Summer Magic Eyes, Behind the Mirror, Philosophy Eye Hope, Garnier Anti-puff roller, Clinique anti-gravity eye cream, purple backgroundThe title of this post might be a little misleading. So, let me be upfront.
This is not a post about the latest spring eye trends when it comes to make-up. This post does not include any secret tricks to recreating pop color eye shadows or glitter in unsuspecting ways, as the spring shows would suggest. I am guessing this is my age, but the only thing I know about Glitter comes in the form of a Mariah Carey movie.  However, in what has become a series of magical concoctions that I hermione my ass together quite often, this post creates spring magic eyes.

New York is such a tease. Take today as an example. By all accounts, from looking out my window, one would think spring has sprung. The first official day of spring past on the calendar and the sun is beaming. Guess what? It is about 32 degrees outside. Winter should be illegal. When it first starts to get cold, I like winter. But, I know I don’t really like winter. I like winter the same way drunk smokers call themselves non-smokers. “I never smoke,” they assure you as they ask for the fifth cigarette of the night.

Summer Magic Eyes, Behind the Mirror, Philosophy Eye Hope, purple backgroundEvery year around this time, I start to really itch (not like I itched last week) for spring to get here. Everything is better at the beginning of a new season. Especially when the sun is involved. I have more energy, I feel more rested, and ambition, that was fleeting, comes back to motivate me. But then, I take a good hard look at my greenish complexion that is housing the bags of exhaustion under my eyes and think to myself, “This is going to take some magic.”


I haven’t found an all in one eye cream that I love and adore. I have 3 main concerns when it comes to the under eye area of my face.

1.) darkness
2.) puffiness
3.) fine lines & wrinkles

Summer Magic Eyes, Behind the Mirror, Garnier Anti-puff roller, purple backgroundSo, I basically use what I consider to be the best of each and apply them at certain times. I kind of also like that I have a separate favorite for each because then I can double up when my bags are extra dark or extra puffy. (That would also just be me trying to justify the fact that I haven’t searched hard enough for the miracle serum out there somewhere.)


DarknessPhilosophy Eye Hope

“It is designed to diminish dark circles… A dose of antioxidants fortifies skin against future damage. This formula contains beta glucan, an agent that has been shown to help address aging concerns such as wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity and tone.” 

PuffinessGarnier Antipuff Eye Roller

“Skin Renew anti-puff eye roller… gently stimulate[s] micro-circulation around skin’s delicate eye area to decongest excess fluid for diminished… puffiness”

Fine Lines & WrinklesClinique Anti-Gravity Firming Lift Cream

“The eye cream… lifts and firms skin around the eyes, building a cushion of density into time-thinned skin while it helps to erase the look of lines.”

Summer Magic Eyes, Behind the Mirror, Clinique anti-gravity eye cream, purple background


After my shower, in the morning, I roll the anti-puff Garnier roller under my eyes. Allow that to set while I lotion the rest of my body. Then, I apply the Philosophy Eye Hope conservatively to the same area. This is followed by some face lotion and I move on with my morning routine.

Fine lines & wrinkles get taken care of at night. This is because the heat that your body produces while you are asleep helps to restore the wrinkles and basically just gives the cream a little leverage when it comes to succeeding. After I wash my face, I apply Clinique anti-gravity firming eye lift to the entire eye area. I am especially sensitive to crows feet which I like to think is the result of my happiness.

Sleep with a cold eye mask once or twice a week and that is it. With magic eyes ready to go now I just need Spring and it’s nothing but crop tops, roof tops, and cocktails from here on out.

Summer Magic Eyes, Behind the Mirror, Philosophy Eye Hope, Garnier Anti-puff roller, Clinique anti-gravity eye cream, purple background

What is your favorite go-to for under eye damage control?

***beauty always comes from within, photos taken by Amanda Teague, xoxo behind the mirror***
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