Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer

Wow- I’m really loving the coverage of Estee Lauder’s Double Wear concealer as much as I love the staying power. Sometimes a concealer with coverage this fantastic turns cakey or needs some manipulation to actually give the appearance of skin while Double Wear glides on and disappears instantly.

Surprisingly, I like the wand applicator- I’d almost forgotten how simple they were to use. Just a dab over redness with a small pat into the skin and you’re set to go.

It’s transfer resistant, fragrance free, and stays put for a full 15 hours.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer

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Gals on the go and teens will really enjoy this all-in-one mineral blush, mineral makeup, and mineral concealer. Each separate compartment twists to connect to the one above it saving space and time spent searching for wayward products splashed around your bathroom or purse.

The consistency of the the powders were nice, they glided on and were sheer but still able to build but I was most surprised with the concealer which blended right into the skin both over and under the powder without appearing cakey.

For $15 you can have a great touch up kit for your bag, or a starter kit for teens since the sheerness prevents even the most heavy-handed from getting too out of control.

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CARGO One Base

If you don’t wear foundation daily, chances are you have good skin, or are just not feeling the daily makeup routine. Either way, CARGO’s One Base might be a good solution for you.

One Base is a buildable coverage foundation and concealer all in one tube. Swipe it around your nose, chin, or anywhere else you have redness for just a little extra coverage and a fresh, natural look.

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I don’t agree with Jane Iredale’s Active Light- I have it and find that it’s best used under eye concealer only in the inner corners of the eye where you’re dark, so it brightens dark areas and won’t settle into fine lines.

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What I Use Every Day Part 2

From left to right; Bobbi Brown Corrector, Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit, Jane Iredale Pure Gloss, Clinique Lash Powder Mascara, Shu Uemura Lash Curler.

Just to finish up what I use with the final few products…

I’m still loving Bobbi’s Corrector/ Concealer to cover dark under eye circles. If I’m in a rush or don’t feel particularly dark, I’ll skip the Corrector and use the concealer for both the eye area and imperfections on the skin.

Jane Iredale’s Pure Gloss in Cotton Candy is my fav light pink choice for most days to compliment my pinky toned cheeks. For days when I’m wearing a bronze palette, I go with Soft Peach.

Any lashes can benefit from the Shu eyelash curler. It’s iconic. It’s everywhere. It’s as good as they say. It perfectly curls the lashes without kinks, and it sets the lashes to hold that curl throughout the day.

I think I’m on my 5th tube of Clinique’s lash power- which is saying a lot. It really doesn’t smudge and is easily removed with warm water.

Bobbi Brown Corrector/ Concealer

Dark under eye circles can take the focus completely away from georgous eyes and quickly become the focus of the face. Although they are annoying, it really isn’t the difficult to cover them with the right products.

Bobbi has the best system for covering dark circles since she uses color theory to first disguise the darkness using a correcting concealer. Each shade of Corrector is meant to cover either purplish, blueish, or brown based dark circles which is applied on the dark area of the eyes before the concealer.

Traditional concealers are yellow-based which covers redness, the mixture of a yellow concealer and dark circles wouldn’t disguise them, it actually gives a greenish or gray look. If you’re having problems covering darkness, this is probably why.

So that’s the first step- using the Corrector.

It’s a two step system because the Corrector is meant to cover the circles only, so it won’t match the rest of your skin. Now that the darkness is gone, you’ll apply the Concealer which is yellow based and designed to go over the Corrector and return the skin to its usual tone. the lightweight formula is meant to be layered over the corrector, as well as on blemishes and imperfections on the entire face.

So you’re first using the peachy- pinky Corrector to cancel out darkness.

Then you use the skin tone correct, yellow-based Concealer to even out the eye area. Use the powder on the bottom of the Concealer Kit to set it for the day and you’re done.

The total process takes just seconds in the morning and doesn’t feel like an added step, especially once you see what a big difference it makes.

Be sure to let a Bobbi associate help you to choose what shades work best for you since it is specific to both your circles and skin tone.

From this link, click on View Bobbi’s How-To Apply Concealer Video for the whole rundown.