I eat my vegetables because I’m supposed to. I go to the gym because I’m supposed to, and to my (until-recent) dismay, I apply eye cream every day because I’m, well, supposed to. But to be frank, I’ve never personally reaped the benefit of that extra step in my skin-care routine. Chalk it up to formulas that didn’t agree with my dark circles or just plain user error, but it took until finding my new holy grail until I understood the can’t-live-without-it urgency around the eye-opening ritual.
Enter: Sisley Paris Black Rose Eye Contour Fluid ($150), aka my most reached-for product in the pared-down skin-care routine I’ve been adhering to as of late. While I admit that instantly gravitate towards products with the word “contour” stuck to the side of them, this one actually works, making the steep price-tag worth every penny in my book. Plus, it also allows me to enjoy the step I once deemed as unnecessary. (Rolls eyes at myself.)
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One push on the cooled ceramic applicator dispenses a rosy-hued gel-meets-cream formula that feels refreshing on the skin and delivers an instant radiance boost to tired-looking eyes. Like clockwork, puffiness is taken down and eyes are somehow more lively—almost like I applied a cold metal spoon around my eyes.
Inside the magical formula itself? A potent concentration of caffeine to de-puff, black rose extract and shea oil to nourish, vitamin A to protect the delicate canvas and red vine and chlorella extract to brighten darkness. I don’t know about you, but I’m latching onto anything and everything bringing me joy these days. And right now, this slender tube is high on the list.