Thursday, August 18, 2011

Product Review: Diorskin Nude Skin Perfecting Hydrating Concealer & OOTD

I'll be the first to admit it, I have bags & dark circles under my eyes - and sadly I'm friggin obsessed with finding a cure!  There I said it (isn't admittance one of the steps to over coming an addiction)!  On my quest for finding the perfect remedy; I've tried cucumbers/tea bags under my eyes, drinking lots of water and getting 8 hours of sleep a night -- but nothing seems to work.  I am certain now it's genetics - so I have resorted to trying my best to cover up my undereye area with concealer.  In the past couple of years I have pretty much tried every brand of concealer (high vs. low & drug store vs. premium makeup establishments). 

Here is just a small list of concealers I have experimented with:
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer NW20
  • Benefit's Erase Paste in No.2
  • Rimmel London Hide the Blemish Concealer in Soft Honey
  • TheBalm Concealer in Light/Medium (this offered great coverage, but was very cakey and when applying I felt like I was stretchy my sensitive undereye area)
  • Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener (I use this on top of all my concealers when going out at night!)
  • CoverGirl Fresh Complexion Under-Eye Concealer & CG's Smoothers Concealer
Not to say that any of these products aren't good.  They just didn't work for me.  They don't give me the right cover-up that I need and they wear off through out the day.  I think I must have an oily complexion or am not applying the product correctly.

Now, onto my NEW find!  Diorskin Nude Skin Perfecting Hydrating Concealer!!!  LOVE!

I am a huge find of DiorShow Mascara so the last time I was perusing the aisles at Sephora I decided to spend a bit more time at the Dior display counter.  I love testing out products at Sephora!  I can usually spend a good 30-60 minutes trying on the latest lip shade or just even talking to one of their consultants.  One thing I truly love about Sephora is that they give you samples of some of their products so you can try them out for a couple of days prior to purchasing.  This is huge for me as Sephora isn't cheap.

Product Details
Name: Diorskin Nude Skin Perfecting Hydrating Concealer
Color: Beige - 002
Research Claim: Clinically proven to decrease undereye puffs by 22% after 4 weeks. (this excites me)
How product applys: The smoothest application I have experienced - this is beneficial as I don't have to continually touch my undereye which could probably lead to more damage.
Consistency:  The concealer is a liquid and it's pretty lightweight, but offers amazing coverage

Here are some pics of before and after. I took all pictures approximately 30 minutes after waking up.

Please note:
Before (no undereye makeup or cream)
After (application of concealar & my tinted moisturizer)

What do you think?  I really love this product and think I will continually use it for a couple of months/years to come.

I also want to share two OOTD's that I wore this week.  This week has been a weird one in terms of weather, so I had to be creative with what I selected to wear.

I decided to pair a shorter skirt with a long sleeve t-shirt.  This is one of my favourite work outfits as it's business casual, but I feel comfortable in it to go out for a couple drinks after work.

top - H&M
skirt - Gap
shoes (not shown) - TOMS
TOMS are my go to shoe for walking to and from work in.  Of course I change into work appropriate shoes (mainly heels) but I have a long commute (approximately 40 minutes) so comfort is necessary for walking & public transit.  TOMS offers a variety of colors and fabrics so you can mix and match with whatever you are wearing.  I used to resort to my Converse, but I prefer Converse on me when I'm wearing jeans in the Fall & Spring.  TOMS look great with skirts in the Summer.

Here are my fav TOMS:

My second OOTD is a basic flowly sleeveless top with a pair of skinny jeans!

top - F21
tank - TNA
jeans - F21
shoes (not shown) - Banana Republic

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