Dark Circle Under Eye Color Corrector for Tan/Deep Skin

Hey! If you suffer from dark circles like me I have some great items for you. These will color correct the purple/blue discoloration under your eyes, any scars and darkness around your mouth. After you color correct you can always add a brightener under the eyes for a dramatic finish. These holy grail items have never let me down.

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My favorite is the Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer in Biscuit. This has a salmon/pink undertone that works well to color correct dark circles. Bonus- if you are a deep tan skin tone this will also blend well into the other parts of the face to hide scars and discoloration. The finish is natural and does not need to be set with a powder.

The L.A. Girl PRO Concealer is more dramatic option and best for ladies with a deep dark skin tone. The red/orange shade can counteract the darkest circles. You will need to use another concealer on top though. I would recommend an actual skin tone concealer and not just a brightener. You will need to hide the red/orange.

Last but not least I use this Bobbi Brown concealer that has a pink undertone alone. The shade matches my skin tone while the undertone counteracts dark circles. I can use this alone when I feel like using minimal product but with strong coverage. It is a bit creamy and thick so you will need to warm the product up before application. Just rub a bit in between your fingers and pat on. You will need to set this with a powder as it does crease.

For reference I am an NC 42 in Mac, Syracuse in Nars Foundations, and Golden Beige in Cover Girl.

NARS Exclusive Sale. Insiders take 20% off

I just received this email from Nars and I’m so ecstatic! I need to grab a foundation and maybe a new blush. Are you planning on shopping this sale and will you let me know what you are picking up? Happy Shopping!

Code: take20

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Sephora Spring Steals: This weekend only!

I’m headed to JCPenney after work to pick up a few Jonathan Adler decor items I purchased during their last lowest price of the season sale. It was such a score I can’t wait to show you what I got. On another note I also received an email from Sephora today on their weekend only promo going on at the Sephora inside JCP so I’ll be picking up a few things.

 

In case you didn’t receive their email here is what’s going on…

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Peter Thomas Roth SPF
Bare minerals eye shadow

Ole Henricksen Eye cream

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Josie Maran Argan Body Butter

Lorac says buh-bye to Sephora

I walked into Sephora today just to browse. I was on a ride along, my friend needed to pick up a refill of her Bare Minerals foundation. I walked over to the Lorac stand to see what was new and noticed a bright red clearance sign up. There was one last eye primer left and it was $5.25 off the original retail so I had to grab it. Who actually walks out of Sephora empty handed right? My favorite eye shadow primer is by Lorac it’s called the “Behind the scenes primer”. It’s the only one that can keep my oily eyelids in check.

At the checkout stand I asked the cashier what was going on with the sale. Is Lorac going out of business or just leaving Sephora? She explained to me that the owner of Lorac, Carol Shaw has decided not to do business with Sephora anymore, she is pulling her line from Sephora stores and Sephora.com. You may have noticed the Lorac Pro Palette has been out of stock for quite some time. I’m not quite sure why but there could be a plethora of reasons. The cost of doing business with Sephora may not be worth it or perhaps Carol has some growth strategies up her sleeve. Let’s juts hope I can find the Lorac Pro  palette when I decide to buy it. I know, I’m a little late.

 I wanted to let you know that the new birthday gift is available and it’s fabulous! I walked out of there with a mini MUFE lipstick in Natural N9 and the new Smokey Lash Extravagant mascara.

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Julie G Shoe-A-Holic topped with Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots

If you saw my last post you were witness to my massive Julie G nail polish haul. Today I layered two coats of Shoe-A-Holic, topped it with the Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots and wrapped it all up with Seche Vite dry fast top coat.

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Zoya Lotus Nail Polish topped with Essie A Cut Above

I love this Zoya purple polish because it has flecks of pink shimmer. I topped the Zoya Lotus polish with the Essie A Cut Above glitter polish to add even more pick glam.

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Product Review: Covergirl Clean Whipped Creme Foundation, Classic Tan 360

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I’m going to get right to it. This is hands down one of the worst foundations I have ever used.  Here is why…

I used four layers of this and couldn’t get full coverage. I felt like there was a blanket of silicone laying on my skin. It felt heavy and unnecessary. I applied this with my fingers then a Sigma F80 flat top kabuki brush. Both techniques worked to apply the foundation but the brush looked like it was dipped in wax and was impossible to clean afterwards.

One of the top ingredients in this formula is dimethicone. This is a silicone that is used in most face primers and provides that velvety soft feeling when rubbing product onto the skin. Dimethicone is extremely bad for acne prone skin as it creates a barrier on top of the skin and traps everything under neath it. As an everyday makeup product, that’s just bad. This all makes so much sense. This foundation glides so well and decreases the look of pores and fine lines. It’s basically got a built in primer from the dimethicone.

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Cons: The formula sticks to skin, clinging to every dry patch. It’s hard to wash off. It is not full coverage. This takes a while to set and if you use too much it starts to crumble.

Pros: It can blend well if you apply little by little. If your skin is perfect and all you need is a little coverage this can work for you. It does look smooth and airbrushed on the skin. You don’t need to set it with powder. It holds up well and can wear all throughout the day.

In my opinion this foundation won’t work for everyone but I do see someone with pretty decent skin with a little need for coverage getting some good use out of it. It just happened to look awful on me because my skin is very yellow and this collection carries more cool tone shades. Also I need full coverage, I have redness and hyper pigmentation. This is a sheer to medium coverage foundation.

Ingredients:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Water/EAU, Glycerin, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Methicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Benzyl Alcohol, PEG/PPG-18/18, Dimethicone, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.

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