Eye Cream Roundup!

I always have high hopes for eye creams and then they tend to come up short. Does that happen to you? I guess I'm expecting too much from a little jar of cream. But I still love the search and testing out new ones. It's a good thing I'm a beauty writer -- thanks to my job I get to test creams all the time.

I thought I'd do a little roundup of the best eye creams I've received lately. (Every single cream in this post was sent as a sample.) I've been sent creams at every price point, and I've been tirelessly testing them out for you. Here is what I thought.

Olay Regenerist Anti-Aging Eye Roller

The clicking dispenser works like a pen and is fun to use but feels a bit gimmicky. However, it made it more likely that I would actually put on eye cream at night, even when I was really tired, so maybe it's not so gimmicky after all. I also think the container is awesome for travel.

ERNO LAZLO TRANSpHUSE EYE

I'm an Erno Lazlo user (I even bought the system for my mother!) so I was set to love this cream. However, I wasn't impressed enough with it to purchase it with my own money once my sample ran out. It's not bad, it just wasn't absorbed by my skin and just seemed to sit there. I think it would work better for someone with drier skin.

Boots No7 Intensive Line Filler

This one's very nice -- a bargain at $17, it's light enough to use during the day and really does seem to plump the skin giving the impression of lessened lines around the eyes. I'm sure it's just an illusion caused by better moisturized skin, but it does make it look better and that's good enough for me. I used it at night as well.

Lift Lab Lift & Firm Eye Cream

I like that this cream absorbs quickly, doesn't irritate my eyes, and just keeps the skin around my eyes nicely hydrated. It's the one I'm currently using nightly, and while I haven't seen any effect on my under eye circles, it does keep puffiness at bay.