Review: Fade Out Anti-Shadow Brightening Eye Cream

So, can we talk about the dark circles under my eyes again? Oh, come on, it’s been at least 24 hours since I last mentioned them…

As you may recall, I’ve been using Fade Out’s Anti-Shadow Brightening Eye Cream on the offending area for the past few weeks, and I have two main observations to make about it, one good, one not-so-good. We’ll start with the good, shall we?

The Good:

This does exactly what it says on the tin tube: it brightens under-eye shadows. When I started using it, I’d been without a dedicated shadow-blaster for a few weeks, and I was starting to look a bit like this again, only considerably less cute:

Happily, the Fade Out cream got to work fairly quickly, and by the end of the first week I was able to once again move from three under-eye concealers (none of which disguised the shadows) down to just one again, and sometimes, on a very, very good day, to skip the concealer altogether. Victory was mine! But…

The Not-So-Good:

After a couple of weeks of use, I started to notice that while this product was still keeping the shadows at bay, the skin around my eyes was starting to look drier than usual. Switching back to my regular eye cream resolved that problem BUT brought The Shadows (not the group) back with a vengeance. I went back to Fade Out… and back to dry skin. In fairness, the skin around my eyes is prone to dryness anyway, and I had similar issues with the last anti-shadow cream I tried, so for now, I’m alternating Fade Out with another cream, which seems to be doing the trick, and may well be the way forward for me.

Want to give this a go? It’s £8.59, and you can click here to buy it.

(Disclosure: this was a press sample)