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Cheap & Cheerful Eye Creams (that actually work!)

I have been digging Eye Creams recently. It's just that until now, I had quite a few in my possession but never gave them enough time to work on me. This time however, I have been more religious with my skincare and have been using Eye Creams twice a day. I'm going to turn 25 this May and apparently it's the age since when the collagen level starts depleting in the skin. Eeek! SO not looking forward to that. 

The two that I'm currently favouring are the Fade Out Anti Shadow Brightening Eye Cream and Transformulas Eye-Lighting Serum. They are like chalk and cheese in texture to be honest but I like switching up between both as I feel they deliver different results which might benefit the eye area and prevent it from getting immune to the ingredients in just one cream. 

The Transformulas Eye-Lightening Serum is the more luxurious feeling one out of the two and I was surprised to see it only retailing for around £14! I feel it penetrates deep into the under eye skin area, making the delicate area stronger and more resistant to wear and tear, by which I mean ageing. It leaves the area extremely firm and thoroughly hydrated. On touching the under eye area feels plump and supple which I love!

Funnily enough, I don't see it lightening the under eye area, targeting eye bags or any other superficial flaws as promised. But its great if you have very delicate, dehydrated skin around the eyes prone to fine lines. The fancy silvery tube with a doe foot applicator surely makes it fun to apply!

The Fade Out Brightening Eye Cream is stunning for adding natural luminosity to the under eye area so light bounces off easily and minor imperfections are ignored. It lays a very natural looking white cast under the eyes which lifts the area and subtly covers the purple-dark circles, if not too extreme. Yes it works at de-puffing eye bags too.

If you're looking to create a soft focus, slightly concealed effect under the eyes without make-up, this will be your best bet for the mornings. It retails for under £8 in Boots I believe and the more you use it, the more you'll get addicted. It's the cheaper and less glittery version of Origins GinZing Eye Cream in my opinion and more versatile on deeper skin tones.

Do you have any cant-live-without Eye Creams? Pop them below!

Dollie Solanki said...

My hunt is still on. I've wasted thousands of rupees on expensive eye creams that just didnt work...sigh!

Charli said...

The dreaded 2-5 I too am turning this year and have been dreading it since my 24th birthday as I know it's basically when everything goes downhill for your skin! I've been getting into eye creams too because thats the one thing I'm worried about aging me more than anything, really want to try the fade out one as it sounds great, already own the transformulas one and I know what you mean about it not fully doing as it claims but hydrating loads xx

Charli | Secrets Behind The Closet Door

Get Gawjus! said...

@Charli - as long as it's hydrating right? So glad I'm not the only one dreading the 25th b'day.

@Dollie - you have to try these if you can :)




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