- Genetics: my mom and sister have them too. Mom’s developed into serious bags as she got older, but she had them surgically removed and looks freaking amazing. No one would ever guess she’s in her seventies.
- Allergies: I have seasonal, dust, mold, and probably other allergies, but the worst for me is that I’m allergic to animals. All animals, including my own dog. I decided I’d rather have a dog than be able to breathe. 🙂 My system adapts to him over time, but I still suffer some effects, especially when he gets wet or licks my face (so, like, every day).
- Lack of sleep: I get four hours of sleep on a good night. I have so many issues here, I can’t even go into them all.
So one day, I noticed how awful I looked, and started my hunt for chemical help. Serums are expensive, so I needed to explore in the mid-range — I knew drugstore brands just weren’t going to be powerful enough to do the job. After some research online and in stores, I decided to try Ole Henriksen’s Truth is in the Eyes serum.
Ugh, look at those bags! The darkness, the crepey texture! I look ten years older than I am, I think. I started applying Truth is in the Eyes twice a day: once in the morning under all my makeup, and once after I got home from work and washed all the makeup off my face. I’m still experimenting with eye creams on top of it for extra moisture to get rid of those crepe lines, but I think I used Algenist for the past week. I also tried yellow concealer under my eyes and went on a search for full coverage foundation. I’m still working on that.
One full week later, I snapped another picture and sent it to Becca for an independent opinion, and she says there’s a huge difference. What do you think?
Ole Henriksen Truth is in the Eyes retails for $42 at Sephora.
3 thoughts on “Ole Henriksen: Truth Is In The Eyes”
I agree, huge difference, looks fantastic! I have dark circles envied by raccoons everywhere and want to try this serum now too. What concealer are you using?
Thank you! I was skeptical until I looked at the comparison photos. 🙂
The concealer is a Physician’s Formula duo (available in drugstores, but here’s the Ulta link: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod560252 ) in yellow/light. The yellow really is astounding for contrasting the circles, because mine have bluish undertones. I apply the yellow first, then foundation, then a little concealer.
If you get it, let me know if you see a difference!
Thanks! My dark circles are mostly hereditary; I get plenty of sleep. They’re kind of brownish-purple. Ugh, sounds like Halloween. 😉