Years ago when a friend of mine was having her first baby and looked to me for advice, I told her she needed one thing: under eye concealer.
Whether we give birth or adopt, from the moment we become moms, we resign ourselves to at least 20 years of being tired. From the never-ending nights of crying during the newborn stage to nights of aiding a sick child to driving carpools for sleep-unders, bar-mitzvahs, sweet sixteens and ski club right on to waiting up for them to pull in with the car and I would assume while they are away at college, the worry barely subsides. So forget 20 years, let’s say a lifetime. My cousin just admitted to me the other day that she still worries about her adult daughter living in another state all the time.
Anyway, back to the issue at hand. We don’t sleep much as moms and we work, parent, and sometimes socialize. We worry, don’t always have time to grab the healthiest snack, and sometimes we even stay up all night reading trashy novels like this one. Other nights we are up studying for middle school science like I was last night.
So, concealer has become my very, very best friend in the whole wide world. I also have another very, very close friend – the makeup section at Bloomingdale’s in NYC. Ironically, it is very close to Dylan’s Candy Bar which is my boys’ mecca, but for me….There is nothing like Bloomie’s makeup department.
On my last few trips to NYC, I have been visiting the fab ladies at the Benefit Brow Bar, where you can get a quick brow wax and makeup. On my most recent trip, they gave me a (FULL-SIZE) sample of Ooh La Lift for my eyes. For some reason, I was a naysayer because I am (was) hopelessly devoted to my concealer. Well, I jjust gave a little dab of Ooh La Lift to my eyes back in the hotel, and I was smitten at first dab. Let’s face it, my current concealer was settling in my ‘fine lines’ if on too think. Three drops of Ooh La and my under eyes look like I slept like a baby.
Dubbed an ‘instant eye lift’ and I have to say they are right. I am in love with Ooh La Lift. Period.
I know what you are thinking – how about a before and after shot? I will get right on that…