Lush Cosmetics Enchanted Eye Cream review

Lush Cosmetics Enchanted Eye Cream review
I have mad love for Lush Cosmetics, especially for their bath bombs, massage bars, conditioners, lip scrubs, soaps... right, pretty much the whole range. The products actually work for me and leave me smelling as amazing as they do, and leave my skin and hair in good condition. So when I saw the Enchanted Eye Cream at Lush last August (Lush haul post here), I bought it rightaway, having read great reviews, thinking here, at last, was my Holy Grail eye cream.

Here is my review of the Lush Enchanted Eye Cream.

Packaging of Lush Enchanted Eye Cream

Unlike most Lush skin care products, the EEC does not come in a tub, but in a 45g black plastic bottle with a pump. The plastic, as always with Lush, is recycled.
Lush Cosmetics Enchanted Eye Cream review
The pump is a little tricky to handle as you can get way too much product out if you aren't careful. I applied the excess to my neck whenever that happened.

Formula of Lush Enchanted Eye Cream

EEC is not creamy, but has a milky, runny and thin texture. I found that, despite shaking the bottle within an inch of its life - and mine - the solution turned thicker as I used up more, which was a bit weird.
Lush Cosmetics Enchanted Eye Cream review
The good thing about the lotion being so watery is that it absorbs very quickly. I've shown you how it looks spread out, but it doesn't leave any whitish residue on the skin, and disappears thoroughly.
Lush Cosmetics Enchanted Eye Cream review
The ingredients include cold-pressed almond oil and jojoba oil, glycerin and lavender honey water. But, as do many other Lush products, it contains parabens.
Lush Cosmetics Enchanted Eye Cream review
EEC is vegetarian approved and is not tested on animals. You have got to love Lush for sticking to those principles, unlike some brands I could mention.

Results after using Lush Enchanted Eye Cream

So I began using this cream by the end of September and it's almost over only now. That is quite decent.
The cream promises to refresh, soothe and soften the skin. Lush also says that the organic oils will "wave a magic wand over fine lines, giving the precious eye area a boost to keep it firm and supple."
Lush Cosmetics Enchanted Eye Cream review
Everyone and their shadow swore that this cream worked for them and I wanted to love it so much. So how did I fare?
For starters, I kept getting it in my eye because it was a tad too runny and it was so, so stinging that I felt like gouging my own eye out.
I had decent under-eye skin until January, when my schedule became so wonky that my sleep pattern went for a toss. Now I have some dark circles and dryness, but I get the feeling they'll both go away with decent sleep. Even so, both problems have reduced from January, as I slowly crawl towards better time management.
The Enchanted Eye Cream didn't make any difference to either the dark circles or the dryness. Not one bit. I agree, EEC is hydrating, but definitely nowhere near Clinique All About Eyes or Philosophy Eye Hope (LOVE this, review later) or Estee Lauder Time Zone or even Soap and Glory Supereyes Supereyes (reviewed here) or Dirty Works Banish the Bags or any of the Korean brands I've tried. EEC's hydration is better than Lancome Genefique Yeux Light Pearl (previewed here), which is more of a brightener than a moisturiser for the eye area. And EEC is far superior to Dior Capture Totale Yeux (awful pilling, golden residue).
Lush Cosmetics Enchanted Eye Cream reviewI can't speak for fine lines since the only lines I have around the area are a fatso I've had since birth below the right eye, and a linear scar on the bridge of my nose which is the result of standing too close to some kid who was sharpening a pencil with a penknife, when I was in the kindergarten.
I did find, however, that the cream was cooling on the eye area and did not give me any milia. Because it was absorbed so quickly, it made a good base for concealer, softening and moistening it a bit so the concealer wouldn't settle into fine lines.
The trump card for the EEC is the pricing for 45g -  £11.75 or INR1,350, and the bottle lasts for four to five months easily. But I feel it's worth shelling out a bit more for an eye cream that actually works for me.
Bottom Line
This is an okay cream for below-makeup use, because a super hydrating cream can cause your concealer to slip off but EEC is definitely not moisturising enough as it claims. It won't make a rat's bottom of a difference to dark circles or banish dryness. I know you can't expect miracles but this is Lush we're talking about, and the raves I had read had increased my expectations sky-high. Will not repurchase. If it worked for you, well done, you!
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  1. loredana marinMarch 25, 2014

    I don`t` mind the parabens i just want nt to be greasy. Thanks for the review.

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  2. SHARON ANTHONYSAMYMarch 25, 2014

    Lush Cosmetics Enchanted Eye Cream....The bottle is not attractive at all.

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  3. I didn't like this product too much either.. It was pretty meh for me... Lush has some amazing products and I'm sad they pulled out of India... :( IMO though they were overpriced!

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  4. I will be looking for an alternative to this if I buy an eyecream; I have quite dry undereyes with dark circles :( Great review! x

    http://handpickedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Thanks for the review! You are always so honest! Bummer it isn't as good as you expected

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  6. Barbara Mizzoni-YoungMarch 26, 2014

    I've heard so much about Lush products. Too bad this one didn't work out for you. I appreciate your honesty. I won't waste my time on this one thanks to you.
    Barbara @ www.allmylivesnow.com

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  7. CosmochicsMarch 26, 2014

    Nice honest review! I love Lush too but hate when products don't give what they promised!

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  8. How did I not know Lush did an eye cream? I usually love their body products, but the facial care has been hit or miss. I like the look of the ingredients, but don't like the fact it is so runny. Great review!!

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  9. Farhat SultanaMarch 26, 2014

    nice review .. its better to keep away from it..

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  10. Nice Review :) ...

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  11. MyBeautyJunctionMarch 27, 2014

    Same here, the only Lush product I didn't love was their lip colour and that was because of the shades. But this was rather like rubbing water below the eye area.

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  12. MyBeautyJunctionMarch 27, 2014

    Thank you, that's very kind! I did want to love everything from Lush.

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  13. MyBeautyJunctionMarch 27, 2014

    Thanks! This was quite disappointing.

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  14. MyBeautyJunctionMarch 27, 2014

    If you are expecting any improvement in dark circles and dryness, yes, this is not the right cream.

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  15. cindyprimebeautyMarch 27, 2014

    So glad to know this, I am always looking for a good eye cream, but I will skip this one.

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  16. MyBeautyJunctionMarch 27, 2014

    Yes, definitely worth splurging over something that works on either circles or dryness; this one did nothing.

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  17. MyBeautyJunctionMarch 27, 2014

    Thank you! I have edited out your hyperlink; sorry about that but I already have 430+ external links and cannot publish anymore.

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  18. Alexandra IoanaMarch 28, 2014

    I love the Lush producs in general, but I think I'll stick to the products for bath, which btw, are really amazing, Thanks for the review. :)

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  19. Kikay MuchApril 28, 2014

    i'll stick to my old eye cream i don't want to try other cream because i'm to scared due to my sensitive skin.

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  20. awww... another dud found! :(

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  21. MyBeautyJunctionNovember 30, 2014

    I didn't expect this one to fall short :(

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  22. MyBeautyJunctionNovember 30, 2014

    I was so gutted when the shops shut down in all my favourite malls :( I stocked up a bit from Dubai but hopefully they'll be back before I run out completely lol.

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  23. MyBeautyJunctionNovember 30, 2014

    Lol yes, I don't get the idea of pumps for an eye cream.

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  24. MyBeautyJunctionNovember 30, 2014

    Thanks! It isn't greasy at all!

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