Oh, dark circles… Over the years, you’ve never failed to miss an opportunity to broadcast my shitty sleep or hangover by making me look like I got caught in a bar fight. I’ve had enough of you and your purplish-blue bullshit and it’s time to say… “buh-bye.”
STEP 1: tarte Maracuja C-Brighter™ Eye Treatment ($38)
Yeah, that’s right. My favorite brightening eye cream is under $40. And, I can assure you this little cream will run circles around its insanely expensive competition. This is one of the only eye creams I’ve ever tested that gave me instant brightening results. Packed full of antioxidants and hydrators, this little eye cream will be your new best friend.
STEP 2: Bobbi Brown Corrector Light Bisque ($25)
The key to concealing dark circles is to use a pink or peach-based concealer directly on the dark areas. With 16 color options, Bobbi Brown definitely has the best line of these correcting concealers. Use either your ring finger or a concealer brush to lightly tap the corrector on the offending areas. Lightly blend with a beauty blender.
Because I’m also plagued with puffy eyes, I follow up with the Nudestix pencil in the shadow of my under-eye bag. If you feel like you need powder to set the under eye area (I tend to skip this step though I know many makeup artists swear by it) opt for an soft-focus, light-reflecting finishing powder like Laura Mercier Invisible Pressed Setting Powder.
That’s it! You’re done!
So, let’s give one more “buh-bye” to the dark circles for good measure…
Posted by janna Tags Bobbi Brown, Concealer, Dark Circles, Eye Cream, puffiness, Sephora, Tarte, tarte cosmetics, undereye bags
We all know I love to bitch about my puffy eyes…. Since I was young I’ve suffered from terrible allergies which have always given me those damn puffs. As I’ve gotten older the puffiness has spread to my eyelids (sexy!) and before I got knocked up, my daily wine intake (did I just admit to that?) helped to kick up the puff even more. Now that I’m pregnant and shoving pickles and pork rinds in my mouth by the dozen, the salt is making my eyes look like I got punched. So you can imagine how excited I was when I read in one of the rags that Jenny McCarthy swears by Eyedews (infused jelly eye pads) for getting rid of puffiness and fatigued eyes after long flights.
Okay now here’s problem #1: I read about the EyeDews while my feet were luxuriating in a pedicure. Lulled by the relaxing hot stone massage on my feet I made the ill decision of not doing comparison shopping, and instead logged into my Amazon app and saw that Eyedews were “on sale” for $49.99 and were available via Amazon Prime. Somehow in my twisted mind Amazon Prime’s free 2-day shipping meant I would be getting a great deal. Right… guess what? Eyedews are $20 for 6 pairs on their site. Okay so technically Jenny McCarthy owes me $20 and I pay the $30 in stupid tax.
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On one of my recent visits to my steady esthetician Melanie Traub at Bellasante Spa in San Anselmo, California (even though Melanie is aware I cheat on her from time to time because I’m a degenerate spa slut, she knows in her heart she will always be my steady and #1 girl. I can honestly say she gives the best facial I’ve ever had in my life and that’s saying a lot.) I was admiring her flawless skin and how the light was catching her cheekbones (see pic of Melanie and her cheekbones at the bottom of the post). I demanded to know what highlighter she was using to give such a natural glowing effect. She thought about it for a second, “Hmm… I’m not wearing any highlighter. It must be the Rhonda Allison Eye Revitalizer. I tap it on underneath my eyes and then upwards to my temples. It totally helps brighten my eye area and tighten my puffiness.”
Of course my next demand was to be introduced to the product. I applied a few white pearly drops from the tester to the back of my hand and felt an instant cooling and tightening effect. I also noticed minuscule shimmery light-diffusing pigments (hence the highlighter effect) and an instant brightening on my skin. I immediately tapped a few drops under my eyes and upwards towards my temples and felt that same cooling and tightening. Once absorbed, a couple minutes later, my eye area DEFINITELY looked brighter and less puffy. What’s makes this eye gel so magical besides fairy dust? Rhonda Allison describes it as: “Enhanced with a “freezing peptide”, Eye Revitalizer has a cooling sensation providing a quick perk-me-up experience for the eyes.”
Needless to say, I find myself applying this eye gel both in the mornings under my makeup and throughout the day over my makeup for an instant eye opener. And of course I tap it on top of my cheekbones to attempt to mimic Melanie’s highlighted cheekbones. Incidentally, It has not given me Melanie’s high cheekbones but at least now our cheekbones share the same natural highlighted glow.Posted by janna Tags Dark Circles, Eye Brightening, Eye Cream, Eye Gel, Puffy Eyes, Rhonda Allison