Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette in Light 07 // Real Techniques Detailer Brush // BareMinerals Touch Up Translucent Veil
This is my new favorite concealing palette! In the past I’ve tried those clicking, touch up pen kind of under-eye concealers (like L’Oreal’s Magic Lumi Highlighter), but most days I need something tougher to combat my hereditary under-eye circles. They’re mainly bluish purple, so I finally did the smart thing and pick up this Hidden Agenda palette because it utilizes color correcting shades.
The top right hand corner’s yellow/orange shade fights purple under-eye circles, and the greenish bottom left-hand corner covers red blemishes/discoloration. I often have redness around my nose, so this is exactly what I need. The top right-hand corner is supposed to be a neutralizer/brightener that you can mix with the other two to get the right shade. The last part of the quad is a setting powder. They all some in a very sturdy plastic case that stays shut in travel, but the brushes that come with it are not very high quality, so I’d recommend using a concealer brush if you have one.
Ugh I hate the top photo of my so much because it’s close and I didn’t realize how awful it looks till I had put the camera away, BUT I love you and it does show how I have discoloration beneath my eyes even after applying a light BB cream. The second one shows how much more even and bright the skin in the corner of my eye/underneath is once I’ve touched it up with the top right-hand corner of the palette. It doesn’t get cakey and the coverage is good. My purplish bits are very deep so it’s hard to completely cover them without my skin looking like it’s swamped with makeup, so this is a great product for me. The palette does come with a setting powder, but it’s not sheer enough for me, so I always set it with my BareMinerals touch up veil.
Here’s me looking kind of weird but all covered up! Besides the concealer I’m using Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm, NARS Lipstick in Tolede and MAC Lipstick in You’ve Got it. I think on my eyes I have Nyx’s Flamigo and the mascara is Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Flashes.
ALSO I’m growing my bangs out officially now. So you can look forward to my awful inbetween hair in the meantime. I’m stocked up on bobby pins and Biotin so we’ll see how it goes. Wish me luck!