When I was a kid I was quite the little tom boy and lord knows, in some cases, I still am. My best friend happened to be a boy when I was a kid (and heck I have a best friend who’s a boy now too…well he’s more a girl than a boy…) however he’d so dump me everyday at the same time when the boys across the street got home from camp. Hell, I was good for 8 hour straight of non stop games of tag, looking for bugs, and playing with action figures but once those boys came into the picture he was all manly and macho about playing with them and not me.
Needless to say I’d chase after all of them and wanted in on their little “no girls allowed” club.
After a while I got fed up and started playing with the little girl around the block and we had our own club. Boys smell anyway!
A few years ago I purchased Laura Mercier Brightening Powder and hated it. Honestly, this stuff was pointless to me. I’m not sure what I was expecting but I ended up not liking it at all.
Flash forward a year or so later and it started to become my right hand lady to use in conjunction with my concealer. Go further forward and Bobbi Brown’s Concealer Palette had a similar white powder which became a fast friend of mine.
Moral of the story? I’ve gotten older and appreciate brightening powders in a major way. They not only set concealer but they really do brighten up the eye area and create a more flawless finish under my eyes. Granted, in my opinion, if you’re younger you might not experience the same results but if you’re in your late 20′s, 30′s or older, a brightening powder is essential to have in your beauty arsenal in my opinion.
Most recently Sofina Aube Couture Designing Highlight crossed my path. I’m a fond fan of Japanese brand, Aube, so I was all about trying out their brightening powder….