Hi everyone! Happy first of October. Since it’s the start of a new month I thought I’d come from a bit of a different angle with this post. There are four things that I'm particularly passionate about. The first is promoting a fun yet healthy life with type 1 diabetes. The second is GOOD gluten free food. The third and fourth are beauty and fashion. So, I thought I’d try to introduce a few posts here and there that involve the third and fourth. I know 90% of bloggers are doing this already, but hopefully these posts can benefit a diabetic, a Ceoliac, or just someone with absolutely no health problems whatsoever. I will continue to write my usual health-focused bits. However, for now, here’s my five everyday steps to conceal those tired eyes.
1. La Roche-Posay dark circle eye-cream.
As someone who struggles with the price of blueberries, you can trust me when I spend forty dollars on an eye cream. The La Roche-Posay products are renowned to be a go-to for clean, youthful skin so it didn’t surprise me when I genuinely noticed a reduction in my under eye bags. After about two weeks of constantly rubbing it on my under-eyes morning and night I began to see a difference. The morning I noticed the bottle was gone, I had to go out and buy another that day. I would genuinely recommend this product and you can be assured that La Roche-Posay are certainly not sponsoring me, so no false advertisement to worry about here. You can click here to buy a bottle and try it out for yourself.
2. Too Faced Born This Way Concealer
This is the holy grail of all concealers. I put it on after I’ve set my foundation and it literally just clears any dark rings or spots from my face. The texture is thick so you only need the tiniest dot of the product to conceal the whole under eye area! It also lasts the entire day and doesn't go all shiny and greasy which I find with other concealers. I bought it at the beginning of April, use it every day and still have a good amount left 6 months later. I use the shade vanilla and I'm quite pale, you can click here to purchase it!
3. Laura Mercier translucent setting powder.
To set the concealer I always use Laura Mercier translucent setting powder. The big tub is sixty dollars which is steep, but is literally never ending. You can get the full sized powder here. I get the travel pot as I like to bring it around in my handbag and even that tiny little pot has lasted an incredible amount of time! It's the only setting powder I will buy, and the only one that truly works in my opinion. It blurs out any lines under the eyes and gives an overall glow. Plus, it helps your makeup last and gets rid of any unwanted shine.
4. Rimmel Exaggerate EyeLiner 100% Black
Since I was 13 years old I've been putting this eyeliner on my eye and I swear by it. It's only 5 dollars, has the perfect brush for an easy application and lasts all day. I find that liquid eyeliner instantly lifts my eyelid and conceals any puffiness that I have. Eyeliner is a bit of effort so obviously this step can be skipped if you're in a rush or feeling lazy, but it's always a nice addition. You can click here to buy it.
5. NYX Professional Makeup Loose Pearl Eye-shadow
I got this tip from the Skinny Confidential blog and she is a pro on everything beauty related. She puts a little dot of the NYX eye shadow in the corners of her eyes. The white shimmer brightens the eye and really does just give it the finishing pop that it needs. This blogger gets pretty high-end products so the fact that she goes for this 10 dollar drug store eye-shadow is quite telling. You can purchase it here!
So those are my five essential products I use pretty much every day. I suppose this post could be tied into Type 1 Diabetes as I find this particularly helpful when I've had a night of hypos. I hope you enjoyed it!
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