Frizz Free Friday: No More Tired Eyes

1.20.2012

GOOD MORNING!!!

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Yeah, not really.
Fun fact about myself: I have a really hard time falling asleep. I just started taking melatonin supplements  because my sleep schedule on school break has been really awful. Sometimes I'll seriously go a day without sleep. So, I'm sure you can see why concealer is one of the most fundamentally important elements in my makeup repertoire. I like to think of myself as a concealer aficionado since it has taken me a looooooong time to finally find the perfect concealer, and since I have finally found said product, I wanted to share that with you guys.

I decided to take photos for this post bright and early at 7:30 a.m. this morning to show you my routine for prepping and managing my eye makeup. So, here we go:

First, my top 3 concealers and agents:

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t to b: serum, ooh la la, bo-oing, dior, m4e

I love all of these products, but if you really want to know which one is the best, Make Up Forever takes the cake. I just discovered this product last week and it's a life changer. It's light yet highly pigmented and long-lasting. Before I used to layer two concealers under a powder to get the same coverage this one little tube gives. I seriously, seriously recommend this stuff, but everyone is different, so you might want to check these other guys out. Benefit's Bo-oing has a really creamy texture, which is nice and the pigment is perfect, but I noticed it gets a little cakey and it'll start to sit in any line or crease under your eye. Dior's concealer is really hydrating and light, but not as long-lasting. Everyone is different though, so it'd still be good to do some research yourself.

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So, to start off, take your seriously tired face and stand in natural light. This might be kinda scary, but is very important since it's the only way you'll be able to see your true skin tone and makeup coverage. But you knew that already.

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I prep my eyes with my Naturopathica brightening serum. It's a really nice product that's sticky at first, but goes on totally matte. it has flecks of mica which brightens eyes from the start.

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Start with 3 dots and blend away! Pay close attention to the corners of your eyes and where they meet the nose. Get your eyelids too to even out.

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This is where I add my Ooh La La Lift, which is a brightening agent. It really wakes you up!

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Et Voila! There you have it. A thousand percent more awake (looking) and good to go! Now you're ready to swish on your favorite mascara/liner/shadow or whatever else you need!

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13 comments:

A Stylized Hysteria said...

Your skin is so lovely! I know I'm supposed to focus on your dark circles, but your skin is flawless! Anyway, after a long conversation with Sephora staff members, I ended up with Laura Mercier Secret concealer, which I love but I may have to try MUFE. I've heard great things about it before.

WearAbouts said...

LOVE IT ! <3
Rory
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Kristen Lam said...

Seriously, I agree with the first comment, your skin is already perfect! But I guess a little concealer here and there never hurt anyone :) You look great :D

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Kate SomethingDutch said...

Ah, dude, I totally have sleep issues, too! Melatonin is the best...also, just in general relaxing for like 20 minutes before getting into bed. I need to get me some under-eye products- I feel like us pale pasties have to really cover up, because anything shows when you're like a ghost!

modern Suburbanites said...

you look gorgeous! you have perfect skin.

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Gray Skies said...

I'll be honest, I thought the very first photo of your face was the one with your makeup on! If my skin looked the way yours does naturally, I don't think I'd ever wear makeup.

Under the Fluorescents said...

your skin is flawless! i will definitely try out the makeup forever concealer

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Anna said...

I don't know if red is your natural color but as a redhead I am infinitely jealous of your defined dark lashes. I especially appreciate the concealer shade suggestions because I have pretty much the same coloring, and its damn hard to find a shade that isn't too yellow, too dark or too pink!

Tegan McIntosh said...

oh, you really have me wanting to try the MUFE concealer now. I find it hard to cover dark circles and it sounds amazing!

Mica said...

You have the most amazing skin! :)


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Robyn said...

You know, I've never realized that a brush would be good for blending concealer...I've always used my findertips, but that takes a little bit of it off!
Thanks for the post!

-Robyn

LauraMck said...

Great Post I want to try the MUFE concealer now:) xx

Jackie said...

Sad, I am positive I posted a comment here last week but it's not up :(

I wanted to know which shade you're using in the MUFE lift as well as the DIor? It would be hugely helpful as I'm interested in buying both of these online (with no chance to try on). Thanks in advance!

 

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