the market, but we’re well aware that it’s not always feasible to shell out so much money on lotions and potions—especially on a polarizing product like eye cream.
Some folks swear by the stuff for refining fine lines and keeping puffiness at bay, while others just don’t see the point. We happen to identify with the former and as such are quite looped into the formulas that perform best. On the other hand, we’re committed to bringing you the affordable options that still get the job done. Luckily, there are plenty of lower-cost products that can help mitigate the effects that aging has on the delicate orbital skin.
Here, find nine iconic eye creams beauty insiders swear by and the similar, more affordable dupes that will help you leave tired eyes behind. Just because there are bags under your eyes doesn’t mean you have to pay designer prices to get rid of them. (Unless you want to, in which case, you also have our blessing.)