Tuesday, April 24, 2012

make ups

Alright men, you can tune out.  Ladies, you still there?  I need to share my 2 new beauty finds that don't stink.  I know, I'm not that kind of blogger, but I AM the kind of blogger who can't keep anything to herself.  And lately I've been annoyed with my face - rather, the things I put on my face to make it look less like my face.  But I've found two things that are the awesome that I just must share:


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.

6 comments:

Elizabeth said...

http://www.sephora.com/buxom-lash-P228204?skuId=1143486

This stuff...but it costs. Seriously though, it makes me happy. Best mascara EVER. And I am a major make up sampler...

Jane said...

I am not a make up person - too much hassle usually - but I figure I should start using some of this stuff when the old ladies at church tell me I look tired as I breeze in at my perkiest of the day...

Cathie said...

There's a Dior mascara my sister loves, but it's like 25 dang dollars. I'm pretty happy with the Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume.

Tell me more about the tinted moisturizer. I find they're usually too orange for me. Which is a shame, because I really don't need a full foundation coverag, just a little skintone evening out.

Gabby said...

Hmmm .... VERY curious about the undereye circles, because, frankly, YOU think you have it bad? NO way, Jose! Meet Gabby, the QUEEN of the dark circles under my eyes. Heredity + REALLY bad allergies = Gabby's undereye circles. One time, my MIL asked me if something had hit my face because I seemed to have a black eye. *sighs* SEE?! So ... I shall have to try this. Thanks for the tip! ^_^

tuba.girl said...

I swear by CoverGirl Lash Blast. It's my favorite mascara in the entire world! Before I found it I would go through mascara after mascara and I hated them all. It's pretty rockin' =)

aubrey annie said...

i'm totally going to buy this dark circle concealer. i've never found one that isn't cakey.

and...i have tried about a billion different mascaras and i'm sad to say that the ONLY kind that doesn't make my undereye area racoon-like by midday is diorshow and yes {Cathie} it is $25 i believe. eeks.

, i will be interested to know if you find a drugstore brand that is awesome, because i would love to try it out!

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