|Me, sans my signature Hydoxatone/Khuraira combo.|
The number one beauty question I'm asked? How to get rid of unslightly dark circles.
I swear that without slathering on my usual daily cocktail of intensive hydration and concealer, I'd unironically resemble one Mr. Barnabas Collins of Dark Shadows (ha!) fame. In a role that seems similar from a makeup perspective to his Edward Scissorhands character, Johnny Depp portrays a 200-year old vampire based on the gothic horror soap opera of the same name from the late '60s/early '70s. I'm deeply disturbed that I wasn't around to catch that one; can you imagine the cross-section of vamp and camp?
Anywho, to address my own Barnabas-worthy dark shadows that afflict my mug on a daily, I've been using a one-two punch of hydration and concealing. The combo consists of Hydroxatone Instant Lift Eye Pads for 20 minutes, then an application via a concealer brush of Khuraira Age Control Concealer With Peptides. The latter is super-pigmented, creamy beyond the beyond and goes on smoother than Don Draper working a living room with a brown drink. Its creaminess belies its color payoff and diffuses fine lines, dark circles, veininess and discoloration in one fell swoop--so you won't look like you've been around since Barnabas' original incarnation. Available in three shades, Khuraira Age Control Concealer retails for $35 (a little goes a long way, so the large pot should last you close to a year, if not longer) at khuraira.com.
The Hyroxatone pads prime the canvas by imparting a refreshing infusion of hydration (hyaluronic acid plus an advanced peptide complex) for a visible difference. I like to use them a couple times a week (strategically, for special occasions and the like) for a much-needed moisture boost. The barrier they yield provides a robust foundation for makeup, minimizing cakiness. Hydroxatone Instant Lift Pads retail for $40 for 60 pads at Dermstore.com.
You'll love the effects more than Tim Burton loves Johnny Depp.
And tell me: What's your preferred method of covering up dark circles?
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