September 18, 2019

Peter Thomas Roth Skin to Die For Darkness-Reducing Under-Eye Treatment Primer Review & Swatches

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.
1 stars out of 5

Peter Thomas Roth Skin to Die For Darkness-Reducing Under-Eye Treatment Primer ($32) is a new under eye primer that acts to not only prep for concealer but also, promises to reduce darkness, puffiness, and the signs of aging.

With a name like “skin to die for” I felt compelled to purchase this. Like most spontaneous purchases I make I did no prior research on this product and only later after getting it did I sit down to do some homework on the product before writing my review. I literally purchased it the same day it became available at Sephora so I’ve been using it for several long weeks now. I won’t be repurchasing it again nor will I be recommending it to purchase because essentially it’s a silicone primer. Nothing more, nothing less. That in fact makes it an expensive splurge in my humble opinion.

Peter Thomas Roth Skin to Die For Darkness-Reducing Under-Eye Treatment Primer is $32 and arrives in a small squeeze tube which holds 0.5 oz of product. According to the brand it’s a cream that helps reduce the look of darkness, puffiness, and aging while allowing flawless makeup application. Their claim is it contains caffeine to address under eye puffiness as well as Hydrolyzed Collage to improve fine lines and wrinkles and 2% Haloxyl and Vitamin K1 to address darkness.

A brief look at some of the first ingredients in the products show a lot of ‘cones. The first several ingredients are cones and after that silica and water. You have six different cones before you hit water and mica after that the good stuff kicks in later like coffee, peptide, and collagen. I’m not chemist but the lower the good stuff is on the list of ingredients the less there is in the product which makes this an expensive primer as you can spend $5.99 on Catrice Liquid Camouflage Under Eye Primer and prep with that and get the same exact results you would with Peter Thomas Roth Skin to Die For Darkness-Reducing Under-Eye Treatment Primer. There are plenty of other items like this that have launched in the past like Mally Beauty Perfect Prep Eye Primer and Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer just to name a few. It’s not like this is terribly innovative. It would be if it actually did what it says it does.

But in reality you can just use your normal facial primer and smooth some under your eyes if you use a silicone facial primer. Done. And $32 richer for it.

Most reviews I’ve read have experienced miraculous results. I have not. I’ve used it several weeks aka months and I can’t say it decreased my puffiness nor did it brighten my eyes. It didn’t really hydrate and only offers a very subtle blurring effect. The idea is that the silicone will fit in finer lines which results in a smoother surface for concealer to adhere to. Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite work out that great. The texture is cream and is meant to be smoothed on versus patted into place. It doesn’t pill nor does it ball thankfully enough and it does wear well under concealer but I wouldn’t say it really aided in application or made application smoother. It doesn’t really hydrate so doing without eye cream is not an opinion if you are dry. It does wear well over eye cream and as I mentioned it didn’t pill nor ball up. I just felt it didn’t aid in application nor did it extend the wear of my concealer. And never mind making things look smoother or blurring my lines as that wasn’t really happening either.

All in all, this was a pretty bad purchase on my part. It sounded quite interesting but I should have did a bit more research before diving into the purchase!

Peter Thomas Roth Skin to Die For Darkness-Reducing Under-Eye Treatment Primer is available now.

Let me know if you’ve tried it!

Where to buy

Sephora Ulta Beautylish

Peter Thomas Roth Skin to Die For Darkness-Reducing Under-Eye Treatment Primer is $32 and arrives in a 0.1 oz squeeze tube. This formula promises to address a host of issues such as darkness, puffiness, and finer lines. It’s a creamy silicone primer-like texture that should be smoothed under eyes prior to applying concealer or makeup. Although it promises a lot it really doesn’t do much aside from offer minor blurring. It didn’t aid concealer application, it didn’t extend it’s wear, and it didn’t ease puffiness or darkness. You can get the same results for prepping and priming from a regular facial primer used under your eyes.

Dimethicone, Isododecane, Stearoxymethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Isononyl Isononanoate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Silica, Polysilicone-11, Water/Aqua/Eau, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Mica, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Biotin, Chrysin, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Caffeine, Tocopherol, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Extract, Kappaphycus Alvarezii Extract, Diamond Powder, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Phospholipids, Phytonadione, Lecithin, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Glycerin, Laureth-12, Dimethiconol, Methicone, Trisiloxane, Steareth-20, Calcium Silicate, Alumina, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492).

Pros

  • Soft texture that applies easily under eyes without dragging, pilling, or balling up!

Cons

  • Doesn’t ease darkness nor puffiness.
  • Offers very minimal blurring.
  • Too expensive as the ingredients are made up of mostly silicones.

Who

Peter Thomas Roth Skin to Die For Darkness-Reducing Under-Eye Treatment Primer might be something you’d want to pick up if it goes on sale but it’s not something I’d advise grabbing at the full price to anyone.

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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Comments

  • kjh

    Relating. I fell for this, too, and find it mediocre at best. Not annoying, but not a bag of chips, either.

      • kjh

        Used it again today. Despite being drying, which I guess ‘cones can be on me, I think it gives me milia. Greaaat! Maybe i’ll give it away.

        • Isabella Muse

          I didn’t experience drying thankfully but it wasn’t really hydrating either. Oh no! milia yack!

  • Emily

    I actually hate the name of this whole line. I don’t want to die for any skin. I don’t want to think about death when I’m thinking about skin. Maybe I need to lighten up, but nothing about this entire line tempts me. I did just order his Poten-C power serum, though.

  • Moi

    Thanks for that review Isabella, much appreciated! Caught my attention right away, but based on your recs, I’ll pass. Always enjoy seeing what you have in store every morning! Hope you have a good day.
    Moi from Canada

    • Isabella Muse

      My pleasure my dear 🙂 and thank you! I’m so glad you enjoy reading the reviews/posts 🙂 <3!