The best thing that’s found its way into my makeup bag in a while is The Illuminating Eye Gel by La Mer.
Because this time of year is wont to leave the best of us a little dull around the edges, not a good thing with all those celebratory soirees lined up – the ones where you do want to be at your perkiest and prettiest – anything that promises to make you look younger, firmer and more fabulous is worthy of serious attention.
The ultimate stocking filler for just about anyone older than 21 (because, annoyingly, those youthful ones remain clear-eyed and dewy of skin no matter the amount of hard partying or exam stress) has to be this brilliant new product from cult beauty brand La Mer. First of all, it works, and secondly, it’s surprisingly affordable when compared to other products in the brand’s arsenal of pick-me-up beauty staples.
And the formula feels amazingly luxurious!
La Mer’s new product doesn’t just give your tired eyes that cooling, soothing feeling you’d expect from a top-tier eye gel – it has an instant brightening effect that makes you look awake, rested, refreshed even when you’re thoroughly exhausted.
The formula makes use of La Mer’s legendary Miracle Broth, but also contains sneaky ‘light-bending sea pearls’ which give a luminous, almost sparkly effect.
Look for it at Edgars stores and Duty Free at the airport. The recommended retail price is R1 480 – and because a little goes a long way, it lasts for absolute ages.
Text Leigh Robertson