Most of us aren’t getting enough sleep, hydration, or time away from whatever it is that’s bringing us undue stress. All of these factors (along with genetic ones) contribute to darkness around the eyes, a common complaint from many women I see. While there are many concealers available, all boasting the same magical erasing powers, I’m most amazed by Laura Mercier’s Secret Brightening Powder which is dusted over eye concealer.
Using the micronized transparent white powder sparingly in the inner corner of the eye where you experience dark circles adds instant brightness and luminosity, also setting your concealer for the day. Some extra steps are worth it, and this is something that I personally use daily and can see a difference not only with darkness but with keeping my color from smudging down throughout the day. Next time you’re near a Mercier counter, stop by and have them apply the brightener to just one eye, take note of the immediate transformation as well as the effectiveness throughout the day and be ready to take this one home.