Well-Rested Face and Eye Brightener
Best brightener I've used
I haven't had to much luck with brighteners in the past because I do not like my face to be glittery. This stuff works so well. It really brightens my under eye area and makes me look like I actually got sleep the night before. I also use it on my forehead and cheekbones to give my face a glowy look. One note is that this product is not a concealer. It brightens, not hides under eye circles. I like to mix it with my concealer for a highlighted, bright look that lasts all day.
Going back to the powder!
So disappointed in this product. It is very unpredictable to use. The cream seems to flow out with a mind of its own so I feel like I waste a lot. It really doesn't seem to do the job it's supposed to do. I was using the Well Rested powder mixed with Eye Rever-upper cream. It was wonderful but I was hoping for one product to do the job of both. This is not the product. Will not buy again.
There are better options
I was really excited to try this product. I often use the loose eyeshadow version (Well-Rested 20 spf Eye Brightener) but wanted something easier for on-the-go and travel. However, I doubt I will use this product, and if I do use it, I will combine it with another product (see "Alternatives" below). The downsides:
(1) Not as full of coverage as the loose shadow version. If you have very, VERY light "dark" areas, this might work well for you. Otherwise, I suggest trying the loose shadow version. I only notice the slightest difference under my eyes and elsewhere when I apply this product generously.
(2) It's difficult to get started. They suggest five "click" turns to get the product flowing. I tried diligently. Then a few more clicks. Nothing. Waited while I kept trying to apply it. Few more clicks, etc. I probably turned it more than twenty times before the product flowed the first time. Ever since then, it's been a little unpredictable about when enough will be in the brush. In sum, it's a tricky, unpredictable application mechanism.
(1) I suggest the Bare Minerals powdered, loose shadow version of Well-Rested (20 SPF) for fuller coverage and controllable application.
(2) I also suggest Bare Minerals' "Stroke of Light Eye Brightener." It is better than all three at brightening (especially the under-eye area), and has slightly more coverage than this liquid well-rested product. Additionally, the Stroke of Light has an excellent application brush that's very easy to control. If you want an on-the-go, liquid option, try the Stroke of Light (which also layers well with the shadow Well-Rested for a best-of-both-worlds effect).
A good solution to dark circles
I'm almost astounded by how well this product works on dark circles under the eyes. I can't speak for puffiness, as I don't have that problem, but this eye brightener blends in wonderfully and makes my skin look even and healthy, and honestly fixing the dark circles made my whole makeup routine look better. My only problem with the product is that after washing my face my under eye area is a little pink, but there is no irritation or dryness, and it fades soon enough. Overall, I expect to buy this brightener again.
NOTHING like the original Well Rested!
I was hoping this was like the original Well Rested. IT IS NOT. In spite of really nice delivery system this product is clear with sparkle. Don't expect any coverage from this product. Huge disappointment.
Instant Dewy Glow
I am absolutely in love with my powder well rested and thought that I would give this a try, when I got it I was a bit disappointed. But then I applied it correctly and I couldn't believe what it did for me. I am a college student and I always struggle with darkness. This product is perfect. I put it on top of my cheekbones, ridge of my nose and my cupids bow.
Also perfect for us addicts that use MATTE but still want the atheral glow
Well Rested Face and Eye Brightener
I purchased this item about 2 weeks ago. It really does lighten and brighten the areas around the eyes. I love the way it looks. I have fine lines and some darkness under my eyes and this helps minimize these areas.
Well Rested Face and Eye Brightener
This product really works amazing! I had to use it two or three times before I realized how amazing the product is. I have very dark circles inside my eyes, a dull complexion, and some red blotchiness around the eyes. I put this stuff on and it brightens my eye area up immediatly. Sometimes I do have to use a little concealer to cover really dark circles or redness, but this stuff works great.
Wakes me up!
I love this brightener. Below my eyes my skin looks a little purple and I have slight bags. This brightens my under eyes and I look more awake and fresher. The only thing for me is that my skin is very sensitive and this gave me bumps on my upper eyelid and in the outer corner of my eyes. It also made that area very itchy. I can only use this under my eyes as it's a skin irritant in those other areas. I really wish I could use it all around my eye -- and I highly recommend this if you do not have sensitive skin. It gives your skin such a nice sheen. I would definitely give this 5 stars if I wasn't sensitive to it!
Miracle in a wand!!
I have an elderly dog and she keeps me up at night sometimes. (please no comments on this subject) I had been up with her one pariticular night for many hours and had to face a group of people for a presentation the next day. I applied the Well Rested Eye and Face Brightener around my entire eye area and then applied my make up. You would not believe the compliments that I had recieved of hoe lovely and rested I looked. This is now a MUST in my make-up arsenal!!!