very soothing and hydrating, gives an instant boost. concealer goes on much better, helps with dryness, fine lines, puffiness and dark circles.
Useless waste of money. Did not do anything for me - no brightening (not even the tiniest bit), no smoothing out, no line filling - absolutely nothing.
I got this when it first came out. I thought it would be a refreshing, moisturizing canvas for concealer, or alone when I'm going for a more natural look. Unfortunately, the cooling sensation lasts a couple of seconds, and then what I'm left with is a cakey, dry undereye area. Good concept, poorly executed.
This brightens up dark circles a little but you're better off using a concealer without this. It doesn't help fine lines either
I got this hoping it would be better than a regular face primer, but it wasn't. I have really dry skin including my under eyes. This didn't add extra moisture, it has a brightening effect but once you put concealer/corrector over it, it disappears. One of the worst things about it is, it takes forever to dry that no matter how long I waited my concealer always rolled up in little balls, or looked streaky. I thought it made me look older after a few hours of wear. However, I just got a new water-based face primer (Laura Mercier Oil Free), and it works really good as an under eye primer as well.
The first few minutes after dabbing on the Under Eye Primer were magical. The fine lines filled in, the area felt cool and hydrated and looked ever so slightly airbrushed. I was in heaven even though a deeper diagonal line in the under eye area wasn't noticeably improved. Three hours later and my eyes look old, crepey and tired, much worse that before application. This the first under eye primer I've tried in years, I was hoping for tightening, brightening and filling. Good thing I didn't pay full-price for this disappointment, it came in the Smashbox eye primer kit. Hopefully will have better luck with the other primer products.
A small amount does go a long way but this is so expensive for how little you get (.33oz for $29). Maybe if I was given even close to an ounce for that much it'd be worth it. I've gotten the tiny sample bottle of this and loved it though. I used it as an eyelid primer and under eye primer. It glides whatever you wear over it and doesn't cause it to get cakey (some products are just cakey though and that has nothing to do with this primer).
Basically if this were cheaper I'd buy it all the time.
I heard about this product from two Youtubers who never fail me with their recommendations. Unfortunately, I was greatly dissatisfied with this. I tried w/ all my ability to get it to work & enjoy it but to no avail. I tried different techniques with it. Sometimes used more or less & added it with other products, but got terrible results. I hardly felt the "cooling/de-puffing" sensation while using it. I think Cliniques All about Eyes Serum works remarkably better at de-puffing the eyes, at least for me. My under eyes are already quite wrinkly, I felt that with every concealer, using this made my undereyes drier & more wrinkly :( The product was $29, & I returned it today. It's definitely an interesting concept, there really aren't many under eye primers out there. I'll still be looking for other ways to prevent my concealer from creasing so soon. I'm determined :)
Does make my undereye area a tiny bit brighter.
I don't find this product necessarily at all, it doesn't make a huge difference.
Like a previous reviewer -- I really wanted to love this, too. Unfortunately, it didn't perform to it's expectations. It does feel nice and seems to hydrate, but it doesn't do anything beyond that. And there aren't any skin care benefits. So, if you are looking for an Under Eye Hydrator -- just get a nice eye cream. In order to use this up -- sometimes I will put this on top of my concealer mid-day to freshen up the area. For that purpose -- it works. But I don't see any benefits of this as an eye primer to help with creasing issues.