Hi guys, I’m hoping you’ve enjoyed the past few months of summer, the weather wasn’t so been so bad on and off, but boy was hay fever rife this year! Constant sneezing, blocked up nose and.. oh so itchy eyes! Talking of eyes, I’m sharing some of my fave products with you, ones that I rely on for my rather sensitive peepers, and that I often repurchase. Plus, read on to grab a Bobbi Brown code for 20% off for you!! (you’re welcome x)
When it comes to covering the look of tiredness on the under eye area, adding products that help with light reflection are your BF’s. My two eye must-haves for this are, Decleor Aurabsolu/Jasmine and Becca Under Eye Brightener.
Decelor Aurabsolu Intense Glow for Eyes (now Jasmine Eye Cream), contains Jasmine, Caffeine, Vitamins BD and CG plus Orange pigment. Not only does it add hydration to those pesky fine lines around the corner of the eyes, it also helps to de-puff whilst adding a lovely luminosity. With a slight peachy hue, it counteracts any blueness. It feels cool to apply, so lovely for thirsty skin in the heat, and frefreshes tired eyes looking at screens, as many of us do through our days now. Pat in a small amount gently around the under eye and out towards the hairline, to lift and softens skin. It can be added whenever, wherever, even over makeup.
Becca Under Eye Brightening Correcetor has a pinky tone, again to neutralise blue tones and add luminosity. It’s a product I turn to so often, especially if Fibromyalgia pain is flaring, making me look tired. By pressing under the eyes, this makes me look more rested and bright. A pot lasts ages, as you don’t need much, simply warming the tiniest amount between ring fingers before application. I’m not a huge fan of wearing concealer, being over 50 with fine lines around the eyes, so this helps cover dark shadows and has a fab brightening effect.
Ever try and do that eyeliner flick only to go wrong? (of course.. we all do!) Or when you look in the magnifying side of your mirror find eyeshadow particles all across the top of your cheekbone? Well, DHC Oil Infused Cotton Swabs are a real life saver when it comes to make up mistakes. Infused lightly with virgin olive oil, these make easy work of minor corrections fast, without the need to remove all your hard work. Just a little swipe to remove the problem, blot with a tissue, then reapply a little more liner/eyeshadow/powder/mascara. There are loads in a box, and are something I’m never without in my kit. Hygienic and super handy for travel too, as they are individually wrapped. A definite no-brainer for any makeup advocate, mascara blobs…be gone! You can see swatch/wipe demo images in an old post here.
When you want to rid your eyes of makeup, the Gatineau Floracil Gentle Eye Makeup Remover is a trusty product. There is no need for wiping too hard here, simply apply to cotton pads and hold over closed eyes.
The product does the work, and after about a minute, just wipe gently away and check the imprint of lashes on the pads! Then I also wipe underneath the lower lash to make sure all is gone. It’s gentle on the eyes, although I do occaisionally get a little smarting, but it doesn’t last long. I repurchase Floracil as it does a good job of removing heavy makeup, plus it leaves eyes bright and refreshed after removal and cools hay fever eyes.
Another fabulous eye makeup remover that does what is says on the bottle, is Bobbi Brown Instant Long-Wear Eye Makeup Remover. This is an oil and water solution that does an amazing job at getting shot of all the stubborn, full-on liners and mascaras, yet is also really gentle on the eyes. I don’t get any smarting from this formula but it does leave a little residue being an oil blend. I simply wipe over again gently with clean dry cotton pads. The mini size is great for travel too!
I’ve been a fan of Elemis products now for around 14 years, and not being a huge fan of eye creams, I do like a serum. Their Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment really helps work on fine lines, by attracting moisture to the layers of skin, as it contains amino acids that work as natural humectants. It feels cooling when applied and helps support my the fragile skin around my eyes.
This serum absorbs quickly and rule of thumb for eye products, always use a grain of rice for each eye area. I would suggest, let it soak in well before applying makeup, as I do find this can produce a little roll off when layered with some other products. it is a really nice product to use at night, or to tap gently around the orbital bone when eyes are tired from screens, or dehydrated form hay fever/heat. A lighter viscosity compared to a cream, it is more easily absorbed and a product that I find really works when used regularly.
If you were to scroll back through my Instagram, you would see any these pop up in my feed every now and again, as they are all regulars in my kit. Having sensitive eyes, products need to be gentle, yet effective in their purpose, and these all tick my boxes.
So that is my round up of beauty care for eyes, just a few products that I use time after time. I would love to know if any are your faves too, or, if you have any different recommendations for sensitive eyes, do let me know in the comments below.
* This post should’ve gone up over a month ago guys, but after losing my dog, life has been tough to say the least, hence my blogging absence. I will be doing a tribute post about Flynn when I come back from holiday, along with a post all about Disciple London products, and why I became an ambassador for the brand. Just bear with me please. Take care, and I will be back at it soon!*