Friday, July 23, 2010

Review: Laniege BASIC LINE eye designer cream

So the number one thing I have been concerned about as I age, is well...wrinkles. Protective measures aside (sunscreen, hats, limiting outdoor exposure, drinking tons of water) there are limited options to protect yourself from the inevitable. I haven't had the best of luck in the genetic lottery - at 27 I have noticed fine lines under my eyes which make frequent rude appearances. My loving but ever-critical mother would point this out to me constantly. I needed help - Stat!

I have tried a menagerie of different products to lackluster results - Oil of Olay (gave me Milia, or those tiny little bumps underneath the eyes), Dior (no results whatsoever), and Dove (also nada). After decided to turn me into an online shopaholic, I decided to give the skincare experts of the East a go - and to my delight, I discovered Laneige!


Laneige BASIC LINE eye designer cream

Laneige Eye Designer Cream

Description (from

Water-based moisture system means your skin receives fresh supply of water, not oil, meaning that you will not get milia or trapped/clogged pores in your delicate eye area!

  • Moisture care system exclusive to LANEIGE, water pump system prevents dryness around the eyes with an intensive moisturizing effect.
  • Mineral complex and fungus extracts give resilience, moistens the delicate surface skin around the eyes.
  • Blueberry and raspberry extracts clear away dark and dull spots around the eyes, brightening the tone and clarity around your eyes.
The sheer size of the actual product was impressive! The jar is 30 mL and will last even the most indulgent of users for a good few months. (me) It has a really clean, fresh, scent. I use a Q-tip for each dip into the jar to avoid contamination and dot a large amount of the product both right under, around, and on top of my eyelids.

The product is smooth and though initially, it feels a bit thick, it absorbs quickly and feels great! It isn't greasy or sticky in the faintest. I was worried it was going to be too rich for the summer, but it actually works perfectly on my combo (dry/oily) skin.

Most importatly, RESULTS! I noticed that I do need to use this nightly for the type of results I prefer. I don't believe the eyecream has any anti-aging properties, but the water-pump system actually seems to work quite nicely and leaves my under-eye area refreshed, plumped and significatly less wrinkly!

Before use at night - fine lines, wrinkles

Eye before

After use, in the morning - fresh and wrinkles are less defined

Eye after


Non-greasy, fast absorbing formulation
Unique water-pump system
Did not cause milia
Fresh, clean non-overpowering scent
Large amount of product
Decreased appearance of fine lines/under-eye wrinkles

May be hard to find, online availability for most
♥ Packaging susceptible to contamination
♥ Moderately priced (~$30/jar)
♥ Everyday use necessary for desired results

Rating: ♥♥♥ (4.5/5)

From what I have seen so far, I LOVE Laneige is a Korean brand so whether or not they test on animals is unknown, though I certainly hope they do not. I have purchased but have yet to try the strawberry yogurt peel which has received rave reviews and I am very curious about the Water Sleeping Pack. I have a feeling that my love affair with this company will continue. :)


I'm just about ready for a
vacation right about now - as some of you know, I have been working for days and days at a time. I think cumulatively, I have had a grand total of 1 day off in the last 20+! I need to keep a handle on myself before I turn into a work-obsessed zombie. x_x On the brighter side of things, I'm excitedly planning my next 2 vacations - I might as well live by the motto "work hard, play hard!" Except playing for me is more like relaxing on the beach sipping juice from a ripe pineapple. :)

The beautiful resort in Hawaii that may be a part of my next dream vacation!


Off to work again! Only 3 more days until my next free day!

Happy Friday! Have a safe & wonderful weekend!


Pop Champagne said...

enjoy your vacation! 20+ days? yess you need one! and that eye cream looks pretty good! very effective and bonus that it's fast absorbing.

Shop N' Chomp said...

Have fun planning your vacay! You deserve it =D Laneige hasn't worked for me so far but wow I may have to give it a go again after seeing those before and after pics!

Liana said...

damn i really want to try that eye cream now! ive been searching for a good eye cream that gets rid of puffiness and dark circles, but i have started noticing fine lines too. have fun planning your vacation! :)

Exuvalia said...

Wow, this sounds good! I want to try Laneige products now. xD

DiWiMakeup said...

I need to check this out. I'm paranoid about wrinkles and fine lines, especially when I remove eye makeup. I always feel like I rub too hard. Thanks for posting this!

xo, Diana

Araratacres said...

ok sweet can't be thinking about wrinkles yet, you are far too young! You must look at my face and gasp :)....I do appreciate the research tho. I am usually a grab and go girl, so any reviews on things I'm not used to are appreciated. Truly, I do need to look into that anti-aging cream. heavy sigh.

Shop N' Chomp said...

His crab (and everything else we had there really) was super delish. Highly recommend. It's rare when you find a place where you enjoyed every dish, ya know?

LUNCH TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shop N' Chomp said...

Thanks, babe!

Serena said...

I hope your free day was nice and relaxing. It's been forever since I've heard from you... then again it might have been my turn to reply. I'll have to check tomorrow. =p
Work has been consuming my life.

This eye cream looks like it works WONDERFULLY. If I get wrinkles I'll definitely look into this. I'm trying to find one for puffiness and dark circles. The dark circles are the hardest to combat. {*BOO!}

Both vacation photos look stunning. Oh I'd love to go to those two places some day.

<3s Serena.

*Anita* said...

great review! the results look amazing! Hawaii is also one my dream vacation destinations :) i hope you enjoy your day off!

btw i was wondering where you order your Sweet magazine from? is it available online? i'd love to get my hands on a copy myself after seeing your scans! xx

Donna said...

wow! you surely got amazing results from Laneige :)!!! i wish i know where to purchase that here -__- so i can give it a try.

Shop N' Chomp said... I'm not the only lazy one on Blogger. ;P Great to hear from you, Irene! :D You know I felt the same way about boyfriend watches until I tried this on. (I have the smallest wrist out of everyone I know!) I think it really depends on the brand. Michael Kors' watches for example are way big on me. So I say don't give up looking around! (That is, if you can pry yourself away from your phone...hee hee. I'm guilty of this too sometimes)

Looking forward to your next post! :D

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The Petite Blogger said...

oh i use Laneige products too!!! i have the pore trouble face cream and i love it! i shud try this eye cream now!! thnx for sharing!

xoxo enna

yumiko said...

hey irene! I haven't stopped by at all for a long time! i never noticed that you had wrinkles, i was just thinking of buying some the other day to start using it for my skin now. hehe i know right..i still look young, but skin comes first!

catch up with you more!

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