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The VIP (Very Impressive Product) Pick of the Week #24

Posted 07/22/11 at 02:58PM by Audrey Fine

The Product: Olay Total Effects Line and Dark Circle Minimizing Brush

The Price: $21.99

The Company Spiel: "This daily under-eye moisturizer provides tinted coverage for younger-looking eyes. Instantly reduces the appearance of dark circles and fine lines."

The Real Deal: Experts can talk about how dark circles are "hereditary" to their hearts' content, but that does nothing to help those of us who are saddled with them. That said, I've long been on the hunt for an easy-to-use, effective product that doesn't cost an arm and a leg to cover my circles (gene and/or lifestyle induced) and, with this Olay Total Effects Minimizing Brush, I feel I've done just that.

To be fair, my circles are not terrible, but they are annoying and, since I've begun using this product, they don't jump out at me as much when I look in the mirror. The main thing I like about this vs. other "cover ups" I've tried is that it's not too gunky -- it smoothes on very nicely and the built-in applicator brush is a boon for those who, like me, tend to be heavy handed in the makeup application department.

The Upshot: While this isn't the cure-all, circle and line eraser that I'm pretty sure the majority of us are hoping will some day hit the market, I am very pleased with this pen. It gets the job done and is relatively affordable.

Always searching for more ways to banish/camouflage under eye puffiness and dark circles? These tips can help.
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  • Posted by EricaC123 on 12/30/12 at 06:55am


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  • Posted by beautybody on 03/26/12 at 09:25am

    Thanks for the tip. I have very fair skin too so this might not work for me either.

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  • Posted by powerwoman033 on 03/13/12 at 04:56pm

    I tried this recently and it did not work for me. I have fair skin and the color (only 1) was too dark and did not look right. I do think women with medium to deep skin tones might like this.

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  • Posted by jenn8779 on 07/25/11 at 09:30am

    I wonder just how many skin tones can actually use this "one shade fits most" product? I can't use Olay's Definity tinted daily moisturizer, because its way too dark for my fair skin tone, so I am going to take a guess and say this product would be too dark for me as well...That's a shame since it sounds great and for once, is an affordable recommendation

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  • Posted by LipglossandSpandex on 07/22/11 at 08:32pm

    So... is it a concealer? Or just one of those "light reflecting" products?

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