Beauty Editors Swear By This Luxury Eye Cream, But Does It Live Up to the Hype?

Eye creams are somewhat of a divisive topic. Some people swear by them, and some people claim that they make no difference at all. I like to think that I sit somewhere in the middle. Don't get me wrong, I've tried lots of eye creams that don't live up to their bold claims, but occasionally I come across a product that really does make a noticeable change.

From the Origins Ginzing eye cream to Drunk Elephant's C-Tango Multivitamin eye cream, there are a handful of products that I would actually recommend for those of you looking to add a little bit of life to your under eyes.

However, one product that I have been desperate to try is the Sunday Riley Auto Correct Eye Contour Cream. If you didn't know, this eye cream is loved by beauty editors and celebrities alike (Maya Jama and Drew Barrymore are reportedly big fans). Click on any roundup of the best eye creams, and I guarantee that this product will be high on the list. That being said, it doesn't come cheap. At £60 for a 15ml bottle, I was curious to know whether the product is really worth the investment. So, I did what any beauty editor in my position would do and I decided to put it to the test. Keep on scrolling to see how I got on...

Sunday Riley Auto Correct Eye Contour Cream Review

A picture of the Sunday Riley Auto Correct eye cream

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The Formula

So, what makes this eye cream so good? The secret is all in the formula. The lightweight cream aims to deliver a lifted look while also helping to reduce the appearance of dark circles. It contains caffeine and Brazilian ginseng root extract to reduce puffiness and energise your under eyes. Cocoa butter, shea butter and watermelon rind extract flood the skin with moisture while light-reflecting particles add a subtle glow.

The Texture

As mentioned above, this cream is incredibly lightweight. However, that's not to say that it's not hydrating, either. Yes, it sinks into the skin in seconds, but it leaves your under eyes feeling silky soft all day long. Not only that, but it sits perfectly under makeup. In fact, it created the ideal base for my concealer.

A picture of the Sunday Riley Auto Correct eye cream

(Image credit: @gracelindsay__ for Who What Wear UK)

The Verdict

I want to start this off by saying that I know £60 is a lot for an eye cream, and you definitely don't need to add it to your skincare routine. However, if you are looking to invest in some luxury skincare, then this might be one of the best eye creams I have ever tried (and I've tried many eye creams over the years). The formula is so hydrating, but it never feels heavy on the skin. I love applying it both morning and evening, but I especially love wearing it under makeup for an added boost.

Although I don't think that any eye cream will be able to miraculously get rid of fine lines or dark circles, this product definitely delivered on its claims to reduce puffiness and awaken the eye area. It added a beautiful glow to the skin and I've even received a few compliments about how radiant I look since getting my hands on it.

Don't get me wrong, there are lots of amazing affordable eye creams out there that can also help to awaken the under eye area, but I was seriously impressed by how immediate the results were with this Sunday Riley product, and I can honestly say that it really does live up to the hype.

Pros: Lightweight texture, sits well under makeup, hydrating, reduces puffiness and adds a subtle glow

Cons: More expensive than other eye creams on the market

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Grace Lindsay
Junior Beauty Editor

Grace Lindsay is the junior beauty editor at Who What Wear UK. At the age of 18 she decided to train as a makeup artist before going on to study english and media at Goldsmiths University. It was during that time that she explored her love for journalism by interning at a small beauty start-up based in Shoreditch. Since then, she has worked at a number of publications including Marie Claire and Hello!, where her love for all things beauty continued to grow.

As Who What Wear UK's junior beauty editor, she covers everything from the latest hair trends to the stand-out makeup products of the season.