First, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer. I saw a professional make-up-person on Pinterest who shared her 3 product morning routine, and I was surprised her concealer was something a lowly nobody like me could find at Walgreens. Usually it's super fancy stuff that they sell in super fancy cities with Targets and populations exceeding that of my grad school graduating class. Ahem. Anywho, she suggested it and I was excited to try it out. Dark circles are my nemesis and I hate all the concealers I've used. I grabbed this at Walmart and honestly, I was so excited I actually opened in the car on the way home and put it on at a traffic light without even looking at what I was doing.
When I glanced up in the rearview mirror, I was blown away at the sudden awesomeness. It blends almost completely as you put it on because of the cotton ball-like applicator, and then it's just a teeny bit of blending around the edges and you're done. And I look less tired! Super easy to apply, instant, non cake-y results? I'm a serious fan.
Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector.
I read another random blogger gushing about this stuff - a tinted moisturizer that was also supposed to have nice things in it for your skin and such. I don't like foundation, and love moisturizer. A few years ago Oil of Olay had a tinted moisturizer that was fab, but then they discontinued it and started selling a teeny bottle of kind of the same thing for twice the money. Nuh-uh.
So this promised to be not-too-much color that gave a bit of coverage while doing the moisturizing duty, so I picked it up on a trip to Walgreens while refilling a prescription. The pharmacist saw the Garnier box and started gushing how she adored the stuff - how she had sun damage and it was the only stuff that evened out her skin so well. That's a good sign, right? And she was right, it rocks. Not too thick, not too thin. Super easy to blend around for make-up moron like me.
Now, does anyone have some mascara you dig? Because I have some L'Oreal stuff that clumps like a champion clump-er and I am NOT a fan of raccoon eyes by 5pm.