Wow this is impressive of me! By the time Thursday comes around I’m usually so unorganised and never get round to posting.
I have not reviewed anything in a while, but when I was putting my makeup on yesterday, I realised that I had 3 eyecreams that I swap between and thought why not review them?!
Considering how ridiculously pale I am and how dark my under eyes can look, I am surprised that I only started using eyecreams in the past few months.
I will admit that I did not buy any of these products. I got the Clinique Pep-Start way back in September at the Clinique pop-up event in Leeds, the Clarins one at the Clarins Beauty Bar opening at Leeds’ John Lewis and my lovely mum gave me the Simple eyecream in a little care package when I went back to university after Christmas. Nevertheless, if you are looking to buy an eyecream, then here are my opinions:
(Links to purchase the products are provided below each image)
Simple Soothing Eye Balm:
The Simple eyecream is by far the cheapest of the three. Clinique and Clarins would be very expensive on a student budget, so if it is good value and good quality you are looking for, I recommend Simple. I think this one is ideal for everyday use with your skincare routine. I also have Simple’s cleanser, toner and moisturiser, and I feel like the eyecream completes the set and provides a great start to the day and leaves your face and eyes feeling fresh. However, if it is a quick fix eyecream to keep in your handbag for emergencies, I would perhaps choose another one, as I think you see the results of the Simple eyecream over time.
Clarins Eye Contour Gel:
The Clarins Product is a gel, rather than a cream. Whilst it is on the pricier end of the 3 products, I find it really does work in an emergency. I use this gel when I have really bad under eyes for whatever reason, as the gel’s main function is to reduce puffiness and dark circles. I can definitely see the difference quite soon after use, so it is ideal if the area around your eyes needs a quick fix. As it is a gel, I also feel like it hydrates your skin more, which is very refreshing.
Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream:
Apart from this Clinique Pep-Start being free, I already had developed a good opinion of the product, as a lot of bloggers have praised it, and they were not wrong. The eyecream is a lot easier to apply than Simple or Clarins because of the applicator. All you need to do is swipe the cream underneath your eyes and massage in, whereas the others do not have this feature, which makes Pep-Start the ultimate on-the-go eyecream and handbag essential. The cream really brightens your eyes and leaves them feeling hydrated and vibrant. If you want an eyecream that is reliable, easy to use and portable, you cannot go wrong with the Clinique Pep-Start!