Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Celeteque 2-in-1 Eye Bag Miracle Kit

Hey loves!

Just last Monday evening, I had a difficult time trying to sleep. I went to bed a few minutes past 11pm and at around 2:30 am, I was still awake. According to my Fitbit app, I slept 2:46 am. I rarely get those difficulty sleeping attacks so I tried tracing the reason why I had it and the only thing I can think of is the matcha latte I drank at around 5:30 pm. Oh well.

And since that was the case, the morning after the incident, while I was getting ready to go to work, I noticed my eye bags are more puffy and under eyes were darker than normal. Ugh. Good thing I like wearing makeup so I know that I have something in my stash to help me look less tired and sleepless.

One of the products I considered and actually used is the...

Celeteque 2-in-1 Eye Bag Miracle Kit
PhP 745.00

This was sent to me along with the other product from the brand. The shade they gave me is Natural.

Product info from the labels:

Product description from the press release:

Say goodbye to raccoon eyes with Céleteque DermoCosmetics’ 2-in-1 Eyebag Miracle Kit (P745), which is a two-component solution to the dark circles under your eyes that may be caused by poor sleep, allergies, hormone levels, or even the food you eat or the genes you’re born with. The kit contains an Eye Balm to reduce puffiness under the eye and an Eye Foundation in light, natural, and beige shades to cover and lighten your eyebags. Ingredients include the trademarked Cytobiol Lumin-eye to reduce puffiness and under-eye bags; Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) to nourish, hydrate, and firm up the skin, minimizing lines under the eyes; and antioxidants like Ubiquinone, Squalane, and Ginkgo Biloba leaf extract, all of which help prevent further skin damage.

So as mentioned, it's a kit that contains a balm that acts like an eye moisturizer that helps moisturize and reduce puffiness, and an eye foundation that will help make your under eyes appear lighter.

So the balm is colorless and light. It's mildly scented too and non-sticky. It may look like petroleum jelly, but do not worry because it is lightweight.

It spreads smoothly on skin although it takes a few minutes for it to set on my skin. Sometimes I do not wait for it to dry and just add the eye foundation on top of it immediately. I don't see any difference in the effects if I wait or not anyway.

This is the eye foundation. I was curious as to why they only call it "foundation" instead of the usual "concealer." Apparently, the coverage is pretty light! My guess is that since Celeteque is a skin care brand first, the priority here is to keep your skin hydrated and make sure it can still breathe even under their cosmetics. So maybe it's better to keep things light than pile on so much pigments and other ingredients...? That's just my theory though and I just feel like concealer is more concentrated compared to foundations. . What do you think?

These are the swatches. On the left is the eye foundation alone and on the right is with the balm. The balm doesn't alter the shade which is a good thing.

Here's how it performs on my under eyes.

Bare under eye

When the balm applied

With the eye foundation

A lower angle of my under eye with the eye foundation

The eye foundation has a light to medium coverage. It didn't entirely cover the darkness under the eyes but it did brighten it. The concealer is buildable but the difference is not much and I don't think it's a good idea to apply too much product around the eye area because that's a sensitive area. If you have darker under eyes but you still want to use this, better have a corrector handly for better coverage and skin tone match.

I appreciate that this doesn't cake nor crease and as mentioned, it feels lightweight. It's a great everyday product. You don't look too made up, but still look fresh and healthy! 

And that's all I can say about this product. Thoughts?


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