“A rich eye cream may feel great going on at the crack of dawn, but the thick texture tends to leave behind a greasy residue, which can cause shadow, liner, and mascara to smear, especially as the temperature increases and oil production revs up,” says Ciucci, who is based in New York City. Reserve luxurious creams for nightly use, and for daytime invest in a serum, like Olay Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum ($20, target.com). You’ll still get a dose of moisture without the risk of messing up your makeup.
After applying concealer under your eyes, dust on loose powder, like Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($25, sephora.com), to absorb oil and reduce smudging. For emergencies, stash Almay Oil-Free Eraser Sticks ($5, target.com) in your bag or desk drawer to clean up smears. They come premoistened with makeup remover to whisk away debris in seconds.