The #ProductEmpties We Loved to the Last Drop
From new finds to longtime favorites, these are beauty products that our editors use until the bitter end (of the tube)
Though I'm only in my 20s, I carry some heavy baggage beneath my eyes thanks to my twice-a-day fitness training, hectic work schedule, schoolwork and past-midnight bedtime. Needless to say, all that hustle demands a concealer that works as hard as I do. Though there are many that come close, it wasn't until I picked up Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme, $26, that I would come to believe in under-eye miracles.
Concealers usually flop in one of three areas: The consistency is too thin -- resulting in minimal coverage; the shade isn't quite right, which makes discoloration worse; or the texture is too creamy, causing it to settle into fine lines (thus presenting a whole new set of under-eye problems). Kat Von D's concealer gets everything so right, you can't help but wonder how others get it wrong.
This full-coverage concealer is thick enough to masks all signs of dark circles and late nights -- but still manages to be ultrablendable. It melts into skin seamlessly and doesn't settle into fine lines or crease -- ever. As for the shade selection? Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme has 21 colors to choose from, so you're pretty much guaranteed to find your perfect match (Go one- to two shades lighter for your under-eye).
When you test no fewer than 40 lipsticks/mascaras/foundations in a month for your annual Total Beauty Awards), your standards become much higher. Still, I can without a doubt say that this is the concealer that I will use for the rest of my life. (I guess you could say Kat "locked" me in.) -- Jessica Amaris
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