We all have little beauty flaws that drive us crazy. That's just the way it goes. My #1 beauty issue is my massive dark circles, which have plagued me my entire life. Seriously, there are pictures of me as a preschooler with circles so dark and deep that I look like I've been on a 3-day partying spree with Amy Winehouse. My dark circles are a genetic gift from the Italian side of the family and they do not go away. I've struggled to find a perfect concealer since I was a teen. Not because a concealer would ever make my circles disappear, but because an amazing concealer is my only hope for looking remotely awake.
Cle de Peau Concealer
Available at: neimanmarcus.com
For the past couple of years I've been playing product whore with a few different $15-25 concealers sourced from my local Sephora. I've known that none were right for the long haul, but the combination of starting my own business and transitioning from the practice of law to the life of a Silicon Valley tech girl has left me a little cash strapped. I should have known better than to skimp on the one product that can improve my most dreaded beauty flaw. Last night I was absentmindedly browsing through some old digital pics looking for a new image for my Twitter account when I stumbled upon a snapshot from just after law school. It wasn't all that long ago, but there was something different-- my dark circles were barely a shadow... and I looked so awake.
That was all it took. It was a sign. It's time to return to that one concealer that can obliterate my dark circles and make my skin glow. It's time to return to Cle de Peau. The famous, and famously expensive, Cle de Peau Concealer stick is like magic in a tube. I've missed it. And now I'm counting the minutes until my Neiman Marcus order arrives.