The Eyes Have It
There was a time when my eye area was not at its best. Late nights, early mornings and let’s be honest, too many post-work drinks, had really taken its toll. I thought I’d done permanent damage. Thankfully, however, it was not too late, cleaner living (only having a few glasses Thursday – Saturday!!) put paid to puffy bags and swapping wine for water and getting more sleep, started to reduce the dark rings. Phew.
However, you can’t stop the signs of ageing and I’ve mentioned this before, my eye area needs extra attention. So when I spotted a well known style blogger asking her readers how she could improve the dark shadows underneath her eyes, I tuned in.
Turns out, this little baby – Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer – is one of the most popular products around, with readers saying it was their absolute favourite.
I obviously hot footed it to the nearest department store and asked a willing assistant to match me a shade and came home with Light 3 Honey (£23.00, House of Fraser)
It’s early days, but I am in love with the results. It is creamy and simply glides on to the skin. Light to touch, you can build up layer-by-layer to the level of coverage you want. I use it lightly on the lines from my nose to my mouth, and around the nose, then build up coverage around the eye area.
When I pull the wand from the tube I can literally see the radiance from the product. Nars pack it with antioxidants and it is very hydrating, so it’s not going to dry out the area, which is exactly what you need. Dry, cakey make-up accentuates wrinkles. The dewy-look is not just in fashion, it’s the only way forward as I pick up speed towards the Barbara Cartland years.
It is not the only product that I’m currently loving. The eagle-eyed among you will have spotted Boots Beautiful Skin Overnight Revitalising Eye Balm. Part of a Christmas gift from my sister-in-law, this tube lives on my bedside table, so that I make sure to use it, and has quickly become an integral part of my beauty regime. I really like it.
I just use a tiny amount under each eye on clean, slightly damp skin, before I go bed. It’s hypo-allergenic, so no irritation and because I’m already in bed, it can sink into my skin as I sleep and do its job, which Boots says is to “visibly improve dark circles and puffiness”. Does it work? I’m not sure if this alone is improving my eyes area, but overall my eyes are looking better. Of course, I don’t think I’ve found a miracle! But, my little mix of all the above seems to be working its magic, and that’s good enough for me. I’ll keep on using this bag of tricks if I look less haggard.
Have you tried either product and found the same or different results? Please share in the comments below. Or, if you use other good stuff, again share with me and let readers know what’s in your bag of tricks.
Thanks and have a great weekend.