I dont go a day without it! i use it all over my face and it also help correct my complexion (dark spots) acne scars and minimizes my pores! Believe it or not if i get a cut on my finger or a rash i put this on it and the pain or itchy feeling immediately subsides and area feels better! My fav beauty skin care product by far. Havent seen anything like it! On my 11th tube of it!
I used this product for a week and ended up having itchy/swollen/crepe-y/irritated eyes. I do not recommend for sensitive people but if you're not overly sensitive I do think it's great as an under eye makeup base before putting on your concealer/foundation.
I am a makeup artist. I have dry-combo skin (tzone slightly oily by the end of the day, rest of my face dry). I bought this on 11/2 because I have been a little tired around the eyes also I wanted an undereye cream that wasnt too heavy for myself and my clients. As for a moisturizer, this did nothing for me. For my tired days, this did helped a little with baggage and darkness. As an undereye primer for concealer, GREAT. I would only use this as an under eye primer. Itsinks in pretty fast and your undereye product will glide on after using this. If you have a dry eye area like I do, I would still use an eye cream or serum prior to using this.
This is a very light, fragrance-free, silicone-y eye cream that I only used in the morning because it mixed well with my concealer/foundation. It comes out translucent and spreads really easily. It's a pretty mediocre eye cream since it only takes care of puffiness and not dark circles, wrinkles or anything else. I can't say it was very moisturizing either. Granted, I think it was around $30 so I'm not expecting miracles, but it was ultimately pretty useless.
This was the first eye cream I've ever tried. My entire life I've looked like a panda bear. When I was younger I'd get comments all the time. On a daily basis I use Benefit erase paste and then pay mac prolong wear on top. It does the trick, until I cleanse my face. So having this issue and having gone through many different concealers, and having 2 very little children and no sleep I decided to try this one.
I am a huge mac fan. I love almost everything I have ever boughten. Of course, like everything else I buy for the first time, I check MUA. The reviews were average. Some people's HG, some people's night mare. I figured for the cost $38CAD it would be safe considering the eye creams that had great reviews were very expensive.
First of all, the lady at MAC told me that its silky and contains caffeine to help with puffiness and dark circles. Cool? Maybe. Let's try it.
Comes in a super skinny tube. Nice for dispensing though. It has no smell which is fantastic. It applies like silk as the MA claimed and wasn't drying. It did slightly help my bags and puffiness, but mine are very dark, so I can't expect miracles. Although I'm sure getting more precious Z's would help me. It didn't sting, and no reaction. So far so good.
The one and only reason why I dislike this product is it doesn't seem to work well with concealer. It goes on smooth and looks good but its like it prevents it from setting. It's almost like a protective coating. If you rub your undereye in anyway, it slides off. The oilier you may get during the day, the worse it is. Ehhhh? Not good for daytime use if you're wearing make up.
Night time use is where I get the most out of this cream. Because I don't have to worry about it and it just works while I sleep. It's made a difference if my eyes but its not something I'd scream from the roof tops over. I'd like to keep searching for an eye cream I can use both day and night, as financially it makes more sense. Will keep searching!
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.