Perfecting the Dollface – Clinique Even Better Concealer 05 Review

Clinique's Even Better Concealer should be a permanent fixture on your dressing table ladies! Full coverage without fail ;)

This should be a permanent fixture on your dressing table ladies! Full coverage without fail 😉 My recommendation for pale brown girls – Natural 05.

Hello beauties!

As promised many weeks ago this is the review for THE  concealer you need on standby at your dressing table – Clinique’s Even Better Concealer. Used around the eyes, it gives you the perfect dollface for an evening out thanks to its full coverage composition. I stick to this whenever I apply  Guerlain’s Invisible Fusion Skin Foundation (see my earlier post Go Glam with Guerlain for tips on application and perfecting the evening look) for formal events. It also goes well with Clinique’s Even Better foundation (see my review here) but I guess that goes without saying, they are from the same line 😉

I use 05 natural – the great thing about this range is that they have all the shades needed to complement our brown skin-tones (from pale brown to wheatish to dark). The base is white, but it works without looking tacky so don’t worry. In the day-time, this may seem a bit OTT so steer clear if you are going for the natural look and stick to Benefit’s Erase and Paste (see my review/advise for it in my ealier post Photoshop your face with Erase Paste). If the Even Better Concealer this is the only concealer you own, then apply in moderate quantities around your eyes when prep-ing for day-wear.

My only peeve with this concealer is that the texture is a bit dry so I end up rubbing/pulling my eye skin quite a bit – which is a big no no due to my fear of aging 🙂 But there is a solution -mix it up with a very little bit of your moisturizer (see my post Moisturizer Time for ideas!) to ease application/improve the texture. Oh, and feel free to use this to cover blemishes even during the daytime – if you blend it properly, you’ll look very naturally perfect 🙂 I got it from a duty free for around 30 dollars, but it is listed online for 20 dollars (annoying!). Luckily, it is locally available but you’ll have to pay  a premium (as always -_-).

That’s it for today ladies! If you’ve tried this product out and liked it/didn’t like it, do let me know 🙂

Makeup well until next time!

Love,

WBVANITY

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Photoshop Your Face with Erase Paste – Brightening Camouflage for Eyes and Face Review

Benefit's Erase Paste -say bye bye to uneven skin tone and dark under eye circles desi girls :)

Benefit’s Erase Paste -say bye bye to uneven skin tone and dark under eye circles desi girls 🙂

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.

*drum roll*

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!

XX,

WBVANITY

Image Source and Product Details/ Order link <http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/erase-paste>