Under-eye correction

Had a late night? Say goodbye to those stubborn under-eye circles that inevitably come with it. The trick is to add two easy extra steps to your make-up routine – one before and one after applying your concealer, it is. This doesn’t take much time, but trust me: it really makes the difference!

Corrector Becca

First, I use a a peach-toned color corrector. This helps me neutralizing the blue tone of my under-eye circles. But careful: you should really only dab it directly to the dark areas. Seriously, don’t go crazy here and smash it all over your entire under-eye area. This brilliant product really only works when you apply it as said. And also: don’t rub. Just gently dab it on and press it into your skin. The one I use is Becca’s Under Eye Brightening Corrector which I was introduced to on our last trip to England. It is not available in Switzerland, but Space N.K., the store I got it from, ships all over Europe. Yay!

Nars concealer

Next, I follow with concealer. Simple as that. I don’t have to tell you more about applying concealer, do I? At the moment, I use Nars Concealer in Honey. I just really like its creamy consistency which glides on easily and doesn’t crease or settle into the fine lines around the eye area.

Laura Mercier Brightening Powder

And finally the last step: Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder. Now this is one brilliant product, I tell you. It is a super-light transparent setting powder that adds an incredible lightening boost. I was introduced to this miracle product last year in San Francisco. I needed a new concealer and headed to a Sephora. The sales assistant who helped me choosing my concealer dabbed this white powder on for a nice finish, as she said – without telling me what it was. And then walked off. Because I was really only after a concealer she didn’t want to push me into buying another product. But after looking into the mirror, I was like “gee, what’s that???” My whole face looked suddenly super fresh and radiant. So I ran after the sales assistant to find out what it was she just used on me. I knew I had to have this secret weapon *immediately*! She told me it was the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder which is formulated with light-reflecting micronized pigments which helps brightening and lightening your whole appearance. And in case you’re not convinced already: a couple of days later, when we were heading for dinner in Santa Barbara, no restaurant wanted to serve me alcohol – because apparently I didn’t look over 21. Ha! :-)

And now off you go to face your beloved again – fresh faced!

Casablanca

 

* Trailer screenshot of Casablanca

 

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