My picks for the best concealers for mature eyes, color-correctors, and general concealing of blemishes and discoloration. Concealers are a very personalized makeup choice. The way one person approaches and uses concealers is likely different than another. Age, texture under the eye, the severity of dark circles, and general personal preference in application come into play. I use a minimal amount when concealing my dark circles, just a little in
Full disclosure. I do not have long and pretty nails. I used to bite my nails when I was younger. Now, I pick at them when I’m stressed or nervous. I can stop myself from time to time when I make a conscientious effort to do so and implement a strict nail care regimen. Below are a few products and treatments that help me attain relatively decent nails as well
Below are my current favorite eyeliner formulations and shades. All of them meet my criteria: creamy and richly pigmented, apply very smoothly, don’t tug on the eyes, and last all day. Quality eyeliners will last quite some while others dry up rapidly. If you have an eyeliner that you haven’t used in a while, do err on the side of caution and sharpen it before you apply it to your
My all-time favorite lip balms and treatments. I’ve been using Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream for years. Some don’t care for the smell but I love it. This can be used anywhere on the body to treat dry, cracked skin but I use it mostly as a lip treatment. Available at most department stores. It’s a real hero product. Lanolips is a recent discovery that I will repurchase. The Lemonaid
Where were these back in the day when I was younger? I’ve suffered my share of bad eye looks from creasing between the time I left the house in the morning to walking into work. Using a primer under shadow helps your eye makeup last all day and/or night ensuring that your makeup looks more polished and professional. I’ll never be without one. Below are my fail-safe favorites. Urban Decay
One of the quickest and easiest ways to wake up the face and pull a look together, regardless of what you’re wearing, is to put on a red lip. That and the fact that red lipstick never goes out of style. These are my Top 6 favorite red lipsticks in no particular order. All of them have a few things in common. All have a satin finish, none are matte.
I don’t use primers often but there are some that I think really make a difference in the final result of my make-up. I have a dry skin so I go for primers that illuminate and brighten as opposed to ones targeting oil control or pore size. LE BLANC DE CHANEL ILLUMINATING BASE does exactly what it says it does. I love this under foundation. I discovered Too Faced Hangover
Here is a rundown of some of my most loved, most repurchased liquid foundations. I try to avoid full coverage and powder foundations as I have aging, dry skin. I’m wary of formulations that cake or settle into fine lines. My all-time favorite foundation is VITALUMIÈRE AQUA by CHANEL. I’ve lost count the number I’ve gone through. When I need an absolutely flawless skin, this is my go-to. It’s a