Today we had the BEST time chatting with Julie Wright on Good Morning Washington! We talked about exciting new skincare to address under eye circles, acne, and awesome concealers to address these issue and pigmentation as well!
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Here are the amazing products that I included:
Eye Cream/ Gel - Kate Somerville Wrinkle Warrior Eye Treatment - This lightweight gel is amazing at decreasing puffiness and dark circles. Make sure that you are keeping the application to the size of a grain of rice, and gently patting it on the bony area under the eye (NO CLOSER!). Microcirculation will draw the moisture where it needs to go - putting eye treatments any closer to the lower lash line can INCREASE puffiness, dark circles, and even lead to small, white deposits from the products.
Under Eye Concealer - Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer - Smooth, lightweight - this concealer really looks like SKIN - and that's what you want. You can either match your skin or go 1/2 shade lighter to brighten. Amazing Concealer has a wide range of shades - there is something for everyone!
Acne - Skin Treatments!
1. JJ Young Pore Bubble Mask - One of the coolest products I have used. You have seen technology like this in Bliss' Triple Oxygen Mask (and others like it), but this takes it to a new level with the amount of bubble, the addition of charcoal for cleansing, and the granules that smooth the skin. I love this product and can't wait to try more of their goodies!!
2.Nia Skincare Sunday Detox Mask - This peel off mud mask is amazing - I have seen similar products from K Beauty vendors - but this has the exciting addition of FRUIT EXTRACTS to add an awesome punch to the party! It's a mud mask on steroids.
3. Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel - Yes, I know that I bang the drum on this one a bit much - but when you have perfection like this, why not shout it from the rooftops. I test products DAILY - I am constantly trying new products and finding gems - but I JUST CAN'T QUIT YOU, Dr. Dennis Gross. These will make your skin like new. LIKE NEW.
4. Beauty Pie Fruitzyme Fice Minute Facial - I didn't get to talk about this - and we need to talk about it - if you haven't signed up for Beauty Pie, then you are missing out. I am working on a segment to include the majesty that is Beauty Pie - but that is for another day. This is a great mask that exfoliates in multiple ways - fruit enzymes, a cocktail of acids, and physical exfoliation. An excellent tool to have in your skincare arsenal.
Concealer: The BEST concealer for acne (and tattoos, spider veins, etc) is Dermablend. You will find many who say they can conceal - but in the consumer realm - this is the holy grail (in the pro realm there are other choices, but that, is for another day). Dermablend makes it easy and accessible to conceal and KEEP THAT CONCEALER ON - why conceal if it's just going to rub off? Worry not, you are in the best hands with these concealers. I used the Quick Fix Concealer Stick - which is PERFECT for Acne.
Remember - with a breakout you want to apply with a clean brush, or disposable sponge (to keep the bacteria at bay), you can conceal the breakout - but you may seen the topography of the spots - so make sure you are hitting the zit from all angles and you can cancel out the irritation until it can heal!
Pigmentation - With pigmentation you want to make sure that you are using a product that is long wearing, possibly water resistant, and a good skin match. Decide what you are going to match - the lighter area, the deeper area - your neck - you choose. Pigment density is key here - and what that means is that you want a pigment heavy product to cover without being cakey looking. My favorite new product is the Foundation by Westmore Beauty. The Westmore family are Hollywood makeup royalty - they invented the Film Makeup department, created the first false eyelashes, I could go on and on. I was lucky enough to try this foundation (which also doubles as a concealer (hello, pigment density) and I was AMAZED. The finish is beautiful - it makes your skin look absolutely flawless. It comes with a brush as well! Check it out and let me know what you think!
I have some very cool ideas and products that I hope to be sharing with you soon - but if you have questions please ask away!