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Eye Cream May Still Be a Scam, But This One is Pretty Alright

Eye Cream May Still Be a Scam, But This One is Pretty Alright

The eternal debate in the skincare world is this: Is eye cream... anything? Is it necessary? Is it different from other moisturizer? Is it worth paying exorbitant amounts for? You'll find people arguing passionately for all sides. I'm of the opinion that you should follow your own heart, but I know my eyes need some extra moisture. I've tried forgoing eye cream and I've ended up with super dry undereyes that could only be treated by sleeping with Aquaphor under my peepers. But on the other hand, I don't think any cream is going to get rid of severe dark circles or puffiness. There just isn't a cream that will combat your DNA or lifestyle choices. Because of that, I also don't think you should spend a ton of money on an undereye cream - because they can only do so much! Which brings me to by current favorite: 

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e.l.f. Illumiating Eye Cream costs $10, and I'd say it works like it costs $20. It's great for if you want to make sure you're getting a little extra boost of moisture, and you like the feeling of an extra step that's particularly devoted to your undereyes - but if you want a minor miracle, look elsewhere (Or stop looking altogether!). This cream gives me the moisture I need for my dry undereyes so that I don't end up needed an Aquaphor intervention, but that's pretty much it. I use it morning and night, and I cover any dark shadows with concealer. Hot tip: An eye cream is a great way to make sure your concealer will go on beautifully (because, again, an eye cream is most likely not going to make your under eye issues disappear). 

I wouldn't have thought to try e.l.f.'s skincare, but I read on Twitter that this eye cream was good, and for $10 why not give it a shot? It comes in a glass jar and looks much higher-end than any other e.l.f. products I've used. No one snooping in your medicine cabinet will know it's $10, unless you're like me and you tell everyone. 

Put Your Couch Arms To Good Use With A Tiny Table

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Wear, Watch, Want #70: The Teenage Glitter Storage Edition

Wear, Watch, Want #70: The Teenage Glitter Storage Edition