I got this eye illuminator about two weeks ago. I was really impressed with it's result. I have bad dark circles under my eyes and have a very busy schedule, so I usually don't get enough sleep. Also my dark circles are genetics and I know that they won't change much. I didn't expect from this product to improve the dark circles which it didn't, but when I use it every am it feels really good. It is cooling and soothing. And the most important thing that I like is it's colour. It blends with my skin tone and it looks very natural. And it stays for the whole day long. I hardly use concealer any more. The only reason for giving 4 stars is the price, this product is really pricey. I wish it was a little cheaper.
Best For flawless skin and min. puffiness and dark circles
The only thing going for this is the cool tip feels good. LIke someone else said could get the same thing from an ice cube. It is all downhill after the cooling sensation. The tip pulls on the skin when you use the instructed amount. After applying be prepared to be scared when you look in the mirror a couple minutes later! If you have wrinkles the product settles in them so you have bright white wrinkles!!! If you only have dark circles or slight puffiness it would probably be okay. But not if you have wrinkles and lines... they will look worse than before applying! The only thing I can think is EL tested this product on people with youthful skin without wrinkles and lines and only slight puffiness and dark circles. I think they should re-name this Wrinkle Emphasizer! 62.00 geesh.
Best For reduces under eye puffiness instantly, cool ceramic tip, ease of application
I've only used this a few times so far so I can't comment on any long term benefits as yet. Here's what I do have to say. The vey first time I tried this I 'tested it' by applying to one eye only and leaving the other eye alone. As for under eye puffiness it was GONE! Within seconds! I thought that was simply amazing, it's the first product I've ever used that decreased the baggage under my eyes. Quite happy about that! I was also concerned about the color, how there is only 'light' and 'dark' to choose from, afraid it wouldn't match my tanned face. Wrong! The light color matches your skin no matter what shade it may be, fair or tan. It just doesn't make any difference. So if that's a concern to anyone else don't allow it to be. The ceramic tip is indeed 'cool' to the face, how I have no idea but it is. Feels very nice while applying. I look foward to the long term results and plan on purchadsing the matching Face Illuminator' to complete my set. Next to Spotlight I believe this may be a fav for me in the future. I also have to add how sad I am to see the "So Polished" discontinued as it's an amazing product! Truly hate to see that go. Maybe if we all stomp our feet loud enough they will bringit back?
I decided to try this after a demonstration at the counter gave me good results and I am not disappointed. As others, I find the applicator not ideal (the coolness is nice, but it feels a bit awkward in shape). However, this is nothing compared to the product. I have terrible dark circles and always have (you should see me at age 1!), so I've been on a lifelong search for something to help. This product deals with my dark circles and so much more. The skin under my eyes is now soft and silky and I look rested. You do have to use as directed and you do have to be careful to just apply a tiny bit, but the results are great.
This was given to me as a gift, and the first time I used it I didnt really know what it was 'supposed' to do...so it isnt just "in my head!!" IT REALLY DOES work!! It has a cooling feel to the skin and it actually helps with puffiness. I never thought my eyes looked puffy until I used this product!! I use this product along with concealor!!
I'm 54 and I love Estee and I use 6 of the products for over 10years and my favorite is the Advance night repair eye. You can not even see my lines at all. My face looks wonderful because of Estee. I purchased the Idealist cooling eye Illuminator and ladies this product ENHANCES every line to the human eye to see. On TV the models are in their late 20's so please put mature Beautiful women that have used this product and show the public this can work for women like us. Thank you
Why would you remove eyzone that was a great product and replace it with a product that does not reduce puffiness and lines. PLEASE bring back eyzone. It was the best product hands down. This is one you should take off the market, not eyzone. I used eyzone for 20+ years and had no wrinkles....until you discontinued it.
This product is not a substitute! Nothing was as good as Eyzone Repair Gel. If you guys won't bring it back, perhaps you could sell it to another company to produce and we can all start purchasing from them instead! I have been searching high and low for a replacement with no success what-so-ever. Has anyone found something that compares? If so, please let the rest of us know. Thanks!
I have used Eyzone Repair Gel for a very long time. Sorry to say nothing else you have is a good substitute. Please bring it back. Eyzone is cooling, vigorating, smooth and blends well and makes my eyes wake up no matter how tired I am. I am tired of Estee having a product, getting used to it like future perfect, than you take it off the market. Thats the way to lose your long term customers!!!!
PLEASE bring back EYEZONE!!! This doesn't come anything close to EYEZONE! ! I've used E.L. since I was 24 and I'm now 60 and look 40! I use the Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Age Correcting line but I also use all the products prior in my regimen and Eyezone was part of it. This product just doesn't perform as spectacular as Eyezone. so PLEASE PLEASE....BRING EYEZONE BACK!
I have used Idealist Cooling Eye Illuminator for one month now and have seen NO improvement in the puffiness under my eyes. I have been applying it twice a day - I was very hopefully but this was a total waste of my money. It does brighten the puffiness but that is not what I want..
My eyes look a lot older since I have started using this product. I used eyezone for probably 15+ years and it was terrific. I will be looking at other companies for something to replace the eyezone and have used this for two months, but probably won't even finish it.
Like many other companies, you get a wonderful product and then discontinue it. I used Eyezone for many, many years and it always kept my eyes looking youthful. Nothing has worked for me since you discontinued it.
If you don't bring it back, I will never use Estee Lauder again.
As a working woman with a family, my schedule is often grueling. I am always chasing the perfect eight hours of sleep, yet I am never quite catching it. My lassitude manifests on my face in the form of dark circles and puffiness under my eyes. I have tried product after product, promising me the visage of Sleeping Beauty, yet when I look in the mirror, not one of them has succeeded in making me the fairest of them all...until now!
Given my utter infatuation with Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator, I was cautiously optimistic about the abilities of the Cooling Eye Illuminator. Where so many other products have failed, the Cooling Eye Illuminator perfectly replicated the rested, refreshed look reserved only for the well rested.
The first thing I noticed was the cooling sensation of the porcelain tip, and its amazing ability to always remain cool to the touch (even after being left in a hot car). It was soothing and instantly diminished the puffiness. While I liked the results of using the product alone, I LOVED the results when I used it in conjunction with my Double Wear Concealer. A dab of the illuminator and a bit of the concealer, mixed together and applied with my concealer brush...Pure Magic...my dark circles seemingly vanished from my face!
So why with this glowing review, did I only give four stars instead of five? When using the porcelain tip to apply the product, I continuosly encounter the same problem...it is hard to control the amount of product dispensed from the tube. I usually end up with too much under my eyes, no matter how hard I try to control the applicator. Given the product's relatively small size and relatively high price, I do not want to waste a single drop of it.
Aside from this perceived flaw in the packaging design, the product itself is flawless! It will continue to be my go to on those mornings when I did not achieve my optimal beauty sleep.
Yes, the tip is cooling, yes the product is soothing and illuminating, but i WILL NOT BUY THIS AGAIN until the tube/dispenser system is improved. I am very frustrated with this after a month of trying very hard to carefully use it each time, so as not to have 10 times more product than I needed squirt out of the tube during application. Horrible. Very costly, will look to another brand for this need.
This product is NO replacement for Eyzone Repair Gel which I have used for many, many years. It is the recommended replacement for the discontinued Eyzone Repair Gel; however, a CLEAR GEL cannot be replaced with a tinted creme!!! I used the Idealist Cooling Eye Illuminator before going to bed and it felt like I had put foundation makeup on. I got up and washed my face to remove the new product before I could begin to think of going to sleep. PLEASE< PLEASE reinstate Eyzone Repair Gel.
While this feels good on and seems to make the skin around the eyes a bit smoother, it has done nothing to help my dark circles as of yet. They are as bad as they ever were. I have very fair skin (The lightest shade of Double Wear Foundation that is made) and my eyes have purple rings under them at all times. I was certainly hoping this would help, especially at the price point, but so far, no changes.
I have been using Eye Zone repair since it first came out, about 30years. The results have been no line or wrinkles around the eyes. The replacements they keep trying to sell just don't offer the same results- too heavy and greasy!.