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I had issues with dark circles forever people thought I was tired all the time I went to a Dermatologist & she evaluated I had clogged ducts underneath my eyes . She ended up zapping them with a smal laser . I actually made the skin underneath better a cleared the dark circles but my eyes were swollen and red for awhile. . I would look into it because I was the same buying eye creams & de puffers !!!

I was watching Farah Dhukai on youtube who recommends a very easy make-it -yourself undereye cream and I actually began using it and it makes a big difference. Try to combine evening primrose oil with pure vitamin e and apply a small amount every day (morning and night) with a q-tip. It makes your undereye area look super smooth and supple. Not sure if it fixes the dark circles, but maybe it will depending on what is the reason of your circles. I was born with them and nothing gets rid of them unfortunately. I tried pretty much everything as well.

Renu,,, Have you ever tried La Praire Cellular Revitalizing Eye Cream?

And Christine,,, what do you think about it?

I used a sample and OMG!!! The sensation is amazing!!! But I don’t really know if it will work well and as it is veeery expensive, I wanna know some view points, of course.

Thank youuuu!!!
Kisses and smiles,,,

How Lucky you are! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
I don’t like it but I am trying to be more disciplined. I have to! =/

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A moisturizer that doesn’t make me greasy, absorbs fast into the skin, and doesn’t break out my skin, yet is hydrating enough. Also, white foundation that doesn’t look cracked/dry around my flaky skin due to dermatitis (to mix with a normal foundation to get it to match my NC05 skintone, as I’ve given up hope on finding one that matches me straight out of the bottle!).

Irene I have dermatitis as well so I can totally understand your pain about the flaky skin. I am not able to help with the white foundation as I’m not as light as you are however I would recommend that you try “Ultra repair cream” by “first aid beauty” which you can find at sephora (small size for $12) that is my HG lifesaver after I developed lesions around my hairline area and severe dry patches which would almost bleed if bothered. I have been to many many dermatologists but this is really the only thing that works. Good luck πŸ™‚

I have the same problem! Have you tried Face Atelier Zero Minus? I mix it with my foundations for a better Colorado match.

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That’s the one I currently use! Heard about it in one of Lisa Eldridge’s videos πŸ˜€ Unfortunately, it does have a tendency to make flaky skin more noticeable, so I’m on the hunt for one that doesn’t. I’m curious about Illamasqua’s white foundation, but I’ve swatched it on my skin at Sephora and it doesn’t look too promising, so I won’t buy unless I can try a sample first.
If anyone’s looking for a white concealer to custom blend, I use Keromask and it’s awesome! Buy samples if you can, since a little goes a long way and it seems impossible to me to finish an actual bottle before it goes bad.

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I haven’t, although I’ve heard it looks great! It can only be mixed with other shades of MAC Face And Body foundation because of its formulation though, so I’d have to get some samples first before buying two whole bottles in case it doesn’t work for me.

Face and Body white is great!
I’m NW-10ish. I use a mix of N1 + white.
You should try C1 + white, if your skintone is yellow based. πŸ™‚

Have you tried Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Finish Creamy Foundation? I’ve been using it for a couple of months and love it. Their lightest shade, Classic 60, is close to a match for my NC05 skin, though it would be a bit lighter in a perfect world. It looks way too dark in the jar, but applies much lighter. It reminds me very much of Chantecaille Future Skin, but offers better coverage. It’s somewhat hydrating and applies easily and beautifully. Hard to find counters to test it, but Sephora has it online. Hope this helps.

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Kiara, I actually have seborrheic dermatitis, which means my skin is oily and acne-prone with dry flaky patches πŸ™ I currently use the SkinMD Natural Shielding Lotion, which absorbs like a dream and it’s hydrating enough for me during summer, when my skin is oilier. You should give it a try!

i used to have flaky skin and tried tons of different moisturizers/salves-from drug store to la mer-and nothing helped. i finally discovered dermadoctor born to be mild cleanser and all my flaky skin is gone! i use it once a day and moisturize well (cerave or embroilisse). my husband (who won’t use any other skin care) even started using it and reminds me to get more if we are running a little low! trust me, that says a lot:)

forgot to tell you…i also went to the dermatologist about it because the flakes were so bad and a prescription cream didn’t work. i never thought the solution would be a cleanser!

I second the Cerave moisturizer (I personally love the Cerave PM) and a gentle cleanser (I personally change up between the Cerave Hydrating Cleanser and the Olay Foaming Wash for Sensitive Skin). Another moisturizer I like is the Glycolix Elite Facial Cream Ultra Lite.

I’m also prone to breakouts and flaky skin but the flakes are not from dermatitis–at least, I don’t think it is.

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i have dermititis as well! when it gets bad, i skip foundations altogether as they will all cause caking… instead i go with a good tinted moisturizer / tinted sunblock…. one of my eternal faves was La Mer’s tinted sunblock! And set with La Mer’s translucent powder to give that polished look without caking!!

Use paulaschoice.com … She has a whole, easy to use database (beautypedia reviews) dedicated to reviewing products based off of performance and ingredients… especially ingredients. I went from dry, flakey, rashy, super acne-y skin to really decent-perfect skin just switching over to even drugstore recommendations from her skincare database (i’m a college student, can’t exactly afford high end, or even paula’s choice products themselves). As of right now, at least I know my own holy grail -drugstore- skincare products, and I look forward in the future to upgrading to nicer, maybe more luxurious options using this same database.

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Most of the reviews on the Paula’s Choice database of products that aren’t from their own line just seem very unfair and biased to me, though. Like, they almost literally said my favorite scrub from Clinique is poison in a bottle, yet for me it’s been a holy grail for years and years and nothing comes close to helping my skin as much as that does!

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I haven’t found my holy grail brow filler. I like MAC’s Fling, but I want something even lighter and cooler-toned that makes crisp lines without pulling out the few hairs I have.

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To be honest? Everything. There are many products that I absolutely love and those I consider a staple, but I don’t think I consider anything a holy grail. While I’m happy with most products I use, I am constantly on the lookout for something even better.

For example, I love my Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture for Sensitive Skin, and I use it every day year-round; but I would love it even better if it has a good built-in sun protection (broad spectrum SPF 50 is ideal) as well as antioxidants and anti-aging properties. Alas, it’s just a good, basic moisturizer that doesn’t freak my skin out, and as long as I can add a serum and sunscreen to my routine, it’s good enough for me.

Try Paula’s choice moisturizers with SPF. She has everything from oily, combo, dry and sensitive skins. Some of the best ones from her line are tinted moisturizer (looks neutral in a tube but blends in with no color on the face, which is awesome) from RESIST line (SPF 30) and her Hydralight SPF 30 moisturizer. No fragrance, no irritants, very good formulas and are perfect for people with oily to combo skin. If you don’t want to purchase a full bottle, just contact a representative and ask for some free samples, or even order some on the website. Shipping is also free.

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I have used samples of their moisturizers and I quite like it. While I would consider making it my staple moisturizer, due to Australian sunscreen & labeling regulations they can’t offer their best sun protection here (SPF 15 is the highest they have for Australian market, I believe). Not to mention the marked up Australian price is a bit out of my comfort zone for something I use everyday, then there’s the issue of the products only available online. It’s a pity because I do like them. >:

Have you tried Meccas to save face sunscreen?
It is just fantastic the best skin care product I have ever brought.
It doesn’t cause the white glow with flash photography, it goes on completely matte and doesn’t interfere with makeup. I actually could not be without it.

Bought the Clarins diagonally striped blush. Works well on my fair skin. Also bought the 2 Tom Fords 3 pan palettes in the pink and browns. Have finally ordered my Naked 3 UD and bought my UD eye liner complete collection.

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I’m still looking for the perfect under eye concealer. I have a couple that I like but haven’t found an exact match yet. Mostly I mix several to get good coverage.

A holy grail eye cream. At the moment I’m using Clinique Even Better Dark Circle Corrector, and although it’s decent I’ve yet to find one that really addresses the problem of dark circles!

you should try LUSH toners and face creams, they are great! I always suffered from dry skin and the combo from LUSH did wonders for me, needless to say I had tried tons of products from Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Bloomies, Nordsroms, spend thousands of dls. and never got a great result. Try it!

I’m looking for two lipsticks from the Rihanna Mac collection (nude and talk that talk) and the black haute coutor lipstick… Was two seconds from getting it let me put it in the cart then said sold out smh

I think I might have found my HG day/night moisturizer. Been using the Future Solution LX series from Shiseido and while my wallet hates it, my face thus far is showing nothing but looooooove for it. I actually get people asking if I’m wearing makeup or not when I am most certainly not, it’s a nice change from, “…..uh, are you sick honey?”

Still looking for my HG concealer though for my crazy undereye dark circles from a lifetime of insomnia, I always have to custom mix one to work.

Concealer! The only one I`ve used so far that doesn’t crease, covers decently and is REALLY waterproof is the MAC Pro Longwear. All the other ones I’ve tried were a huge disappointment.

Try Clarins Instant Light Brush On Perfector. I bought it because the store didn’t have a Clinique one I was going to buy. I just love it. It does not crease and looks great. There are only 3 colors, I think. I don’t have very dark circles in the undereye areas, nut this concealer still makes a difference.

Mascara – I thought I’d found it but it appears to be discontinued πŸ™

I wouldn’t mind a thoroughly amazing setting spray either, the few I’ve tried so far weren’t as fab as I expected…

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My favourite setting spray right now is the urban decay de-slick oil control spray… the all-nighter doesn’t quite do the trick for me personally as I’m kind of oily, but the de-slick works like a hot damn.

The perfect under eye concealer. I always seem to find something wrong with my current “favorite”. I can’t help but change it up to try something new. A little pit of purple always shines through no matter how much a salmon color conceals it. πŸ™

A concealer for my worst under eyes circles that doesn’t dry out my already dry under eyes and doesn’t settle into fine lines and is the right shade.. Mac prolongwear works better than most I have tried, over an eye cream.
Off the topic: Christine my comment on urban decay anarchy face palette hasn’t been approved in a week. I just wanted to know how scandal compares to madame batifole rouge g. They look quite similar in your swatches but I still want to know.

The perfect peachy, warm pink lipstick! πŸ™ I’ve gotten a few that were close but when I put it on my lips the blue pink in my lips ruined it ;__;

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Have you tried using a concealer or lip erase before applying the lipstick? If I’m set on a true to tube colour, that’s my plan of action.

It depends on the color of your lips but you might find a great shade from Hourglass, the have a collection of 6 nude lipsticks. Hopefully one will be great for you, I have # 3 and it is beautiful!!!!

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I’m always looking for a “better concealer” for my dark circles. I’ve got a few good ones – Hourglass, IT Cosmetics, MAC Pro Longwear – but still, I’m always looking for something better.

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