Hello ladies 🙂
I hope you’re all soldiering on with your beauty care in the last stretch of summer 🙂 For those of you who are struggling to hide the dark under-eye circles due lack of sleep/ being blessed with our desi genetic predisposition for uneven/ darker skin tone around the eyes and mouth, I have good news.
I got my hands on a gem a couple of weeks ago. I call it a gem because it stays put sufficiently even when you’re sweating waterfalls.
Benefit’s Erase and Paste concealer.For my skin tone (pale-brown) medium works but if you veer towards a wheatish/dark brown tone I recommend deep.
Unlike other cream concealers I’m accustomed to using, this one is VERY easy to apply in terms of its’ texture; with other cream concealers, I think I pull my eye skin so much to get it to blend, I’m set enroute for premature aging 😛 . Like my cream eyeshadows (see my post meanie greenie wednesday for more), I apply this directly with my pinkie.
Initially, when you open the bottle, the concealer might look sketchy (it has a rose tinge to it which initially put me off too – how can rose hide dark brown?) but somehow, it works with our skin-tones. And I’d say it works better than the ones with the white tinge because the finished look is au naturale.
For dark areas around your mouth/ blemishes apply a very tiny amount with a lipstick brush or cotton bud and rub away. Apply your foundation once you’re done.
If you’re going for the all out doll-face look (i.e. when you’re attending), apply this over your foundation and you are good to go. (Keep a look out for my upcoming post on the perfect doll-face concealer for brown skin-tones).
I got this as a pressie (yay for me :)but for those of you who are looking to order it its around 25 dollars (go to the link at the bottom of this post). Do not buy it at home because a lot of thai fakes are floating around (at least in Islamabad). They may look like the real thing and cost more than the real thing, but do not bother putting yourself at a health risk, no one knows what all they put in there. Just ask a friend or relative to bring it for you next time they visiting.
Thats all for now folks, I’ll be back with another post soon 🙂
Make up well meanwhile!
Image Source and Product Details/ Order link <http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/erase-paste>