I'm super excited! I think the eyeshadow, lipstick and black tubed mascara are part of their revamped line. (they delayed the reveal, but all of their promo stuff has been black and pink) I absolutely love how sleek it looks. I used mostly these products for the faces below.
Okay, so today I'm actually testing two things. It all started with this BuzzFeed article detailing how to use red lipstick to counteract dark undereye circles. o_O Part of the process includes using foundation which I haven't worn in years so I took Boobzilla's recommendation and picked up a bottle of Cover Girl 'Clean' foundation. Did it make a difference? Let's find out!
First things first, naked face. *cringes*
Not awful, but nothing worth writing home about. lol
First I started with some of the new essence products and my "normal" face routine. Meaning concealer + powder and no foundation:
I say "normal" because I normally go for nude/pale pink lips. Anyway, I like that my freckles aren't covered up, but you can almost always (unless I use a filter) still see my dark circles. Or maybe it's shadow?
I used the fancy new essence mascara here. Check out this length!
From this angle it does look like it's the indention more than the color that's the problem. You can, however, see the concealer... which I never noticed before...
Phase 2! Concealer + foundation + powder.
Hrm. Doesn't look that different, except maybe my eyes look a little puffy?
Except from this angle I get that indention again. Interesting.
Phase (or should I say "day"?) 3. Trying out this "red lipstick trick".
I'm dubious.... LOL
Then the foundation:
Minus the foundation (which I have never seen by essence) I did a full essence face. My tools!
Here's how the eyeshadow trio looks on its own:
My new favorite mascara:
I really just wanted to take that picture. lol
Finished essence face:
Doesn't look too bad from a distance... How about up close?
Looks like there's something going on there... but it doesn't look that "something" is red lipstick so that's a bonus. What do you think? Did it help at all?
That's it for me today. Don't forget Taffeta tomorrow. Hope everyone's week is off to a great start! (^_^)"/"