Summer is all about what’s light and bright, so it makes sense that our favorite beauty looks help you reflect that radiance. And while we already know the best ways to play up our pout, dew-ify our complexion and do it all without breaking a sweat during these sun-drenched days, there’s one more key area that definitely deserves our attention: Those always alluring windows-to-the-soul, your eyes. A luminous, bright-eyed look for summer seems only fitting, so we’ve rounded up our go-to eye treatments that are packed with a whole slew of illuminating ingredients, from pearlescent particles to revitalizing caffeine. Along with the usual suspects—the restorative overnight treatments, the crucial eye creams, the even more crucial concealers—we’ve also culled our favorite less-thought-of products for when it comes to scoring a bright-eyed look, like shadows and liners. Because, let’s face it, sunny days call for shining eyes.
Hey, Bright Eyes
Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex II
The Brightening Factor: Developed with exclusive ChronoluxCB™ Technology, this silky gel capitalizes on the natural renewal processes your body experiences overnight and helps you wake up to a brighter, smoother and visibly de-puffed under-eye area.
Instant Solutions Triangle of Light Eye Mask
A Quick Pick-Me-Up Mask
The Brightening Factor: These pre-moistened pads are the physical embodiment of Trish McEvoy’s "Triangle of Light" technique—in a nutshell, it’s when you swipe on concealer in the shape of an inverted triangle beneath your eyes to create a lifted, illuminated effect. In mask form, the technique brings transformative results to a whole new level, and quickly, too. Each triangular pad is infused with a concentrated formula that brightens, revitalizes and plumps the dark bags under your eyes in just five minutes.
Premier Cru Eye
The Brightening Factor: Not only is this luxe cream infused with iridescent, light-diffusing particles that impart a luminous look, it also contains Viniferine, a molecule extracted from grapevine sap that helps defend against dark spots. The added caffeine will banish puffiness.
Clearly Corrective™ Dark Circle Perfector SPF 30
SPF-Infused Eye Cream
The Brightening Factor: Vitamin C and licorice root extract are the radiance-boosting ingredients at work in this lightweight cream, which also delivers the added bonus of protecting against UV damage, courtesy of 100% mineral filters.
Clearly Brighter Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller
The Brightening Factor: Thanks to the revitalizing duo of vitamin C and caffeine, plus tinted mineral pigments, this multi-benefit formula brightens and conceals dark circles in one single, easy step. The instant cooling sensation that comes from the the roll-on applicator also works wonders in creating a truly bright-eyed look.
Photo Op Under Eye Brightener
The Brightening Factor: For those especially stubborn dark circles and ominous shadows, your concealer could benefit from a powerful prep partner, like this light-reflective primer. Dab it on for an instantly illuminated appearance that will diminish dark circles. PS: To really get your glow on, dot the inner corners of your eyes with the primer, too.
Magic Hour Illuminating Concealer
The Brightening Factor: You can thank the tiny pearl particles hidden in this oil-free concealer for your newly refreshed, revitalized and luminous complexion. They impart a soft-focus, flaw-fighting effect to eliminate any tell-tale signs of fatigue, fine lines and dark circles.
Ombre Blackstar Color-Fix Cream Eyeshadow in Nude Milky Way
The Brightening Factor: This cream shadow's luxuriously illuminating Tahitian black pearl extract gives eyes that elusive sparkle factor.
24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Heartless
The Brightening Factor: The lightly frosted pink shade of this ultra-creamy waterproof pencil is the one thing that stands between a look that belies your late night and a look that’s simply luminous and lovely. Use it to line and dot the inner corners of your eyes, and also to highlight the brow bone.