Quick Beauty Queries: Vol. I, No. Three
Sep 15, 2015
The past few months at work have been overly busy and as a result, the dark circles under my eyes have gotten pretty terrible. I have concealer that I’ve been using to try to cover them (which only partly works), but is there a treatment that you’ve heard of that might actually make them better as opposed to just covering them?
If you’re looking to minimize the look of under-eye circles, you have some options. A retinol will fade the dark pigment slightly and plump the area by increasing collage production. Dr. Brandt makes a retinol under eye cream. For something drugstore, try Roc Retinol Correction Cream.
Additionally, you can look for a product with hydroquinone. Vichy Proeven Eyes is a good place to start.
I’ve tried a few dark circle lightening undereye creams. I’ve notice mild improvement, but nothing serious. I find that drinking more water and making an effort to get more sleep usually helps just as much.
If you could splurge on only one skincare product, what would it be? Why?
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Where you spend your skincare money depends on your individual concerns. I would spend my money on a serum to treat your unique issues. My issue is a combo of acne and aging.
Sunday Riley is the hot brand of the moment. They make treatments for many skin issues. People rave about their Good Genes Treatment for smoothing and brightening. I am really loving their Luna Sleeping Night Oil. I need to use it for a little longer before I double down on a review though.
Makeup has never been one of my favorite things. I recently started wearing a little bit of foundation, mascara, whatnot. I need a blush but every color I choose is wrong. Is there a blush that looks good on everyone?
If you’re looking for an idiot-proof blush, you need something sheer. I like Benefit’s Rockateur blush for mixing in several rosy hues to create one universal shade. I also love their easy Dandelion shade for a pop of pretty pink. The colors are sheer and build able, so you can get a little or a lot.
For something in a drugstore price point, try this multi-color blush from Physician’s Formula.
Any suggestions for this week’s Quick Beauty Queries? Leave your thoughts in the comments.