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“Coon Eyes”- How to conceal dark circles

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“Coon Eyes”

Yes, that was what they used to call me. Let’s just say I had waterproof makeup on and forgot my makeup remover at home. Talk about a disaster. Today, Imma teach you how to NOT look like this.

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  •          Day Eye Cream: Eye cream helps smooth out the concealer and decreases the chance of the concealer caking up since it’s hydrated.
  • Eye Primer: To help with concealer creasing throughout the day.
  • Setting Powder: To DUH set the concealer. So the concealer won’t move.

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  • Pink/Salmon/Peach Concealer: The pink salmon undertone helps cancel out the blue/purple dark circle.

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  • Blending Tools: Either stippling brush/ fluffy brush/ synthetic brush/ OR simply your fingers.

– This is not my hand.

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Let’s start with the BEFORE photo. YIKES.

I USED:

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Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer, in Medium & brightener, Since I don’t own a pink undertone concealer I “mixed” a brightener which is completely pink with a skin tone concealer.

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STEPS

(NO Photos for Steps 1-4) I figure you won’t be able to see it since its clear.

  1. Apply day eye cream.
  2. Allow eye cream set for a minute or so.
  3. Apply eye primer.
  4. Allow eye primer to sink in for a minute or so.
  5. Apply PINK concealer from inner corner of eye to outer corner of eye.
  6. PAT in the pink concealer, OR use blending brush to blend pink concealer.
  7. Apply skin tone concealer over the pink concealer but do not apply over highlighted area such as the cheekbone.
  8. –  If you own a skin tone concealer with pinkish undertone you can skip this step.
  9. Blend skin concealer by patting or blending brush.
  10. SET concealer with powder. (luminous, light-weight, preferable loose powder)
  11. DONE

Finish Face 

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TIPS

  • Do not apply YELLOW tone concealer directly under the eyes. Yellow causes the blue undertone dark circles to stand out more.
  • Cream/liquid concealers are best for underneath the eyes.
  • If you are using liquid foundation, then you apply foundation first THEN concealer.
  • If you are using powder foundation, apply concealer THEN powder foundation.
  • For natural look (daytime, work, school) apply pink tone concealer THEN skin tone.
  • For dramatic look (nighttime, date, going out) apply skin tone THEN pink concealer.

Let’s compare shall we…

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As you can see it covered my dark circles. There is still a shadow but it’s because I don’t recommend using a heavy duty concealer because it would cause it to look cakey and unnatural. You’re better off having a slight shadow under the eye than dry cakey under eyes.

Thank you once again for reading my blog. I hope you find this helpful. Let’s just say I won’t ever forget my makeup wipes ever again. Till then don’t be a victim of “Coon eyes”.

Good Night

ncybanner

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The Versatile Blogger Award!

The Versatile Blogger Award

“The Versatile Blogger Award is an award given to you by your blogger peers, for writing quality posts that have somehow touched them, having good quality photographs, and the uniqueness of the subjects covered. The award is to honor the bloggers who bring something special to your life.”

Another award!! the same week! I have to say I’m pretty proud considering when I first started I had lots of doubts in myself but with the support of family and friends and fellow bloggers they’ve helped me achieve to keep blogging. and by the title of this award it made me extra proud =)

I want to thank   Kassidy aka koncealedbeauty for nominating me. She’s gorgeous, fun, and great at blogging. Her reviews on new products are helpful and awesome! Thanks Kassidy! I really appreciate this award. Check out her blog ❤

The rules of the Versatile Blogger Award are:
  • Display the award certificate.
  • Announce your win and thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Present 13 deserving bloggers with the award.
  • Link your nominees in this post and let them know of their nomination with a comment.
  • Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

7 Interesting Things about ME

  1. All my sisters and I have the same middle name
  2. I’m always on some kind of diet
  3. As a child I suffered from a skin disease called Vitiligo
  4. I am blind without glasses or contacts
  5. One of my best memories was when I won teacher’s favorite student award. I was 4 out of the whole school.
  6. I’m horrible at math
  7. I love scary/horror movies

My Nominees

Jules AKA Forvanityssake

beautyandthetomboy 

Justine AKA shortisthenewblack

Lucy AKA Miz LuLu

JFK Days

You girls are doing an amazing job, keep doing what your doing and keep Blogging !!!

Have a wonderful day

Ncy ❤

She Does Have Brows!

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My eye brow tint experience

Sometimes I wish I can roll outta bed and look like a movie star every morning. WELL! Life doesn’t work like that. Since I was little I suffered from something called “No brows”. The symptoms calls for very sparse light eyebrows and when you take flash photography your eyebrows disappear. YIKES!

Treatment? Some people who suffer from this tried using growth serum. Could be pricey… Some people got permanent eyebrows. AKA tattoos. – I don’t know about you guys but I’m too scared of commitment to do that.

Solution? – It took me awhile to get here but I discover a way I can meet the middle ground. I found TINTED BROWs…!!!

What is tinted brows? Tinted brows is the application of dying your eyebrows so they’ll appear to be more noticeable.

So I did my research, and I came across The Spa at Plaza Cortez

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The Spa Plaza Cortez

The Spa at Plaza Cortez is located north west Austin. Where I met Robin and her husband Terry. They been running The Spa at Plaza Cortez for 9 years! I have to admit I was quite nervous when I went to my appointment but Robin and Terry were very welcoming and friendly which made the process went by easier.The spa was very comfortable and warming. I loved how they have multiple rooms for parties such as bachelorette parties, birthdays, and so on. They offer tons of services for a reasonable price.

Now on to the brows!

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Process

  1. You lie down on a massage bed while the esthetician examines your brow color. Depending on hair and skin tone.
  2. Next, the esthetician applies the dye on your brows and cleaning the around the unwanted dye around the skin.
  3. Wait 5-8 mins.- trying not to fall asleep. ZZzzZ…
  4. The esthetician wipes off the dye. Waxes the eyebrow. And WaH-LA! Eyebrows!

Pros

  • Tinted brows will allow you to get ready faster since they are already shaped and defined.You’ll be out the door and on time for work!
  • Lazy days- Who wouldn’t love that! Go with NO makeup but at least you’ll have brows!
  • Natural looking
  • Lasts 4-6 weeks- No commitment or long term contracts but long enough for a while without re-doing.

Cons

  • Some salons depending where the appointment could take up to 30 mins.
  • Depending on who applies the dye and the dye itself, I read that the dye could stain the skin over a period of time.
  • Could look harsh- IF not done correctly
  • Some salons charge up to $30 for an application.

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Final Say: I really enjoyed my time at the Spa at Plaza Cortez. The process was quick and easy, The best part? They give a $10 discount to new customers. Making my total of $2! What can you get now these days with $2?! -Other than McDonald’s. – I will be back for more services =) –The spa not McDonald’s!

I feel more confident walking out the door bare face. BUT! Keep in mind because it is so natural looking you will still need to apply brow product when you apply a full face of makeup. This is great for people who have wimpy brows like me. But if you have thick eyebrows it’s still great because it covers the missing patches of hair making your brows more full and even.

-I REALLY recommend you doing a good research of salons before you go out and get this done. You don’t want to walk out with the wrong shade or TOO much brows.

End of story… I live happily ever after with brows =)

ncybanner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update: It has been 3 weeks since I got my brows done. So far, they have faded from the first day but not so dramatic that they aren’t there but I am not sure if my brows would last up to 6 weeks without touching up. I don’t mind going back to touch up its the matter if I have time to go back. Sometimes my brows feel itchy. Feels like the tattoo process.-but overall I’m still glad I got them done.

 

Disclaimer: I was told I got permission from Terry and Robin to use their photos from their website.