I have never been too hot on eye products, and for the longest time dismissed them as pure farce. This all changed when I found this eye product last year but had never purchased it. Now I'm here for all eye products - I have an eye serum by Dior, an eye cream by Chanel and now this. I love this eye illuminator so much, not only for the formula which is flawless, but also for the packaging. The ceramic tip stays perfectly cold, just like I've taken it out of the fridge. It de-puffs my puffy eyes in the morning, and the light tint provides an uncaked coverage that is pigmented enough to not let it show that I'm wearing anything at all. I tried it for the first time and got lots of complements about how fresh I looked. The formula itself is also very nice and helps me looking fresh. It looks to have a slight shimmer, but on my skin this doesn't show. As a guy I don't wear makeup at all (other than concealer on the odd occasion) but this is the perfect mix. It provides a beautiful amount of coverage and colour without being too obvious, all the while making my eye area look amazing as per.
This is nothing more than a shimmery, thin concealer cleverly packaged in a tube with an ice cold ceramic-tip applicator. I will say I was quite impressed with how cold the tip stays. So cold and refreshing - it feels like it came out of the fridge however the product itself falls flat. It did nothing to reduce puffiness and it surely didn't conceal my slight dark circles. It actually didn't work as well as a cheap, drugstore undereye concealer and I paid $62 for this!! I realized I would be better off applying cold spoons under my eyes like our grandmothers all did back in the day and focus on a product which actually works! I returned this for EL Ideal Light Brush-on Illuminator and adore it - see my review. And it's half the price!!
Love the cool ceramic feeling on the eyes each time I apply this product. This seems to only help with the appearance of dark circles but not with reducing the puffiness. It could also be more of a make up trick rather than an eye treatment to treat the eyes. Since this is illuminating, it removes the appearance of dark circles temporarily? Just a thought. Anyway, will only repurchase if there is a value set as the applicator is nice and cooling to use.
Miracle in a tube! I have dark circles not only from genetics, but they worsen with stress, lack of sleep, blah blah blah. I was looking for concealer when one of the Estee sales girls urged me to let her apply this stuff to my dark circles which already had a layer of foundation and 2 layers of concealer, but were still very visible. I couldn't believe the difference the application made in just a matter of minutes. It was weird seeing myself with such bright and awake eyes...I liked it! Granted, this does not make them go away forever, as I'm stuck with natural raccoon eyes for life, but it sure helps lighten them up for a few hours, at least. I will definitely buy this again. It's well worth the investment.
This is one of the best eye treatments I have used in a long time. I am surprised that some reviewers were not impressed by it. I have dark circles (sigh, hereditary) that just make me look very ghoulish at times. I liked the ceramic applicator and the cool sensation when I massage the creme under my eyes. The slight pigment makes the shadows lighter and does not disturb my makeup. Will buy again.
I don't know why the reviews on this product aren't higher.
I work for Clinique and get to sample out a lot of products in Macys.
I was using Cliniques Even Better Under Eye Corrector for one month and was moderately satisfied with it. My eyes did look slightly brighter but nothing too noticeable.
I tried 'Estee Lauder Idealist Cooling Eye Illuminator' and immediately loved the natural instant brightening effect it gave me. Coworkers immediately noticed my eyes looked brighter and asked what I used.
My boyfriend even mentioned that the dark shadows under my eyes were completely gone and Cliniques product really worked for me. Little did he know it was actually Estee Lauders Idealist Cooling Eye Illuminator that made the huge improvement.
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!
This product is overpriced. Big time. I have used the entire tube and I have noticed no benefit. I told the lady at the sales counter that I wanted something to treat the hyper-pigmentation under my eyes. (It can be tricky to treat that area because the skin around my eyes can be quite sensitive.) Yes, the cooling tip feels amazing but I haven't noticed anything positive. My eyes still have the discoloration... The only thing that became lighter was my wallet---which lightened significantly. As for packaging, I wasted a TON when I pulled the cap off and accidentally squeezed out a large portion of the tube. If you don't grab it around the gold, plastic rim you will end up wasting product.
I didn't know about this product until I saw it on a duty free shop. I decided to buy it. I do have dark circles, I can't hide them at all and I've used lots of products and creams. I was looking for a luminous effect under my eyes and this cream has a shimmering in it, but not glitter. It makes the eyes brighter and gives this healthy look.
I use it over my eye cream and under my concealer. I have seen a great effect but it's not a treatment, more like a make-up.. It has this cool ceramic applicator but you really need to pay attention to the amount you squeeze. I will have to see more about the long time effects of this cream, I've only used it for a week now. But I guess I will buy it again, until I'll discover a miracle:)
Of course this is gimmicky. You don't need to leave the store to know that.
The "cooling" aspect can be achieved by splashing your face with cold water.
But anyway, I'm 21 and used to have fat deposits in my eye area due to using strong and copious amounts of creams lazily. This got rid of it...the mechanisms of that...I'm not entirely sure.
It provides a nice sheer "illuminated" look.
However it is horrible to wear under makeup. My foundation above my eye will "bleed" and clump in my eye lids (foundation is Double Wear Light).
Also, like previous comments, it takes practice to figure out of to control the amount of product being dispensed. All to often, I would end up splurting too much out...a mess.
Lastly, I don't' know how effective this moisture is in doing what it claims. Yes my eyes are brighter and more hydrated....but that will happen anyway if you use a)a cream and b) something tinted.
It's just an OK product. I like the ceramic applicator, it dispenses too much product though. Illuminates nicely the eye area, but nothing further than that. Will definitely not pay the price again.