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Makeup Magic: Buh-Bye Under Eye Circles!!

The Skinny Confidential talks makeup tricks.
Currently in bed trying to shove a measly champagne gummy bear in my mouth to suck on for 10 minutes before I swallow it ( …insert sex joke here. But really, it’s a lot harder than it sounds. Not to brag but I’m becoming kind of a professional. Especially with pretzel pieces. I casually let them melt in my my mouth & swallow the tiny pieces ). I still have a long way to go recovery-wise. But I won’t bore you with the details tonight.

Before I dive into this makeup heavy post, I just want to say this: some of you guys point out that there are chemicals in my makeup, sunscreen & hair products. Here’s the thing: I use chemicals. In fact, I’ve never claimed I don’t use chemicals. I just TRY to avoid them where I can but sometimes life happens. As I’ve always said, I balance my products/food/drinks like a check book.

For instance I LOVE MAC makeup but I don’t love carrageenan in my almond milk. I love DryBar’s dry shampoo but I won’t touch chemical filler in my orange juice. I’m obsessed with Flaming Hot Cheetos, but I use raw coconut oil to take my makeup off & moisturizer my skin.

Hey, I pick my battles.

So I guess what I’m trying to say is there are products on The Skinny Confidential that have chemicals & are non-organic. I’m certainly not perfect. My advice is to pick and choose what you can & can’t compromise on ( LIKE I CAN’T STOP EATING CHEEZ-ITS BUT THEY’RE FULL OF GMOS BUT I DON’T CARE ). I gotta live. BALANCE is key.

Just wanted you guys to know that I most certainly do not live a completely chemical-free life. As GLAM, Gwyneth Paltrow-ish as that sounds, it’s not realistic for me.

OK SO, ON THAT NOTE, let’s talk about BAGS. Not handbags. UNDER EYE BAGS.

I’m assuming no one in the world likes under eye bags so today I’m sharing a couple of tips to cover them up.

Had a late night? Hungover as hell? Tired from a hot date night?

I got ya covered, see?

The day I filmed this, I actually had under eye circles. I was up until 3 am editing video & this was shot at 9 am. So I was F-ing tired…with saddle bags under my eyes.


Ok enough of that, let’s talk product details.

♡ Products:

Rose hip oil
Eye cream
MAC Moisturizer ( for dewey finish )
MAC brush #217

Beauty blender
Eye brighting pen
Brow cream
Brow brush
White pen

White lash primer
FAVORITE eyelash curler
Lash Domination mascara
MAC mascara
Great Lash mascara

Target brush
Finishing spray ( << OBSESSED, takes away any powder-y look )

♡ Wearing:

Off the shoulder sweater dress
White nail polish

Phew. Long list. Sorry, just wanted to be a thorough as possible for you guys!

Alright, I’m off to try to eat my second gummy bear…1 hour later.

lauryn, xx

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  1. hi love
    i loved this video, thank you so much! i follow you religiously. i was wondering if there was any way you could help with advice on acne? i am a young adult and even tried accutane but was getting ringing in my ears. i value your advice so much, so if there is any way or any advice you could please give me i would be SO SO SO Thankful. if there was a way to directly email you? or anything like that?
    thank you!

  2. Just a quick comment to let you know that pumping your mascara dries it out super quickly! if you feel like you need to get more on the brush, then twirl it around instead of pumping it up and down, it’ll last a lot longer that way 🙂

  3. thank you for mentioning the checkbook mentality. it’s important we all remember balance, and even as a longtime reader, i forgot that you practice balance instead of abolish. and it makes me appreciate reading you even more.

  4. I feel ya girl! Life is about balance. I do my best to eat local and organic but I also love potato chips and other things I know aren’t great. You can’t beat yourself up because nobody can be perfect so just keep doing you! And, hope you’re feeling a bit better through your recovery! XOXO, Diana

  5. Love the dewey finish!
    As for using chemicals, I think people get a bit confused. They’re so scared of chemicals, but chemicals make up everything. Water is made of two chemicals- hydrogen and oxygen! DNA is composed of 4 chemicals. Chemicals create matter, and everything has matter. So when people say, “Ew, I don’t use chemicals” they have no idea what they’re talking about. They are literally made of chemicals.
    Don’t let the self proclaimed chemists make you feel bad about a maybe/potentially/most likely not harmful “chemical” in your makeup. 🙂

  6. I love and use this tarte concealer under my eyes religiously. It really does do wonders! I was wondering how you conceal your hyperpigmentation in the summertime on your upper lip? I have this issue in the summer and my foundation and sometimes even this concealer doesn’t seem to cover it. I know you like to lighten it up in the summer and during the day so do you have any tips or tricks that work for hiding the melisma/hyperpigmentation but still keeping a natural look? Thanks Lauryn!

  7. Thank you for this! Since my schedule has gotten a lot busier, I have noticed my under eyes starting to get a little darker than I am used to (gasp!). No way I am letting them get away with it!

    xo Annie

  8. Thanks for the tips, great post! One suggestion — if you don’t “pump” your mascara and primer brushes, the product will last longer! The “pumping” pushes air into the tube and causes the product to dry out 🙁

  9. Great post, thanks for the video! One suggestion — don’t “pump” your primer and mascara products — swirl the brushes around in the tube instead. When you “pump” the products, you force air into the tubes and the products don’t last as long. Thanks again!

  10. Great post. I need to get on the rose hip oil!

    p.s You have to try Makeup Forever under eye concealer…I’ve probably tried every one in Sephora and this one is like no other! Loved it so much I just did a post on it.

    xx, jen

  11. Dermalmd serum is amazing!! I am IN LOVE with this stuff! I have such sensitive skin I am always afraid to try new lotions but this has given me no reaction and I use it twice a day! It completely gets rid of the puffiness around my eyes from my allergies and has an amazingly nice refreshing tingly feel when it goes on! I will be back to get more!!

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