The only downside to staying out all night is the next morning, when your first introduction to the mirror is more terrifying than any horror movie you’ve ever seen. The superficial effects of too much alcohol and run-of-the-mill exhaustion make themselves best known in the eye area, where dark circles and puffiness are as inevitable as that headache.
Drinking plenty of water and slathering on all of the eye cream may not be the complete solution, but it’s the effort that counts. We asked four popular DJs, who spend most of their nights behind the booth until the sun comes up, to share their picks for the best drugstore eye cream—so at least you can feel alright about saving some money after spending all your cash on vodka sodas.
DJ Jilly Hendrix, Burt’s Bee’s Intense Hydration Eye Cream ($18)
“I love Burt’s Bee’s Intense Hydration Eye Cream because it’s great for sensitive skin and really moisturizes the eye area,” she says. “It takes me from zombie to human in one application.”
DJ Kalkutta, Yes to Grapefruit Dark Circle Correcting Eye Cream ($16)
“I love it because it’s natural, it smells great, and I can find it almost anywhere I travel.”
DJ May Kwok, Neutrogena Rapid Dark Circle Repair Eye Cream ($20)
“I swear by this stuff,” she says. “The best part is you don’t even need a lot. It’s an instant pick-me-up after a long night.”
DJ Leslie Kirchhoff, Yes to Grapefruit Dark Circle Correcting Eye Cream ($16)
“I love Yes to Grapefruit Under-Eye Cream,” she says. “It feels really light and fresh—it’s so important to me to not feel like I’m piling on layers of products in the morning.”