Brighter Eyes in Seconds

 

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The holidays are just around the corner, and it truly is the busiest times of year for women with all the shopping, school concerts, and yes, even that dreaded office party.

It’s at this time we want to feel and look our very best, praying our concealer holds up, because now we’re socializing more often, and it never fails; someone, somewhere is taking a picture, right?

With a ton of products out there, how do you know which one to choose?

What Are You Hiding?

Before this question can be answered, ask yourself what it is you need to cover.

A Real Eye Opener

I’ve found when consulting, the biggest concern for most women is under-eye shadows. These stubborn circles can be the result of lack of sleep, allergies, medication side effects and even heredity. No matter what brings them on, there’s nothing more frustrating than trying to hide them.

Because if we’re able to cover them, most often it looks overdone bringing more attention to them. Thank goodness for concealers that magically give the appearance of brighter eyes in seconds, like KmS Mineral Essentials Rested Concealer and Eye Brightener.

This amazing multi-use product can be used as an eye shadow base, a highlighter and a concealer. Rested not only covers dark circles, it magically brightens the eyes so you look like you got your 8 hours, even if you didn’t!

Less is so much more

The biggest mistake many women make when covering under eye circles is using too much cover up, fearing the shadows might “bleed” right through. There’s nothing wrong with “layering” products as long as you begin with very little, and blend, blend, blend.

Here’s how I do it:

I wait 5 minutes after cleansing and moisturizing before applying powder concealer. This prevents it from caking and looking heavy.

I apply concealer by lightly pressing my ring finger over the entire area I want to cover, then blend at the edges. I follow with foundation. If I notice my dark circles showing through, I’ll apply one more layer, making sure to blend and wipe away any extra powder. Then, I’ll lightly go over the entire area with finishing powder on my blending sponge to make it look smooth and even.

Super Tip: On days when I’m super-tired and my eyes could really use a pick-me-up, I’ll swipe a little Glo Get It Luminizer underneath my eyes to make them look 2 cups of coffee awake.

Do you struggle with dark circles? What tips do you have to hide them?

 

Concealer, Corrector and Primer. What are they? Do I really need them?

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The questions I get asked most often during a consult is, “What’s the difference between a concealer and corrector? What’s a primer? Are any of these products really necessary?”

I’m going to break it all down for you today, so grab a coffee, settle in, and keep reading!

What is concealer?

This one’s easy. A concealer conceals, or hides blemishes, under eye circles, pretty much anything you’d like to keep under wraps. It can be used alone, under or even over your foundation. When shopping for a concealer, you’ll want to choose a shade 1 to 2 shades lighter than your skin.

Concealers are available in liquid, cream, powder, and even stick form. Which form you choose is really personal preference, but, you may find it easier to blend with foundations of the same type. For example, powder concealer for powder foundation, liquid for liquid foundation, etc.. concealwheel

What is corrector?

A corrector is in the same family as concealer, but comes in shades of pink, green, blue, purple and  yellow, and instead of covering skin imperfections, it’s used to “correct” them. For example, you would use a green color corrector to neutralize any redness, yellow or peach to correct dark shadows from under eye circles and lavender to neutralize sallowness or yellowness. Correctors work best for uneven skintones from rosacea or sunspots, because unlike concealer, imperfections don’t “bleed” through.

What is primer?

Primer “primes” your skin for makeup. It minimizes pores, helps your foundation and shadow glide on effortlessly, and prevents your makeup from fading into your skin. Primer comes in liquid gel, cream or powder form.

Have you used any of these products? I’d love to know how they’ve worked for you! Please comment below, and if you loved this post, there’s so much more where this came from! Register below to get my weekly updates sent right to your inbox.