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This Eye Cream Is Pricey - But it Works

This Eye Cream Is Pricey - But it Works

Over the past few years, I have gotten extremely dry skin in the winter. Just flakes for days, all around my face. The worst is when it hits around my eye area. I have, in the past, resorted to using Vaseline as eye cream - that’s how severe it gets. Since I’ve started using e.l.f. eye cream, my under eyes have been spared a flake-attack, but then real winter hit and I needed to bring out the big guns.

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I got a sample of Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb and it was one of those bittersweet beauty experiences when you find something that’s incredible, but it is also so expensive. Belif’s life-changing eye cream costs $48. That’s just bananas. BUT I BOUGHT IT.

Look, calling what has happened to my face “dry skin” is just not conveying how serious the situation is. If I try to gently exfoliate the flakes away, they just slough off to reveal MORE flakes that were UNDER the first arid layer. When you’re in that situation, you get desperate. Plus, I had $20 off at Sephora, so that lessened the blow.

And it wears a little top hat! I’m powerless against a well-dressed product.

And it wears a little top hat! I’m powerless against a well-dressed product.

My very well-intentioned plan is to use this eye cream during the dry, harsh winter, and then use the e.l.f. eye cream when times are jolly and my face isn’t falling off. If I’m being honest, I have no idea if I’ll be able to go back now that I’ve experienced what is more like an under eye BALM than a cream you’re not even sure is working. (I’m wondering if they call it Eye Bomb because it’s balm-like and it’s kind of pun? Or if they just mean that you’re going to be inundated with such moisturizing goodness it’s as if you’ve been hit by a bomb? Clearly, I think the time you spend on a nighttime skincare routine is best used to think of useless questions.)

I do not think you should spend $48 on eye cream. However, if you have a coupon or a gift card or they’re offering a premium sample, you should absolutely give this miracle product a try. It actually makes a difference on my parched skin and it smells like being rich.

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