As someone who wears eye contacts all day everyday, and work on my laptop constantly my eyes are almost always strained in some way. So, even though I'm only 18 I find it crucial to use an eye cream to combat any early signs of aging. This eye cream does help keep the skin around my eyes soft and moisturized for a few hours, but as other reviewers have said, the 'brightener' in it is simply very small sparkles. So, once the cream has sunken in its effect is gone. I can't speak on how this eye cream would help with wrinkles, but I can say it didn't have any long term effect on my dark circles. I do like the mild scent, and the packaging is alright, but for the price I find it to be very standard eye cream. Best suited (in my opinion) for young adults who are looking for an eye cream to cover the basics. I will most likely not repurchase, but may recommend.
Uhm, I'm blown away. I got this sometime last year with the tarte holiday kit that came with this the maracuja oil, a makeup bag, a palette, and some lippies but I never really used this cream very much because honestly for awhile I didn't need it. Fast forward to this month when I broke off a relationship with my fiancé and this stuff literally came to the rescue. Puffy red eyes? It helps. Black rings under the eyes? It helps. Dryness and irritation under your eyes? It helps! Not only does it moisturize, but I truly does brighten as well! I don't care about the price I will buy this forever!
It's a bit too expensive to buy again. The skin around my eyes was irritated from trying a new make up remover so I used some of the eye cream to help it. It goes on nice and rich and absorbes really nicely, not greasy at all.
I have gone through a few jars of this. Not necessarily because I think it's amazing, but because it works decent enough to buy as a default when I don't feel like trying out new eye creams. It comes in a little purple glass jar that, although cute, doesn't feel sanitary because of it's consistent exposure to air. It's a moderately thick cream with little micro glitters throughout. Yep, that's what that instant brightening effect is...micro silver glitter. It may be from a mineral, not sure, but when I got it near my eye ducts it did feel like there were tiny particles in my eye. I know eye cream doesn't go IN your eye, but it accidentally happens, and it hurts, that's all I'm saying. I saw instant brightening from the shimmer and the cream itself was hydrating enough. It's ok, but it didn't do anything amazing. I'll be checking out other eye creams.
I love this it really helps with puffiness in the morning. It also hydrates really well and it doesn't sting my eyes which a lot of the eye creams do. Everyone's eyes are different I guess and apparently it bothers some people :(.The packaging doesn't bother me but the price is ridiculous. Eye creams are generally super expensive and this is a must have for me so I buy it anyway. This works best for me
FINALLY something that makes the skin around my eyes soft. It really does help alot with eye wrinkles and dark circles, unlike the eye cream from clinique i love it
I wanted to see what the whole maracuja hype was all about and went ahead and purchased a little sampler pack of this plus the maracuja oil. I didn't dislike either product, but didn't feel it was anything special. (I am on the hunt for something extremely hydrating because I have noticed dryness/irritation around my under eye area as a result of either an allergic reaction to makeup remover or simply scrubbing too hard.) I tried using this on its own and in conjunction with the oil, which is what the directions suggest. I really liked the consistency of the product, it feels very creamy and luxurious. I didn't find the results to be as moisturizing as I'd hoped, but it definitely helped. I have to say I prefer Bobbi Brown's under-eye cream over this one as I feel BB has more staying power than this one. (A jar of this is about $38, whereas BB is $50, though!) As for the brightening aspect, I do not have dark circles and did not notice a difference in a "brightening" sense. The packaging is absolutely stunning, as I find most Tarte products are! I can take or leave this product for now...I'm not running out to repurchase but would consider repurchasing once I run out of my other under-eye creams/treatments!
I got this because I was desperate to hydrate my undereye area. I did not find good results with the CeraVe Eye Repair Cream and wanted something creamier.
Despite my reservations about the jar packaging -- because it does render many of the beneficial ingredients useless (http://bit.ly/Z8jPsM) -- I loved it. It was the exact consistency I desired: almost-whipped, leaving my skin shiny and looking bright and glowy. I wanted to use it over my entire face. And boy did it work wonders for undereye concealer application. Significantly less creasing.
But then the time came around to buy a new one (after twice daily use for about 5-6 months), and I was hesitant to. I knew its limitations, but since it was my first eye cream, I honestly just liked the process of applying it; I liked how it fit into my routine.
I don't think I will buy it again, because I try as little as possible to fall victim to companies' marketing and presentation, such as with the packaging. I've moved on to using Paula's Choice products for my sensitive skin and I think I'm going to use a smooth, emollient formula under my eyes aside from my usual moisturizer so I can continue the routine and reap the benefits on hydration and makeup application.
I haven't tried too many eye creams but I did enjoy using this one. For me I look for a rich and moisturising eye cream and this seemed to do the job. I feel like I can't really comment on whether or not it brightened my under eye area as I don't suffer from dark shadows or bags and I can't say I noticed any big chances. This is pretty expensive stuff so I'd probably only recommend it to those who really struggle with dryness, puffiness and dark circles as otherwise I don't think the price can be justified.
I enjoyed this eye cream for the most part. My eye area is the only part of my face where the skin gets dry and flaky, but this cream does an excellent job of keeping the skin moist and supple all day long. And I definitely notice a brightening effect after application. My only issue is that after several months of use I haven't noticed the slightest bit of improvement in the fine lines I have around my eyes. I'm fast approaching 30 and need an eye cream that can address those little wrinkles that are starting to form. So the search for my perfect eye cream continues!