Thursday, July 7, 2011

Necessities: Concealer

Errrrrbody knows you need a good under eye concealer to get by, amiright?  That's what I thought.  I know, weird post for the middle of the summer, right?  But, you know, we can't all go makeup-less.  I happen to be afflicted with hereditary dark circles, so no matter how much sleep I get (which is a lot, 'cause I got mad priorities in the sleep division), I still look a little bit like I got punched in the face all the time.  This is not, I think we can agree, the ideal look.  So while I strip down my makeup routine significantly once my summer tan makes its triumphant arrival, I still gotta be taking care of those black and blues (jk, I ain't no thug).

After years of strugs, last winter I finally found a method to the madness that worked for me.  I had been using NARS concealer, but it wasn't quite getting the job done, especially in the winter months when I look like death warmed over from lack of sun exposure.  My best friend, Stephanie, adores Bobbi Brown products, so I thought I would check out their options for under eye circle combating and boy, was I pleased.


I use the corrector in Light Bisque and the concealer in Warm Ivory since I am apparently far paler than I thought.  I did have to pick up a concealer brush in order to apply the product, but since I dropped a cool fifty dollars on the makeup, I hit up my local CVS for the cheap version of the event.  I prefer nice brushes, but the ones I have haven't failed me yet, and I won't want to murder someone if I accidentally lose them.

If you could pick a theme for my "Necessities" posts, it should probably be that it's about something I either want desperately or am suddenly lacking in my life.  It is fitting, therefore, that I have just run out of these products and will need to sell a couple of pints of blood in order to replenish my supply (I realize that this would make my dark circles worse in the effort to make them better).

6 comments:

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

love this post, i always use concealer under my eyes!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

El said...

This is a very helpful information for my next trip to Sephora :)

Mary Lane said...

I've never been able to effectively cover up my dark circles but you've given me new hope!

http://www.stylish3.com/marylane

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Hannah said...

This post was so entertaining to read! I actually also get dark circles under my eyes, but I primarily suffer from puffy eyes which has no cure that I have found!

I gave up long ago on trying to conceal my bags, mainly because cheap brands dont make things in my colour :( And most makeup is on average double american prices so I hate buying things that dont work!

Hope youre enjoying the warm weather :)

woreout said...

white eye shadow on the inner eye and concealer to hide the bags is essential (freaking a, I swear my new camera shows every pore!) Love this post, seriously you have the best sense of humor and wit, love your writing.