Let me preface this by saying that I'm one of those annoying people who has few skin conditions apart from the occasional dairy-related pimple and congestion related maybe to not washing my bronzer brush (I know, I know..). But read on to see why I HAD to write about this..
Sephora babies will know what I'm talking about when I say Murad's Eye Lift Firming Treatment is my Holy Grail for eyes. Dark circles, puffiness, lines and wrinkles - CATCH YA. I've been in the retail cosmetic industry for over a decade and working as a freelance MUA just as long, so in those years I've been spoiled with product.. hello 19yo me working at Mecca!
For me, there's few eye care products on the market that actually do what they say they can and if they do they're usually a lot of money or it takes several bottles and some months to work. I'm the beauty industry's biggest critic and I'm slutty with product. Come at me bro..
So, fast forward to me getting the Eye Lift complete with eye patches and a tonne of cynicism. I followed the instructions.. 3 pumps of the gel PER eye and smoothed a generous layer under my eyes, then placed the patches over the top. There's a tingle, a cooling effect from dehydrated Hyaluronic Acid spheres expanding on the skin. Jesus. What a treat for my hungover mornings.
Fifteen blissful minutes go by and I peel off the patches readying myself for little to no visible change so imagine my surprise when I looked in the mirror. When I say I was shook, I was really shook.
What surprised me most about this treatment was what it did without claiming to.. it got rid of my dark circles. I didn't even realise I had them until they were gone. I'm not joking. Now let me be very clear you need to take this gel and the patch all the way up to the lash line. Otherwise you're left with a fun little line of leftover dark circle that looks like day-old mascara (see - left photo, me with my leftover line of dark circle).
It says it addresses loss of firmness and elasticity, fine lines, wrinkles and crows feet. It has firming polymers and oat kernel extract to lift and tighten, Vitamin E, zinc, Myrtle extract and select amino acids to "enhance resilience and condition the skin for a more youthful appearance". NOWHERE DOES IT SAY I GO FROM ICE ADDICT TO DISNEY PRINCESS IN 15 MINUTES. But there I was, bright-eyed and without a concealer stick in sight. It's now been three months that I've had this little wonder and I can proudly say I've converted several friends, family members, clients and Sephora employees to the amazeballsness of the Eye Lift Firming Treatment.
Spread the bright-eyed goodness, TELL EVERYONE.
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