| Review | Charlotte Tilbury Magic Eye Rescue

| Review | Charlotte Tilbury Magic Eye Rescue 

I am honestly very torn when it comes to Charlotte Tilbury skincare products because while they are marketed as luxurious, rich, and extremely beneficial products, I have a hard time believing in all the benefits and claims. I know I will probably receive a lot of backlash for my opinions on this but this is honestly how I feel. 

I love Charlotte Tilbury and her makeup line, a lot! She has created a beautiful line of makeup products that are very high quality, luxurious, and beautiful but when it comes to skincare, I have a hard time trusting her. She has made it very clear in public interviews that she wears makeup to bed! To bed! Which in my book, is blasphemous! Not only it is extremely unsanitary but you cover your skin when makeup, which prevents it from breathing and having a break from makeup. I love makeup in an extreme and unhealthy way but I can't imagine wearing makeup to bed! If you want your makeup to look beautiful, you have to treat your skin first! That doesn't just mean skin prep before makeup but a skincare regimen that is actually going to treat your skin! Which means you shouldn't be wearing makeup to bed! So I have a hard time believing that her skincare line is actually formulated to treat the skin, I feel like it is formulated only to prep the skin for makeup. 

So you're probably wondering why I own this product, if I don't trust her skincare formulations, well I received it in a Magic Mystery Box, you can read about it here

On to the actual product...

The Charlotte Tilbury Magic Eye Rescue retails or $60.00 USD and is available at Charlotte Tilbury, Nordstrom, and other retailers. The product is housed in the classic octagonal plastic jar with a rose gold top, that you see with her Magic Cream. Frankly, it looks more luxurious than it actually is. 

The product looks almost identical to the magic cream. It has a thicker gel-balmy consistency and a beige coloring. It is extremely emollient and rich! It applies on very smoothly and feels cooling to the eye area. It offers a nice hydration and glow to the under eye area. It really creates a beautiful fresh look under the eyes. It preps my under eyes very well for makeup but my biggest concern after using it for sometime is that it is too rich and clogging! It seems to have cause milia (little bumps) under my eyes because the formula is overly rich and heavy! I know that this i the cause of the milia because I had not changed any other parts of my skincare routine with the exception of this product. I stopped using it after a week and saw a significant decrease in the size and amount of milia. Unfortunately, I am still suffering from those nasty little bumps, even though it has been weeks since I last used the eye cream but my eyes are getting better. I know they will go away over time if I discontinue use of  these heavy products.  

Here's a look the ingredients: 
Aqua/Water/Eau, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Olus Oil (Vegetable Oil/ Huile Végétale), Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Peg-8, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Sorbitan Stearate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Olive Oil Peg-7 Esters, Phenoxyethanol, Saccharide Isomerate, C12-16 Alcohols, Cera Alba (Beeswax/ Cire D'abeille ), Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Squalane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin, , Hydrogenated Lecithin, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Palmitic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Disodium Edta, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Isostearate, Sodium Hydroxide, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Superoxide Dismutase, Citric Acid, Tocopherol, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Pca, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Retinol, Daphne Odora Callus Extract, Sodium Dextran Sulfate, Nicotiana Sylvestris Leaf Cell Culture, Aluminum Hydroxide, Plumeria Rubra Flower Extract, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Lecithin, Potassium Sorbate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci77491, Ci 77492).
 Eye Rescue Applied Heavily 
Eye Rescue Blended

As I suspected, this eye cream does little to treat the skin but more to create a nice glowing effect and provide some hydration. For the high price tag, I would expect a much better formulation and ingredients. I wish I could salvage this product and use it in other ways since I have it but I'm very worried about the reaction my skin will have to it. I don't have sensitive skin so I was pretty shocked when I notice the effect this product had on my skin. I am now using some chemical exfoliants and retinol to treat my skin and hopefully continue to diminish the milia. I am a little sad because I did like the glowing effect of this product and the texture but clearly this formula is not for me. 

Have you every encountered and issue like this with this or any other eye cream? Let me know and also let me know your recommendations for a good rich eye cream! 

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  1. Just found your blog because I was searching to see if anyone else had experienced an allergic reaction or irritation to any of CT's eye make-up. Yours amongst many others are experiencing these issues! My personal experience is an allergic reaction to CT's eye shadows quads in 'The Vintage Vamp & Pillow Talk' palettes and the Eyes to Mesmerize cream eye shadows in 'Rose Gold & Pillow Talk.'
    Like you I am deeply disappointed because the colors are gorgeous... until they are not. 5 min after applying CT's eye makeup the beautiful colors are streaming down your face in an uncontrollable river of tears followed by wanting to claw your eyes out from the intense itchy and scratchy sensation from this eye makeup. This beautiful eye shadow will have you looking like a bombshell that boarded the hot mess express arriving at irritation station 5 min. later. I was attracted to CB's cosmetic line because of the beautiful pigments & that CT markets the cosmetic line as safe, hypo-allergenic, safe ingredients... blah blah blah... per usual it's just a bunch of marketing BS. I feel your pain and hope you recovered from your terrible experience with CT.

    1. I'm happy to be a voice of truth here in such a wide industry of influencers and brands. I don't have a reason to be dishonest in my reviews and I want to warn others about products I did not have a good experience with.

      I'm so sorry to hear about your experience with CT eyeshadows. I have luckily not experienced the same thing with her eyeshadows but with other brands I have. Several years ago, I developed contact dermatitis on my eyes, which was an allergic reaction to a cream eyeshadow I was wearing. Unfortunately, I now can't wear many cream eyeshadow formulas because they can easily irritate my eyes. So, I really do understand your frustration and pain when you tried these eyeshadows.

      I am also very much over CT and their over-the-top marketing tactics. It has gotten especially worse since she sold the brand a couple years ago. It has definitely made me very wary of purchasing and trying her products and as you can already tell, I don't trust any skincare product that comes from the brand.

      My skin has somewhat recovered from the experience but I still have milia around my eyes from that eye cream and I need to go to a dermatologist to treat them because they are quite severe.

  2. I suffered with bumps under the eye after using this also. I didn’t associate the two for a while until my friend said she didn’t use it because of the same issue.