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Oriflame Optimals Seeing is Believing Eye Cream

Oriflame Optimals Seeing is Believing Eye Cream

To be honest, until recently I’ve been fully prepared to give this Oriflame Optimals Seeing is Believing Eye Cream if not a fully negative, then a lacklustre review at best. Yeah, an eye cream. Sure, better than nothing. Meh, comes in glass, good.

But then one day I’ve been awake for more hours than it’s decent to be awake for, and my eyes were burning and feeling very heavy inside my skull. I took out my contacts, washed my face, half-arsedly applied some moisturiser, and then decided that I need to go in with an eye cream as well.

That was a very wise decision, because my eye area felt instant relief. It was a very cooling, refreshing, ever so lightly tingling (in a good, absolutely non-burning way) sensation. For a while there it didn’t hurt to blink.

Now, I can’t tell you how long the effect of Oriflame Optimals Seeing is Believing Eye Cream lasted, because I went to bed and promptly fell asleep for once.

Other things I’d like to tell you about Oriflame Optimals Seeing is Believing Eye Cream:

The packaging is cute, and the colour is nice, and I love the fact that it’s glass – but mate, it’s not convenient. I have no problems with creams in jars. Unlike many, I do not feel squeamish about possible contamination or something. It’s just that the jar of Oriflame Optimals Seeing is Believing Eye Cream is pretty small, and the glass is slippery, and it requires certain finger dexterity to maneuver the product around, especially as you reach the last few uses.

The jar will last you a long while.

Oriflame Optimals Seeing is Believing Eye Cream often appears in Oriflame catalogues with a good discount. I recommend that you wait for the discount, because the product is not worth its full price.

In short: Oriflame Optimals Seeing is Believing Eye Cream is great at cooling and moisturising the eye area. It will help fight puffiness, and I am inclined to agree with its claims to brighten the eye area, if only a little. It will not do much else, however. If fine lines are your problem, you need a heavier artillery.

That said, I’m on my second (maybe third) jar of Oriflame Optimals Seeing is Believing Eye Cream, and I plan to repurchase.

#100empties: a Mascara, a Toner, and Two Creams.

b v camomile face toner

Bielita B&V Camomile Face Toner

Bielita is a Belorussian brand.

This is one of the toners that you forget about under the slew of other similar products, but would come back to once you stumble upon a reminder of some sorts. It worked fine. It didn’t dry my skin, yet left me with a fresh feeling. Didn’t break me out like a lot of other face toners do. The scent is neutral. For its price I say it’s a good product. Will probably repurchase once I run out of my current one.

maybelline falsies mascara volum express flare

Maybelline the Falsies Volum’ Express Flared Mascara

I liked the brush, especially the side that you use to create the ‘flare’, but the mascara was so-so. It wouldn’t last on my eyes for more than 6 hours (actually a common problem with Maybelline mascaras), and when it was new, it was too wet, but then when it dried a bit, it quickly became too crumbly. The volume it gave was great, but everything else just outweighs this positive side.

Read other mascara reviews and notes here.

barkhatnie ruchki

Barkhatnye Ruchki Nourishing Hand Cream

With shea butter, avocado oil, and provitamin B-5. A good quickly absorbing hand cream. Requires frequent reapplication – but then again, I’ve never met a hand cream that doesn’t require a reapplication after hand washing.

I would probably repurchase this one again as this is a quality product with a merciful price tag, but the scent — which is pleasant — just brings too many memories, so I might pass.

avon anew eye cream

AVON Anew Vitale Eye Gel Cream

I ended up using this one as a hand cream. My eyes would sting ten seconds after the application. It felt smoothing and looked like it evened out the skin colour under your eyes, but it’s not so much what it did as how it’s made. It’s just the texture of the product. This Avon eye cream has some kind of a shimmer/ micro-glitter in it that you can’t really see when it’s applied. So it acts like a light diffuser and brightens the area a little bit, but the effect is not long-lasting. It was relatively nourishing though, as it made my hands feel less dry, but I can’t recommend it for the eye area.

4 (+7) down; 89 to go.

Read all other posts in the #100empties challenge here.