Because of Sabreena, I discovered a great concealer for my hideously dark under eye circles, which Sabreena rightfully refers to as "the Indian curse." True. Indian women, generally, have dark pigmentation under their eyes and it results into the most unsightly dark under eye circles. It sucks. I love my skin otherwise, and I like to say that I have the confidence of a Queen, but dark under eye circles would be my number one insecurity.
Here is the amazing drug store concealer I found through Sabreena. It's by Maybelline:
Sabreena suggested you use the neutralizer first and then the concealer (the bottle for the concealer has the same look to it, but you would buy it in a more comparable color for your skin tone whereas the neutralizer comes in one shade suits all). It is suggested that the neutralizer be applied first and that by doing so, it helps aid seriously dark under eye circles. I used both the neutralizer and the concealer and love them! It truly has worked better than the dozen designer brand concealers I've tried. And I truly have tried many - from MAC, to Dior, to Shieseido and many, many more!
Through Polish and Pout, I discovered Loreal's Voluminous False Fiber mascara. It works pretty well. I do have to say that I will always be a fan of Dior's Diorshow mascara, which is a designer brand, although there are comparable drug store brands that I never thought could be possible.
Inspired by Polish and Pout, I also decided to give a drug store liquid liner a try. It wasn't the same one Polish & Pout recommended, but I was feeling a little daring after all her great drug store finds that I thought I would give Maybelline's Master Precise liquid liner a shot. So far today, it has worn pretty well.
Today after work, I'm going to purchase a lighter shade foundation because my friend Rukhsana, who is also a hair and makeup artist (and coincidentally did my hair and makeup for my wedding) told me that my foundation is too dark for me. While she was threading my eyebrows she said that my chest area was about 1-2 shades lighter than my face. Eeek! Nobody wants that! So off to Macy's after work I go! While I liked Polish & Pout's recommendations for Dior foundation and Makeup Forever's HD foundation (I've already tried Makeup Forever's HD), I think I'll stick to Rukhsana's recommendation on a specific color at MAC (I've been using MAC's foundation for awhile now) but will go for a shade or two lighter per her recommendation.