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Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer

19 Nov

Let’s face it. After a few hours of wear, even the best concealers will start to fade. I have searched high and low for  a concealer that won’t let me down. Now, while I’ve discovered some brilliant concealers, a no-need-to-touch-up concealer has yet to surface. Luckily, I stumbled upon a product that makes my fave concealers budge-proof, crease-proof, heat-proof, and fade-proof. This is going into the Must Haves List!

The Smashbox Under Eye Primer is a true multi-tasker. It’s not only hydrating but super-lightweight, with a silky texture that blends in smoothly and effortlessly. Loaded with caffeine and peptides, it also provides incredible nutrition for the skin. And the optical brighteners in this soft pink formula perk up those dark circles before you even add concealer.

But the best part? Once you pair this primer with concealer, concealer is locked in placed and looks completely natural. Those pesky fine lines disappear and even puffiness seems to be reduced (never an easy thing to accomplish with any product). All that and you need only the tiniest amount. One tube will last you a long time, making the $29 price tag more palatable.

From The Smashbox Site:

• Key immediate benefits:
o 69% increase in hydration-so don’t worry about skipping moisturizer!
o 56% improvement in clarity
o 46% improvement in radiance

• Key benefits in 8 weeks:
o 37% decrease in appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
o 28% reduction of dark circles
o 21% decrease of puffiness

Available for $29 at:

Sephora

Ulta

Beauty (20%off Smashbox)

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Chanel Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer

11 Sep

Nothing can make your appearance look more fatigued than tired eyes. And nothing can repair it like a great concealer and eye cream, the two products I have spent the most money and research on. While, the dream eye cream still eludes me, Chanel’s Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer might be the best all around concealer I have come across.

Finding a concealer that doesn’t settle into fine lines, that doesn’t get pebbly, and actually conceals is a tall order. But Chanel has managed to fulfill it.  With its  gorgeous gel-based texture, this concealer is extremely smooth and lightweight. It glides on like a second skin while still delivering the right amount of coverage and hydration. It’s thick enough to mask those pesky dark circles and thin enough to not look creasy. Chanel’s Correcteur Perfection builds coverage effortlessly. One coat is light to medium. A second coat brings you to a full medium coverage that still looks natural. This concealer manages to brighten up your under-eyes with amazing all day staying power.

On extreme dark circle days, I might add on an extra coat of the bigger guns, like Creme De La Mer’s or Cle De Peau’s Concealer. But on most days (and dark circles are with me on all days), Chanel’s Correcteur Perfection is the perfect weapon! The other good news? One tube goes a really long way, making the hefty price tag feel a little less daunting!

Tips: For all day wear, I often set concealer with a little powder to keep it creaseless.

For added brightness and lift, apply to the inner eye corners next to the nose all the way up to the brow and blend,

Apply around the nostrils to take the red out, to create an even more flawless complexion.

Chanel Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer

Available for $40 at:

Chanel

Nordstrom

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