Facts about the skin around my eyes:
Problems: Those pesky fine lines, and over-all I have dark circles and some visible veins around my eyes.
The Product: Meet Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Eye Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($29 CDN)
First can we talk about how ridiculously long the name is? I don't understand why product names are now so long - this seems to be a new trend. The actual product comes in a 'highlighting pen' package that you turn at the bottom to release the product. I personally find these packages a little gross because how can you really get them clean without getting water mixed in? HOW?! has anyone actually cleaned one of these things? The thought of the bacteria growing in this thing over time makes me a little grossed out. I do, however, believe the eye area is not typically an area where you're producing oil so that's a good thing when you're trying to avoid breakouts. Also, applying the product to a freshly cleansed face should elevate some bacteria concerns.
This product has some pretty high claim "It fades the look of dark circles instantly and over time, reduces the appearance of puffiness, visibly smoothes fine lines and wrinkles, and improves firmness. It also primes, protects, conceals, hydrates, and illuminates.". To me, that sounds like a miracle worker!
How does it stack up against all those claims? Well, here is what I think:
- Fades the look of dark circles instantly and over time: I've had this product for just over a week now and I haven't seen anything dramatic. I'd have to give this some time to see if there are any improvements on my dark circles
- Reduces the appearance of puffiness: I didn't find any puffiness improvement- I had one really puffy eye day this week and I didn't see any dramatic improvement using this product
- Visibly smoothes fine lines and wrinkles: Yes, I think it does a great job of smoothing out lines - and staying power
- Noticeably improves firmness: I found it to be quite hydrating throughout the day, and not turn cake-y. I think because of that, there was some firmness improvement (but only temporary). Typically with a regular concealer I find my eyes get cake-y throughout the day and start to look a little 'hollow'.
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