PRODUCT REVIEW: Lancome Energie De Vie Dullness Relief & Energy Recharge Daily Cream

I LOVE Lancome’s Energie De Vie Dullness Relief & Energy Recharge Daily cream which retails for $55 (here) at Sephora for a 1.7oz container. This product was being offered for Sephora’s 100 point gifts. I saw the Lancome brand and knew I had to get my hands on this product.


This cream is an energizing cream which relieves dullness and revitalizes the skin.  It is inspired by the latest Chinese beauty rituals. This cream is a daily moisturizing, lightweight, yet nourishing texture that melts into skin to soften, refine, and boost radiance.  When you put the cream on your skin it gives your skin a feeling of being energized along with a healthy looking-glow. 


According to Lancôme, after 4 weeks of use:

78% of women felt their pores looked reduced

90% of women felt their skin looked more radiant

This cream is so light-weight and absorbs very nicely into your skin. 
It also has a strong scent – however, I like it because it smells calming.  I apply the cream by massaging the cream into my skin in the morning and again at night. Right after applying the cream I could feel my skin just felt smooth and soft.  I will definitely be purchasing another bottle after I’ve gone through this sample!


Product Review: Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector

I always love trying out new eye creams.  A couple of month ago I got my hands on the Clinique Even Better Eyes (retails for $41.00 for 0.34oz) which is an oil-free hydrating cream that lightens dark under eye circles.

This eye cream is a tinted nude color cream which acts to de-puff and eliminate dark under eye circles.  Because of the tinted color, I would opt for using this during the day versus nighttime.  However, I would not just rely on this cream to cover up dark circles under makeup - I would still use a separate concealer.  

Clinique boasts that this cream is clinically proven to visibly lighten dark circles by 30% in 12 weeks.  Did I find this to be true? Definetly not. Even after using this cream after a couple of months.  I did not see any brightening of my under eye circles.  

The cream itself feels lightweight. You apply the cream by gently squeezing a small amount of product out of the tube and the using the applicator to spread the cream under your eye in a back and forth motion.  The applicator creates a cooling effect and is much better than using your finger to spread the cream under your eyes.  You should use this cream twice a day, and reapply as needed throughout the day.  

Product Review: Tarte Maracuja C Brighter Eye Treatment

Being of Indian ethnicity I naturally have darker under eye circles than people of lighter skin. I have made it my mission to find a cream that will lighten my under eye circles, smooth the skin under my eyes and make my dry winter skin disappear.  Is that asking too much?! 


When I was in Sephora I asked them what the best eye product on the market was that wouldn’t be overly expensive. The sales representative told me that the Tarte Maracuja C Brighter Eye Treatment (retails $38.00 at Sephora) was a popular item on the market and that it was selling fast. I was able to snag the last one in the store! What this product does is hydrate, firm, and brighten the eye-area.


To give you a background in the wintertime my under eye area is not only dark, it is dry.  After using the product for about 3 weeks I can say that I have noticed a difference in my under eye area. Specially I have noticed a change in the texture under my eyes, they are smooth and no longer dry. Because of that, the concealer I put under my eyes goes on smooth and lasts longer – basically it doesn’t look flaky. Also, you only need to use a small amount (about a pea-size) too so the treatment will last you a couple of months. The formula is definitely moisturizing, isn’t thick, virtually odorless, and is not greasy.

However, although the area under my eyes is smoother my dark circles are still there. I will still be on the lookout for the next best under eye cream!