Every 4 years, I shake off my label of “football idiot” and wear the mantle of “football fan” – maybe not quite fan, but once every 4 years… like NOW! I stay up past my bedtime and wake up at unGodly hours to catch football matches on telly, scream at the referee for being blind and yell “Goal!” and “Offside!” along with the best of ’em. Yes folks, I’m a FIFA World Cup fan – not a football fan per se. (and I don’t support any team :P )
Incidentally, while typing this post, I kept typing “foodball” – that would be fun won’t it? :P So with late nights, little sleep and then suddenly being slammed with an avalanche of work, I have Louis Vuitton trunks under my eyes. Not mere eye bags for this snob :P
Here’s a set of eye patches I’ve been trying out. I mean I like my bags, but heck no! Not under my eyes!
These eye patches are part of Guerlain’s Super Aqua range and are said to be “anti-puffiness smoothing eye patches”. “Anti-puffiness” That’s a good thing! Now how does it fare?
Each set of gel patches comes sealed in individual blue sachets. When you open it (from bottom left corner – don’t try to rip it apart as I did :P ) you will see 2 large pieces of gel patches. They are slippery and it takes some doing to peel them off the plastic sheet they are on.
Because they are slippery, once you slap them on your face, they do have a tendency to slip a little so my advise is NOT to be like me and think you can wear these and walk around the house, but put these on and lie back to rest.
Place the eye patch on the lower eye area and put it as close to your lashline as possible. It is surprisingly large (or maybe my eye area is small) so it covers a very large area of my under eye area up till my cheekbones.
After about 15 minutes, I removed it and looked in the mirror. Holy Schmoly! My LV trunks were shrunk down to pochettes! :P
The picture above says it all right? Huge ugly red puffy eye bags before and much reduced redness and less puffiness after.
Heck I was ready to slam this for an expensive experiment but I have to grudgingly admit that it is an expensive experiment that works. The best part is that it remained less puffy for about 4 days before my hectic lifestyle took its toll. You are recommended to use this twice a week. If I were rolling in it, I would but because I’m not, I’m saving this for when I can no longer bear the sight of my eye bags – or when I have to look alive quickly.
So what’s the damage to the pocket? Are you sitting down? RM361 for a box of 6 pairs of eye patches. That’s right. Time to pick your jaw off the floor and dust it off.
Pros: Works as it says to reduce puffiness, Cooling feel
Cons: Expensive, Tends to slide around
If you have an eye bag problem, you’d realize that with eye bags, you tend to look tired and sleepy, which may not inspire confidence.
In my case, as mine are due to insufficient sleep, the only true cure is lots of sleep. Once I’ve had a good night’s rest, my eye bags go away. But in those times when I need a quick cure, finding a quick short term solution is helpful.
I know this isn’t for everyone due to the price but remember, its from Guerlain – a luxury brand and hence comes with luxury prices – so I won’t ask if you’d try it because I know not many of you will :)
Guerlain Super Aqua Anti-Puffiness Smoothing Eye Patch retails at RM361 for a box of 6 pairs at all Guerlain counters.