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This Makeup-Skin Care Hybrid Is a Dark-Circle Fix in a Stick

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I never have the patience to wait for an eye cream to work. While I know the good ones do what they say they will, I haven’t mastered the eye cream consistency trick yet, which is why I took so fondly to the Ole Hendrickson Banana Bright+ Vitamin CC Stick ($34). This color-correcting eye cream stick is a true brightening hero that has revived my eyes as part of my makeup routine, making it easier to stay on the course. 

Available in three shades—banana, apricot, and pumpkin—it offers instant color correction and coverage for all skin tones. The Banana Bright+ Stick boasts a super hydrating formula that not only instantly brightens under-eyes, and according to the brand’s 8-week study it also improves the appearance of dark circles by 51 percent. 

Application and convenience are key as the smooth-gliding texture effortlessly blends into my skin, giving me a smoother finish before applying my foundation. It also helps smooth and blur fine lines, making it a three-in-one concealer, color corrector and eye cream. I really like how it layers with my other products and how easily it blends into my skin without feeling or looking cakey. 

I like that it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin and gives me the brightening power of vitamin C, a key ingredient that is sometimes missing from my skin care routine. The stick packaging makes it easy to swipe on and go, and it’s a game changer for an instant fix and long-term brightening in an area where my face needs more lighting and less filters.

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