I’m sure you’ve wondered if it’s safe to put eye cream on before makeup.
I know that I have but never really got around to doing anything about it.
So I did some research and asked a few people who work in the industry and this is what I found out.
Can I Use Eye Cream Before Makeup?
In short, yes you can use eye cream under makeup!
Eye cream is a moisturizer and doesn’t cause any problems when used with makeup.
It’s not the same thing as eye serum or gel, which are designed to be used before applying makeup to get the best effect of their ingredients (though they can also be worn under makeup).
How Long Should You Wait After Applying Eye Cream Before Applying Makeup?
The answer depends on the type of eye cream you are using.
Some are not moisturizing enough and will leave you with dry, flaky skin that looks terrible under makeup.
Others are too heavy and can actually cause breakouts if your skin is irritated from the application process.
A good rule of thumb is to wait 10 minutes for any eye product before applying your foundation so it has time to absorb into the skin and become part of your base makeup layer.
What Is the Best Way to Apply Eye Cream Under Makeup?
Keeping your eyes looking fresh and youthful is important.
To do this, you’ll want to keep the skin around your eyes looking its best by using a good eye cream under makeup.
If you’re wondering how to apply eye cream under makeup,
- The first step is to make sure that you are using a small amount of the product. You don’t need much at all!
- Next, apply the eye cream in the morning before putting on makeup or going out in public (if you are using it at night).
- Once applied, gently massage into the skin with circular motions until absorbed completely into your skin. If there’s any leftover after massaging in well enough, wipe down excess with tissue paper or cotton pads – just be sure not to press too hard against delicate skin around the eyes!
- Apply only as much as necessary so it won’t interfere with wearing any kind of concealer or foundation later on top of it.
What Are the Benefits of Using an Eye Cream Under Makeup?
- Eye creams can be a great way to protect your eyes from damage.
- While there’s no doubt that eye creams aren’t a cure-all for every eye issue, they can be used to treat specific issues such as dark circles and puffy eyes.
- They may also help improve the appearance of the eye area by reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Can I Use an Eye Serum or Moisturizer Instead of an Eye Cream?
You can use an eye serum instead of eye cream.
Eye serums are simply more concentrated versions of eye creams, so they’re often more effective at treating your skin.
Eye serums can be used in place of eye creams as well as before or after makeup application.
Do not use a moisturizer in place of eye cream because it will not provide the same level of hydration to the delicate skin around your eyes.
Also, remember to wash any excess moisturizer off your face before applying makeup!
Why Is It Important to Apply a Super-Rich Moisturizing Eye Cream at Night?
If you’re in the habit of applying a super-rich moisturizing eye cream at night, you’re doing yourself a big favor.
Your skin is delicate around your eyes, and it’s important to keep this area protected from the elements as much as you can.
The same goes for puffiness and dark circles: if your eye area is properly hydrated, these issues will be less likely to pop up.
Finally, an eye cream that contains anti-aging ingredients can help fight signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles.
With all these benefits working together to keep your eyes looking fresh and youthful (not to mention protected), what’s not to love?
If you do use an eye cream before putting on makeup (and it has been at least 15 minutes since you applied your moisturizer), make sure that you avoid getting it anywhere else on your face as these products tend to be very viscous and sticky so if even a drop gets onto your cheeks or forehead they will stick there!
Also, try not to let any get into contact with your lips because this too could cause irritation if left on all day long…or worse yet wake up in bed tomorrow morning with a rash!