Today I have to share with you one of my favourite products of last year. It surprised me because I didn't think I would get much use out of this little gem as I have other eyeshadow primers (Too Faced, NYX, MAC) that I already swear by, but this particular primer isn't meant to extend shadow wear.
This is Cover FX EyePrep FX, an anti-aging smoothing primer for the eyes. I was lucky enough to win a Cover FX gift package last year that included this and I actually initially gave it to my mom but then took it back when I found out she never used it!
This isn't like any other eye primer you may have encountered. Let's see why:
First, I was super happy to see that it was an airless pump instead of just a squeeze tube. I love airless pumps, I believe they are the best form of packaging to keep products stable and bacteria free. This dispenses the perfect amount of primer with one pump (I actually only use half a pump because I have a small eye area and it's more than enough for both eyes).
Now, having used two of Cover FX's primers in the past, both the Clear Prep and Skin Prep, I expected a clear, silicon-y gel consistency but boy was I wrong!
This is actually a super dense and ultra hydrating cream consistency! It is actually completely silicone free and has great ingredients like glycerine, squalene and sesame proteins for moisture. This eye primer/cream works on dark circles, puffiness and fine lines while increasing hydration. It does this using ingredients such as Haloxyl which according to Cover FX, "works to loosen blood fragments underneath the skin around they eye" which is exactly what dark circles are and Eyeliss which helps to treat puffy bags under the eyes. It is meant to smooth the eye area for application of concealer so your fine lines and puffiness are less noticable.
Even though the package may state this is an eye primer, I find myself using this both day and night. It is literally the only product with enough hydration to calm my eczema and keep it from flaking and peeling. When I use this consistently my eczema actually doesn't even return!
Overall, I don't think I'll be without this product again. I'm addicted to the hydration it provides and I love that it has anti-aging benefits as well. If you're someone who has fine lines, dark circles or puffiness and are looking for a great eye cream - this is it. If you're someone who is looking for extra hydration and smoothing to give prolonged concealer & foundation wear around your eyes - this is also it.
Cover FX Eye Prep FX
Available at: Cover FX & Shoppers Drug Mart & Sephora
Note: If you're going to purchase this I highly recommend getting the Under Eye Treat & Conceal Kit. It includes the primer, concealer and Clean FX Cleansing Mousse for only $23.00 CAD more.