Banish Under Eye Shadows: Olay vs. Trish McEvoy Brighteners

April 14, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Posted in Anti-Aging, Makeup | 1 Comment
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Who wouldn’t want younger looking eyes, right? A new crop of under eye brighteners promise to magically sweep away dark circles and impart radiance to the eye area, which sallows with age. I swear YSL’s Touche Eclat Radiant Touch brightening pen single-handedly put the French beauty company on the map in the USA. Hey, I jumped on the bandwagon and faithfully used it for years.

Olay Line and Dark Circle Minimizing Brush

Olay just launched one of the first eye brighteners at the drug store: Total Effects Line and Dark Circle Minimizing Brush. It’s a shimmery one-color-fits-all (medium golden-beige) with anti-aging properties. One of the first things I noticed is the product goes on “cold.” I don’t know how or why (couldn’t find anything in the product description), but assume it is to feel refreshing.

I wish Olay Total Effects had more coverage because the addition of anti-aging fighters would make life so much easier. However, if you don’t need a lot of correcting, give it a try. Otherwise, you’ll want something heavier. And don’t let the drug store distribution fool you, it is still an investment at $20 (half the cost of department store brands, but also half the coverage).

Trish McEvoy Correct & Brighten

I’ve purchased many under eye brighteners over the years and my new favorite is Trish McEvoy Correct & Brighten ($38). It looks very natural, eliminates shadows and isn’t too dry or creamy, so fine lines aren’t accentuated. A third color was added this Spring: 1.5. According to the Nordstrom rep, customers prefer the 1.5 and are switching from 1 in droves. This shade appears too pink in person (the pic below looks more yellow) but surprisingly blends in beautifully on even olive-toned skin. For comparison, I’m a 2 (which I thought was overly peachy but works fabulous).

(L) Bare Under Eye (w/a dab of shadow on inner corner); (R) With Correct & Brighten 2

Correct & Brighten 1.5

Correct & Brighten 2

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  1. […] Posted in Anti-Aging, Skincare | Leave a comment Tags: eye cream, Mario Badescu, Nordstrom After my post last week about under eye brighteners, I got to thinking I should tell you about a great eye cream discovery. While an eye brightener can […]


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