Clinique: New Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector

Clinique welcomes September with the new Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector, a gentle formula that promises to take care of your eye area, lighten it and visibly reduce dark circles by 30% in just 12 weeks.

Lightweight and oil free, it helps prime the skin before makeup and it is suitable for all skin types and skin tones. It can be used twice daily re-applies as needed during the day.

Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector is a cocktail of ingredients including:

  • Vitamin C and Mulberry Root, to help minimize the appearance of darkness
  • Whey Protein  to promote skin’s natural collagen production to strengthen thin, delicate skin underneath the eye area, and make dark circles appear less visible
  • Anti-irritant ingredients, like Caffeine and Green Tea extract, that help soothe and calm irritation fro m environmental aggressors and protect against oxidative damage.
It comes in an ergonomically designed applicator, a squeeze style tube with a metal massage ”ball” wich cools and soothes the skin when used to apply the product.
Available in September 2012.
Price 42.90€
More info at Clinique’s site (click here for the greek site)
Would you give it a try? What do you think about the price? Would you pay 40€ for that kind of product or would you go for an economic version?
Kisses beauties,
Korina

Garnier Anti Dark Circles Roll On

Let’s be honest! Most of us when we wake up in the morning we hate the dark circles under our eyes. Am I wrong? We do everything: eye pads, masks, do-it-yourself beauty tricks(yeap!I am thinking the trick with potatoes), but these awful dark circles keep coming nearly everyday.

I have read a lot of reviews about Garnier Anti Dark Circles Roll On and I decided to give it a try.
Here’s what Garnier claims:
Roll-on with dual anti dark circles action: 
Instant Coverage: Concentrated in mineral pigments, it covers dark circles in a flash. Soft, natural-looking finish, long lasting wear. 
Anti-dark circles hydrating care: enriched with caffeine and pure lemon essence, it combines a hydrating formula and the draining effect of a massage to effectively reduce dark circles and reveal a radiant and fresh look.

First of all, I like the roll-on packaging; it dispenses just the right amount of product as you move the roller ball against your skin and the massage feeling that gives you is pretty cool especially in the morning.The texture is kind of thin, light, almost watery. You have to blend the product as quick as possible because it gets absorbed very quickly. When it dries out, it gives a matte but fresh effect to the eyes. You can refresh it during the day, as it doesn’t get cakey nor it creases.

As it claims, it contains caffeine and it should have helped in reducing the puffiness and the dark circles under the eyes. In fact, I haven’t noticed any improvement in my dark circles. So, I won’t suggest you to use it as an under eye care product.

I think it’s a great light concealer and gives a natural result, ideal for everyday use. Don’t expect a full coverage product and it might not work for you if you have very dark circles. For me, it is more than ok, ’cause I don’t like heavy make up for my everyday looks and I don’t mind if dark circles or imperfections can be seen on my face.
Here are some swatches:

Good morning dark circles! 
After applied the product. Not big difference, right?
Swatched on my hand
For the moment it has replaced my everyday concealer. If I would buy it again? Hmmm..I don’t know yet! Maybe yes! I am just skeptical because after I finish the Garnier Roll-On I would like to try a mineral concealer.
Have you ever tried the Garnier Anti Dark Roll On? What do you think about it? Let me know girls!
*Smuack*
Korina

Review: OLIVALOE Eye Cream by Olivera Cosmetics

It’s been about five months since I am using a new skin product by Olivera Cosmetic’s. Olivera Cosmetics is a greek brand of natural cosmetics that uses organic olive oil and organic aloe vera.

I tried the OLIVALOE Eye Cream. Just from the name we can imagine the ingredients: organic olive oil, organic aloe vera and also green tea, proprieties that nourish the eye area. Plus, it contains chamomile, provitamin B5, calendula and vitamin E and other ingredients that reduce bags, nourish and revitalize the delicate area around eyes and leave the skin smooth and bright. This eye cream has also anti-ageing proprieties and that make it  perfect for every age.

It does not contain mineral oils, silicone, Vaseline, parabens and propolyne glycol. Olivera Cosmetics loves us but also loves animals. So, no test on animals!

The cream is dense and rich. So when I take the product with my finger, I can get a small amount that is enough for the area of one eye. I think that’s cool because I do not apply more product or I do not throw away any product. That means that my eye cream will last for longer. The first time I applied the cream I thought it would be heavy and oily. But it is not! It really nourishes and hydrates my eye zone! The results last for all day long and not only you feel it but you can see it as well!

I got to say that the area around my eyes is really delicate and gets dry. Since I use this cream is well hydrated and so soft(more that before). I was really surprised when I saw results after 3 days!!! That was fast! After 5 months that I am using it, I find this eye cream FANTASTIC!

Τhe perfume is not anything special. It is really discrete and soft. Just from the perfume you can understand that it is a natural product. That’s not bad at all.

The cream is in a vase made of glass. You will receive it in a little box as seen in the photos. Really cute packaging!

It contains 40 ml of product and it expires 12 months after you open it. It costs €15, and I think that is a really good price for the quality of the product. You can buy it at Olivera’s Cosmetics site.

I am really proud because this product is MADE IN GREECE! I am proud when Greeks do such a good job and can be really competitive not only in their country but also all around the world. Olivera Cosmetics offers a high quality and can be really competitive with international brands!

Now I want to try the body milk and hand cream, too. Are you curious to try Olivera’s products? Or you have already tried them? Let me know your opinion and what do you think!!!


Kisses beauties,
Korina

I would like to thank Mr. Manos Vouteris and Olivera Cosmetics that sent me this product to try it and test it. I express my personal and sincere opinion for this product.