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Freelance Make Up Artist and Stylist who shuttles between New York, Italy and Dubai, Anna has been in the Make Up industry since 1996. She trained under Mario Dedivanovic and Scott Barnes in NYC and has a certificate for Hairstyling from Cinema Make Up School A true lover of all the elements of Fashion, she studied Fashion Design and Styling at the prestigious Istituto Europeo Di Design in Milan, Italy.

Sunday, June 6, 2010



Creme de la Mer's tag line is 'Where Miracles Begin' and this is exactly what you can expect from every product that comes from this brand.

I cannot begin to tell how much I talk about proper skin care and the products which I have tried, tested and can vouch for. As a Make Up Artist, the skin is my canvass and if it is not in its best of conditions then then artistry of every look is just not complete.

Creme de la Mer was actually an accident. The founder, Dr. Max Huber suffered severe burns during a routine experiment. Modern Science could not help him so Dr. Huber decided to take matter into his own hands. It did not come easy as it took 12 years and 6,000 experiments for this miracle creme to come into existence.

I currently am trying The Eye Concentrate. The consistency is very light, no fragrance, which is perfect for the ultra sensitive eye area. The concentrate comes with a silver tipped applicator which cools the skin and helps improve circulation.

This product promises to reduce the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, lines and wrinkles. I have temporarily stopped using the Immortelle Eye Balm from L'Occitane to put this miracle cream to test once again and so far, after 1 month of religious usage, I can say that my dark circles has indeed lessened, especially on the inner corners, the fine lines on the outer eye area has softened. I can't really say much about the puffiness as I do not suffer from puffy eyes.

This promises of this miracle does not come cheap, thank God, mine was free! :) If Iam not mistaken, its around AED 800 over here in Dubai.

Over all, I do recommend this eye cream, it is expensive but since the creme is so rich a little dot on the brow bone, corners of the eyes will certainly go a loooonnnnnggg way making you look forward to a bright and younger looking future :)


Shie said...

Hi Anna! :)

I am planning to get myself this eye concentrate to hopefully reduce the bags and puffiness of my eyes. Would you please elaborate on how you apply the product? I checked the commercial and the instruction is to sweep the applicator around the eye, however you said a little dot will do. I know that this product is so potent and I've read some other blogs claiming that their eyes drooped after using this. Makes me scared to spend a lot and then suffer afterwards. I have so much respect in your work and any info you can share will sincerely help me a lot.

Thank you and God bless!

ANNA DE LEON said...

Hi Shie, thank you for your comment. When you apply the product, don't apply it directly you have to apply it on the cheekplane and massage in circular motions. In my years as a MUA, I have never heard of a bad review of this product, however, if you are unsure, why don't you try other brands like Estee Lauder's Advance Night Repair, Clinique's All About Eyes or Dermalogica's Eye Cream from their Age Smart Line. :)