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I'm Caitlin Israel, a twenty-something midwesterner with a penchant for neutrals, donuts, and makeup.
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Eye care 101

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One of the areas I’m most self-conscious about is my under-eyes. Because I have fair skin, it’s easy to see any discoloration under my eyes. There’s only so much concealer can cover up, so besides getting at least seven hours of sleep and drinking plenty of water, here are my recommendations for caring for your eyes:

  • Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream — This is my go-to morning eye cream. It’s infused with caffeine, so it helps alleviate puffy eyes and dark circles. It’s very refreshing after a night of sleep. The tiniest amount will do; I’ve had mine for about a year, and it’s still going strong.
  • Dr. Brandt Skincare glow by dr. brandt™ revitalizing retinol eye cream — People tend to be scared of retinol, but I’ve been using this retinol eye cream at night for almost a year. It really is a miracle worker, and I’ve noticed my dark circles have faded and I’m using less concealer each day.
  • ReVive ‘Intensite’ Volumizing Eye Serum — This serum sample arrived in one of my Glossyboxes over the summer. While I certainly wouldn’t recommend spending $350 on an eye serum, if you happen to be looking for something outrageously luxurious, this serum is it. The tiny .1-ounce sample I received has lasted for a few months, and I’ve noticed my under-eye concealer applies much more smoothly since I started using it.
  • Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream — I only recently started using this eye cream in the evening (I got a sample from Sephora). Somehow this cream manages to be hydrating without being heavy, perfect for winter.

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