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Old 07-07-2008, 01:30 AM   #1
 
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that doesn't highlight the fine lines under your eyes? I have dark circles I want to cover. Do you think a small brush is a must-have for application?
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You want a yellow cream concealer... yellow neutralizes the purple shadows under your eyes.

Physicians formula used to have a very nice undereye concealer... The Magic Cube concealer. I don't know if they still make it, but it is in a small cube. It's kind of expensive, but with Physicians Formula, you definitely get what you pay for!

A brush isn't necessary, but some people do feel more comfortable using brushes than their hands. I have a friend that uses a brush for her concealer because she always feels she overdoes the application using her fingers... it's up to you and what you're comfortable with. :-)

One more thing to note: since you're using a yellow concealer, you do need to be sure to put this under your foundation (but over your moisturizer!) so that in case you don't get it blended as well as you'd like, it doesn't show.

Another tip that might help: Take just a little bit of light, slightly shimmery eye shadow (an ivory or a light beige color would work best... something relatively natural-looking) and apply it right below the inside corner of your eyes... it makes your eyes appear brighter and makes the bags less noticable.

Hope this helps!!

P.S. Speaking of concealer, I like to take a concealer that matches my skin tone (so one that you'd use to cover up other blemishes, NOT this yellow one!), put just a tad on my middle finger, and put it on my eyelids up to my eyebrows... it really helps your eyeliner and eyeshadow go on smoothly and evenly!
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:26 AM   #3
 
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I love Bobbie Brown Corrector in Bisque. It's my HG! It's a pinkish color and I rarely wear foundation just a touch of powder to set but not always. This glides right on. I use a small brush but the woman who applied it on my at Macy's used her finger. It's phenomenal!
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You want a yellow cream concealer... yellow neutralizes the purple shadows under your eyes.

Physicians formula used to have a very nice undereye concealer... The Magic Cube concealer.
I actually have some of that. I'll try it again. Thanks.
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I found that all concealers can get trapped in fine lines - and I also found that they can make a problem worse by drawing attention to it. I've tried many, many concealers over the years. What I'm doing lately that actually seems to work, is I use Patricia Wexler MD's Undereye Brightening Cream. It goes on smoothly, doesn't irritate my eyes and really has helped. I've been using it for about 2 months now and I no longer use concealer under my eyes. I do still use Stila 'Kitten' in the inner corners of my eyes/nose to brighten that area. Check out the cream here - at Bath and Body Works:
http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/prod...tPage=category
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Old 07-09-2008, 07:58 AM   #6
 
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I just saw last night that Garnier has a new product for circles/puffiness. It's called anti puff eye roller. Not sure how it works but thought I would throw it out there.
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I went to get the Bobbie Brown eche48 recommended in this thread and was talked into something called Bobbie Brown Eye Brightener instead. Apparently BB makes different kinds of concealers. The one I got is supposedly sheerer even though my circles are pretty dark, but the sales associate said the other one would cake on me. She tried both out on me - that's the best way to judge which works well. In general, I like BB products. Benefit also makes a good concealer.
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I love the BB eyebrightener! Glad you got it. It truely does not cake or settle into lines. I have tried it all and this is my favorite.
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I love the BB eyebrightener! Glad you got it. It truely does not cake or settle into lines. I have tried it all and this is my favorite.
I love this stuff!! It matches and looks invisible. I use it under my eyes toward the inside just to cover dark circles and I'm hooked. Thanks for the rec.
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I love the BB eyebrightener! Glad you got it. It truely does not cake or settle into lines. I have tried it all and this is my favorite.
I love this stuff!! It matches and looks invisible. I use it under my eyes toward the inside just to cover dark circles and I'm hooked. Thanks for the rec.
It's not overly oily, though, is it? I'm (old) and still have oily skin. Anything too oily around my eyes will get caught in an oil slick and end up right in my eyes....and I need a concealer, trust me.
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I don't know, unpoof, but you can probably get a sample of it from the store. If they won't give you a sample, buy it and return it if you don't like it.
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My problem are is the inside corners of my eyes; they have darkened with age. I need coverage but also something that is moist, not matte. I enlisted the help of a Sephora saleswoman because for me going into Sephora is as foreign as going into a hardware store. Anyway I ended up with Fresh Absolute concealer. I've used a brush and patted with my fingers. Brush is better. I also helps to apply it lying down or with head tipped way back.
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I love the BB eyebrightener! Glad you got it. It truely does not cake or settle into lines. I have tried it all and this is my favorite.
I love this stuff!! It matches and looks invisible. I use it under my eyes toward the inside just to cover dark circles and I'm hooked. Thanks for the rec.
It's not overly oily, though, is it? I'm (old) and still have oily skin. Anything too oily around my eyes will get caught in an oil slick and end up right in my eyes....and I need a concealer, trust me.
I have oily skin, too, and was delighted to discover that a light application of my regular shade of Bare Minerals in the undereye area before I apply the regular application to my face has made a *huge* difference. Prior to this, I had never found a concealer that didn't end up in the crevices of my laugh lines or just make me greasy. Bare Minerals has made all the difference for me.
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I love this stuff!! It matches and looks invisible. I use it under my eyes toward the inside just to cover dark circles and I'm hooked. Thanks for the rec.
It's not overly oily, though, is it? I'm (old) and still have oily skin. Anything too oily around my eyes will get caught in an oil slick and end up right in my eyes....and I need a concealer, trust me.
I have oily skin, too, and was delighted to discover that a light application of my regular shade of Bare Minerals in the undereye area before I apply the regular application to my face has made a *huge* difference. Prior to this, I had never found a concealer that didn't end up in the crevices of my laugh lines or just make me greasy. Bare Minerals has made all the difference for me.
Oh wow. I thought I was just a hair product junkie. No I'll be branching out to other areas. Thanks for the the info! I'll have to wear a disguise....
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i wish i could remember which makeup artist the interview was with (for some reason, i keep thinking it was either Bobbi Brown or Laura Mercier, who both make products that are, let's face it, kind to our skin), but the article said that the artist now recommends using BOTH a yellow-toned concealer and a peach-toned highlighter (Smashbox Photo-Op Under Eye Brightener - just got this and i don't have a dark circle problem and i LOVE it!) at the same time.

September column is going to be about makeup and tips for us over-40s (mainly because i am SO peeved at Vogue for their "ageless" issue - HA!). i've been collecting a lot of good (and not so good) stuff! next person who says that women over 40 should NOT wear frost eye shadow is going to get a swift kick.....

grrrrrrr.....

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