Marc Jacobs Remedy Concealer Pen

It’s a cruel irony: As we age, we have more to conceal, but the wrong concealer can draw even more attention to our ever-present signs of aging.. fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness can seem utterly magnified. What to do about this age-old conundrum?

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Listen for the satisfying click! The answer is a liquid product in a click pen with enough pigment to cover redness and dark circles, but one that is light enough to gloss over (as opposed to sinking into) any imperfections.  Sounds impossible, I know.  But, this product from Marc Jacobs long-awaited beauty line, is the answer to our prayers.


Remedy Concealer Pen is one of Marc’s personal favorites from his new luxury cosmetics range. “This all-in-one eraser, brightener and corrector is the perfect fix for the sins of a carefree youth (or just the aftermath of last night). Containing Remedy Complex™, a blend of hydrating and anti-aging ingredients, this next-generation concealer erases evidence of dehydration and fatigue. Remedy pen dispenses the perfect amount of product with just one click. Boy tested. Girl approved.”


Not only is the liquidy formula of this product perfect for highlighting and concealing, but this nifty pen features a patented palladium applicator that cools and reduces puffiness on contact.  Such a welcome bonus on those bleary-eyed mornings!!

To use:  Click the pen once to dispense the perfect amount of product.  Using the palladium applicator, smooth product on straight from the pen, massaging around eye area as you go.  May also be used to conceal any redness on the face and as a subtle highlight under brow bone.

Contains Remedy Complex™, an anti-aging blend of theine, collagen, vitamin water, and coconut extracts to soothe and hydrate.  Available in two universal brightening and correcting shades to flatter all skin tones and a range of 7 concealing shades as well.

Available at Sephora.

Stila Stay all Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

There’s something about a ‘perfectly lined’ eye that gets my attention every time.  I adore the simplicity of a neutral (usually matte) shadow and that perfect swipe of black liquid liner with a touch of kitten ‘flick’ at the outer corner.  It’s subtle and sexy and NEVER goes out of style.

Stila has made the look easier than ever to pull off with their Stay All Day® Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
According to Sephora, this easy-glide, quick-dry precision liner stays in place until you say when—no smudges, feathering, or running. The thin, marker-like tip is easy to use, even for the beauty beginner, and delivers any look (from a thin line to a bold, dramatic stroke). It goes on smoothly without skipping, smudging, or pulling, and lasts all day!   With the risk of sounding overly dramatic, This eyeliner ROCKS MY WORLD.  It’s felt-tip pen makes application practically foolproof, and the pigment is super rich and dark and stays on forever- what more could you ask for?
To use, start at the inner corner and work your way outward with gentle controlled strokes, staying as close to the lashes as possible.  If colouring ‘in the lines’ is difficult for you, try making a series of small dots and connect them afterwards to make a perfect line.  It works like a charm!
Comes in a variety of basic and vibrant colors.  I think I own about 6, from basic black to a bright, sparkly teal!!
Available at Sephora, Murale and Select Shoppers Drug Mart stores.

YSL Crème De Blush

Nothing brightens my face quite like cream blush.  When I apply it, all of a sudden, my eyes seem clearer, my cheeks seem lifted and my whole face just comes alive.  I’ve always LOVED a cream formula for that natural, dewy flush of color and ‘lit from within’ quality.  Ideal for the hot weather because, as opposed to powders that can sometimes be very visible in sunlight, cream products really become one with the skin-giving you a gorgeous natural glow of color.

One of my fave versions lately is YSL’s Crème De Blush—it’s a mousse-like formula in the coolest packaging- just as luxe as you would expect from YSL!  It comes in a stunning array of colors, perfect for that doll-like complexion on pale skin, and to create the most gorgeous flush with a summer (fake) tan.


As paraphrased from YSL’s website:

“Unique cream-to-powder blush offers a luminous, radiant and healthy look. The remarkably soft formulation feels like silk upon application, ensuring a seamless result.  And because the non-waxy texture will not break through makeup, it is a cinch to touchup with throughout the day.”

To use: With fingertips, gently apply just a dot to the apples of the cheeks, blending up and outward toward the hairline. Tap into the skin for flawless blending.  For best results, apply over your foundation or concealer and top with a dusting of loose powder or a powder blush in a similar tone to set.


I know the colors seem crazy bright in the pans, but trust me, this gorgeous formula blends easily for a seamless and glowing result.  Use sparingly.  You can always build up a second layer for more intensity.

Be prepared for compliments.

Available wherever YSL products are sold.