a. I have an almost 3yr old son that still comes into our bed at night.
b. I'm currently 9.5 months pregnant (aaaghhhhh!!!!)
Those two things combined mean that I have been sleeping pretty badly lately! The 3yr old snuggles to me so tightly (burrows into me more like it), that if I'm not careful I'll fall off the edge of the bed. And the pregnancy bit means I get up a thousand times a night for bathroom breaks. So to say that a good night's sleep hasn't been happening for me lately is an understatement. And it showed. On my skin, under my eyes and just all over.
I was this close to going to the shops and buying my favourite Maybelline concealer which helped me fake good sleep after I'd just had baby #1. But then after rummaging through my stash I came across these 2 products I was sent a while back from Physician's Formula and thought I'd give them a go. And what do you know, they're great!
Physicians Formula Nude Wear Concealer in "Nude Glow"
This is a concealer and highlighter in one that comes in a wind up wand with a brush at the end. The formula is quite creamy but feels quite lightweight on the skin. It's enough to cover under eye circles and fine lines, and looks quite natural on. The colour is quite yellow based, so it really counteracts any sallowness and brightens the underage area. I apply it with the brush under my eyes and on my lids, then blend it with my ring finger.
Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Youth Boosting Spotless Powder in "Translucent"
Have you noticed how long the names of Physicians Formula products are? Phew! They're a mouthful! This claims to make you look up to 10 years younger! I don't know about that claim, but I do like the luminescent glow it seems to give to my skin. It instantly brightens the skin and evens tone. It's also meant to over time erase dark spots, but I've only been using this for a week so I can't tell you how effective it is at fixing my skin. This comes with a flat powder brush (hidden under the pan), but I don't have anything good to say about the brush. It's very stiff and instead of dispensing a dusting of this lovely powder it scratches my skin. Plus the shape of it looks more suited as a contour brush than an all over powder brush. This is best used with a nice fluffy brush (I use the mineral powder brush from Nude by Nature).
Here is how they look unblended on my skin. If you look carefully, you should be able to see slight shimmery particles in both the powder and the concealer. When applied to the face, the shimmer doesn't come through at all. Instead what you get is a lovely lit from within glow.
You can get Physicians Formula products from Priceline. The powder is approx $29.95 and the concealer is approx $24.95 though they do regularly go on sale so if you're interested definitely keep an eye out for them in store.
Have you tried any Physicians Formula products? Any favourites?