“The first time I went to squeeze a little bit of Colorescience’s Total Eye out of its contoured, cooling applicator tip, I already knew I was getting more than the average eye cream.

In addition to sophisticated ingredients that promise to smooth little lines and reduce puffiness — like peptides, hyaluronic acid, and algae — includes mineral sun filters for SPF 35 protection.

What I didn’t know was that the light-yet-creamy formula would be peach-colored. As I applied it, it became immediately apparent that the tint was counteracting the grayish tones of my dark circles while remaining undetectable, and the texture made it perfect to serve as a primer for concealer.

That said, on days I don’t feel like wearing foundation and concealer, a little bit of this brilliant multitasker by itself is more than enough to brighten up my eye area and make me look more refreshed while blending in seamlessly with bare skin.”— Marci Robin, contributing editor.