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Trying to kick the touche éclat habit, how to avoid a reverse panda look?
I'm about to turn 40, very pale, with permanent purple marks under my eyes. My skin is on the dry side and prone to wrinkling/flaking. After using touche éclat for years to camouflage my ample purple eye baggage and getting through vats of the stuff in the process, my budget can no longer justify the pricetag. I am also aware that as a highlighter, it perhaps has never been the right product (although I've always felt it made a significant difference).
I am trying Max Factor colour corrector stick for purple but a quick glance in the mirror today before the school run revealed it is giving me reverse panda eyes. Perhaps I could pretend I just returned from skiing...
Before I cave in and pummel the credit card a bit more to get my touche éclat fix, does anyone have any low budget solutions please?
I have the same problem. What works best for me is not a concealer but mineral makeup. I put a little bit of sheer colour on my whole face and I stipple a bit of light mineral powder (I use Bare Minerals) on the purple bits with a small brush. It leaves a soft edge and has a bit of luminescence (like TE) which makes it look more sheer than it is.
On the night of a very special party I had a spot on my back which showed where my dress was low. I had my dh (who is wonderful in most ways but not a makeup artist!) tap a tiny bit of mineral powder on it (I couldn't reach) and he said 'Huh, it has just disappreared' and indeed it had. I love my mineral makeup.
I also liked one of the Mac Paints (now discontinued, tut) which was heavy enough to conceal, blendable and also a little bit dewy (looked sheer but wasn't), and it stayed where you put it.
I find most concealers are too thick, sticky or sheer or they settle into lines.