Concealers -BeneFit Cosmetics - It Stick [DISCONTINUED]
lydster65 4/4/2007 11:58:00 AM
I find that my IT STICK is replacing all my other concealers and pencils. I use it as a highlighter for under my brows (I have High Brow, but I find I'm just using the It Stick instead because it's already in my hand). I have Lemon Aid, but, same thing, I find that IT STICK covers the red and blue veins on my eyelids just great (and stays put). I use it around my nose to cover up the broken blood vessels there, and it works VERY well for that. It is light for sure, but it seems to give me a sort of highlighted effect. It seems to really counteract my shadows. I don't use it for under my eyes, because anything I put there just dries out and looks obvious (I have been using only Ooh La Lift under my eyes for a while). I also don't use it for what it is advertised for - to hide lines. When I have tried it on my "frown" lines, it just settles in. However for what I do use it for, it's great, and the portability can't be beat.
Treatments (Eye) -BeneFit Cosmetics - Ooh la lift!
lydster65 4/4/2007 11:41:00 AM
I like this product - I dot about four dots of it under each eye, and then pat it in. I truly find that it brightens my undereye area to the extent that I don't feel the need for additional concealer. I have always had dark circles, and always covered them with serious concealer, but now that I'm 41 and I have more lines and dryness, I find that concealers end up looking dry and yucky (and very obvious). OOH LA LIFT doesn't exactly conceal the darkness, but it brightens up the area, perhaps tightens it a bit, and it helps keep things moisturized and supple - it's a more natural, less makeup-y look. It's easy to dot a bit more on later in the day, and it feels refreshing and brightens things up again. I have been using this in addition to my regular eye moisturizer for a few months now, with no other undereye concealer, and I've been very happy with the results.
I bought this on a whim, too. I really liked the idea of the green end of the pencil, for cancelling out red spots. The green certainly does that, but I find it difficult to cover the green with foundation - it either still shows through quite brightly or else I rub it away. My main problem with this product is that I find it quite dry, almost crumbly. It's not creamy enough to blend, so it just seems to make a pimple look like it's covered with flakey bits. Maybe I got a bad pencil, but it's just too dry to blend or even to dab.