I'm about to purchase my 3rd tube of this. It's a peachy gel-creme moisturiser that gives a little boost of hydration around my eyes. It's got a lot of slip/silicone feel and any dark circle coverage is just a cosmetic result of the slight tint. I'll repeat what lots of other people have said: this is a moisturiser, not a concealer. I don't have dark circles so I just benefit from the moisture. And that's good enough. Never had any discomfort or irritation. I usually just squeeze a small dot out on my finger and pat around my eye. The metal tip on the tube is cooling, but I'd rather control application using my finger. Have tried a number of other eye creams and for the money this does a good job. Not quite HG, but getting there.
This is NOT a concealer. I bought this as a treatment for under eyes (not that mine are particularly dark). This product is very expensive, but in my opinion... worth it! The soft peachy colour of the treatment worked really well in neutralizing my darker under eye and smoothed out the complexion. I could reapply it throughout the day for a more natural effect rather than applying concealer (I don't like the 'caked' feeling)..
Packaging is really cute, although pretty much all of the print has rubbed off, which shouldnt happen with a $50 small tube.
Only down side... I find that after it starts to dry, it can gather in the creases around eyes. This did not bother me too much as I don't wear much eye make up and once the majority of the treatment dried, I would use my finger time to rub the excess in the skin with one swipe. I think if you want to wear eyeshadow/liner etc this will bother you.
This product is okay.....wish is had more benefits to it beside the fact that it works on puffy eyes...that's it! Coverage is minimal and you have to reply it again later. Very $$$$$$. I am a big fan I Clinique but this particular products didn't do much.
Received a sample packet of this that I was able to use for a few days. Didn't notice any difference. The tint is so sheer it doesn't help cover anything. It feels nice going on but that's about all it has going for it.
A resounding "meh" on this one, which surprised me as the face lotion for oily/combo skin is the best moisturizer I have ever used! The moisturizer made my horrific acne scarring disappear, and my skin never looked better while I was using it. But, well, the eye cream did nothing for dark circles. I'll admit at 20 years old I do party and drink sometimes too much. This doesn't help, but it does provide nice moisture, and concealer goes well on top of it. As for the actual product itself in detail, I will go into that in my next paragraph.
The cream has a nice, light consistency which feels comforting when patted on to the skin. The cool metal applicator is nice in theory, and feels nice on really dry skin but I find the product takes forever to absorb if you don't pat it into the skin. It has no fragrance which is nice, and it never stung or burned. This is huge for me as my eyes have been very sensitive since I had a very harsh reaction to Pericone MD eye cream last winter. As previously stated concealer goes well over top of it and it never looks oily. But does zero for dark circles (which is its biggest advertised selling point), so it gets two stars rather than three. Nice moisturizer, but honestly Fresh Lotus Eye Gel is ten times nicer when it comes to preventative aging. Wouldn't repurchase. Too bad!
I'm really surprised by all of the negative reviews of this product. First off, it's NOT a concealer, it's a treatment so if you're trying to cover darkness with this you're wasting your time. I have very dark circles and I'm finding that by applying this AFTER my concealer that it diffuses the shadows and enhances the concealer plus it keeps it from cracking or caking. I'm also applying it to bare skin at night. I haven't used it long enough to see if there is any permanent change but I like it enough to use even if there isn't. I would compare it to Touche Eclat (which has never worked for me) but with the added treatment ingredients.
When I first got this product, I was not impressed. I was used to using thick concealer to cover my purple undereye areas, and this seemed ineffective in that regard. I needed to use concealer on top of this. However as I continued to use it, I noticed a significant reduction in the purple discoloration which I have had my entire life. Within a week or two, it seemed that the area looked much better and I only needed to use this product, not the concealer as well. I have repurchased once and plan to do so again. This is the only product that has had a noticeable effect on this issue, although I haven't tried many. I am not entirely satisfied with the appearance of the product, as it settles into the creases and I need to pat it to redistribute it, however the effectiveness outweighs that concern.
I have the average dark circle, nothing too extreme. When I went to Clinique I asked the lady to give me something that would moisturize because my main concern was the dryness in the under eye area. She was the one that said she had the perfect eye cream to get rid off the dryness and attack the dark circles I have.
When she applied the cream it was so soft and the dryness was erased as soon as it was on my skin.That is why I purchased it. Then after an hour or so the dryness was back and I felt stupid because I should have tested at least for a day. In my country you can't return cosmetics and skin care so I was left with this useless product.
It doesn't moisturize, my dryness didn't change. The dark circles don't improve, I have the same amount of pigmentation, I don't suffer from puffiness so I can't say if the pufiness disappears.
This was a complete waste of money that does nothing for me. I have learned that Clinique is not for me, this is not the only product that has disappointed me from their range.
I don't have severe under eye circles but i work a lot and don't sleep as i should but what a waste weeks and no change. I wont buy this again expensive for not really doing anything.
I've always had dark circles and puffy undereyes (I blame my allergies and maybe genetics) so I know that no product will correct both issues. I've been using this for around 2 months and it did absolutely NOTHING for my eyes. It's not the cheapest product so I was expecting some results at least.
The metal tip seemed like a good idea when I bought it but then I realized how easily contamination can occur so I don't use the applicator anymore. Also, I noticed that a stubborn patch of dry skin appeared under my lower lashline so I decided to put more product on it. I think it made it even worse so I now apply Lucas' Papaw Ointment under my eyes at night (don't judge)
and it definitely soothed the dry patch.
I will continue using it just so it doesn't go to waste (unless the dry patch reappears) but I will definitely not repurchase.