Could this be the closest thing to a magic wand?
Fueled by drinking coffee at 5 p.m. yesterday, which was not my best move, but I needed a boost before HIIT class, and killer PMS insomnia, I spent way too many hours last night binge-listening to this awesome beauty podcast called Fat Mascara.
It’s my latest fave thing.
But that’s not the point of this post. The point of this post is that I don’t think most people will be able to tell that I was up till 3 in the morning listening to ladies dish about lipgloss because I’m wearing this KICK-@SS new concealer by It Cosmetics called Perfect Lighting Radiant Touch Magic Wand, which is just like $ 42 YSL Touche Éclat, but soooo much better and less expensive. It’s $ 29.
Before and after applying Perfect Lighting Radiant Touch Magic Wand in Radiant Honey beneath my eyes. I’m also wearing the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. III palette on my lids, MAC Sunbasque on my cheeks, and the lipstick is NARS Get It On.
Radiant Touch fills the same niche as Touche Éclat, meaning that it’s a liquid under-eye concealer and highlighting pen rolled into one, but Radiant Touch is much more pigmented. It completely covers my dark circles by itself, and the finish is off the charts! — like, undetectable. I can’t even tell I’m wearing any makeup at all under my eyes.
Seriously, concealer technology has sci-fi rocketed by leaps and bounds over the past few years. They’ve gotten so skin-like that you can do a half-@ssed job putting them on, and most people can’t even tell. It’s amazing!
From the top: Radiant Light, Radiant Neutral and Radiant Honey
Unfortunately, Radiant Touch doesn’t come in anywhere near as many shades as Touche Éclat. It’s only available in three shades — pale pink Radiant Neutral, pale neutral beige Radiant Light and warm peach Radiant Honey (which is the shade I’m wearing here).
I do one click, or two at the most, brush it directly onto my skin with the brush applicator, then use my fingers to blend and set it with a little powder. Today I used MAC Mineralize Skinfinish instead of my usual NARS Translucent Crystal, because I was in a hurry to get to Baby Story Time at the library, so I didn’t have time to futz with multiple face powders.
You know how it is, but it’s really, really, REALLY good once you set it, and it lasts and looks natural all day long.
Like, It Cosmetics has been on freakin’ fire 🔥 with their fall releases. Between this highlighting concealer, their concealer in a pot and their new foundation, I don’t even know what to do with myself.
If you’re in the 30- and 40-plus age group and like skin that looks like skin, swatch some of their new stuff ASAP.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
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