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School Run Superheroes

This is the first of a new feature where we ask real mums to test beauty products that promise to pack a punch whilst we’re otherwise engaged packing lunches, parallel parking or pulling ourselves together after a pukefest … Products that can give us a touch of glamour when reality offers spit up – and even better, products that can elicit Green Eyed Monster looks at the school gate. C’mon, you dreamed of being ‘That Mum’… And now, with our help (and our lovely testers) you can!

First product up is: Black Ops Dark Circle Rescue, £36, available at, Selfridges and QVC

The low down: Comes in a swanky (Clinique looking) box and applied via a tube applicator, active ingredients include Quinoa Seed, Horse Chestnut extract, caffeine and 4-Hexylresorcinol to tackle the long term causes of chronic periorbital darkness, such as hyperpigmentation, poor micro circulation and weak capillaries – plus also light reflecting pigments. Buy it here.

Our tester says: Oh my gosh, this stuff is liquid gold. I have tried lots of under eye creams and roll ons and this one feels lush, super gentle, makes your eyes ‘zing’ straight away. It is so easy to put on, I actually could just draw a little line under my eyes with the applicator using the car mirror and then rub it in – it starts to work straight away and not only banishes the tell tale signs of a teething baby keeping me up all night but also makes your under eye skin look like it has been airbrushed. I normally hide behind my sunglasses in the morning… but not today!

Superhero Rating: 4/5