The Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand sounds too good to be true, a product that was five years in the making and claims to be the solution to tired, dull and exhausted under-eyes, by expertly covering dark circles and lines, smoothing out bags and brightening the eye contour whilst hydrating the skin, which sounded like the product I have been searching for all my life. I have honestly been impressed with every Charlotte Tilbury product I have ever tried (excluding the Feline Flick Pen which just wasn’t for me), but with this product, I am a bit on the fence about it as it didn’t really wow me as much as I thought it would.
The Mini Miracle Eye Wand ($45), is a two-step system containing a hydrating eye cream in one end and a light reflecting concealer in the the other, which you simply click to dispense and apply with the brush applicator. This comes in five shades and I have Shade 2, which is a great match for my winter complexion (NC 25-30), but would be a touch light for me in the summer months with a tan.
Click 1 is an eye cream that contains hyaluronic acid to plump and cyclodextrins to lift. It feels lovely and cooling on the skin and once patted in, does feel like it is hydrating the area and has a slight firming effect, but I would not say this is significant and I don’t really find it any better than my regular eye cream.
Click 2 is the light reflector containing light-reflecting micro-particles that diffuse light from the surface of the skin, soft-focusesing imperfections and illuminating dark circles. It also contains mother-of-pearl for radiance and color-corrects by neutralizing pink, blue and brown undertones. I did find this to be very light reflecting and brightening, my criticism with this was that it didn’t conceal as well as I would have hoped, so then have to apply concealer on top, which sort of defeats the purpose of this miracle pen.
To test this more thoroughly, I applied the Mini Miracle Eye Wand to one eye, and to the other my regular Origins Ginzing Eye Cream and Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer to check for noticeable differences. The condition of the skin, i.e. fine lines and plumpness looked similar on both eyes, but even though the eye with the Mini Miracle Eye Wand looked bright, it didn’t conceal my dark circles very well in comparison the the Nars, which is just the best at this and my all-time favorite under-eye concealer.
I don’t think it is a bad product in any way, but I don’t find it superior to the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, which just ticks all the boxes for me and at $16 more expensive, it isn’t really worth the price tag in my opinion. It is however, great for on-the-go touch-ups to hydrate and brighten during the day, so is a handy product to keep in your handbag. You may also like it if you don’t need heavy concealing under the eyes and prefer a more fresh and natural look.
Have you tried the Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand? What are your thoughts?
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