THE CLAIM With anti-inflammatory honey and moisturizing soybean extracts, Tarte's under eye treatment (available in four shades) promises a 56 percent reduction in puffiness after four weeks. The long-lasting mineral pigments instantly conceal dark circles and soften wrinkles.
THE EXPERT SAYS "I'd call this product semi natural," says cosmetic chemist Ni'Kita Wilson. "While the natural ingredients can alleviate some inflammation, the tetrapeptide-14 (a synthetic protein) is really responsible for the greatest reduction in puffiness."
OUR VERDICT Once we broke the habit of applying concealer with our fingers (this industrial-strength formula requires the blending power of synthetic bristles), we loved that it gave our swollen eyes an instant fix. Plus it camouflaged discoloration, and hid fine lines.
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Tarte Dark Circle Defense, $32 (including brush); sephora.com.Read MoreLess