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Drugstore Undereye Concealers

Drugstore Undereye Concealers

Drugstore Undereye Concealers | STAINED COUTURE

I’ve reached a point in my life when I just don’t want to wear makeup. However, my slightly sunken eyes with dark circles will not allow me to do that without looking like a ghoul. Therefore, if you catch me out and about, I will at least have concealer on over my SPF. I will dust a little mineral foundation powder for some overall coverage. Still, I mostly just war concealer under my eyes.

While being in my “concealer only” era, some of my favorite concealers for undereye are actually drugstore.

In case you are unaware, the E.L.F camo concealer is close to being on icon level. This concealer comes in a matte and hydrating formula. The matte formula was my fav for years, because it would stay in place all day. Now, I reach for the hydrating formula, because my undereye can get dry during the day as I age. Both formulas are top tier in my concealer collection.

A makeup artist on TikTok said that the NYX Bare With Me concealer was really good and she was absolutely right. This NYX concealer has great medium coverage and blends like a dream. I loved the results so much that I bought another one in the actual shade of my face. This one is also hydrating, because it’s a water-based concealer serum. Once you use, you will definitely be able to tell.

The Almay Clear Complexion is another concealer and skincare hybrid. Unlike the previous one, this concealer has salicylic acid to help with acne. I mostly use this at the bottom of my under – near the top of my cheeks. Still, this concealer provides full coverage, but a soft finish. Actually, I need to find this concealer in my face shade, as well.

Do you have any favorite drugstore undereye concealers? Share below!

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LUST-HAVE LIST: May 2024

LUST-HAVE LIST: May 2024

LUST-HAVE LIST: May 2024 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy May! I know the Lust-Have List for May is over a week late, but your girl has been busy. Work and life have been jumping me every other day. So much so, the dates have been sliding in and out of my calendar. Thankfully, I’ve been working hard to get everything back on track.

You may be able to tell my the items in this month’s Lust-Have List, but I’m ready for summer. Spring is one of my favorite seasons, but I didn’t get to enjoy it much. Therefore, I’m going to summer like I’ve never summer before! I’m not sure I want to take a vacation, but I have couple of ideas and even someone I’m thinking of going with ;)!

In the meantime, here are some things I’ve been eyeing lately.

LUST-HAVE LIST: May 2024

  • Woven Natural Tote – I love a good natural wicker purse, especially with contrasting brown leather.
  • Gut Detox & Cleanse book – For the past couple of years, I’ve been trying to focus more on gut health. A documentary I recently watched has mad me want to step it up. I think this book is great starting point to learn more.
  • Tinted Red Lip Oil – I already have and love this lip oil in pink quartz, which is a nice natural pink lip. However, I can’t pass you a cherry lip oil, which means I need this one, too.
  • Poolside Terry Shorts – In the past, I would only wea shorts to immediately put on before and after the pool to avoid showing my legs. Now, I don’t care and wear almost everyday in the summer. I would love to add these terry shorts to the rotation this summer.
  • Chunky Black Birkenstocks -If there was one shoe that I think I could live in all summer, it would be these chunky Birks. I’m obsessed!
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EMPTIES: March 2024 | STAINED COUTURE

EMPTIES: March 2024

EMPTIES March 2024 | STAINED COUTURE

I love primers; no matter the season. I picked up this Milani Chill Out primer awhile ago, but just got around to using it up. This primer is thick like a silicone prime, but it’s silicon-free. Although it’s not a sticky, it did help keep my makeup in tact for most of the day. Also, helped blur out pore and other skin imperfections. This a really good drugstore primer and will absolutely buy it again.

The Glossier You scent is one of my faves, because it just smells so good! The first time I smelled was spraying the tester in Sephora while waiting for my online order. It didn’t initially blow me away. So, I didn’t pick it up. However, I sprayed some of it on the wrist of my sweatshirt and kept wondering what smelled so good. After about an hour, I realized it was the Glossier perfume. I’ve always received compliments when I would have it on. It’s a warm clean scent or iris and pink pepper.

My only gripe is that it doesn’t last long, which everyone says. However, they offer it in a solid version, which I hear helps it last a little longer when worn with spray version. I’ll pick them both up next, because I love this scent!

I know this is going to sound weird, but I was addicted to the way Care.e.on hand sanitizer smelled. This sanitizer comes in their Essentials Travel set, but oh how I wish it was available for individual sell.

Another product that I bought a long time ago, but just got around to using up. A clear sign that say that I’ve had this for so long is that they even sell this in pear anymore. I probably picked the pear because it reminded of the pear body lotion that I used to be addicted to in my teens. Nostalgia gets me every time!

Have you tried any of the items from this EMPTIES post? Thoughts are always appreciated.

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EMPTIES: August 2023

EMPTIES: August 2023

EMPTIES: August 2023 | STAINED COUTURE

I have to be honest, it’s taking me some time to get back into the swing of things since my vacation. Also, it doesn’t help that Labor Day weekend felt longer than the vacation. However, I’m trying to do better and decided to start by posting a new Empties post. This is definitely progress since I usually don’t get around to posting it until the middle of the month -if not later.

Still, keep reading to see all of the products I used up last and my final opinion of each product.

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