MY NEW FAVORITE UNDEREYE CONCEALER

Most people throw everything but the kitchen sink into finding that perfect undereye concealer. When tackling dark circles, we adhere to the standards of trying to get enough sleep, cooling gel eye masks, vitamin K, and a plethora of eye creams promising to diminish those pesky bluish gray half moons. Unfortunately, even the most disciplined routine for undereye care doesn’t seem to get rid of them completely, and the truth of the matter is…….nothing really will. Dark circles are just obstacles we have to live with. They are hereditary in most cases, they can be a result of too much sun exposure, thinning of the delicate skin around the eye, and they can even be an indication of liver disease; in most serious cases. That is why a few blessed souls invented concealer, to fix what nature can’t seem to.

 Lydia O’Leary was the genius behind Covermark, which was the first foundation to be patented here in the US in 1928. In 1936 she launched her spot stick, the first concealer!

An infinite number of concealers have been created since then, and I personally cannot even count how many I have tried, but out of them all, this new concealer stands against the rest.

Introducing AmazingConcealer from Amazing Cosmetics!

Amazing Cosmetics AmazingConcealer $32
Amazing Cosmetics AmazingConcealer $32

This is everything you could want in a undereye concealer. Technically you can use this all over your face, and it would be great to use on areas that may have fine lines since it doesn’t settle into creases. It in fact plumps the areas where it is applied, thanks to hyaluronic acid. Moisturizing micro oils ensure the skin does not dry out throughout the day. I would describe this as a medium coverage concealer, although you can certainly layer it on thick, and I mean thick! It blends seamlessly! That is perhaps the best thing about this product, if you overapply a bit you can’t tell. I tried to and my eyes didn’t look cakey at all. This comes in a great range of 10 shades. I use the ivory, which is the lightest shade and has a slightly yellow undertone. My eyes look fresh and bright from the time I apply until the time I take it off! I can’t say enough about it.

My search is over for the best undereye concealer! My eyes can rest easy for now!

SEPHORA HAUL

June is here. I can hardly believe the year is halfway over. I was so excited because not only is it officially the start of my birthday month, but according to my weather app it was supposed to be pretty mild temps this week. Not so. High 80’s. That is a bit out of my comfort zone. Thankfully I have Sephora to perk me up!

 Some of these are new products for me so we will see if they make it to permanence in my product closet.

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Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF2 25 $7.50
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF2 25 $7.50 

This is one of the best lip balms I have ever tried. It makes my lips so soft and smooth and is the best winter lip saver hands down. I always use a little bit under any lip product I am wearing. It is a thicker balm but not too sticky. This is very long-lasting. I put it on before bed and it is still there in the morning. There are several flavours to choose from, but this mint one is my favourite. I love that it includes SPF.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed $38
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed $38 

I have been wanting to get a new highlighting powder. I usually use the Kevin Aucoin Candlelight, but that one gets really flaky if you swipe the brush too hard. That really vexes me since I feel like I am wasting a lot of product. I had my reservations about this one because of the shimmer, but one of my Ulta gals put it on and stepped outside and it looked amazing on her, so I decided to give it a try.

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I got the Moonstone shade, which is a very light champagne color. The texture of this one is creamier than the Kevin Aucoin and not as golden. I think this would be a universally flattering shade. The shimmer is very subtle, not chunky glitter at all.

Urban Decay Afterglow Blush $26
Urban Decay Afterglow Blush $26 

This is another product that I have seen on someone else and thought it looked great. These blushes are supposed to last quite awhile. So far they have gotten great reviews.

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I got the shade Obsessed, which is a vivid light pink. I like that it has that blue undertone. I dislike anything with an orange undertone on myself.

Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Excess Mascara $32
Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Excess Mascara $32 

I have been waiting for this mascara to come back in stock for a while. It got some good reviews so far so we’ll see how I like it compared to the Guerlain Cils d’Enfer.

Urban Decay Ultimate Ozone The Multi-Purpose   Primer Pencil $16
Urban Decay Ultimate Ozone The Multi-Purpose Primer Pencil $16 

This is getting such rave reviews so I had to see what all of the fuss is about. You can apparently use this as a lip primer, a correcter stick, and an eye primer. I want to see if it will make my eyeliner even more smudge-proof.

Lancome Cils Booster XL Super Enhancing Mascara Base $25
Lancome Cils Booster XL Super Enhancing Mascara Base $25

I read that this will help keep mascara from flaking. Even the best mascaras tend to flake a little, so I am hoping that this will prevent that for the most part.

Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask $58
Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask $58 

I am finally getting around to trying this and I am so excited to! Peter Thomas Roth products are some of my favourites. I hope I will have a better experience with this than I did with the Bliss Multifaceted mask.

Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector$29
Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector$29 

When I first saw this I was a little confused at how it was supposed to work, since the texture is very sticky. You actually use it as a primer of sorts for your under eye concealer. It is supposed to keep your concealer from creasing and brighten up the under eye area. My friend really likes this stuff so I thought I would try it too.

L'Occitane Shea Clensing Oil $22
L’Occitane Shea Clensing Oil $22 

This is my absolute favourite cleansing oil right now! It gets all of my makeup off, including eye makeup. This leaves NO greasy residue after using it. It smells great and you get so much product for the price. If you love L’Occitane as much as I do, you will probably love this.

Have you tried any of these products? What is on your current Sephora wish list?