Eyes That Shine!

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Ok y’all, I know that at the top of every woman’s list of “I want” and “I need” is a great undereye concealer.  We all want it and we all buy the newest and greatest product in hopes of amazing eye brightening properties.

Well spend no further! I recently made an life-changing purchase at Sephora and I haven’t turned back since.  The two products that every woman needs to run out and purchase is the Tarte CC Undereye Corrector and the Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer.  I’ve shared in a photo below the products that I used for this post and don’t be surprised that I also used the Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation as my base foundation.  Tarte Cosmetics are the love of my life and I love supporting a company that not only integrates skincare into their makeup products, but that also uses a part of their profits to help those in need.

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Brush: it Cosmetics :: Maracuja Concealer “Light Sand” :: CC Corrector “Light/Medium” :: Amazonian Foundation “Medium Sand”

I typically wear Light Sand in both the foundation and concealer, but on the day I took these photos I had used a sunless tanner and so I upped my foundation color to Medium Sand.  A Trick of the Trade – use a concealer 1-2 shades lighter than your skin tone, it visibly lifts those unwanted darker areas.

The reason these two under eye products work so well together is because the CC corrector has a purple colored clay pigment that instantly brightens, while the yellow pigment in it diffuses the dark circles. Combined with the Maracuja concealer, it packs a brightening power like NO other!

The best part? You don’t have to use both together, but you can if you want all the help you can get! Follow the steps below…

*Apply moisturizer and eye cream.  When applying the eye cream, use your ring finger and pat/swirl it in both directions.  This helps to avoid pulling the muscles one way. Let dry completely.

*Apply face primer and foundation.  I love the it Cosmetics brush because it really packs a punch.  The control and precision I get with it, trumps all others.

*Apply CC corrector in an upside down triangle shape underneath the eye again with your ring finger. Don’t be afraid to use a moderate amount of the product.  Apply under the ENTIRE eye from inner tear duct to past the outer eye.  In other words, you are fading it from the inside of your eye, all the way to your hairline to wear your sunglass frame goes to connect behind your ear. Obviously don’t put the product into your hair, but it take straight to that stopping point. This gives you that “lifted and wide awake” look that everybody always asks for.  This can be applied with either your finger, foundation brush, or concealer brush.

*Apply Maracuja concealer in the same fashion as the CC corrector but use a smaller amount and don’t lay too much product near your bottom lash line.  Even though it’s called the creaseless concealer, it still creases somewhat.  So until it’s re-formulated, you’ll have to apply it and then be sure to set it with a loose or pressed powder on top.  This is vital and you cannot skip this step.  If you do, it will slide of your face by 12pm. It just will. I’m sorry but sometimes we just have to work a little harder for what we want girls.

**If you happen to find a tiny little crease under your eye around 12pm, just use your ring finger again to lightly pat it in. Very, very softly.

Before and After

The first picture is with foundation only…ets2

And after! Product is smooth, brightened and prepped to last all day!ets3

Also be sure to add either the CC or Maracuja concealer under the high point of the brow and on the cupid’s bow above the lip to add more “lift” and dimension to your face.

And let me end this post by saying that both eye products work to improve skin texture and tone over time with repeated use…as I said ladies “GOOO get this!!!”

-Lindsey

 

 

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