Friday, 20 February 2015

Utterly Weird: Murad Instant Radiance Eye Cream

This is probably the weirdest eye cream I've ever tried.  Mostly, because whilst it claims to be a cream, it's not actually a cream.  It's a bouncy spongy thing masquerading as a cream.  It has a similar texture to those eyeshadows which were so popular a couple of years ago - yielding, slightly bouncy, a bit like a cushion - and to those foundations which are about to become so popular this year.

Bounciness aside, it has that ultra-velvety-slick feeling which usually indicates a ton of silicone.  And yes, there is a lot of silicone in there - but somehow, it's proved itself compatible with every moisturiser, foundation, concealer and powder I've thrown at it, refusing to form those weird little strands and roll off my face, which is often an unfortunate side effect of silicone.

Once you put it on your undereye area, it smoothes across the skin beautifully - I find I only need a tiny amount - and somehow does magically make my eyes look less tired within half an hour of application.  I've not really observed any long term effects, so I'm tempted to think of this more as an undereye primer than an eye cream - it makes the area wonderfully smooth, perfect for dabbing concealer onto, and brightens undereye circles up wonderfully.

How it does it, I don't know.  But I like it anyway.

At £49.50, it's an incredibly expensive weird thing, and given the lack of observed longer term effects, it may be too much cash for a silky eye primer.  I'm going to use the entire tub up anyway, and enjoy every bouncy cushiony weird moment of it.

Disclosure: PR sample

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