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The Secret behind flawless Hollywood faces

15 Sep

Amazing Cosmetics concealer

Drew Barrymore says she won’t leave the house without Amazing Cosmetics concealer, this statement alone was enough to polevault me to the computer to order some of this magic potion.

The product’s promise: Say “Au revoir” to dark circles, blemishes, sun damage, broken capillaries, redness and more.

Does it work?

It does, but you have to be really careful when applying it.   A little goes a long way and it’s essential to use a make-up/concealer brush.

Apply pin dot amounts of concealer  at the inside corner of each eye. Three dots in the shape of a triangle is all you’ll need to erase under eye circles.

I found it totally covered dark circles and stayed put all day, even in humid conditions. It didn’t create that dry starchy appearance which sometimes happens with concealer but I had applied eye cream first, when I lent it to someone else to try their experiences were different. They found it dried and caked on their under-eye area.  I think this was because the beauty boffin in question applied too much, but she begs to differ, so the jury is still out on this one. I guess I liked it but I don’t think it lived up to the hype to be honest and I also thought it was  over-priced at forty dollars plus postage.

It is a celebrity favourite because they need a hundred per cent coverage when they’re being consistently snapped by the paps, for us mere mortals I think the cheaper alternatives are just as good.



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Kate Moss, her favourite concealer

19 Aug

Secret Camouflage, by Laura Mercier

This is a hard-working product and although its consistency is a bit thick  at first, if you warm it up on the back of your hand it becomes more workable.

Less is more is the secret.

It’s a  firm favourite with make-up artists  and superstar Kate Moss.   And it’s no wonder because  not only  did it camouflage my dark circles but it also diminished a couple of awkward blemishes which would previously have sent me scurrying under the duvet to wait out their extinction.

Its success is its ability to match exact skin tone with the use of two colours which you blend together before application.

Purchase from: Brown Thomas and Space NK at Harvey Nichols, Dundrum.

Price: under €40