Originally Posted by liba
I like P&P Vibrancy Eye because it depuffs my bags a TON - as good as the Fast Response cream but so much better texture. It also is a great, light-weight base for eye makeup, plus I actually prefer it to concealer, because it's got luminizing particles in it and my eye issues are bags and texture smoothing, not darkness - most concealer just enhances the fact I've got the bags, while meanwhile, I put a little extra of this on next to the bags (not directly on) and it gives the amazing illusion of filling out the whole area so the bags aren't so obvious - it's a much more natural look on me than concealer.
I still use serum and moisturizer too, but I put the Vibrancy Eye on after both of those have sunk in - I even use it if I'm not wearing any eye makeup that day.
Originally Posted by Naynadine
I'm going through the same right now. I used to just slap on my Moisturecover concealer and my eye area looked great. But over the past year I have developed dark circles and some puffiness and nothing seems to really help. The dark circles are still showing through the concealer and I feel like I look tired all the time. I'm trying the Vibrancy Eye at the moment, which I like a lot, but it's not doing as much as I hope it would. I still have puffiness. And I need to find a concealer with better coverage, which is difficult since I'm so pale and I have very dry skin plus my eye area is very sensitive, so the products can't be scented.
I recently bought the Touche Eclat - love the formula, it blends very nicely into the skin, definitely less cakey than MAC concealers, but I wish they had a really light shade. I got No1 and it's very close to my skintone, but not lighter unfortunately, so it doesn't highlight.
I don't have puffy eyes, rather, my under eye is a little bit sunken with some fine lines. And i don't exactly have dark circles, it's more that the skin beneath my eyes is fairly transparent, so i have a little curve of dark blue-ness from the bridge of my nose a little way into my under eye, no doubt a blood vessel visible through my sheer skin.
Plus the skin on my eyelids and under eye is so very sensitive, and not only to products. If i don't put rich moisturizers on there day and night, my skin will just hurt all by itself.
I find that MAC foundations and concealers are too dry for my skin. But i recently got P+P Vibrancy Eye and i'm liking it. I still need a moisturizer, but P+P VE brightens my dark lids and smoothes things out a bit in my under eye. I actually haven't put e/s over it yet, although i gather it works as a primer. I just wear it out as is. As for concealers, I tried some DS brands and either they weren't emollient enough (hurt to put on and made my skin look drought-stricken) or they made my eyes burn terribly. Then i tested my way through concealers at sephora. The Touche Éclat was a bit too illuminating for my under eye. I ended up buying Lancome Maquicomplet. It's moisturizing enough, blends well, and gives good coverage without being cake-y, but it's a bit expensive. And with the opaque black tube, i have no idea how much is in it nor how quickly i'm using it up.
I'm looking forward to testing some of these Pressed Pigments. I like some shimmer on my lids, it brightens my eyes and makes them look more alert. Doing a look with nothing but matte eye shadows makes my eyes look dull and dead. I use mattes in my crease sometimes, but otherwise i skip them.