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With These Undereye Masks, You Might Not Even Need Concealer

It might be the festive season - which means the endless slew of parties to attend and the lack of sleep that comes with it - but you don't have to have panda eyes, thanks to these fast-acting undereye masks.
111Skin Sub-Zero De-Puffing Eye Mask, US$86 (S$117), www.net-a-porter.com
One natural remedy for puffy and swollen skin? Ice. And this mimics the effects of sub-zero temperatures. It’s infused with a tetrapeptide and marine complex that is anti-inflammatory, nourishing and calming. The result? A drastic reduction of puffiness, discolouration and appearance of fine lines. Chantecaille Gold Energizing Eye Recovery Mask, US$243 (S$330), www.net-a-porter.com
And this one’s like Bruno Mars’ song title – 24K Magic – in an eye mask. Packed with powerful botanicals that together reduce wrinkles, puffiness and minimise the appearance of dark circles. it’s a seaweed and rosewater-based formula that contains an innovative gold and silk serum which is antioxidant and soothing. In just 20 minutes, it’s said to reveal smoother and revitalized skin. KNC Beauty All Natural Retinol Infused Eye Mask, US$40 (S$54.50), www.net-a-porter.com
Not only are these kitschy shooting stars-shaped undereye masks super cute, but they’re also super nourishing too. They’re powered by retinol to improve texture; plumping collagen, soothing aloe and moisturizing hyaluronic acid to help reduce swelling and diminish dark circles in no time. Shiseido Vital-perfection Wrinklelift Mask, $115
Using the concentrated power of retinol, this mask smoothes away the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dull skin to reveal firmer, brighter undereyes. In addition, Shiseido’s VP8 technology helps deliver retinol deeper while protecting it with a veil of 24-hour hydration. Guerlain Super Aqua - Eye Patches, $188
Enriched with desert rose flower complex and many active ingredients, these patches by Guerlain deliver all the effectiveness of an intense moisturising anti-ageing bath for the skin. It’s said to work in as little as 10 minutes, which makes it the perfect pick-me-up between parties. Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Hydra Eye Patch, $145
Formulated with pure 24-karat gold, these eye masks will have your undereyes glowing just like gold while locking in moisture. Colloidal gold, an “activated gold,” helps to give skin a lifted, firmer appearance. At the same time, hyaluronic acid and glycerin help plump the skin. Lancome Advanced Genifique Yeux Light-Pearl Hydrogel Melting 360 Eye Mask, $18
An eye mask that contains the same amount of bifidus extract found in half of a bottle of Advance Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl Smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, depuff eye bags and see brighter, fresh and younger-looking eyes. Discover the new Advanced Génifique Light Pearl 360 Eye Mask, offering a complete 360-degree eye-zone care. Mario Badescu Ceramide Eye Gel, $30
Made to wake up puffy and tired eyes, this hydrating formula is made with softening ceramides and nourishing herbal extracts to help diminish the puffy look. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask, $64
Infused with the brand’s signature Advanced Night Repair technology, this eye masks bursts 20 times more of soothing and hydrating repair ingredients onto the skin instantly in just 10 minutes. Pop it on before popping into the next party. For Beloved One Crystal Radiant Bio-Cellulose Eye Mask, $48
Need extra nourishment around the eye contour area? As the spot where wrinkles form quickest, this eye mask provides extra protection with its unique ingredient – reverskin – which tackles fine lines and dark circles for a revitalised finish. All you need to do is sit back whilst it takes effect.