With what seems like every light base lover in the world declaring their unwavering HG status stamped adoration for Dior’s Nudeskin BB Creme, the launch of their accompanying Hydra Life BB Eye Cream wasn’t going to be hush hush. It snuck onto counters a month or so ago and surprise surprise a routine Boots visit resulted in me exiting swinging this gleefully in my bag. One for the hype, me? No, never. But does it live up to its much celebrated BB sibling…

Well, I’m a bit of the fence with this one. It’s billed as a dark circle zapper, de-puffer, illuminator and SPF in one – an eye treatment with a kick of coverage if you will. And I guess it performs as expected; it deposits an über light veil of bag correcting tint, is brightening and the sun protection credentials appeal. It’s the epitome of no makeup makeup and works nicely when layered up with the Nudeskin BB Creme - heads up, I quite like to apply it before. But in terms of skincare benefits I’m not entirely convinced and my main bugbear – the shade range. Two. Two? I picked up 1 Luminous Beige but it can come off a little light and Kardashian-like on me, and 2 Luminous Peach was a pinch dark – I’m an inbetweener for this range.

Since my Boots jaunt, I found it a little cheaper online – £24.65 from Escentual. No makeup makeup wearers stock up, but those preferring a tad more coverage go hard with the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer (my ultimate fave) or go home.

  • http://alittleboatsailing.blogspot.co.uk/ Amy

    I think I would need something providing higher coverage than this sadly. The Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer sounds more my cup of tea, now to somehow pick a shade!

    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

  • http://dazzlingly-beautiful.blogspot.de/ Anna L

    It sounds so lovely!But I suffer from really dark circles…I always use the Bobbi Brown corrector in light bisque and a concealer on top. Do you think this one would be nice over the corrector?xxx Anna

  • http://rebeccalately.blogspot.com/ Rebecca Lately

    I’m taking a little trip to Sephora this week and am SO tempted to get this.

  • Danielle

    I have seen essiebutton rave about this on YouTube. It looks nice, but I also think I may prefer a bit more coverage than it gives.


  • http://www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk/ Anya

    I was tempted to buy this after hearing Estée from essiebutton rave about it. But now I’m not too sure. I have the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer on my wishlist above this!


  • Olivia S

    Bobbi Brown Cream Concealer is my ultimate favourite too, I think I shall be missing the Dior Xx

    Olivia – cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.andrewjamesblog.com/ Andrew James

    BB eyecream? isnt this going a bit far now i mean its been BB, CC now they are even coming out with DD Creams!


  • Deedee

    I got this on Sunday from boots in Brent x. Pricey at £29, so far feels nice will have to wait and see about the bag zapping, but lovely girl on Dior counter gave me loads of total capture samples to use alongside. I got luminous beige, I’m fair so all is good, but 2 shades for all isn’t that great.

  • Bella

    I actually prefer the Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener to the Creamy Concealer these days. It brightens and conceals enough for me, without the thick, greasy factor.

  • disqus_61ZpffsK95

    BB EYE CREAM?!?! I Just about got aorund the idea of a bb creme!!


  • Lyndsey

    I’ve always thought my under eye circles /darkness was pretty serious. I’ve used benefit’s boi-ing which is pretty thick and high coverage. But a recent purchase of ysl’s touche eclat (after reading some of your past raves about it) and I’m in love with the amazing fact that a lightweight brightener does the trick so naturally. How would you say this Dior bb eye cream compares, brightening wise, to the touche eclat?

  • yanksgurl613

    have heard such great things and seen it work really well in beauty videos. so good to get your opinion on it as well. thanks for a great review! xx. gigi. http://www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

  • Zoe Bennett

    BB eye cream seems such an interesting idea.I usually just stick with my Nars concealer stick for any dark circles.
    Zoe x

  • Emily Allen

    I really get annoyed when concealers only come in two shade two the Maybelline age rewind is the exact same :( great post Vivanna


  • Darling Zara

    This sounds lovely, but I don’t think it would be enough coverage for me!


  • Celina

    This might work for me because I don’t have very dark circles. I’ll have to try it out to see!


    Celina | The Celution

  • Elise_Loves

    I’m so tempted te try this :)

  • http://seasidebeauty.blogspot.com/ Helena Whitehead

    This sounds so good. I really want to try it because I’ve heard so many good things

  • Charlotte

    Hmmm I don’t think this would be for me, I have really bad dark circles so need extra coverage there! Fantastic review as always, love how your sense of humour comes across too!

    Charlotte xxx Something Special To Say

  • Daniella

    great product! love dior!

  • Antonio

    wow !! another good eyecare product from Dior; want to try it fast, could any one tell me where to buy Hydra life.