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
I can’t tell you how many bottles of this product I have bought. Why? Because it’s an all-in-one powerhouse! Unbelievable weightless shine being the #1 reason! True thermal protection from irons and blow dryers is #2. And smooth frizz control being #3. This is truly a one-stop-shopping product!
Best way to use it is a quick light spray. No need to overdo as this is a powerful stuff. And remember, this is a shine spray not a nail down fly-aways tool. Since it won’t weigh you hair down, that means fly-aways will still need your traditional hair spray or pomade for that.
Let me re-emphasize the unstoppable shine. Endless shine. Diamond shine! Most shine sprays fade after a few hours or weigh hair down but not this Chi spray. I have tried countless products and to date, this is THE ticket for a polished mirror shine that is light as air!
From the Chi site:
Ionic and cationic hydration interlink technology
CHI 44 Ceramic thermal styling helps strengthen and protect the hair from daily use of thermal tools
CHI Thermal styling allows you to create multiple textures with outstanding style memory that can be regenerated
Positively charged silk molecules interlock into hair’s natural structure to build strength and resilience and to improve moisture and shine
Weightless thermal active shine spray
Instant polished shine without any added weight or oils
This is my favorite neutral collection of eyeshadows ever! One eyeshadow kit with nine colors for all occasions. It even comes with handy How-To-Cards built into the case. Too Faced has made it too easy to not reach for it day and night!
Want a subtle I’m-not-wearing-eye-makeup look? This palette is it! Want a super dramatic smoldering look? This palette is it! A perfect combo of soft matte and shimmery colors, that are effortlessly blendable and buildable. Unlike many other eyeshadow brands, you won’t end up with stray powder smudged all over your face. Nor will you look like you never put on eyeshadow a couple of hours later. These pure pigmented shades resist fading and stays in place for hours. The is your all-in-one palette that is a cinch for beginners and handy for pros. And there is no animal-testing.
Too Faced’s Naked Eye Palette will become a staple in your beauty arsenal.
In The Buff (matte ivory), Pillow Talk (light taupe sheen), Like A Virgin (matte taupe), Birthday Suit (beige shimmer), Satin Sheets (golden champagne shimmer), Unmentionables (steel gray shimmer), Pink Cheeks (pale pink), Lap Dance (silvery taupe shimmer), and Stiletto (matte black).
Nothing I hate more than spending money on an expensive cleanser that you just wash down the drain. Or a cleanser that doesn’t get the job done, leaving makeup streaks and irritated eyes behind. Luckily, Purpose is an absolute winner!
True to it’s name, it is actually gentle and kind to the skin. 100% soap free. Oil free. No irritation. No breakouts. Non drying. Non stripping. Won’t clog pores. Non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic, while still delivering effective makeup removal. And it’s cheap, cheap, cheap.
For an over the counter, no frills, dermatologist recommended, get the the job done powerhouse cleanser, look no further.
P.S. Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash pairs great with your Clarisonic. But it does contain Sodium Laureth Sulfate for those who prefer to avoid that ingredient.
From the site:
Clinically shown as gentle to your skin as water1, the mild formula effectively cleanses without overly drying or irritating skin.
Wet hands and face. Mixing cleanser with water, work into a creamy lather. Cleanse face with gentle massaging motion. Rinse thoroughly.