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What should I get with my Debenhams vouchers to make me look more human?

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used2bthin Sun 04-Jan-09 13:49:24

I've been reading the "how to look ess tired" thread and have very dark circles under my eyes so was thinking of Touche eclat? I've got a foundation which I bought fairly recently and also have blusher and eyeshadow from Mac already so don't need them. I've got £45 but wanted to get a couple of things, is there anything else I should get instead of or as well as Toche eclat concealer?

used2bthin Sun 04-Jan-09 13:50:45

Oh also, I have very very straight eylashes, anyone used anything that keeps them curled? I use curlers (just cheapy ones) but the curl doesn't even last till lunch time.

Tillyscoutsmum Sun 04-Jan-09 13:55:41

Clarins beauty flash balm is good (for under foundation or on its own) - gives you a bit of a radiant glow

I always used Touche Eclat and found it ok but tbh, I find the Boots No 7 one just as good (much cheaper but no good with your Debenhams vouchers). I also use Benefit Boing for under eye circles but its quite heavy and I still use a lightening one (like Boots) over the top

Have you tried heating your eyelash curlers with a hairdryer before putting them on ?? Makes the curl last longer

used2bthin Sun 04-Jan-09 14:02:45

Radiant would be good thanks, I'll have a look at that. I may still have points on my boots card too so will look at no.7 for concealer thanks for the tip.

As for the eyelash curlersI will try that, can you still bet heated eyelash curlers do you think? Haven't seen those for ages. I even looked into getting mine permenantly curled (just after having DD I was desperate to look half way human!) but apparently my lashes are too short sad grin

Tillyscoutsmum Sun 04-Jan-09 14:04:27

Yeah - you can get the heated ones I think - trouble is the batteries run out so quickly - costs a fortune and is a right PITA. Honestly, a quick blast with hot air from the hairdryer just before putting them on works just as well (even better if the curlers are metal)

cornsilk Sun 04-Jan-09 14:05:46

I use touch eclat and it works for me - doesn't agree with everyone though. I use clarins flash balm or elizabeth arden 8 hour cream under Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser and it's very natural and glowy. Mt 2 items I would not be without are 8 hour cream and Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser.

used2bthin Sun 04-Jan-09 14:11:50

cornsilk I will look at both of the creams then, hope they work I just look dreadful at the moment, big bags and yellow toned unhealthy looking skin!

cornsilk Sun 04-Jan-09 14:15:19

Make sure you try out touche eclat before you buy it (if you do.) It reacts with some people's skin apparently.

used2bthin Sun 04-Jan-09 14:16:14

Sorry meant to say yes TSM that makes sense actually as it would do the same thing I expect.

used2bthin Sun 04-Jan-09 14:17:56

Oh does it? I will ask to try it first then. Ooh, hope I can get a trip to town without DD soon, I could do with a nice day browsing and trying stuff.

lilolilmanchester Sun 04-Jan-09 14:46:56

Yes, def try out touche eclat first and walk around with it on for a while.. It irritated my eyes - and double whammy didn't do anything to the circles under my eyes at all. Some people swear by it, but it doesn't work for others.

used2bthin Sun 04-Jan-09 14:59:36

Oh no lilolil how disappointing for you, I will definately do that.

extremelychocolateymilkroll Sun 04-Jan-09 16:17:36

Just wanted to say that are rumours going around that Debenhams could go into administration mid January so best to use those vouchers soon.

watsthestory Sun 04-Jan-09 16:22:57

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cornsilk Sun 04-Jan-09 16:24:23

That's interesting about the cheekbones Wats. Where should eye creams go then?

watsthestory Sun 04-Jan-09 16:26:31

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used2bthin Sun 04-Jan-09 16:27:35

Argh Debenhams?! I've been meaning to get somewhere with h and m quickly to se up my vouchers for them but am shocked at the Debenhams rumors oh no! Looks like I need to have a whole day speending vouchers I've got body shop too I hoard (sp?) them!

Watsthestory you are right, I am dreadful with skincare then always moan about my fou dation not working enough!Any tips for quick, easy skicare? Was it you that told me to stop using facial wipes? I use face wash in the morning but must admit I still use the wipes at night. Exfoliator?

watsthestory Sun 04-Jan-09 16:38:04

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cornsilk Sun 04-Jan-09 16:38:55

cheers wats!

used2bthin Sun 04-Jan-09 16:46:20

Thanks watsthestory I will stop the wipes ad get exfoliating too! I think because I've never (touch wood)suffered with spots I have been very lazy with skincare and now its cathing up on me!

Didn't know about not putting cream above the cheekbones! Two people have bought me eyecreams recently and not even for christmas! I am taking it as a hint and will start using them!

watsthestory Sun 04-Jan-09 17:12:37

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used2bthin Sun 04-Jan-09 19:43:54

Thanks watsthestory that does nelp. I once had a sample of the Lancome one it was brilliant.

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