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Nov 19, 2009

Eye spy … a well rested eye?

Not really!  Lately I haven’t been getting enough sleep.  This past Friday I didn’t get to sleep until 2AM.  Saturday we went to a party to watch the Pacquiao vs. Cotto fight and didn’t get home until 3AM.  I woke up at 9 AM on Saturday & Sunday.  That might be enough sleep for many of you but I would like to try and get 8 hours on the weekend. 
As we age, our skin begins to thin and dark under-eye circles appear.  Now that I’m dangerously teetering into that age bracket where I need to pay more attention to my skin, I feel justified in throwing more of my money at a fancy skincare regimen.  I’m no spring chicken you know!
I have an arsenal of eye creams, serums, depuffers, anti-wrinkler’s, brighteners & whiteners.   Each of them promise help treat the delicate skin around your eye and make it more radiant.  No one wants to have bags, dark circles, uneven skin tone or wrinkles!  That’s why I never forget to apply my eye creams at night & in the morning before I apply my makeup.  Even on my no makeup days I still apply my eye creams with my moisturizer.  When choosing my eye cream for the day I made sure it had an SPF in it as well.  SPF will block against harmful UVA/UVB rays which cause premature aging & wrinkles.   
Concealing is my best friend when it comes to disguising darkness.  I love using Benefit’s Erase Paste (concealer) or Maybelline’s Dream Mousse Concealer to make my peepers appear more awake.  Don’t you want to look bright eyed & bushy tailed too?  But you can’t always just cover it up then pile on the makeup.  You have to treat the skin underneath your makeup to create that beautiful clean canvas we all strive for.
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  1. Clinique All About Eyes (reduces puffs, circles) use in PM
  2. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Recovery Complex (good for lines, dryness, puffiness, dark circles)
  3. Clinique Repairwear Intensive Eye Cream (good for lines, wrinkles)
  4. Doctors Dermatologic Formula Erase Eye Gel (minimizes dark circles, puffiness)
  5. Loreal Advanced Revitalift Double Eye Lift (Under eye wrinkle cream + upper eye lifting gel = double awesomeness for under $20)
  6. Clinique Advanced Stop Signs Eye Preventive Cream SPF 15 (prevents photoaging & brightens)
I don't use all 6 every day.  I switch back and forth between products but my favorites are #2 Estee Lauder, #4 DDF, #5 Loreal and #6 Clinique Advanced Stop Signs.

  1. Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer (Light 4-5)
  2. Benefit Erase Paste (No. 1 fair)
  3. Benefit Powderflage
After I apply my serums/creams in the morning I use these concealers + Powderflage to set the concealer.
My name is Jenn and I am an eye cream junkie fanatic.

3 comments on "Eye spy … a well rested eye?"

Amanda S. on November 20, 2009 at 11:53 AM said...

Great post! I'll have to check out some of those eye creams. I've played with Aveenos and now I'm on MARK (Avon) light bright eye cream. I use Aveeno at night. My mom uses the Patricia Welxer defuff eye gel and that TRANSFORMED her face. Her eyes look so much better.

I'll keep these in mind!~

JennXOXO on November 20, 2009 at 1:08 PM said...

@Amanda Ooh I've nver used Aveeno eye cream. I love Aveeno I'll have to check that out.
This is the second time in a month I've heard someone mention Patricia Wexler (first person was Lisasz09). I think it's a sign. I smell a haul ;)

Acne Vitamins on January 29, 2011 at 4:00 AM said...

A natural remedy is simply one from household. Cucumber slices have long been used to reduce puffiness and refresh the appearance of skin around the eyes, Slice cucumber into thick slices. Place a slice over each eye, extending over the darkened area. Do this daily, coupled with lying down for 10-15 minutes. Keep your eyes closed. Don't forget to wash your eyes after trying any of the natural or product methods