This $9 French Pharmacy Staple Was All Over the Cannes Red Carpet

Tired eyes, where?

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At the 2024 Cannes Film Festival, French glamour did not disappoint. Would you expect anything less from the A-list affair on the French Riviera in the South of France? The festivities may have concluded on May 25, but I'm certainly not done gawking over the celebrity red carpet looks. I have to say the beauty moments were especially on point—think deep side parts, dramatic Old Hollywood waves, and velvety red lips that practically scream "effortlessly French."

It seems the aesthetic even surfaced in the skincare prep, with one French pharmacy staple coming in clutch: Talika's Eye Therapy Patches. Good news! They're on Amazon, so you don't have to take a trip to Paris to snag them yourself Although, if you do find yourself at the iconic CityPharma, stocking up is never a bad idea…

Sure, they might seem unassuming, but don't underestimate the power of a good eye patch. This pack of six, which shakes out to $9 per pair, comes infused with muscat rose, wheat germ, avocado oil, ceramides and shea butter to soothe and hydrate the under-eye area. Each patch has a dry-gel consistency that makes them perfect for pre-event prep.

Just ask Lisa Aharon, who worked with Chloe Fineman and Jena Malone ahead of their Cannes red carpet appearances. "Facial preparation is a must," the celebrity makeup artist says in a press release. These patches provide instant results to plump the delicate under-eyes. Plus, they're reusable (up to three times per pair) and come with a chic silver case to use for storage.

Jena Malone at the Cannes Film Festival 2024.

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I can personally attest to their skin-soothing magic. I don't have any red carpet appearances on the docket, but I did recently use them while getting ready for a friend's wedding. I'm particularly prone to puffiness in the morning, especially after a few glasses of wine the night before, and was pleasantly surprised to see my bags literally deflate in 20 minutes.

I especially love how soothing they feel on my skin without a ton of serum dripping down my face. Because of that non-fussy, dry-gel texture, I reach for them more than any other eye patches in my collection. Bonus points if you can put them in the fridge for a few minutes before applying—it not only feels like straight-up heaven but also dials down any swelling in a snap.

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Senior Beauty Editor, Who What Wear

Jamie Schneider is Who What Wear’s senior beauty editor based in New York City. She has a penchant for trend forecasting, covering everything from innovative skincare launches to celebrity profiles, and her work has appeared in mindbodygreen, Coveteur, and more. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Organizational Studies and English before moving to NYC, and she's been there ever since. When she’s not writing or testing the latest beauty finds, Jamie loves exploring vintage boutiques, reading mystery books (bonus points for an unexpected twist), and she’s always down for a park picnic in Brooklyn.