***Quick View: ***My eyes have been looking awful lately. Allergies, dry skin, age (46), and lack of sleep really have done a number on them. I decided to try out some new eye creams to see if there is better out there than my usual standbys. This system is good as far as the cream goes but the illuminating veil is way too shimmery and only draws attention to lines and circles. ***My Take on Avon Anew Reversalist Illuminating Eye System*** This system is actually a total of .5 ounce of cream and .09 ounce of the veil. The bottom of the red jar houses a white cream. The top houses a creamy but almost powdery substance that is to be applied over the cream or anytime you want to lighten up dark circles and brighten the eye area. The cream is supposed to hydrate instantly and, over time, lessen the look of dark circles. The veil is supposed to illuminate the eye are and deflect the light to give the appearance of brighter looking eyes. The cream is good. It's white and medium consistency. It absorbs fast and feels soothing on the eye area. I used it for a couple of weeks so far and I have seen no diminishing of dark circles but I really didn't expect any. I have really deep circles and always have. They're getting worse with age and circumstance and not much can be done to TRULY get rid of them. This cream doens't look like it can do anything more than hydrate and smooth the area. But I like it anyway. It isn't too heavy and rich yet it does a great job adding moisture I need. It can be applied right before applying makeup and the area isn't greasy at all. The illumnivating veil is an almost waxy substance. You just brush your finger across the top and dot it on around the eya areas. The result is shimmery stuff all around your eyes. It may illuminate my eye area but all I see is shimmer and lots of it. Shimmer doesn't brighten or illuminate the eye area. it draws attention to it and makes me, at 46 years old, look clownish. I don't like the veil at all. ***My Viewpoint*** **Avon Anew Reversalist Illuminating Eye System** doesn't work as system for me but the cream is very nice. It is great for daytime use when I want to apply make up and have nicely hydrated eyes to start with. It isn't greasy and absorbs really fast. It leaves my eye area smooth and feeling less stressed. But the illuminating veil isn't my cup of tea. Shimmer under and around my eyes looks weird. I don't use it. I have to go with ***3 stars ***because the cream is 4 and the veil is 2 AT BEST. Younger people may like the shimmer and love this system. I got mine on eBay for a big discount and am glad I did! I wish Avon sold the cream alone.**** Absorption It absorbs fast and feels soothing on the eye area. Doesn't Clog Pores I have no issues with this clogging my pores. Effectiveness The cream is light but good for day. The Illuminating part is just a glittery, greasy veil that isn't flattering. This is best for younger skin that needs light hydration.
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