This or That? It Cosmetics Eye Creams

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It Cosmetics Confidence In An Eye Cream

  • Claims–Brightens eyes to make them appear instantly more awake :: restore the look of firmness :: reduce the appearance of puffiness, dark circles, lines, and wrinkles
  • Price–$38 for 0.5 oz at Ulta, it cosmetics.com
  • Pros–Hydrating :: cruelty free :: works for all skin types :: plumps under eye area :: apricot tint helps correct & brighten :: a little goes a long way :: ingredients (collagen, hyaluronic acid) :: keeps lines and wrinkles away/at bay
  • Cons–Ulta exclusive or online only :: expensive
  • Final Thoughts–I’ve repurchased this several times and it’s my go to eye cream. It’s moisturizing and leaves the under eye area soft, smooth, and plump. I still have some fine lines under my eyes, but they haven’t gotten any worse since using this. I certainly don’t expect this cream to make them go away. I don’t have crows feet though and that is very important to me.

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It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream

  • Claims–Instantly brighten and reduce the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, fine lines, and wrinkles
  • Price–$48 for 0.5 oz at Sephora, itcosmetics.com
  • Pros–Cruelty free :: hydrating :: blue tint brightens :: ophthalmologist tested :: ingredients (collagen, caffeine, hyaluronic acid) :: works for all skin types :: keeps lines and wrinkles away/at bay :: little goes a long way
  • Cons–Expensive :: Sephora exclusive or online only
  • Final Thoughts–Like the aforementioned, this hydrates, smooths, and feels so good on the skin. I love the blue packaging, it’s my favorite color!
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Confidence In An Eye Cream is on the left, Bye Bye Under Eye on the right 

NOTES

  • Confidence In An Eye Cream can be purchased at Ulta where you can use your reward points for money off.
  • Bye Bye Under Eye is a Sephora exclusive where the sales (10-20% off) only happen a few times a year.
  • I didn’t notice that one worked drastically better than the other.
  • Both hydrate, smooth, and keep lines/wrinkles at bay
  • Neither are cheap, but they aren’t has highly priced as other high end eye creams. I’m scared of crows feet so eye cream is one product I’m willing to splurge on.
  • They are both good and give similar results, just depends on your price/store preference.
  • I’ve gotten the Confidence In An Eye Cream half off at Ulta several times during their 21 Days and Skincare sales and I prefer Ulta’s reward system.

I say all that to say that I prefer…

CONFIDENCE IN AN EYE CREAM!

I find this one to be slightly more emollient and my dry skin needs that. I also prefer the price and that I can usually get it on sale.

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This or That? elf Blur Stick or elf Poreless Putty

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elf Blur Stick

  • Claims: Blur imperfections, provides a smooth base for makeup application, minimize appearance of pores
  • Price: $8 at Ulta, Target, Wal Mart, elfcosmetics.com
  • Pros: Affordable, easily accessible, convenient packaging, silicone free, blurs pore, cruelty free, contains witch hazel to absorb excess oil, works on my dry skin
  • Cons: None
  • Final Thoughts: LOVE this thing! I was using my Catrice primer, which is still good, so I gave this one away, but I ended up repurchasing. This blurs my pores in a flash and smooths the skin. I use it every day.

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elf Poreless Putty

  • Claims: Creates smooth skin, poreless effect, helps grip makeup for all day wear, smooths imperfections
  • Price: $8 at Ultaelfcosmetics.com
  • Pros: Affordable, cruelty free, easily accessible, sleek packaging
  • Cons: Did nothing for my pores, made my foundation cake up where I applied it
  • Final Thoughts: Jeffree Star did a video on this comparing it to the Tatcha Silk Canvas primer and the world went crazy. Fortunately, I purchased mine prior to the craze because it stayed sold out after that video was released. This did make my skin feel smooth, but it did not blur or fill my pores. My pores were still huge and visible. My makeup caked and it enhanced my dryness. This was a total fail for me.

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I’m sure you’ve figured out which product I prefer, but if you’re a skimmer, the answer is….

the BLUR STICK!

I’ve tried just about every pore blurring/filling/eraser product on the planet and this is by far my favorite. It’s only $8 and you can’t beat the price and quality.