Le Sigh... mini Sephora Haul.
So when I went to go work at one of my Sephora's yesterday, I brought my MUFE Full Coverage Concealer with me (I was having tube malfunctions just trying to squeeze the product out). One of my Sephora Ladies suggested Laura Mercier's Secret Concealer OVER the MUFE Lift concealer and Full Coverage concealer. Oh, and btw, I guess MUFE's Full Coverage concealer isn't meant to be used around the eyes, it's a concealer for your face! Since there was an $8 price difference (MUFE= $30 & LM=$22) I decided to get myself the new Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer (thanks to Wuzzy!).
Also, by being a beauty insider, I got 2 MUFE HD Primers to try out before I commit to purchasing a full tube. Anyone used this stuff? Let me know how you like it!
And I got a sample of the new Bare Minerals Matte Foundation in Medium Beige.
WHAT SEPHORA SAYS:
Developed specifically for use under and around the eye area. Secret Concealer's moisture-rich, emollient formula is specially designed for the dry, sensitive skin under the eye to conceal discoloration and dark circles.
Size: 0.08 oz
I bought shade #2
Love this stuff! It is slightly peachy-toned (not too yellow, not too pink).
It's creamy, so I would recommend setting it with a light powder so it doesn't crease under the eyes.
Staying power is amazing!
Coverage= Medium to Full to Very Full
Decent price point.
WHAT SEPHORA SAYS:
Photo Finish Lid Primer
What it is:
An ultra-luxurious lid primer.
What it does:
Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer creates the perfect canvas for eyeshadow application. Wear this universal shade under shadow to increase longevity, or create the perfect nude eye by applying over the lid for an even tone.
What Else You Need To Know:
The exclusive formula contains Phytomoist, a plant-based hyaluronic acid for ultimate moisturization and amino acids for skin-smoothing benefits. Soft focus pearls help diminish the appearance of fine lines on the lids while the patented Qusome® delivery system ensures all ingredients penetrate the skin to deliver effective results.
Size: 0.1 oz
MOVE OVER UDPP, say HELLO to Smashbox PFLP (photo finish lid primer)
This stuff totally mattes out my lid, unlike TFSI and UDPP (which are more sheer).
The only downside is, it dries pretty quickly so you should apply it to each eye at separate times while doing your eye-makeup.
Dries down to a creaseless-mattified finish
Thanks Wuz for the recommendation!
Laura Mercier Secret Concealer #2 Demo
very creamy consistency
this is way too much in my hand
a little goes a long way
get ready... scariness ahead!!!
See the hyper-pigmentation around my eyes?
I obviously have under-eye circles and discoloration all around.
Tip: NEVER EVER EVER TAN YOUR FACE
I am only 24 and I have AGE/DARK Spots! :(
I'm on the lookout for a lightening product, like ASAP (any rec's?)
concealer blended in (i always take it over the bridge of my nose as well)
see the difference b/w both eyelids?
The Smashbox PFLP totally mattes it out and covers imperfections!
Okay, so I HATE HATE HATE BareMinerals!
With a passion!
The large amounts of Bismuth Oxychloride makes my face ITCH like mad.
Since I haven't tried it in years, I thought I'd give this new formula a shot (since it was a free gwp anyway)
the mini brush is worthless
shade: medium beige
Then I applied it to my entire face.
One thing I must say, it's
What I used:
Revlon ColorStay Foundation
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in Medium Plus
MAC MSF Duo in Dark/Shimmer (as bronzer & highlight)
MAC Blushcreme in Maidenchant
MAC Lingering Brow Pencil
KATE Dark Diamond Palette
Urban Decay Liquid Liner in Zero
Barry M. Lip Paint in #129 (just like MAC Fashion Mews Lipstick!)