Instant Radiance Eye Cream
Instant Radiance Eye Cream

Not only did Murad Instant Radiance Eye Cream not work for me, it made things worse! The claim on this cream is to instantly minimize dark circles by 30% in 15 minutes and 48% with continued use. The texture feels silicony – I don’t mind silicone at all – and like a blur cream but a little bit lighter. You can apply it on the lids as well if you want to.

Instant Radiance Eye Cream
Instant Radiance Eye Cream

I’m not sure what I was expecting, but the promised radiance certainly didn’t appear, and it made the lines under my eyes worse somehow. I think it slightly puffed up the skin but not the lines – selective smoothing like that doesn’t help at all! Generally, I like Murad products, but this is – at £49.50 – a major pass from me.

There was no visible brightening of my dark circles (maybe I’m too far gone!) after 15 minutes, and anyway, I’m pretty sure that if you apply something and then go back 15 minutes later you won’t remember what the initial situation was. And a measurement of 30% sounds impressive but basically, you’ll still be two thirds as dark as you ever were.

I tend not to put anything other than foundation on under eye circles (there are a couple of exceptions) because mostly they do make things worse, not better. Concealers have so much powder in them that if you have anything other than exceptionally smooth skin, it winkles its way into tiny creases – the area might look lighter but it will also look older. This sample of Murad Instant Radiance Eye Cream was sent to me – I’d be livid if I’d parted with the best part of £50 for this.

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