DIY Avocado Eye Cream {inspired by Kiehl’s Eye Treatment}

Kiehl’s should get a little flushed on the cheeks right about now.

Their best-selling under-eye cream only has 2 main ingredients: Shea butter and avocado oil. Apart from a whole lot of ingredients I can’t pronounce.

Shea butter and avocado oil do a great job in moisturizing the fragile skin underneath your eyes. So you can easily make your own eye treatment, for a fraction of the cost.

What you’ll need (for 30 ml):

  • 1 tbsp. Shea butter
  • 1 tbsp. Avocado oil

Melt the Shea butter in a double boiler or in a tablespoon over a candle.

Pour the melted Shea butter in a bowl and add the avocado oil. Stir well and let it solidify. You can put it in the fridge if you like.

Give it another whisk and there you go, your own eye cream ready to work its magic! Keep it in the fridge if you live in a hot climate.

A little goes a long way with this eye cream. Use the finger next to your pinky (I’m sure there’s a more official name for it) and let a teeny-tiny amount melt onto your finger. Dab it underneath your eyes.

This is definitely a treatment for your eyes. I only use it at night times. Unless your eye area is very dry, it’s not an ideal makeup base.

Time for some beauty sleep!

Other moisturizing goodies you might like:

DIY LUSH Dream Cream inspired Soft skin Body Lotion

DIY LUSH Ultrabland inspired cleanser/moisturizer


  1. maryandhagan 9 January 2015 at 08:40

    I love that your DIY’s are so simple with just a couple ingredients! I’ll have to try this one.

    1. The Makeup Dummy 11 January 2015 at 01:25

      That’s so sweet, thank you so much!!!! That’s the perfect definition of how I want my DIYs to be! If you try it let me know if you like it X

  2. ashleerad 13 February 2015 at 03:12

    Could you make a whole tub of this or would it go bad?

    1. The Makeup Dummy 13 February 2015 at 18:23

      If you keep it somewhere dry it should last a pretty long time! Make sure no water gets in there and keep an eye out for any signs of spoilage.

  3. Saskia 11 April 2015 at 19:09

    The ‘finger next to your pinkie’ is called a Ring Finger 🙂

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  5. mii 28 February 2017 at 05:40

    Hello ! I enjoyed this article: 3 but I wonder one thing that limits its use is how long? Looking forward to your reply.

  6. Melanie 11 December 2018 at 18:12

    I just joined and have turned 63 this past 7th of December. I’m not sleeping well and have chronic pain. My generation loved to bake in the sun ( no good info) I’ve had a professional chemical peel some years back, helped a lot of sun damage to face. Ouch but didn’t have neck done! My neck tells a story much older than I am!! Any tricks for really firming up the neck and decolette? Ha, did i spell that right? Ignored the spelling and unfortunately that area of my body! So wrong! Young ladies out there, don’t neglect your neck!!!! Melanie A

    1. The Makeup Dummy 12 December 2018 at 17:44

      Welcome Melanie! I’m sorry to hear that. For better sleep I can recommend my Lavender Pillow Mist. It really helps you relax before you go to bed. My best tip for firming the skin in your neck area would be to keep the area moisturized. it’ll make a big difference in the appearance of the skin! I would also make sure to keep hydrated from within, so drink enough water throughout the day. It’s good that we know a lot more about the sun and the damage it can do today!


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