Thursday, April 14, 2011

Convenient Make-up

This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and OLAY.

So, I've I recently blogged about my efforts to take better care of my skin.

I've always been pretty good about wearing some make-up because I have freckles and I was tired of them by the time I was old enough to consider make-up. Along with wearing make-up, I've always been very good and taking it off every night.

After I had a baby, while in the hospital, facial wash wipes changed my world. No more cold water; no more looking for the always misplaced face towel to dry your face; no more getting in bed and having soap around the hairline that you didn't wash off all the way. 

After learning there is a simple way to wash, I wondered what else I could save some efforts on, but still keep my face looking presentable and healthy. 

One thing I've been bad at for the past few years is RUBBING MY EYES! I actually didn't start putting any concealer under my eyes until about three years ago. I woke up one day and there the dark circles were. However, I think I've probably done ten years worth of damage by rubbing the concealer on :( I have always heard the area around the eyes are one of the most sensitive areas and is usually quick to wear down. Well, unfortunately, I've always thought a quick rub here and there with concealer wouldn't do any harm, but I'm afraid I can already see that it has. Most of the concealers I've used have been in a pot like container. You put your finger in the pot to get the make-up on it and then spread under your eye. There are a few bad things about this. The top two are probably you could have a dirty finger and you are rubbing your eyes. Even if you use a concealer that has a wand to dip, you typically still have to smooth with your finger. 

I recently found out about Olay Total Effects Line and Dark Circle Minimizing Brush. Not only does the concealer come in a tube that's pen like, it has 7 anti-aging therapies. So, I thought instead of using a possibly dirty finger to apply concealer, having to wash my finger after applying concealer and ultimately giving myself more wrinkles, why not try a more simple alternative?

Why pile on the products when you can sweep dark circles away?

The tube was much larger than I expected it to be, which I like.

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