Three Steps For Brighter Eyes

March 13, 2015


Dark circles? Tired eyes? Here are my three steps for a brighter look.
Elf Hydrating Under Eye Primer, NYX HD Concealer in shade CW10 Yellow, NYX HD Concealer in shade CW01 Porcelain, Beauty Blender
Hello, my name is Laura and I'm a concealer addict. Having inherited dark circles - it means no extra hours of sleep, rest, intake of water, eye cream will make them disappear. They are there and they are here to stay. So makeup and knowing which angle works for me the best is what I use to hide this little thing that I haven't gotten around to accept in me yet. Maybe later. So because of that, concealer is one of those products, that if something new comes out - I have to give it a try. Especially in the drugstores, because they are more available and doesn't give the credit card a workout. You should see the list of concealers-to-buy I've made for when I'll be in London soon. It grows by the hour. I may go a little coo coo once I see the big variety of products, that I can't get here, in their stores. 
The same as with the MOSSA moisturizer, I've seen NYX and Elf products around and knew there were two stores in Riga that sold them (before Douglas started to offer some of NYX products as well), but nothing really caught my eye at the time. Until after one afternoon going through Douglas new homepage I closely looked at their products and then and there I decided to give them a go. If I did try every concealer out there, they had to be on the list as well, otherwise what if I missed out and they actually were great products? 
While browsing the store the sales man advised me to get three products that should help me out with my problem. So here is what I got (to see how I'm using them, scroll up and see the photos :) ): Elf Hydrating Under Eye Primer is specifically (that's what the sales man said) for those who have the skin under the eyes very thin that leads to the dark circles, but I believe that anyone could use this as I find it a really nice primer. Then he advised me to get two concealers: NYX HD Concealer in shade CW10 Yellow and NYX HD Concealer in shade CW01 Porcelain. Because as he showed on his hand, the yellow concealer covers the blueness (tested on his vein) and kind of makes the perfect base for the concealer that is a little bit lighter than your skin color/foundation. Now I do think it sort of works on me, but not as much as I would have wanted, because the moment I lower my head, the dark circles start waving and saying hello (that's why learning your angles is so important). I'm trying to get used to the smell of the concealers though. As a friend described, it smells like the inside of a balloon. How she came up with that, I don't know, but it's quite accurate. 
So here with all the rambling I wanted to also do a little step by step how it usually looks. I just did a double take on the 3rd and the last photo. I don't know if it's the light or what but you can't really see the blueness in the 3rd photo even though I have only the primer under my eyes there. I guess because it's my soft spot and I know where to look it's the first thing I see. 
If you're having the same problem as I do and have found the perfect concealer that does a high coverage, but it doesn't look like you have two muffins under your eyes, please, share your knowledge and pop a comment down below!  
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8 comments:

  1. Tumšie loki ir arī mana lielā sāpe.
    Bet tie mazinājās, kad tos sāku pieņemt un necentos par katru cenu nomaskēt.
    Šobrīd lietoju Essence konsīleri savienojumā ar Catrice šķidro izgaismotāju.
    Bet jau pie konsīleru raksta minēju, ka mans mīļākais Lightening Touch no The Body Shop. :)

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    1. Es jau mēģinu, bet man iet ļoti lēni un grūti ar to pieņemšanu.
      No algas laikam būs jānopērk tas Body Shop konsīleris :)

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  2. pirmajā bildē nemaz nevar pateikt ka tā ir problēma...man tad ir problēma ar tumšajiem lokiem, bet tā nebiju uz to ieciklējusies...kgan vakar izmēģināju paraudziņu no Dior un oh jā cits kas :) ko londonā gribi iepirkt:) man palīdzētu saprast ko veikalā skatīt, jo neko īst nesaprotu... mati savādāki? ļoti patīk

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    1. Es laikam esmu kļuvusi par profesionāli lenķu izmantošanā pret kameru :) + vēl dienas gaisma un viss ir kārtībā!
      Mums te daudz, kas nav atceļojis. Piem, pāris maybelline, Loreal konsīleri. Ļoti gribu paņemt kko no Urban Decay, Nars, Kiko :) Tie tādi pirmie, kas ienāk prātā.
      Paldies! Tie paši, tikai daļa pacelta uz augšu un nedaudz vairāk atauguši dabīgie mati ;)

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  3. Bildēs jau izskatās perfekti, bet man ir uzreiz pirmais jautājums, vai pēc neilga laika šie produkti nesāk akcentēt grumbiņas un "smaidīšanas līnijas" - es arī meklēju tādu kurš ir viegls un jāuzklāj plānā kārtiņā, bet tajā pašā laikā labi maskē...Tagad lietoju maybelline fit me, patīk ka viegls, bet maskē ne pārāk labi. Esmu noskatījusi jauno http://www.feelunique.com/p/Maybelline-New-York-Dream-Lumi-Touch-Highlighting-Concealer, šķiet ka LV neesmu to redzējusi, baigi labās tam atsauksmes. :)

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    1. Tas atkarīgs cik zili tie rinķi no rīta liekas :) Ja uzklāju normas robežās, tad ir ok, protams, ik pa laikam pa dienu sanāk izdarīt nelielus touch-ups. Bet esmu pamanījusi, ka lai arī kādu konsīleri lietotu man viņi nedaudz noslāņojas, tādēļ jāturpina meklēt perfektais :)
      Uj man tas Fit Me līdz galam nē, jo viennozīmīgi mums nav nekāds fit ar viņu. Man vajadzētu toni, divus gaišāku par gaišāko, kas pieejams.
      Es ļoti gribu tikt pie Nars un Urban Decay konsīleriem :)

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  4. That make up looks fabbbbulous!!! WWOWOWOW!!! LOVE the colour, stunning babe!
    kisses
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

    www.BeckermanBlog.com

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