Thanks to English teachers across the country, most of us are aware of the Nine Circles of Hell from Dante’s 14th-century epic poem, Divine Comedy and its first section, Inferno. (Even the Cliff’s Notes version mentions them by name, or so we hear.)
Most of the circles sound pretty awful, but we’d be up for visits to the Circles of Gluttony and Lust (also known as “gay cruises”). In fact, we’re hoping that after he conquers space flight, Richard Branson will spearhead first-class adventures to hell. It’s a nice place to visit in winter and Virgin Underworld will take us there in style.
But there’s another circle of hell that didn’t make it into the final publication because, quite frankly, it’s a little too scary for most people to handle: Under-Eye Circles.
Nothing tells a truer story of our “night before” than what’s hanging below our eyeballs the next morning. We’ve had a lot of success with other products, but there’s a new one that we really, really like.
It’s called The Socializer and comes kitted with both Bright Lights for morning use and Late Nights for application before hitting the sack (alone or with friends, it doesn’t judge). The magic formulas come in two skinny little tubes that make them discreet enough for us to hide just about anywhere. We’ve got enough cosmetics pouring out of our medicine cabinet without an industrial size vat of under-eye cream to scare off would-be suitors and reveal just how much work goes into our daily rituals.
Both products work together to help prevent dark bags from requiring an extra luggage fee when you travel. In fact, Bright Lights feels so good with its cooling and de-puffing attributes that we often re-apply mid-afternoon just for a little boost – an especially important ritual after a three-martini lunch at Chipotle.
$40 (set of two)