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    Default After a reasonably priced eye cream.

    Starting to feel a bit old as when I wake up in the morning I've got bags under my eyes. I don't have a beauty regime but I'm after an eye cream that doesn't cost an arm and a leg...do any lovely ladies have any recommendations please?

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    I flick between expensive, such as the Kiehl's- creamy with avocado, Clinique or Avene (all about $40 range), and Nivea anti wrinkle.

    I always use rose oil underneath my eyes before I put the eye cream on.

    There are also a lot now with cold metal applicators, which help reduce puffiness in the morning.

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    First of all, don't spend any money until you've tried some. I would go to the Clinique counter at a chemist or Myer / David Jones and ask for a couple of samples. I really like Clinique eye creams, especially the more gel textured one, I think it's called "all about eyes". You can often get a little sample pot in with their "gift with purchase" which is great because it lasts for ages! I spent years never buying eye cream, just by collecting sample sizes from GWPs!
    Ask as many brands as you're likely to buy from, for a sample and then try them for a while. See if you can get a few different textures too to see what works best for you - gel or cream etc.

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    Do you find that it works?

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    Default After a reasonably priced eye cream.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGooch View Post
    First of all, don't spend any money until you've tried some. I would go to the Clinique counter at a chemist or Myer / David Jones and ask for a couple of samples. I really like Clinique eye creams, especially the more gel textured one, I think it's called "all about eyes". You can often get a little sample pot in with their "gift with purchase" which is great because it lasts for ages! I spent years never buying eye cream, just by collecting sample sizes from GWPs!
    Ask as many brands as you're likely to buy from, for a sample and then try them for a while. See if you can get a few different textures too to see what works best for you - gel or cream etc.
    This is EXACTLY what I do lol!!!
    Just got my last Clinique GWP 2 weeks ago.
    It's hard to tell how much it works, I'm not very disciplined. However, I find with that and a dab of concealer/illuminator (I never used to use concealer) under the eyes means my bags are significantly diminished.

    Honestly go and ask for some samples or shout yourself a perfume to get sone freebies

    In the end though nothing beats decent sleep and lots of water but sometimes that can't be helped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    This is EXACTLY what I do lol!!!
    Just got my last Clinique GWP 2 weeks ago.
    It's hard to tell how much it works, I'm not very disciplined. However, I find with that and a dab of concealer/illuminator (I never used to use concealer) under the eyes means my bags are significantly diminished.


    Honestly go and ask for some samples or shout yourself a perfume to get sone freebies

    In the end though nothing beats decent sleep and lots of water but sometimes that can't be helped.

    Isn't there water in coke zero? jokes...I don't drink as much water as I should and I should be going to bed a lot earlier too.

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    I do think the eye area needs a little something. But I actually enjoy the act of skincare. I find it relaxing and dabbing eye cream is part of that. As for reducing the appearance of lines, I've never noticed that! But it feels nice!
    I really love Clinique airbrush concealer for the under eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGooch View Post
    I do think the eye area needs a little something. But I actually enjoy the act of skincare. I find it relaxing and dabbing eye cream is part of that. As for reducing the appearance of lines, I've never noticed that! But it feels nice!
    I really love Clinique airbrush concealer for the under eyes.
    Lol, you sound like a Lisa Eldridge fan?

    In all seriousness OP, Lisa has a YouTube channel and it is awesome. There is some great skincare videos on there, and one particular one on facial massage that is great.

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    I haven't watched a Lisa video in ages! I'm going to watch one now. She's so soothing to watch. And talented. Everything looks flawless and easy! I haven't seen a facial massage one. I'm going to go and find it!

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