Nip + Fab Viper Venom Eye Fix Review

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Today I have a review of the Viper Venom Eye Fix from Nip + Fab. I purchased this a few weeks ago and after doing my usual 24 hour skin patch test, I’ve since been testing it out [info in italics taken from the Nip + Fab website].

Nip+ Fab Viper Venom Eye Fix

A refreshing eye gel in a cooling roll-on applicator with wrinkle minimising LIFTONIN® + SYN®-AKE to smooth the appearance of fine lines + wrinkles around the eye area. Red Algae Extract reduces the look of dark circles for a radiance boosting effect. With Syn-ake, a revolutionary ingredient that works to smooth skin and liftonin for instant tightening.

Contains: syn®-ake: tenses + smoothes liftonin xpress: provides tightening effect [and] red algae: decreases the appearance of dark circles

Nip + Fab Viper Venom Eye Fix

I picked this one to purchase because it was an eye gel with properties of smoothing, radiance and reduction in dark circles. Some of the trade-marked ingredients sound like they were made up – like liftonin – that just makes me giggle.

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I will say that the eye gel is cooling and hydrating when applied. The hydration helps to minimize fine lines. The Viper Venom Eye Fix adds radiance to the under-eye, which can help to reduce the appearance of dark circles, and it plays nicely with my Becca undereye corrector to help hide my allergy induced circles.

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As well, it helps to de-puff my under-eye area – my allergies have been so much worse than usual this year! Normally my allergies are from the beginning of spring to late June / early July, but this year, they slacked off a bit in mid-to-late July, but came back in August and are still going strong. So I need all the help I can get to MINIMIZE the allergy effect.

I paid less than $20 CAD for this (I don’t recall the exact amount), but I think that is reasonable for an undereye product that doesn’t irritate my sensitive eyes, and that both hydrates and helps to deal with my allergy puffiness and dark circles.

What is your favourite eye cream, serum or gel?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this!

Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector

BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector

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Today I’m reviewing the Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector. I have been curious about this product for ages, and when both Ingrid from Curly Spring Blossom, and Stashy from Stash Matters talked about it, I knew that I had to try it for myself!

I purchased it at the Sephora store on Bloor when I was in Toronto last month, and have been using it daily since then, so I feel like I have given it a good test run. It costs $39 CAD at Sephora, and is listed on the BECCA website for $30 USD.

This innovative Under Eye Brightening Corrector completely eradicates undereye darkness by brightening and blurring imperfections. Infused with ultrafine light-reflecting illuminators, this rich, luminescent cream won’t settle into fine lines or wrinkles as it preps skin for smooth, even concealer coverage. It pairs perfectly with the Ultimate Coverage Concealing Crème to conceal, color correct, and brighten the undereye area.

Here’s the ingredient list:

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Polybutene, Rhus Succedanea Fruit Wax, Kaolin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Barium Sulfate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Squalane, Zinc Chloride, Aluminum Hydroxide, Trihydroxystearin, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Sodium Lauroyl Aspartatel, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector

My Experience:

Leading up to buying this I was struggling with a bout of insomnia, and then my seasonal allergies kicked in, so my eyes were the perfect testing conditions with both dark circles and puffiness! (Lucky me, I know)

The Under Eye Brightening Corrector does work to blur darkness and brighten the under eye area. I find it to be very hydrating, without being greasy, and it does not settle into fine lines. I won’t say that it completely hides dark circles for me on its own, but paired with a concealer, it does the best job at camouflaging dark circles and puffiness that I’ve used thus far!

Have you tried the Under Eye Brightening Corrector? If not, what is your holy grail product for combatting dark circles?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this!

 

 

 

 

Nyx Dark Circle Concealer Review

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Between my seasonal allergies and a recent bout of insomnia, dark circles have become a bit of a problem once again. In my quest to find THE ONE, I decided to try out the Dark Circle Concealer by Nyx Cosmetics.

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Here’s what it says that it can do (taken from the Nyx website product description):

A serious solution for one of beauty’s most challenging problems! No fancy names just a product that can be counted on to do the job. The product glides on without looking thick or obvious. Coconut oil provides intensive moisture and ensures no caking. The subtle hint of orange counteracts the appearance of dark circles while natural skin-toned pigments work in unison to provide the ultimate coverage.

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My experience: I chose to purchase this one in the lightest shade (fair). When I opened it, I thought, “Eep! It seems awfully orange, and not subtle at all!”. Well, it really applies smoothly and easily, I’ve had no problem applying it with both my fingers and with a concealer brush. It doesn’t dry out the under eye area, and it helps to mask dark circles. But it doesn’t fully hide them. I’ve never found a product that fully hides dark circles.

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Verdict: Is it THE ONE? I’m not sure if it really is the one, but it does work. Would I buy it again? Probably, unless I find something that works even better. And so the quest continues…

It is available in a range of four shades: fair, light, medium, and deep, $6 USD on the Nyx website. Since Nyx is difficult to find here in Montreal, I ordered mine from Well.ca for $7.99 CAD.

Question: What is your go-to concealer for dark circles?

Thanks for reading, and have a beautiful day!!! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this!