A 1-2 punch for serious dark circles

I like to keep things upbeat around here, but the inspiration behind this post is definitely on the sad side. I had to put my beloved dog to sleep last week after 10 wonderful years together, so you can only imagine what a mess I was (and I’m still having my moments). After crying non-stop for 2 (OK, two-and-a-half) days straight, I looked like I had been hit by a truck, and in my fragile state of mind I didn’t even know how to deal with the insane black holes under my eyes. Then, like a gift from G-d, a package from Pixi Beauty appeared in my mailbox.

The timing couldn’t have been more perfect, because the Correction Concentrate and Concealing Concentrate are just what the doctor ordered—and when applied in tandem, there’s no such thing as circles that can’t be covered. First up is the pigment-packed peachy Correction Concentrate, which neutralizes darkness on contact (and nourishes skin with rosehip extract and vitamins A, C and E). As an added bonus, it also softens the appearance of fine lines as well. A few words to the wise… A little goes a long way, and I recommend warming the product by rubbing a bit on the back of your hand before tapping it on a little at a time. It’s better to go slow and use more if necessary.

Sometimes the Correction Concentration alone is enough to look brighter-eyed and bushier-tailed, but last week I needed all the help I could get so I followed up with the Concealing Concentrate. Available in one shade (“Adaptable Beige”) that suits most medium skin tones, this highly pigmented yet lightweight concealer really gets the job done. And it’s not just for dark circles… Slap it on blemishes with a small brush or anything else you have to hide. Similar to the Correction Concentrate, I like to warm it up to help it go on smoother, and because it’s waterproof it really stays put. (Believe it or not, it withstood the steady stream of tears.)

I certainly hope no one ever has a week like I had last week, and I can definitely say Pixi helped minimize my post-cry eyes so I could at least look semi-normal while taking care of business.

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