Sometimes I feel like I deserve to win the gold medalâ€¦for dark circles. The little purple half moons beneath my eyes are like the Michael Phelps-es of the dark circle world. They’re overachievers. I’m serious. They’re very good at what they do.
MAC Pro Longwear can’t defeat them outright, but it has slowed them down. It’s been my jam for the past few months, but I’ve been wanting to find a cruelty-free option, which is why I was hoping the new Josie Maran Argan Blend Concealer ($28) would rock my world.
This creamy new concealer comes in three colors — light, medium and dark. I have the medium one, which goes by the name Suede. It’s a pretty good fit for my tan skin (I’m an NC35 in MAC foundation).
The compact actually comes with two products — a salmon shade and a darker yellow-based beige. I’ve been applying a layer of the salmon shade first, which acts like a color corrector, canceling out most of the purple in my circles (like a color corrector), and then add the yellow-based concealer on top.
Both of them are easy to apply and blend, stay put all day long, and thankfully manage to steer clear of my fine lines.
No concealer beneath the eye on the right; Argan Blend Concealer in Suede beneath the eye on the left
Some creamy concealers can look really obvious and cakey on my skin, but not this combo. I think it’s hard to tell it’s on from more than a couple feet away.
Argan Blend Concealer provides medium coverage, so it’ll be great when I’ve gotten a good night’s sleep (SWEET JOY!), but it probably won’t be buff enough for me after a sleepless night.
I think it’s a great lil’ concealer, especially if you only need sheer-to-medium coverage, and want it from a product that’s also cruelty-free.
PRICE: $28; available in three shades
AVAILABILITY: Sephora stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
You know you’re a crazy cat lady when…
You’re thrilled when you find clothes and shoes in colors that match your cat — like these new platform sandals.
Do you ever do that? Please say yes so I feel like less of a freak.
I hope the rest of your Monday went well. I’m about to make din-din. Tonight it’s grilled salmon, a light tomato salad and rice (YUM!).
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,