I'm a 20 year old fashionista/chemistry student going to the University of CA, Irvine. I'm interested in going into fashion and/or beauty, but for now, I just want to appreciate Orange County fashion via documenting my daily sights on blogger.com with pictures taken from a very old Sony camera...
So my previous post on cosmetics were on your must-have primers, now I want to tell you what I believe your must-have under-eye concealers should be, and mind you, both are from the wonderful brand that is Benefit Cosmetics.
Benefit Cosmetics, in my opinion, have the best packaging in all of the beauty industry. That says a lot because it's not like makeup ever comes in dull gray boxes, yet Benefit's packaging is unique for each and every one of their products. The packaging is girly and youthful, yet a professional woman could pull any product owned by this wonderful brand out of her purse with all the confidence and coolness in the world. So besides my obvious love of anything Dior, Clinique and Urban Decay, know that I have just as much an intimate relationship with Benefit :)
So enough chit-chat...let's talk about concealers!
Although I strive to get about 8 hours of sleep a night, I unfortunately am not immune to the horrid sign of aging that is under eye circles. Mine are, I believe, quite prominent so I am very big on under eye concealers. A salesman showed me Boi-ing and I was quite impressed with the product. First of all, when the salesman applied it to my circles, they practically disappeared. The coverage is incomparable as it made me look much more awake. I use the medium shade but I do wish there were more options; I mean, if I put it on my face to cover blemishes, it wouldn't work well as it is obviously a different color. Nonetheless, if you use it exclusively for under your eyes, it will not be a regretful purchase. The formula is thick and can be applied via ring finger or concealer brush, but beware, if you tug down your skin everyday while applying this concealer, you will make your skin droop at a faster rate. The creaminess makes it able to be blended out well and not only that, it's pretty crease resistant too :). It is $19, which is typical of a department store price, but if used correctly, it can pretty much last the good part of a year.
This concealer won my heart the first time I ever used it. I was so impressed with this product, that to this day, I challenge anyone to find a better concealer (though your desire to disagree with me is totally respected). I do want to point out that it is a very itsy bitsy tub of concealer for $26, however, you use such a little amount per application that it will actually last longer than Boi-ing. Now about the product itself...I again used the medium shade and also believe that the formula is thick yet more than happy to blend. It feels a little bit heavy but the coverage and look of complete LACK of fatigue more than make up for that minute downside. It does not look cakey at all, rather it has the opposite effect. Also, like the prior concealer, it is quite immune to creasing. It also stays on all day and all of these features about the product convince me that this is one hell of a concealer worth purchasing...LOVE!
So there you go...now you have no excuse to ever look tired...as for me, I'm going to take a nap now...