When it comes to my under-eye area, my two options thus far have been A) walking around with scary purple bags, or B) looking way older than I am as a result of concealer sinking into the lines on my lower lids.
Before you preach about your Holy Grail corrector or concealer, let me assure you: I’ve tried them all. The closest I’ve come to under-eye perfection is NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, which I only have to smooth out twice during the day.
But, for me, that’s still two times too many. I’m of the mindset that makeup should be fairly easy and stress-free, so I went on a hardcore hunt for a fix to this universal issue.
I found my hero in Laura Geller’s Spackle line, which I’ve been addicted to for a while. When I found out the brand makes an under-eye primer, I thought, It will be mine. Oh, yes, it will be mine. (Any Wayne's World fans in the crowd tonight?)
There’s a bit of a science to applying Laura Geller Spackle Under-Eye Multicare Eye Primer, though. During my first few test runs, I put it on along with my face primer, before foundation, and the results were pretty disappointing--my concealer took longer to crease, but ultimately did within a few hours.
Next, I tried a different tactic: face primer, foundation applied everywhere but around the eyes, under eye primer, and, finally, concealer. Holy miracle! My concealer looked flawless, and stayed that way until late at night, when I had sweated most of it off anyway. (Don’t judge until you’ve experienced early fall in Georgia.)
Another astonishing surprise: when I swiped off all my makeup that night, my bags looked slightly smaller and less purple. Naturally, I needed to do a little more research on this incredible little tube. Turns out, this stuff is built for treating under-eye issues, not just covering them.
First of all, the applicator has a cooling metal tip, sign number one that it’s a badass at decreasing puffs. But the formula itself is infused with magic, aka hyaluronic acid, Oslift, oat kernel extract and Hydracire S, which hydrate the eyes and add an anti-aging kick. Plus, if you’re feeling lazy, the product has a nice pearly sheen that makes bags and discoloration less noticeable.
All in all, I’m addicted.
So, talk to me: am I the only one that’s struggled this much with under-eye creasing? Do you have any magic tricks I should try? Leave them in the comments!