There is one thing that will always distinguish an expensive under-eye area product from a cheaper one: the luxury one cannot absolutely be touched with your fingers. The main reason is pretty simple, that is, you can wash your hands as accurately as you want, but there will always be the risk of bacteria from your hands damaging the quality of your product. It’s not only that: the skin of your eye contour area is really sensitive, way more than you can imagine. This is why you will be often told that it’s best to apply treatments with your ring finger, the one with the weakest muscles, which will damage your skin’s elasticity the least, thus saving you from crow’s feet in the future.
It’s something I always try to explain to my friends whenever we talk about this topic, trying to stop them from doing this. They usually just think I am annoying, and stubbornly go back to their own beauty routine habits, applying cream on their eyes with the same delicate touch of a kid rubbing his eyes after crying. Luckily, a lot of brands, and not only luxury ones, are coming to my rescue, solving the problem at its root: so, hands off, please, only apply your under-eye treatment using its applicator. It’s a small object with a funny shape that is in between a teaspoon, a small scoop and a roll. Sometimes the applicator is part of the tube, other it is included in the package separately – and in this case, make sure you don’t lose it!
Using an applicator is awesome, it will allow you to kill two birds with one stone, as it will massage the area around your eyes while you apply the product. The benefits of this are visible, since these applicators will stimulate circulation in your under-eye area, and help you avoid having dark circles under your eyes. Keep both your cream and your applicator in the fridge: the cold temperature will make everything even more effective, and it will become a moment of relaxation you won’t be able to live without anymore. [Ask @vincimali for proof!]
from The Blonde Salad