Review: Clinique All About Eyes
I finally finished a whole jar of Clinique All About Eyes. It took me 4 months to finish it. Now I can share my thoughts on this product. 🙂 So I haven’t spent this much on an eye cream in ages. There are plenty of options out there that won’t cost a fortune, but I don’t know what came over me to make this purchase. It just happened. This little jar (0.5 oz.) of eye cream from Clinique is $35. I’ve used a fair amount of eye creams (my obsession!) to know if an eye cream is worth it or not. Let’s check out the product claims first.
- Lightweight eye cream
- Diminishes appearance of puffs and under eye circles
- Holds eye makeup in place
This product doesn’t list too many claims or benefits. It doesn’t mention fine lines and wrinkles at all like many other eye creams. I guess this is what I got myself into. lol. But I would love it if this eye cream diminishes the appearance of puffy eyes and dark under eye circles. Those are the enemies when it comes to the skin around the eyes. Ahem, fine lines and wrinkles too.
The packaging of this eye cream is really cute even though it comes in a jar. Right of the bat, I’m not a huge fan of the packaging. I find it unsanitary. They should upgrade the packaging of this product to a more sanitary, clean packaging. When using this eye cream, I wash my hands every time I dip my finger into the jar, so I won’t contaminate it. This product is a gel-cream. It’s soft, rich, and silky but feels lightweight on the skin. It has a silicone feel to it. I checked the ingredients list, and it lists cyclopentasiloxane as the first ingredient. That explains the soft, silky smooth texture of the eye cream. And why it should hold eye makeup in place. Honestly, I didn’t think it was that great at holding eye makeup. I noticed that my eye makeup or eyeliner would bleed and get really messy with this eye cream. So it didn’t work for me for that purpose.
The eye cream glides on the skin easily without tugging the skin. It soothes and cools the under eyes while leaving the eyes moisturized, but I couldn’t tell if it helped with puffy eyes or dark under eye circles. That’s what this product claims to do in the first place. I think getting enough sleep and reducing stress helps to diminish puffiness more than this eye cream ever will. The same applies to under eye circles. So, it didn’t help reduce puffiness or dark under eye circles in my skin after 4 months of daily use, twice a day. I used it religiously too. But it makes a really good silky moisturizer for the eyes. My eye area feels less dry and moisturized. And every time I use this eye cream, it feels luxurious. Maybe it’s because it’s worth $35. Fortunately, a little goes a long way. It is possible to stretch this eye cream to 5-6 months if you’re not too heavy-handed as I was. Overall, I don’t think this eye cream is right for me. It’s not addressing my concerns.
Check out my empty jar. Is it just me but it feels good to finish a product? That means it didn’t go to waste.
Pros & Cons
- Feels heavenly on the skin due to it being silky smooth
- Feels lightweight on the skin
- Moisturizes the eye area
- Lasted 4 months but can last longer if you don’t use too much product
- Easy application, goes on the skin smoothly without tugging
- Expensive for a 0.5 oz. jar ($35)
- Comes in jar packaging which is not sanitary
- Doesn’t help with dark under eye circles (for me, it didn’t)
- Doesn’t help with puffiness (for me, it didn’t)
- Doesn’t hold eye makeup well
This is just another expensive moisturizing eye cream. There are plenty of other options on the market that gives the same effect without the huge price tag. This eye cream didn’t work on my puffy eyes and dark under eye circles either. If you’re looking for an eye makeup primer, you can go to your local drugstore and pick one up for under $10 or $15, which will save you money and will probably work better. Since this eye cream didn’t do much for me in terms of anti-aging. I won’t purchase it again. I didn’t think it was a bad product. It’s just not worth $35 for the results I have seen. There are better eye creams out there that cost less than half the price of this product.