About a year ago I purchased L'Oreal's 'Age Perfect Eye Cream.' I liked it - it glided on my skin easily, made my eyes look brighter, and lessened the severity of my under-eye circles. It lasted forever, considering I only paid $15.99 for .5 ounces I was happy with it, but I wanted to try something new. For the price it wasn't bad. What I liked about it was it firmed up my upper lids. The skin was starting to move a bit when I put on my eyeshadows, so I was happy it helped with this.
I washed my face about 20 minutes ago, eager to try 'Hope in a Tube.' I didn't have to force myself to buy it, but the hefty $33.00 price tag for .5 ouncces almost made me consider buying something else. Before I bought it, I tested it on the back of my hand, and noticed the texture was a bit different than the L'Oreal cream. It didn't seem quite as smooth. I brought the tube home (along with a clearanced travel makeup bag and half-priced eyeshadow) and tried it out.
My first reaction was that the cream didn't smooth nearly as well over my lid as the L'Oreal cream did. I feel like I had to use more than I would have with my previous cream. I like that, half an hour later, it's still tacky on my eyelids. I think that if I didn't have time (or forgot) to wear an eyeshadow base, the eye cream would work just as well. My right eye itched, but I don't know if it's because I got the cream in there, or soap, or eyemakeup remover. My eyes also burned, but it could have been from the same things. I plan to re-review this in a few weeks to see if I still like it, if I notice any improvements or changes, and my all around impression