I think we can all agree that today’s world is busy and go, go, go all the time. It can get overwhelming and draining quickly, especially when all we want is to just be still for a minute. I’ve shared my heart on this topic a lot lately, but the idea still remains. In this fast-paced world, the more simple and streamlined and slow we can make our lives, the better, right? I’m working to simplify my belongings, but that idea can also extend to routines! Paring down how many steps it takes me to get out the door in the morning is essential in order to avoid running myself ragged, and I’m sure you feel the same. I’ve tried out doing this in many ways recently, but my very favorite has been in simplifying my makeup routine with the Instagram hack I discovered on how to beat dark circles.
I will be the first to admit that I don’t often get enough sleep. With so many things I want to finish in a day, a new snuggly puppy in my bed most nights, and the endless social media scroll calling my name, it can be hard to shut off and just sleep when I need to. Which means under-eye dark circles. No matter how I’ve tried to cover them, it seems like they’re always hanging around making me look haggard and tired and just not put-together how I’d like to be.
Enter two of my favorite Rodan + Fields products: Radiant Defense and Bright Eye Complex. This little duo has changed the game for my dark circles and my makeup routine in general, and for that I am forever grateful. Now what are these products?
Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid
This tinted liquid formula looks like makeup, but acts like skincare. Don’t be fooled, this isn’t just another foundation. It’s literally a step in my daily skincare routine that perfects my skin as I wear it. I’ve completely ditched foundation in the last year in exchange for Radiant Defense, and I’ve never looked back. In addition to foundation, though, I ditched my holy grail Tarte Shape Tape concealer for Radiant Defense, as well. It comes in six different shades and includes SPF to promote a radiant, healthy-looking complexion.
Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex
This is a brightening, hydrating cream that targets signs of stress and fatigue on the fragile skin around your eyes. Using daily, it improves the appearance of overall puffiness of under-eye skin while giving the eyes a more rested look. I use it every single morning on its own, and at night I layer it under my Redefine Multi-Function Eye Cream for a double whammy.
So the products sound great, right? Here’s how I use them together:
Previously, I was using Tarte Shape Tape under my eyes before foundation to “brighten” up my face, and it always left me looking dry and creased. Now, before I put on my “foundation”, I mix a tiny dab of Radiant Defense with a tiny dab of Bright Eye Complex, mix it together, and use that as my “concealer”. Then I put on all my other makeup as usual! I saw Shelby Rose share this tip on Instagram and have been obsessed ever since. The active ingredients in the Bright Eye Complex work to eliminate bags, puffiness, and tired eyes, while the Radiant Defense gives me just the amount of color I need to look like I’m awake without caking product onto the fragile skin under my eyes.
I’ll be sharing more time-saving, simplifying, life-hacks as I go, but for now, you can grab the tools to beat your dark circles for good HERE! You can take my Solutions Tool, a quick 2-minute quiz that will walk you through determining your skincare concerns, OR just shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll help you figure out where to start! And you can always browse all that Rodan + Fields has to offer HERE. Thanks for reading friends 🙂