Suffering From Sleepless Nights? These Under-Eye Treatments Will Banish Those Pre-Wedding Dark Circles

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Updated 07/13/18

Alyssa Greenberg

We know you've been stressing about your big day, but you don't want anyone else to know that! Between your job, wedding planning, and just life in general (did you remember to pay your credit card bill?), it's easy to lose sleep over the little things. And for a lot of us, puffy under-eye circles are a direct result of those sleepless nights. While concealer can work as a last-minute cover up, getting to the root of the problem could cut your wedding-day makeup routine in half. Enter eye creams.

Under-eye creams are the most effective way to reduce dark circles and puffiness before your big day. But with so many options (and a ticking clock for your wedding day), it's hard to know which product will be the most effective. Luckily, we did the legwork for you.

We pulled together the very best eye creams, serums, and masks for brides-to-be. Scroll on to see which will get you bright-eyed and beautiful in time to say "I do."

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Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gel

Courtesy of Anthropologie

Looking for a last-minute beautifying boost before you walk down the aisle? Skyn Iceland's Cool Firming Eye Gel patches are formulated with glacial water and a potent dose of firming ingredients, crafted to depuff and tone stressed-out skin under the eyes. And they only take ten minutes. Tada!

SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $15

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Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado

Courtesy of Sephora

Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment is specifically formulated for dry skin. The soothing formula is made up of avocado oil, cocoa butter, and shea oil, providing a natural remedy for dryness that'll leave your under-eyes looking softer and suppler.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $29

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Dr. Brandt No More Baggage Eye De-Puffing Gel

Courtesy of Ulta

As its name implies, Dr. Brandt's No More Baggage Eye De-Puffing Gel is all about ditching those under-eye bags. The formula uses biomimetic filmatrix technology, peptides, and botanical extracts to reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles.

SHOP NOW: Ulta, $42

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Ren Keep Young and Beautiful Instant Brightening Beauty Shot Eye Lift

Courtesy of Sephora

This gel-serum by Ren works for all skin types and tightens and fills the under-eye area instantly. The formula also contains light reflective pigments that brighten, assuring a smoother and more lifted look that lessens the appearance of bags and crow's feet.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $45

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Verso Reviving Eye Mask

Courtesy of Space NK

Looking for an under-eye mask that does it all? Verso's Reviving Eye Mask has you covered. In addition to providing up to 30 hours of moisture, it contains Retinol 8 that reinvigorates the skin around the eyes. Pop on the pads for 20 minutes, and you're set with brighter, fuller eyes for the entire next day.

SHOP NOW: Space NK, $55

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Sunday Riley Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream

Courtesy of Sephora

If your wedding planning schedule has been causing you to lose sleep, Sunday Riley's Auto Correct Eye Contour Cream is your new best friend. The brightening and depuffing formula uses caffeine and Brazilian ginseng root extract to rapidly reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles and energize tired-looking eyes.

SEE MORE: Sephora, $65

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Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm

Courtesy of Sephora

Using alguronic acid, vitamin C, caffeine, cucumber, aloe, and green tea extracts, Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm expertly nourishes the eye area. Apply twice a day for the best results, especially if you want brighter eyes by your wedding day.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $68

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Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift

Courtesy of Ulta

If wedding planning has you stressed, it's likely wreaking havoc on your skin too. Dermalogica's Stress Positive Eye Lift is perfect for, well, stressed brides! This daily use serum includes wild indigo seed extract that brightens dark under-eye circles, sea water extract to counter the look of puffiness, and hyaluronic acid to firm and lift the skin.

SHOP NOW: Ulta, $68

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Perricone MD Cold Plasma Eye Cream

Perricone MD

This cream is one of those products that actually delivers on the promise to increase firmness around the eyes. Over just a few days of use, you'll notice visible improvement in dark circles, puffiness, crow’s feet, and fine lines as well.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $110

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Eve Lom Time Retreat Eye Treatment

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Eve Lom's Time Retreat is the best option for brides looking to reduce fine lines. This eye treatment contains encapsulated retinol to visibly smooth and soften. Use twice a day for the best results.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $75

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Verso Super Eye Serum

Courtesy of Space NK

Verso's Super Eye Serum, much like its eye mask cousin, is also powered by Retinol 8. This serum gives your skin a slight tingle when first applied, but it blends in quickly for a reviving finish.

SHOP NOW: Space NK, $80

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Goop Perfecting Eye Cream

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Gwyneth Paltrow knows what she's doing when it comes to skincare. Goop's Perfecting Eye cream is a lightweight cream that hydrates, soothes, and firms the delicate eye area, and seeps into the skin quickly for instant results.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $90

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Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum

Courtesy of Space NK

Meet the perfect addition to your pre-wedding beauty routine. Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum, while on the pricier end, is totally worth the splurge. This serum does it all: It restores balance and natural radiance, stimulates cellular turnover, increases skin elasticity, strengthens capillaries, repairs the skin’s barrier, and protects against free-radical damage.

SHOP NOW: Space NK, $185

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Touche Éclat Radiant Touch

Pro tip: For an instant brightener that will highlight how well the above creams and serums are working, use the Touche Éclat lightweight highlighter on the day-of. It will keep your eyes glowing on your wedding day—Radiant Touch is a bride's secret weapon! This pen-style concealer not only lifts eyes but smooths and perfects your complexion, giving a last minute touch up for brighter eyes. Swipe along the bridge of your nose and cupid's bow for even more radiance.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $38

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