Reader Anna made my
day week when she recently had this to say about one of the banes of my existence:
Your under-eye circles are virtually invisible! What concealer have you been favoring these days?
I don’t remember what prompted me to try the two of them together, but let me tell you — they’re frickin’ rad, especially when my dark circles look extra dark and purplish.
First, I blend in a few dots of Photo Op (a golden peach liquid with a hint of shimmer) under each eye to prime them for concealer. I’ll give them about a minute to dry and follow up with MAC Pro Longwear Concealer patted and blended right on top.
I’m normally an NC 35 in MAC foundation, but I’ve been using Longwear Concealer in NW 30 because I think its peachier tones do a better job on my dark circles.
Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener and MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in action
The combo diligently conceals my dark circles for a solid 12-16 hours before showing any signs of fatigue (smudges or migrating).
I haven’t gotten anywhere near this kind of coverage since timeBalm.
This two-fer is totally kicking @ss, and I hope your dark circles loathe it just as much as mine do.
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,