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Old 06-30-2012, 01:28 PM
 
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My skin color is very pale -- neutral to cool toned pale. Right now I'm wearing shade #2 of Tarte Smooth Operator. Yep -- pretty close to Vampire White

Since in everything I've seen I'm at the end of the color scale, I can't really go lighter to for undereye cover. Do I go white? And then use Tarte over it?

I don't have dark circles -- I'm really trying to mask some puffiness....
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:37 PM
 
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take a trip to the MAC store or counter and I am pretty sure they can whip up something for you.
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:12 PM
 
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I don't really think you can mask puffiness. If its puffy, and you put a lighter color on it, you are drawing more attention and making it stand out even more. Maybe what you're looking for is a good eye cream that will help reduce the puffiness. Or maybe, if you don't have dark circles to deal with, you should even go one shade darker under the eyes. Remember, light brings out, dark recedes.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:40 AM
 
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Haha, I'm that same shade!

I agree with Lavendar, MAC cosmetics are perhaps one of the only lines that offers lighter/whiter foundation and coverup options.
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Try the clinique eye roller. It helps with puffiness and feels cooling!
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:14 AM
 
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I don't really think you can mask puffiness. If its puffy, and you put a lighter color on it, you are drawing more attention and making it stand out even more. Maybe what you're looking for is a good eye cream that will help reduce the puffiness. Or maybe, if you don't have dark circles to deal with, you should even go one shade darker under the eyes. Remember, light brings out, dark recedes.
I've been using a caffeine cream for puffiness.

What I've been reading and seeing online is that you use an illuminating concealer under the puff to decrease the puff's shadow and take it toward your nose -- don't go up under your eye. It makes sense to me, but finding a light enough color is my problem.

I'm not a fan of Bobbi Brown stuff but she has a porcelain shade that might work -- if it's not too yellow.

And it's weird -- I told my husband about this today and he said to look at myself. We were in the car, I was wearing no makeup -- no puff, no dark circles... I think it might be the rotten fluorescent lighting in my bathroom.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:36 AM
 
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Those caffeine things make it worse in the long run. Use pure aloe gel that is kept cool in the fridge or a plant.
If its allergies try some visine allergy eye drops too. Those chilled masks are also good.

NYX makes a concealer that is light enough. Its called porcelain and its like the drugstore knock of of MAC.

Concealer Jar | NYX Cosmetics

Its pink toned and helps cancel out circles like yellow or orange can for darker skins.

I would apply this all over:
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum® Collagen Booster: Shop Face Treatments & Serums | Sephora

It helps make everything look more "awake".
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:25 AM
 
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Those caffeine things make it worse in the long run. Use pure aloe gel that is kept cool in the fridge or a plant.
If its allergies try some visine allergy eye drops too. Those chilled masks are also good.

NYX makes a concealer that is light enough. Its called porcelain and its like the drugstore knock of of MAC.

Concealer Jar | NYX Cosmetics

Its pink toned and helps cancel out circles like yellow or orange can for darker skins.

I would apply this all over:
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum® Collagen Booster: Shop Face Treatments & Serums | Sephora

It helps make everything look more "awake".
Thanks! And Ole Henriksen -- no soy -- goody for me!
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