Eye cream. Otherwise often called “hope in a jar.” 🙂 It’s been on my thoughts recently as a result of each time I look within the mirror I ponder if I’ve at all times appeared this drained? Because, duuuude! — I can’t bear in mind the final time I noticed my reflection and thought, “Wow, I look like I slept well.”
Hence the present eye cream obsession.
Looking for a new eye cream
I’d been utilizing Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate since final fall, however I lately ran out. It was doing a fairly good job…but it surely wasn’t rocking my world. And that’s what I would like! I would like one thing that’s going to completely rock my world.
Story of our lives, proper?
If I strive and fail, I determine I can at all times return to Clarins…
(BTW, if there’s one you swear by, hook a cat girl up! The very dry pores and skin round my eyes preemptively thanks you.)
To assist me on this search, I additionally requested on Instagram, and right here have been the options I noticed essentially the most:
OLEHENRIKSEN Banana Bright Eye Crème ($38)
This one appears promising, and I like the worth! It has vitamin C, which I’ve had nice outcomes with in eye lotions earlier than.
I’m unsure in regards to the jar, although… I’ve learn that vitamin C-containing merchandise are simplest once they are available in packages that seal out air and gentle.
ESTÉE LAUDER Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix ($69)
A couple of individuals cited this one, together with my buddy Jessica, who swears by it, so I’m eager to strive it, like, now. She says it layers nicely underneath concealer and hits loads of the anti-aging bells and whistles (which I would like!!!).
KIEHL’S SINCE 1851 Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado ($29)
Lots of dry-skinned women love this one and name it their “go to.” Looks price a strive, and the worth is true, however I want it contained extra stuff for wonderful strains, although.
I’m leaning towards the Banana Bright one…however I wanna hear what you want earlier than I commit.
To use fillers, or to not use fillers — that’s the query
Sometimes I ponder if eye cream is simply a waste of time and cash. Not gonna lie, I’ve been fascinated by fillers. They’re supposed to essentially assist with darkish circles, though I acknowledge that my proof for that is anecdotal…from YouTube movies.
Right now I don’t use any fillers, largely as a result of I’ve this bizarre inside wrestle occurring the place a part of me is like, “You know, you’ve made it this far in life. Let your face be the map of your journey. You don’t need to cave to society’s pressures to look young. EFF THOSE antiquated, unattainable ideals, and rage against the machine.” Etc., and many others.
I additionally take into consideration what sort of message it sends to Connor.
Plus, my largest worry (aside from the needles…) is that I received’t acknowledge myself within the mirror. Would I nonetheless seem like me? Could I nonetheless make the identical goofy expressions I make once I inform tales about Tabs waking me up in the course of the evening by kneading my hair or leaping off my abdomen? Or will my face be frozen into an impassive, motionless masks?
I simply don’t know, however I’m curious. I ponder if it could save time and cash in the long run…
As of proper now, although, I’m not fairly curious sufficient. Maybe in a 12 months or two… I’m leaving the door open.
Try this in case your concealer routinely disappears
While we’re on the topic of that space underneath our eyes, right here’s one thing that occurred to me the opposite day: If you discover that your concealer (and/or no matter make-up you put on on your lids, for that matter) pulls a disappearing act by the tip of the day, strive buying and selling your eye cream for one thing else, as a result of some eye lotions work higher underneath make-up than others.
This bought me yesterday. I attempted Nyakio Red Ginseng Line Smoothing Eye and Lip Cream for the primary time (it’s wealthy and hydrating). Then I put eye make-up on high… Bloop, bloop, bloop. Within a few hours, all the pieces was like a downhill ski run! Sliding, sliding, sliding down!
This by no means occurs to me once I use Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate…
Aaand that’s it for right this moment’s rambling ideas. 🙂
Your pleasant neighborhood magnificence addict,