Sunday, January 27, 2013

Physicians Formula Spring 2013 Line - Review

 Physicians Formula 

When I was in CVS one day, I saw the new Physicans Formula display which featured their new BB line and Sexy Booster products. I immediately purchased them as I was drawn to the adorable packaging of these products. No matter how you feel about the product inside, you can't deny the packaging is totally adorable! I was also super excited to see a cruelty-free BB Cream as there aren't many drugstore versions on the market that I'm aware of (I can name 3 brands). 

 All of the products in this review were purchased by me. I never receive any compensation for reviews. 

Here is what I think about the products, including swatches:

To begin the look, I prepped my skin with Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Correcting Primer This was probably an unnecessary step, but I generally like to prime my skin to increase the staying power of my makeup. This product claims to color correct skin, fill in fine lines and increase the staying time of your makeup. It is hypoallergenic and fragrance free. I actually didn't realize this comes in three colors; green, nude and pink highlighter. The one I have is Pink Highlighter.

What I like about it: I think the brush tip applicator is very convenient. I actually have never used a primer with this type of applicator before. It makes it very easy to apply a nice thin layer of product. Once I have the layer I desire, I then smooth out with my fingers to avoid any streaks. It absorbs quickly and feels nice on the skin.
What I don't: I really like this product. I don't have any complaints about it. It does what it claims. 

Next, I applied the Super BB Cream. BB Cream here in the U.S. stands for Beauty Balm. This product contains an SPF of 30 and is meant to function as both a skincare and makeup product. It claims to provide moisture to the skin, and some coverage much like a foundation or tinted moisturizer does. 

What I like about it: It's lightweight, applies effortlessly with fingers, a brush or sponge, and I love the SPF factor as well. This is time saving for me, because I don't need a separate sunscreen. While it does not cover all of my blemishes, it does provide medium coverage and dries to a semi-matte finish.
What I don't: I wouldn't mind if it had just a touch more coverage, but that's what concealer is for. I'm pretty happy with this product.  However, I don't think it will work for all skin tones. They only make two shades; light/medium and medium/deep. I think if someone is very fair or has a very deep complexion, chances are the coloring will be off for you. For me, I've been using a self-tanner pretty much since I got this product, so I'm probably 1 shade darker than my natural skin tone and I find this is a great match for me. 

 For any blemishes that the Super BB Cream did not cover, I then applied the Super BB All-In-One Beauty Balm Concealer. Like the primer, this has a brush on applicator. It promises to cover imperfections, and is both hypoallergenic and fragrance-free. 

What I like about it: This is a nice creamy product. It does a pretty good job of covering up my dark circles, though my circles are so bad, I really need a corrector underneath. It definitely covers all of my blemishes and acne scars.
What I don't: I really don't have any complaints about this product. It works well for me. 

To set my concealer, I topped it off with the Super BB All-In-One Beauty Balm Powder. In my opinion this is the star of the BB line. I am super impressed with this powder. It claims to diffuse the appearance of imperfection and act as protection from UV rays. This is the first BB Powder on the market (and only one that I am aware of).  I know makeup artists everywhere are cringing at the idea of BB Powder. Sometimes companies take things a little too far, and new products seem a bit gimmicky. However, I really do think this is a good product. Is it a totally new product, or just a really good mineral powder? Well, I'm not really sure, but whatever name you want to give it, in my opinion it is still a good product. 

What I like about it:  This is also hypoallergenic and fragrance free.  I love how creamy the texture is. Although it is a powder, it doesn't have a really dry texture. It is very pigmented almost more like a powder foundation. For me, this product is the icing on the cake and really completes the line, giving my skin that flawless look. 
What I don't: I really wish this product came with a powder puff, or round sponge. I honestly don't understand what they were thinking including the very strange thin firm brush that comes with this compact. However, that wouldn't deter me from repurchasing this product. I simply used a puff or sponge that I had in my stash, and put the brush to the side. You are also going to have the same color issues with the entire BB line, as this also only comes in two shades. I think if they expanded the shade selection, and added a puff or round sponge this product would be nearly perfect. I would also like to add, that this product is perfect for me, and my skin type. However, if someone had super oily skin, I don't know that this would work. It actually does not have a matte finish, but somewhat of a satin finish (think Nars Laguna Bronzer).  I also don't know that it would work for extremely dry skin types, as once you build product to add coverage, it can cling to dry bits (though that's easily solved with a setting spray).  So I think this works best for normal, combo or sensitive skin types. 

 Note how pigmented the product is (picture above). I just touched my finger to the product.
 Pictured Above: I'm unsure why they included this very firm thin brush.
 All of the products are a nice size, so I think these will last me for a while. I replaced the brush in the compact with a round synthetic sponge. I've also applied it with a powder puff, which also works well.

In conclusion, I'm very happy with Physicians Formula BB line. I found that all of the products can hold their own individually, but they really worked best together. When I used all three products together (BB Cream, Concealer and BB Powder), I really got a flawless look to my skin. 

For color, I reached for the Sexy Booster line.  I used a powder brush to gently buff the Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Bronzer along my neck, jawline and face. I wasn't sure if I was going to like this product, because it contains so much shimmer. I typically reach for a matte bronzer. However, after application, I was really impressed with beautiful glow it gave my skin. I think this would work great as a highlighter on deeper skin tones. 

What I like about it: It really does leave a beautiful glow on the skin. The packaging may be one of the cutest I've ever seen from a drugstore brand! 
What I don't: This is not super pigmented, in fact it's somewhat sheer, but I think that's what makes the product work. If it where super pigmented and had shimmer, it might look unnatural. I was lucky and found this product by chance, but I'm hearing some are having trouble finding this product in stores. Again, I'm not fond of the brush, but I can only think of one brand that I ever used the included brush with (Hourglass). Not a real negative for me, because I use my own synthetic brushes, which work great for application. I almost wish they didn't include any brush at all, though I'm not sure everyone will agree with me.

 Pictured Below: The bottom opens up to reveal a mirror & brush

The product actually contains two colors the background color is your shimmery bronzer. The elevated corset contains a light gold shimmer.  When you swirl your brush into both products, you get the right amount of both on your brush, and they blend on your skin to create a sexy glow.  

Pictured below: The top swatch is the background color, and the lower swatch is the light gold shimmer from the corset. 

Since the bronzer gave me such a gorgeous glow, I could have stopped here. However, I do like a bit of rosiness to the cheeks, son I swept on the Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Blush.  You won't need a separate highlighter with this blush, because it is also shimmery. Again, I normally opt for matte finish blushes, but this ended up being a two-in-one product for me. I think of it as blush with added highlighter because it gives that nice glow. The product has a vanilla scent to it which most will find pleasing.
What I like about it: This really does give you a beautiful glow. I have fair skin, so with blushes, I have to be careful that they aren't too dark. I actually think this would look good on just about any skin tone. There are two shades in one compact just like the bronzer. Your base shade is a light shimmery pink, but the shoe in the center is a darker peachy pink shimmer blush similar to Nars Orgasm. The packaging is adorable.
What I don't:  I really have nothing bad to say about this product. Again, I wouldn't use the brush, but that's pretty much true of all drugstore brushes, and doesn't really come into play as far as my overall feelings about the product. 

For eyes, I reached for the Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow and Liner, Universal Looks in Nude Eyes. This is an adorable collection of nude shimmery shadows housed in a cute little package. What is so great about these is that the darker colors can be used wet and function perfectly as liner. 

What I like about it: I love that you can use these wet or dry. I actually find the sponge applicator useful in this case, as I like them for shimmery shadow application to minimize fallout. I think you get a nice selection of really wearable colors here. If you like nude shimmery shades, go for this palette. This palette will work with any eye color because it contains neutral shades. I also used the lightest shade to highlight my cupid's bow using a small brush. Physicians Formula sells a few variations of this palette Nude, Smokey, Fashionista and Casual.  They also have a Nude Collection that comes in Natural, Warm, Classic and Smokey. The palettes all look somewhat similar, so make sure you read the package so you know which you are purchasing. This is really an excellent value. It's only $10.95 and you get 9 eyeshadows that double as liners!
What I don't: I do wish that they included at least a couple of matte shades. I would have loved to see a matte cream color, matte brown and matte black. Had they included those shades, it would be a perfect palette. 

I could have used one of the dark shades wet as liner, but I chose to use Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Gel CreamLiner Glam Collection in Glam Brown Eyes. While I don't have brown eyes, I like the colors in this trio better than the one intended for blue eyes. These are really unique. They have a metallic finish, and the texture is very different than other gel liners I've used. 

What I like about it: These are extremely long lasting. I have used these when doing makeup on others as a base for an eyeshadow look. I used these on someone for a wedding, and it worked out great. These are waterproof, and they are safe for contact lens wearers or people with sensitive eyes.
What I don't: I have nothing bad to say about this product. 

 On the lips, I used Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Glossy Stain. This is a richly pigmented red gloss-stain hybrid. Physicians Formula claims this product is kiss-proof. 

What I like about it: It is certainly long lasting. It's very pigmented. It has a nice scent. It's a blue based red so it makes your teeth look very white. Again, the packaging is so cute!
What I don't: Immediately after application, it has a tacky feel to it. However, after a few minutes it feels weightless on the lips and I actually forgot I had it on until I looked in the mirror. I don't actually think this product is kiss proof. I kissed the back of my hand after a few hours of wear, and was left with a lip imprint. However, it does wear well. After hours of wear, it still looks freshly applied without any caking or flaking. I also wouldn't really call it glossy, though it does leave a beautiful sheen on the lips, much more so that a plain lip stain.

 Pictured above: This comes with an angled doe foot applicator, and applies smoothly to the lips.

I finished the look with a couple coats of Physicians Formula FakeOut Mascara.  Here is the completed look:

I also included the above photo before I did the lips so you could see how the skin looked in natural light (unretouched photo). 

There are also a few new products from Physicians Formula that I did not use for this particular look, but I wanted to share with you anyway. One is a matte bronzer, and the other shimmery bronzing beads. 

Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Illuminating Bronzing Veil: Comes with bronze and gold loose hearts that you can swirl a brush into or apply using the enclosed puff.  These do not have a lot of pigmentation, and are probably best used as a highlight over another bronzer. 

How-To-Wear Bronzer: I just got this product, so haven't used it enough for a full review. However, my first impressions are good. While I don't need instruction on how to bronze, many people do. And even if you don't need instruction, everyone needs a good matte bronzer. This comes with two shades, a lighter and darker within the same compact. The product is also available in two different shades; light bronzer, and bronzer. I am actually really excited about this product. It's only $13.95 and I think the quality is excellent. The packaging is adorable, and you get a decent amount of product. I think everyone should try this if you are searching for a good matte bronzer because it can also double as a contouring powder. I think I'll get a lot of use out of this. If Too Faced wins my vote for best bronzers for a high end brand, Physicians Formula wins my vote for best drugstore bronzers.

In conclusion, Physicians Formula has some really great new products on the market. This is one of the first makeup brands I ever used as a teenager, and it continues to be a favorite of mine today. I have several other newer items I picked up from the brand, but this is quickly becoming the never ending blog post, so I think I'll end it here. I'm really happy with the direction this brand is headed in. I hope they expand their foundation skin tone range and then they'll be a complete brand for me. I really seem to be able to find just about everything I need from them. 

Have you tried any of the new Physicians Formula products yet?  I would love to hear, especially if you tried any of the BB products in the Medium/Dark shade, I would love to hear how the coloring worked for you. 

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As always, thanks for reading!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Pinterest Weekly Round Up

Pinterest Weekly Round Up

Happy Friday! It's that time again; where I share with you what inspired me this week. I tested a lot of different products this week as well as discovered some dupes (cheaper duplicates), and some new brands! Here are the boards I created on Pinterest this week to share with you:

As I'm testing out new products, I will sometimes find the new product I'm using reminds me of a familiar friend. While these are not exact dupes for their higher end counterparts, I think they are similar enough if you want a similar look without the hefty price tag: 

While I don't pin all of my hauls (because I usually tweet them), here are two products on their way to me that I am super excited about getting:

My favorites are always changing largely because I keep trying new products and discovering new things. I am really impressed with the new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders and brush (I'll do a full review). I also recently discovered eyeshadow by The Balm. I contacted the company directly and was informed that they are cruelty free and they also make sure none of their suppliers conduct animal testing. Their eyeshadows are the best I have ever used! These are my favorites for the month of January including makeup and brushes:

In addition to my new boards, I'm always adding to my older boards as well whenever I find something inspiring. I've created boards showing makeup technique, cruelty-free looks and favorite products.  To view all my boards, you can follow me here:

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Spotlight: Earth Diva Cosmetics Brushes

 Earth Diva Cosmetics Brushes

Nothing excites me more than finding great brushes.  There are so many different brushes on the market of all different quality and price points. I am constantly testing out new brushes, so that you don't have to. When I find ones that are worth buying, I can't wait to jump online and blog about it so that you can benefit from my experience. 

Earth Diva Cosmetics was kind enough to send me three of their brushes to review.  Their brushes and makeup are 100% vegan and cruelty free!

The bristles are made of high quality taklon fibers, and the handles of sustainable bamboo.

Here is a look at the brushes I've been testing over the past week:

Eco-Friendly Multi-Purpose Brush: While this may look like a standard flat paddle foundation brush, it is really so much more. This brush really lives up to it's name, and is truly multi-purpose. Over the past week, I used this brush to apply tinted moisturizer, primer, liquid foundation, mineral foundation, mineral blush, concealer, highlighter, and mineral bronzer. I found that this brush worked well with every single product I used it with. Why did it work so well? Because the brush head is much fuller than a traditional foundation brush. A traditional flat paddle foundation brush typically has a flatter head, which makes it ideal for spreading a thin layer of foundation, but not much else. This brush has some real density to it, and the layers of bristles make it ideal for both picking up and blending product.

 Eco-Friendly Eyeshadow Brush: This is a flat shader brush, ideal for packing eyeshadow onto the lid, or highlighting under the brow bone. It has a tapered head which makes it easy to apply shadow to the lower lash line, or even use with concealer. This brush head is a great size for those with smaller eyelid space, because, while it's a decent size it is just ever so slightly smaller than some other eyeshadow brushes on the market. This is a positive, because it makes it ideal for detail work and applying product with precision. Why did it work so well? What impressed me most about this brush, is that although the bristles are silky the brush is constructed so that the bristles have the perfect amount of stiffness for blending.  When you turn the brush so that the bristles are pointed at your skin, it just gives the most perfect blend for this type of brush. The head of the brush is also tapered just the right amount. It is not so pointy that you can't use it full on, but it is curved enough to get into tight spaces such as the inner corner of the eye.

Eco-Friendly Eyeshadow & Crease Brush: While I am pleased with all three brushes I tried from this line, this one is my favorite.  This just blends shadow into the eye crease perfectly. You can use it to get a soft wash of color over the lid, blend out crease color, or even apply under eye concealer. I tested this brush with traditional pressed eyeshadow, mineral shadow, loose pigment, cream shadow and concealer.  I am extremely impressed with how well this brush blends product. Why did it work so well? Again, this brush had the perfect amount of firmness. Many people get caught up on a brush being soft. In my opinion, that is not the most important feature of a brush. The bristles of this brush do happen to be silky, but it is the slight firmness of the bristles that make it blend so well. A stiff domed brush is an essential part of creating a complete eyeshadow look. One of the things I had trouble finding early on in terms of good quality synthetic brushes was a crease brush with the right amount of firmness. Some brushes were almost too soft, which made them only good for applying a light wash of color, but not good for blending it out. This brush works so well for blending, I can't say it enough. The tapered head fits perfectly into the socket of the eye, or underneath the eye on the inner corner.

 Conclusion: I am really happy with these brushes. Not only do they work well with various mediums, but they are also reasonably priced. You can purchase a full set of brushes, including a makeup bag for only $43.95 on

Earth Diva Cosmetics offers mineral makeup and brushes that are organic & certified vegan.  Their products are ideal for women with sensitive skin, because their makeup is free of bismuth, fragrances and oils. These brushes are soft, yet firm enough to blend product. The design of these brushes feels comfortable in the hand, and they work quite well without breaking the bank. I highly recommend these, and am very happy to have these in my collection. 

I would like to say a big, "Thank you!" to Earth Diva Cosmetics for letting me review these brushes for my readers. I hope you enjoyed the review. Please let me know if you end up picking any of these up! I'd love to hear what you think of the brand, their brushes and makeup. You can write me in the comments below. Please note, all comments are approved individually so you may not see your comment appear right away. 

*The brushes seen in this review were sent to me for consideration by Earth Diva Cosmetics. I do not guarantee or get paid to write reviews. My reviews are 100% honest, and I only share my thoughts with you in hopes of helping you make informed purchasing decisions. 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Pinterest Weekly Round Up

Weekly Pinterest Round Up

This week I was mostly inspired by different makeup looks. While I love reviewing and talking about makeup, what I love most is actually applying makeup; using it to create different looks.

While these looks are more high fashion than they are wearable, I find them inspiring. I'm talking about my avant-garde board:

In the early 90s, I modeled and was heavily inspired by supermodels like Kate Moss and Linda Evangelista. I love looking at makeup looks from the past, it gets me all nostalgic, and I think creating makeup looks from a specific decade can be quite fun. These are some of my favorites:

I didn't watch the Golden Globes, but I sure did look at all of the makeup looks on the web after. I thought it would be fun to put together a board with some of my favorite makeup looks from past golden globes award shows:

You can follow me on Pinterest here:

Monday, January 14, 2013

Cruelty-Free Eye Cream

 Cruelty-Free Eye Cream

 This may very well be my most requested post of all time. While makeup can be an investment, skincare items can be even more costly.  However, a good eye cream can really change the way your skin looks, and help create the perfect base for your makeup.

I've tested tons of eye creams over the years, and found tons that quite frankly did not do anything. After wasting a lot of money, and a lot of time, I've narrowed it down to four eye creams that I think are worth the money.

You do have to remember that with skincare, everyone's skin reacts differently, what works for me might not work for you so it's important to have realistic expectations and know what you want from the cream. None of these creams are going to stop or reverse time, but they can help reduce the appearance of aging, and supply some much needed moisture to the delicate eye area.

Here are my four favorite eye creams:

100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream
I've written about this specific eye cream in other blog posts. It's a favorite of mine, and one that I have used for years.  After some time, I noticed a reduction in my under eye circles.  This has a strong scent that is almost dessert like. I find it quite pleasant, but it may be overpowering to those sensitive to scents. This also has excellent depuffing properties and is packed with antioxidants. This product is 100% vegan.

Who should buy this?
Someone looking for an all around good eye cream.

Here is the ingredients list taken from

Ingredients: Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice1, Organic Rosa Centifolia Flower Water (Rose Hydrosol)2, Organic Rosa Canina (Rosehip Oil) Seed Extract3, Organic Coffea Arabica (Green Coffee) Seed Extract4, Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbate), Extracts of: Coffea Arabica (Coffee Cherry) Seed, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf, Origanum Vulgare (Oregano) Leaf, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf, Hydrastis Canadensis (Goldenseal), Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla Absolute) Fruit, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera (Candelilla Wax)

Cost: $19 for 1 oz.

100% Pure Organic Cucumber Eye Cream Gel
Although I love my Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream, I also heard great things about this Cucumber Eye Cream Gel so decided to give it a try. I haven't been using this product as long, so I can't really attest to the long term benefits, but the product is certainly depuffing and soothing.  I really like this as a night time cream because it feels cool and comforting to my tired eyes after a long day. This does have a strong cucumber scent, but I find it pleasant.  This is a lighter texture than the Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream, and is sort of a gel-cream hybrid in terms of texture. This product is 100% vegan.

Who should buy this?
Someone looking for a soothing and moisturizing under eye treatment. 

Here is the ingredients list taken from 

Ingredients: Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Aloe Juice)1, Organic Rosa Centifolia Flower Water (Rose Hydrosol)2, Cucumis Sativus Fruit (Cucumber) Juice, Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado Butter), Organic Rosa Moschata (Rosehip) Seed Oil3, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Extracts of Cucumis Sativus Fruit (Cucumber), Calendula Officinalis Flower (Calendula), Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum Coccineum Flower), Organic Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea)3, Matricaria Chamomilla Leaf (Chamomile), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root and Lonicera Caprifolium (Japanese Honeysuckle), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Hyaluronic Acid

Cost: $18 for 1 oz. 

Tarte Maracuja C-brighter Eye Treatment

This high end eye cream has an instant brightening effect. I received a small sample of this before it was available and loved it. Now that it's being carried in stores and online, I just had to have the full size. I would say this is probably the most emollient of the eye creams I've listed. However, it is also the most costly. 

Who should buy this?
This is for the person looking for a brightening effect from their eye cream.

Ingredients taken from 

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Isostearate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Behenyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Methicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Dipropylene Glycol, Squalane, Alcohol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylyl Glycol, Mica, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Tocotrienols, Isohexadecane, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Glycosphingolipids, Hordeum Vulgare Extract, Dimethiconol, Adenosine, Phospholipids, Polysorbate 80, Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Beta-Glucan, Glycosaminoglycans, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Cost: $38 for 0.35 oz.

Nuance By Salma Hayek AM/PM Anti-Aging Super Eye Treatment
I've also written about this eye treatment in a previous post. This is my pick for best drugstore eye cream. This is also a good pick for sensitive skin. I honestly did not notice a reduction in my dark circles with this product. However, I think this did the most to diminish the appearance of my fine lines.

Who should buy this?
Those concerned with fine lines and wrinkles.

Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Castor Isostearate Succinate, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Stearic Acid, Dl-Methicone, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethanolamine Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Chlorphenesin, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Retinyl Palmitate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Lactate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Sodium PCA, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1.

Cost: $19.99 for 0.5 oz.


The best way that I've found to apply eye cream, is to gently pat a small amount around the eye area after cleansing the skin. I recommend patting, not rubbing it in, with your ring finger as this is your weakest finger and it won't create too much pressure in a delicate area. 

What's your favorite cruelty-free eye cream? Any you think I should try?