Hold On, We're Going to Get a Skincare Routine Together for Drake

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Drake is working on a new album and you can tell, apparently, by the bags under his eyes.


On Monday, he posted a photo of himself on his Instagram story—captured by The Shade Room—with the caption: “you can see the album hours under my eyes.”

Nobody on the Jezebel staff is recording an album (well, as far as I know. I don’t want to assume) but that doesn’t mean we don’t know what it’s like to look like a haggard, dark-eyed ghoul. Right, Drake? Which is to say, we have some skincare recs that could help lighten, brighten, and moisturize his under-eye area.

These Smoothing and Relaxing Klorane under-eye patches are great for sticking in the fridge and putting on right when you’ve woken up, giving your eyes a cool wake-up call. Clover Hope recommends Burt’s Bees Nourishing Eye Cream, which is hydrating but gentle, and contains “royal jelly” (Hope says: “I don’t know what royal jelly is.”) And neither do I!

From Kelly Stout comes a recommendation for Kiehl’s Avocado Cream, which is great for sensitive skin. Joanna Rothkopf says Tarte’s Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment is solid, and Madeleine Davies thinks Drake should use a Milk Cooling Stick for his dark circles, which seems perfectly low-maintenance and easy to carry around when you’re moving from your private jet to your recording studio to your private jet to your recording studio, etc.

Then there are, of course, tools. Julianne Escobedo Shepherd says an Ice Roller might do the trick, like this one from Vanity Planet, and Megan Reynolds suggests a jade roller because, you know, why not? Nothing but the best for Aubrey Graham. Reynolds also recommends belif’s Moisturizing Eye Bomb, which is great for every skin type since I, personally, don’t know what Drake’s skin is like. Is it dry? Is it oily? Is it combo? Do you know?


Drake, take care of yourself. Jezebel has some other skincare recs for you, when you’re ready.

Hazel Cills is the Pop Culture Reporter at Jezebel. Her writing has been published by outlets including The Los Angeles Times, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, ELLE, and more.



I’m loving these recs for eye products. Does anyone have suggestions for products to help with scarring. My dog bit my nose a couple of weeks ago, and the plastic surgeon finally took all of the stitches out. The tissue is still healing, but I want to get a jump start on the scar that is sure to follow. Should I stick with plain vitamin E?