This eye cream intrigued me because of the many claims that it makes. I mostly want to prevent lines and wrinkles around my eyes and if an eye cream claims to reduce darkness as well, I will be more than happy to try it out.
As you can read from the packaging; there are many beneficial ingredients in this eye cream that will help reduce wrinkles and lines and will improve firmness and brighten the eye area.
The packaging is very lightweight and I really enjoy that it is a tube rather than a jar so I don’t have to dip my finger in the product. Now, the strange thing about this eye cream is that it is pigmented! When you squeeze out the product it is white but once blended in I notice that it turns into a concealer-like cream. Honestly, the packaging does not make it clear that this has color pigments and is a eye cream/concealer hybrid. I personally enjoy this aspect about this eye cream but from searching up some reviews others were not happy with the color and the fact that it wasn’t made aware to them that this is colored.
Squeezed out of the tube.
Slightly spread out to show pigmentation – not fully blended in.
I wonder if the color changes depending on your skintone because some claim that it turned a bright orange on them. However, my personal experience with this is that it slightly conceals the darkness under my eyes while hydrating that area. It is great to wear alone for no makeup days or under concealer as it allows the concealer to glide on and not look dry. The product does not feel greasy or heavy at all and absorbs really nicely.
I’m a big fan of this and would recommend however, it is best to try the tester in store as I’m not sure if the color will flatter every skin tone. I’m very fair and when using a tiny bit it is undetectable under my eyes.
Have you tried this eye cream?
Purchased on eBay – search “Garnier Miracle Eye Cream”.
I’m excited to review this serum today because it’s a nice change from the last two products that I have reviewed and was disappointed by. I’m so obsessed with this product – I’m finishing my second bottle of it and already have a backup in my drawer!
The Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II (I just refer to this as the ANR serum) claims to make skin smoother, more radiant, younger, hydrated and more even in tone. It does this by maximizing the power of skin’s natural nighttime renewal. After going through 2 bottles of this, I have to say that I agree with all of the claims except for the “younger” one since I don’t have any wrinkles and so I can’t comment on that. This serum has made my skin look so healthy and radiant that I can’t stop using it. As many of you may know, I have an oily, breakout-prone skin and this does not break me out nor make me more greasy throughout the day. It is oil and fragrance-free which are the two things I always look for in skincare products.
I have to say that this has become my absolute favourite and I can not replace it with any other serum. Even though this is meant to be used in the evenings I actually apply this in the morning as well under my moisturizer and on those days I get so many compliments on my skin. This product comes in a few different sizes, I do prefer the smallest size just because it comes with a dropper and so you are exposing the product to air which makes it’s shelf life shorter in my opinion. I also have to point out that the dropper can separate from the cap – this happened to me on the first bottle that I purchased.
The other product that I want to also mention is the Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix, which is the little bottle next to the ANR serum. I received this as a sample in a gift with purchase and just had to mention that I’ve been loving this as well! It feels like a gel almost – it isn’t heavy or greasy feeling under the eyes and you apply this with a cute little massaging wand. I don’t think this is really sanitary but since it’s a tiny bottle; I’m not too bothered by it.
Overall, this is a great serum – probably the first serum that I would recommend to anyone that wants to include one in their skincare routine. The eye concentrate is really nice too but I have other eye creams that are just as good.
Have you tried the ANR line?
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I have been trying a few different eye creams in the last few months and I have a pretty good idea of what worked and what didn’t. Today I’m reviewing this eye cream from Clinique; there are two types – there is the original All About Eyes which is a gel-cream formula and then the rich formula. I will be reviewing the other one as well in the next few weeks.
This eye cream is available in two sizes: 15ml and 30ml. You save a bit of money on the larger size but I do recommend that you purchase the smaller one first to see how it works for you and they do last a long time about 5-6 months for the 15ml. I like getting the smaller size when the product is housed in a jar like this because it is exposed to the air every time you open it and you must dip your fingers in to apply.
This formula is a true cream – it is much thicker than the original All About Eyes. I have to rub my finger in the product to pick it up; I feel it almost melt upon contact. Once I tap this product under my eyes I notice that it absorbs very well which is important because my concealer will be able to sit nicely on top. I have very oily skin but dry under eyes which is why I’m on the hunt for a good eye cream, I definitely want to prevent wrinkles from forming by keeping the area moisturized.
This eye cream claims to diminish the look of puffiness and dark circles while helping lessen the look of fine lines. I’m 25 years old and I don’t notice any wrinkles now but I’ve always used an eye cream to moisturize and to help my concealer glide on and not look cake-y and dry. I don’t have puffiness but I do have dark circles which is caused by my blue/purple veins showing through my very thin under eye skin.
In conclusion; this eye cream performed very nicely in moisturizing my eye area however, I didn’t notice it lightening my dark circles (I don’t think any cream can).
**Update: I’m pretty sure this eye cream gave me milia (little small bumps) so I will no longer be using this.
Have you tried this eye cream? Let me know which eye cream is your favourite!
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This primer got a lot of attention on social media simply because it is a sheer black color. I have the mini size and after trying it out a few times I have a few thoughts on it.
Besides the fact that this primer is a black color (it contains melanin) it claims to shield against HEV and IR light which comes from computer/tablet/smart phone screens and this light causes premature ageing and skin damage. I was very intrigued that it also claims to diminish the look of pores and fine lines.
Once applied, this primer does not darken your skin tone – it becomes clear. It feels very hydrating and isn’t greasy or heavy at all. I don’t notice it doing much for my pores and will have to follow up with a pore filler before applying my foundation. This primer sits nicely on my skin and under foundation but in all honesty it doesn’t do much in terms of blurring out pores/fine lines or making my foundation stay on longer than usual.
I would apply this as a moisturizer because of the HEV and IR light protection that it gives but would follow up with another primer to give me the look and longevity that I want from my foundation.
Have you tried this primer?
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Welcome back to my second mini review this week – if you haven’t seen the first one; click here. So today I thought I would review this little travel-sized moisturizer which intrigued me because it has the word “plump” in it’s name!
This product claims to do lots of things such as deeply hydrate (contains Hyaluronic Acid), smooth and plump the skin so that fine lines are pushed away and less visible. It is a gel formula which I love because it isn’t heavy/thick or greasy feeling on the skin. It did instantly give me really soft smooth skin which I enjoyed. I don’t have any fine lines so I can’t comment on that claim but it did plump my skin with moisture so I would imagine that it would help minimize the look of fine lines. The only downside to this product is that the scent is very strong and very masculine-cologne type of smell which I do not enjoy rubbing all over my face.
Overall, besides the scent, this is a really nice moisturizer and I like applying this in the mornings before makeup because it absorbs quickly and doesn’t make me any more oily than I usually am.
Have you tried any Biotherm products – if so, what product would you recommend?
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I love wearing matte lipsticks but absolutely hate how they apply when my lips are dry – the lipstick clings to every dry patch and exaggerates every single bump. Exfoliation is a MUST if you are going to apply a liquid lipstick!
This is the first of the 5 posts that I will be putting up this week. Each review will be of a mini travel-sized product and my first impression(s) of it.
Starting off with the packaging; it is very standard for a lip scrub – simple container with a twist off cap. The product smells like a delicious cake! The consistency is very thick and fairly abrasive which helps remove dead skin in seconds. It is also very oily which leaves my lips super soft even when I wipe the product away. It gets rid of the dead skin and hydrates within a few seconds of rubbing it on my lips.
On the website it says that you can use this to remove long wearing/liquid lipstick – I would imagine that it would take it off fairly easy since it contains almond, avocado and Vitamin E oil. This product also contains Organic Sugar and beeswax (therefore not vegan).
I really do enjoy this lip scrub and will definitely be finishing it up soon!
Have you heard/tried this brand?
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I can’t control myself when I see a mattifying moisturizer and this one was even more intriguing because it claims to work as a mattifying primer as well.
On the website this product claims to blur the look of pores, reduce shine, smooth skin, and helps control pore-clogging oil with Salicylic Acid. It contains Vitamin C, Caffeine and Bisabolol which calms skin. On top of that it is oil-free, non-acnegenic, Dermatologist and Ophthalmologist tested.
Before we get in to how this worked for me I like to start with the packaging. I really like squeeze tubes; you don’t have to dip your finger in product and it is clean and compact. It’s also very light weight and sleek which makes it easy to store when travelling. I also like the white and silver packaging with a hint of blue; the packaging doesn’t look cheap at all.
The product itself is a white opaque cream and is very light-weight; feels almost like a gel consistency but not quite. The scent is mild and fresh and not bothersome or floral. When I rub this into my skin I feel it slightly mattifying but it doesn’t leave my skin completely matte. I need to follow up with a pore filler because this doesn’t really minimize my pores however, it does give me an instant radiance/brightening effect while removing excess oil. This can look great on no makeup days and when layered under foundation it sits nicely; doesn’t roll up or look cakey which is a problem that I have had with mattifying bases. It does prolong the time that I tend to get really oily and want to blot but it doesn’t eliminate the need to blot.
Overall, I like this product but it doesn’t live up to the claims that it makes. However, I have to mention that I’m very oily – more so than the average person!
Have you tried any of the Estee Edit products?
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