You know how you see the “bestsellers” and “most popular” products in beauty stores, so you of course scoop them up, but then you realize you have no idea how to work them? In “How It Works,” we’re going to explain to you exactly how to get the best use out of your products, whether they are cult classics or hot off the conveyer belt must-haves. We’ll teach you the basics, as well as a few industry expert tips to make sure you’re getting the most out of everything you buy.
When a beauty brands offers just one product, you have to wonder how strongly they believe in that product to carry their line. That’s what raised our brows about Onomie’s (pronounced like the suffix –onomy) Bright Concealing Elixir (okay, so they actually have two products, but the second works in conjunction with the first). We are all for skin care and makeup in one, but lots of times one of those things suffers so the other can shine. We want our makeup to work just as well as our skin care and Onomie creator, Lauren Hoffman (a former product developer at Kiehl’s), understands that. What we get is an under-eye concealer that makes us look totally awake while also working on a deeper level to nix dark under eye circles where they start.
- This under-eye concealer is available in 10 shades that run the gamut from super pale to super deep—it’s nice to see a beauty brand that recognizes that EVERYONE can have dark under-eye circles, not just fair skinned people.
- This covers you for not only dark circles, but also puffiness and inflammation. The botanical-based formula make sure your delicate under-eye area is well hydrated and pampered with plant-power.
- It’s pretty easy to find a shade match with 10 to choose from, but what’s even better is how the formula seamlessly blends into your skin while moisturizing it so it doesn’t highlight any fine lines or take on that weird cakey finish that’s always a dead give-away that you’re wearing concealer.
How it works:
You’ll understand how this really is an “elixir” when you read up on how the ingredients work. Night Sleeper Extract AKA Persian Silk Tree Extract promotes blood circulation, which is crucial for the under-eye area to remove any discoloration beneath your skin. Alfalfa Extract, Egyptian Lupine, and Caffeine are the powerhouse trio that de-puffs the area, while also treating with vitamins B, C, D, E, and K. White Lily, Marapuama and Brazilian Ginseng work to soothe any inflammation while Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, helps brighten the area. You can apply with a concealer brush or your ring finger and it melts so smoothly into your skin, it’s pretty effortless to blend.
(Onomie Bright Concealing Elixir, $26, Onomie.com)