Before I had Caroline, I had one teeny little tube of concealer in my make-up bag, (all the mommas are now chuckling and nodding their heads.)
During those first few days we had her home, I realized that I needed a dadgum arsenal of concealers – concealers to hide the evidence of those 5:00 a.m. feeding sessions, when little bit loved to party.
|Ignore gigantic, ridiculous selfie from this morning...I needed a pic and sadly, Caroline can't operate our DSLR yet ; )|
Now that she’s sleeping like a good four-month-old should, my concealer is simply what I use as quick fix when I’m short on time for applying all-over makeup.
I wrote about the bareMinerals Well-Rested Eye Brightener in this post, but lately, I’m loving NYX Concealer in a Jar ($4.99 from Ulta). I can pop a little smudge under each eye, dust on a little Ben Nye Banana Powder and then get on with my day. (I wear the 'Yellow' shade.)
I’m also a big fan of Smashbox High Definition Concealer, if I'm looking for something during the humid months.
To be fair, I’ve heard unbelievable things about Yves SaintLaurent Touche Eclat, but I just can’t fathom spending almost $50 on concealer (oh yes, 5-0). For $50, it ought to include the professional make-up fairy to come and apply it each morning. But, hey, if Caroline ever goes into the dreaded sleep regression, I may just buy a little tube of the stuff.
Desperate times and desperate measures and so forth…
I apply in the boomerang pattern: small dots under each eye, then dotted around the periphery of each eye in the shape of a boomerang.
Have you found a concealer that you love?