Guess who found a college graduation picture of herself at her parents’ house last weekend from 1998 (!).
OK, there’s sooooo much to talk about here, between the hand on the hip pose (why?), to the wanna-be Rachel haircut, to the brows (OMG, I just can’t!) and the lip, around which, if you look closely, you’ll see a carefully unblended darker lip liner (believe it or not, that was totally on purpose).
But I’d really like to direct your attention to the under-eye situation, namely 1) the lack of dark circles, and 2) the lack of concealer.
I WAS LIKE WEARING ABSOLUTELY NO CONCEALER.
I mean, it blows my mind! Seriously, though, you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.
Fast-forward to today, and you’d literally have to pry the concealer out of my T. rex claws. Ain’t nobody taking away my concealer without a fight, but getting full coverage that doesn’t look heavy is a pain. All I want is to cover my dark circles without it looking like I’m wearing a 10-layer cake.
After a lifetime of doing it differently, I think I’ve finally figured out a way to get full under-eye coverage that works well for me. What I do is apply a thin layer of concealer, then gently blot away the excess (while it’s still wet) with a tissue or a BeautyBlender, then repeat with as many thin layers as it takes to get the level of coverage I want/need.
You wanna put a little on, take a little off, put a little on, and repeat, basically building up your under-eye concealer in thin layers until your dark circles are completely covered.
It takes longer than just dumping a whole bunch of concealer on there and dealing with the ensuing cakey-ness, but I think the results look much more natural.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,