i have to stress that you really need to give this cream time. i first got it and thought it was nothing special. ive now use it for a month now every morning. and i now notice that my puffiness and dark circles have reduced dramatically. i just woke up one day and thought.. i dont have dark circles anymore. i use green tea ice cubes around my eyes aswell. which i think is amazing. id honestly say give this cream a try. i love it. im actually running out and will most definatly be buying again. i keep it in the fridge. i dab my eyes with the green tea ice cubes then apply this cream after for some moisture. i feel awake and refreshed.
I work midnights, so I wanted a good eye cream. I figured I would give fast response a try. It worked for the first 2 weeks, easy to apply concealer, made my eye area feel soft and kind of helped the puffiness. After 2 weeks, I developed red bumps under my eyes and eyelids and using this was the only thing different i have done. I have never had allergies affecting the eyes like this. I tried antihistamines thinking I did have environment allergies but did not work. This is my 3rd day with the symptoms and after reading a few reviews and others had the same side affects, I put 2 and 2 together. I have not used this since yesterday evening before I went to work and already the bumps have subsided, but still irritated. It got so bad that I was unable to sleep after a 12 hour shift! It got worse as the night went on. I also developed worse wrinkles than before, i am only 33. I will be returning this product. Now I have to find something to fix this! So disappointed with MAC cosmetics :-(
I had to return this to Mac for a few reasons....I am sad this didnt work for me. At first, it feels amazing going on and I like that it comes in a tube so I can control how much I need. My dark circles lighten and puffiness appear to vanish almost instantly. When I put on my concealer after applying this eye cream, it goes on smoothly and looks great! But after an hour or so, I found my concealer would start coming off and my dark circles would show through more prominent. It was like the slipperness of this cream would take off my concealer...I've never had this problem before and I've been using the same concealer for years! My dark circles would become darker throughout the day as well. I also noticed a small bump under my eye that went away when I stopped using this.
I have very deep dark circles that are hereditary so maybe this eye cream is better suited for those who just have them from lack of sleep and dont use it on a daily basis...which is not for me.
Pros: this creme freshens and appears to reduce puffiness. I also noticed that my dark circles, over a month of use, became lighter, although these types of effects are not claimed by the product's description.. I would give it a 3 for its intended effects -- too subtle and unconvincing.
It is a 5 because it works extremely well as the base for concealer or under eye highlighter. The creme leaves behind a slightly moist velvety layer -- does not feel heavy or oily under the eye, in fact you can only feel it by touching the area with a finger tip. Putting concealer afterwards works great: there is no more dry creases and/or gatherings of color crumbs. The creme stays on all day, and concealer does not end up looking like plaster by the evening.
Cons: the only con I noticed is that the reduction of puffiness and darkness was not drastic and immediate. That is, I noticed a difference in the way my eyes looked probably after a week of using this product, not the very first day. Having said that, its features as an under-concealer were there from the first try.
this product has caffeine it is and is supposed to immediately make your under eye area look more awake. it is moisturizing and allows for my concealer to apply smoothly. this is not a skincare product that will help you long-term and i would not purchase it again for that reason.
This cream honestly should not be reviewed solely based on any difference you see in the mirror. I have bags under my eyes that really weren’t visible (at least to me) when I looked in the mirror, but I knew they were there because I could CLEARLY see the puffiness under my eyes every time I would take a face pic of myself. Enter fast response eye cream – same as before, absolutely NO changes that I can see when I look in the mirror, but, I went to take pictures last night and ALL of the puffiness/bags are gone!! Completely gone, my eyes look great in the pictures. I take a face pic of myself prob about 1-2x @ week to check my makeup, colors, or just if I happen to think I look pretty good that day LOL!! I scrolled back through my pics from before this cream, and those damn bags were in every single pic. As I scroll to the pics taken in the last couple of weeks – not one pic with bags, not one! I can’t say how long it took for this to happen as I hadn’t really taken any pics in the last cpl months since I started using this, but it did happen. Please don’t evaluate the effectiveness of this product based only on what you see in the mirror – if you have puffiness and bags, buy this – use it – take pics and watch the changes. I will NEVER be without this cream again!!
i usually LOVE mac products, i use face and body foundation, studio finish concealer, select cover up, loose powder, complete comfort creme, strobe cream, fix + and i LOVE all of those products and highly reccomend them, however, this i don't love, i'm a bit meh about it.
It does make your eyes feel lovely smooth, and it makes them look slighty more awake however it does nothing major and nothing long term, i shant repurchase but wouldnt tell anybody else not too. id say it's 3 stars whereas all my other mac products are 5 stars. I'd reccoment bobbi brown extra eye repair to someone looking for a great eye cream.
I love this eye cream! I use it every morning under my makeup and it leaves a smooth, satiny finish. It reduces puffiness quickly as well. It's not a dramatic difference, but noticeable nonetheless. My only complaint is that it is quite pricey for such a small tube. I'm a sucker and I willl continue to repurchase though :)
OMG! I Put a layer of Benefit ooh la lift which I like very much over fast response and I saw lines under my eyes that I have neverseen before! My skin is combination and I am not that old to have as many lines under my eyes. I felt like I had professional make up in order to play an old lady in a movie!
This is a good under eye moisturizer. It applies well, and does not appear or feel greasy. The skin really soaks it up. Does it help under eye darkness? It was a temporary fix for me, but no real benefits throughout the day. Good to use in the morning before applying make up, but no long term effects. Overall I do like it because it is a good under eye moisturizer, but it didn't do much for under eye darkness on me.