The other day I found myself at
one of those glam beauty counters the Kmart cosmetics section- cause that’s just how I roll sometimes- looking for nothing in particular. I had some time to kill and I had already checked out the undies and socks for $2, stocked up on 5 million cotton ear buds for $1 and now I found myself looking at a very limited range of cosmetics along the Kmart wall. For some reason my Kmart beauty section always looks like it’s running out of everything- either that or Zoe Foster had just been through and bought 5 of everything!
So there I was singing along to whatever pop song was blaring through the speakers, and which coincidentally I knew all the words to and had the appropriate dance sequence to match. If anyone was watching those security cameras I can assure you they would’ve been thoroughly impressed.
Anyhoo- I caught my reflection in one of those little beauty mirrors and couldn’t believe I had been lugging around so much excess baggage! And by baggage, I mean bags- and not the cute Louis Vuitton kind. The ones under your eyes that make a panda look like a top model. Yeah that. That’s the look I was rocking while I was dancing around to Britney! Nice.
I did what any normal girl would do- I sampled all the testers of under eye concealers that had the words Illuminate, Diminish and Brighten!! I was like Goldilocks sampling the soup – too dry, too oily, too cheap. I must’ve looked like I desperately needed help because a lovely lady which I will call Svetlana came over to help me.
“Dahlink, can I help you?”
“Actually, yes please. I’d like a good under eye concealer. Look. Bags!” I reply.
“Oh Dahlink- let me si. Ahh yah, yah I si. Ok look- this no good, or this. Nothink vill do what it says. No diminish, no illuminate- nothink. You vant no bags- you must sleep and drink.” (I was hoping she meant drink vodka but I’m guessing not).
“But iff you vant somethink nice on eyes try this (passes me a little Australis tube of Colour Corrector). It is verry good for more mature skin like ours – you know- nott dryink. Very smooth. Feels nice.”
Okay- I looked past the fact that she put me in the same skin age group as herself because she was clearly 120 and channelling Zsa Zsa Gabor- but whatever. I tried the concealer on my wrist and yes it did feel very hydrating. Not dry on the skin like other concealers tend to feel.
“Dahlink- no, no! You must try on eyes. Bags are on eyes not hands.”
Yeah, no shit Sherlock. So I applied it under my eyes and am happy to report that yes it did provide a slight illuminating sheen. It went on smoothly and didn’t pull at the skin at all. The gold colour works as a corrector to combat dark circles. I also like the fact that it can be used as an illuminator for cheeks and brows too.
Australis Colour Corrector
This is the gold colour for dark circles. There is also a green toned concealer available to counteract redness.
It goes on very smoothly and doesn’t feel drying on the skin at all.
You can see that there is a slight illuminating sheen under the eye area. It covers the dark colour quite well without that cakey look some concealers have. My bags however are still present. I think I might take Svetlana’s advice and have a few drinks and a lie down. Cheers! X
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