Lierac has recently blessed us stateside with its presence in our drugstores, but the French aren’t through impressing us yet. The line of anti-aging skin care products that developed a cult following across the pond has brought forth a new series of eye products. The Diopti line has gels and crèmes for every malady of the delicate skin around our peepers, but their Diopti Lisse Lifting Gel ($34 at Duane Reade and CVS in September) left me particularly impressed and wanting to share the good news. This gel contains linden extract and aqua-lifting moisturizing agents to plump up those teeny, tiny fine lines around my eyes (you know, the ones I pretend don’t exist.) The complex itself boasts not only plumping ability, but light-refracting pigments that diminish dark under-eye circles. After smoothing the gel on, my wide-eyed and perky reflection cheerfully greeted me in the mirror. It made my daily concealer habit seem unnecessary. When I did choose to go for a little more coverage, the gel acted as a make-up fixing base to hold my cover-up down tight. I feel like I’m carrying around a little tube of liquid gold. Multi-tasking, eye-brightening gold: It’s a beautiful thing.
The Diopti eye line has four other creams: DioptiGel (anti-puffiness), DioptiCreme (anti-wrinkle), DioptiCerne (Concealer for Dark Circles), DioptiLisse (Lifting), DioptiCalm (anti-fatigue).