Ask Kara: Dark Circle Remedies & The Best Thickening Mascara

I can’t seem to cover up my dark under eye circles. Any tricks or new products?

Try focusing on brightening the outer corners of the eyes, where we all have a bit of darkness and discoloration. Apply highlighter (I have heard AMAZING things about YSL’s Touche Eclat) by sweeping it in a C shape from the corner of your eyelid to the top of your cheekbone.

What’s your favorite thickening mascara?

This is a hard one because my mascara choice changes daily. I think the best thickening mascara right now is bareMinerals Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara. The spiral wand makes it easy to coat lashes.  I’ve also heard good things about Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes; it’s infused with natural ingredients to condition, treat and protect your lashes.

What are the top three essentials I need to have in my makeup bag?

It totally depends on your needs but I always keep concealer, mascara and blush on me at all times (and quite a collection of lip products). Concealer and mascara are easy and quick ways to light up your eyes and blush will brighten up your complexion.

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