I stopped in at Saks on my way to the train after work. Since I work in Rockefeller Center every day, year after year, I tend to not really notice the Christmas decorations (I know, I know) unless I go into a store, and I tend to avoid 5th Avenue retailers during the holiday season. That said, their Christmas decorations inside and out are amazing, and I always fantasize a little bit about being Greta Garbo when I walk in the front door. So fancy! (Recession? What recession?! But I degress.)
Anyway, I went in on a very specific mission: Operation Eye Cream. The skin under my eyes has gotten even dryer than usual this winter, and my old standby just isn’t cutting it anymore. Armed with reviews from Makeup Alley (I don’t buy anything without checking there first!), I embarked on my mini-spree. Here’s what I walked out with:
Kiehl’s Imperiale Repairateur Moisturizing Eye Balm (for nighttime)
Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado (for daytime)
Bobbi Brown Corrector (to hide the bags and circles)
As I was finishing up at the Bobbi Brown counter, the sales associate told me (in a very serious tone) that I should “always wear eye cream, every day and every night”!! And then she told me that the injectable fillers for under the eyes “work really great”. NICE. So now I’m completely sure I look like a total hag in need of an eye job. Thanks, lady! (And yes, I realize she was probably just trying to make me feel like I need to buy more stuff. I don’t care, I hate her.)
I had a $15 gift certificate for Sephora (with a $35 minimum purchase, of course—nothing’s free!), so that was my next stop. I hate shopping there. The testers are always gross and look like they’re coated with bacteria, and the associates have no idea what they’re talking about (at least not the ones that try to help me). Anyway, I bought a couple of staples:
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler (I’ve been trying—and failing—to make a cheap drugstore curler work for me, but I had to go back to this one)
Nars Blush in Orgasm (I always come back to this one in the wintertime)
The cashier tossed in a free sample of Laura Mercier Lip Stain in Mulberry. Not a color I’d normally choose, but it was free.
I’ll let you know if my life changes as a result of using any of these products! As the very least, I could stand to look a little fresher in the eye area, and not so much like I have crepe paper glued under my eyes.