Beauty Wednesday: What’s Your Undereye Routine?

Undereye Routines for Busy Women | CorporetteReader J would like a post on the best undereye routine for busy women…

I would love to see a post about your (and your readers’) “undereye routine.” After working some long hours, I am more and more frequently starting to notice that I look pretty haggard under the eyes with puffiness and/or dark circles. I have an undereye concealer, but I don’t care for it and really want to find a new one that I like. I could also use recommendations on eye creams or any other products that people like to use to help them appear more “fresh.”

Great question!  Personally, my under-eye area is one of those “beauty musts” for me, as I look slightly ill/dead without concealer. My personal routine generally consists of a special under-eye cream when I get out of the shower, before I put on my general facial moisturizer with SPF — and then before I put my makeup on, I swoop a general concealer on the skin beneath my eyes (and on my brow bones and around my nose if I think about it). If I have evening plans, I generally try to revisit the under-eye area with a highlighter before I leave the office — I prefer YSL’s Touche Eclat, but lost my last container and can’t remember *exactly* what color I had, which is preventing me from ordering it online. In short, I’m kind of on the lookout for new products for all of these steps — so I’m curious to hear what you guys say! (Currently I use Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Ageless Firming Eye Cream and Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer Corrector, Fair Light 0-1 (both available at Drugstore.com for $19.99 and $8.99, respectively) — both are fine but I’m not agog over either one.  (I think Elle just had a round-up of the best concealers, incidentally.)  Readers, what are your preferred products for the undereye region?

(Pictured: Bags Under The Eyes, originally uploaded to Flickr by DerrickT.)

Wednesday’s TPS Report: Tara Jarmon Knee-Length Skirt

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

TARA JARMON Knee length skirt Yoox seems to have a number of cute skirts right now under $150, including this pleated knee-length skirt from Tara Jarmon — we like that it isn’t quite a pencil or an A-line, and it looks really flattering and rich. The lined wool is nice, as are the two pockets. It’s $140 at Yoox.com (limited sizes).TARA JARMON Knee length skirts – Item 35138567

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Coffee Break: Jung Jewels

10I got an e-mail a week or so ago from Irene Jung, the woman behind this stunning necklace (and, apparently, a Corporette reader)  — she just recently launched her jewelry business on the side.  As she noted, “all of my pieces combine vintage materials with semi-precious stones and beads. You may initially think that my collection is a little too bold for the office, but I wear my pieces to the office almost daily and they look beautiful with suits and conservative office wear. I get compliments all the time!”  I can absolutely see that — I think the necklaces are totally fabulous.  (I suppose I’m an easy sell here — I love a good toursade necklace, as well as a beautiful vintage brooch…) I think her pieces are really unique and fabulous.  The one pictured here (“Blue Mist”) is $188 at her site, JungJewels.com.  Blue Mist
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Looking Professional in C-c-c-old Weather

looking professional in cold weather2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on looking professional in cold weather — but you may also want to check out our more recent story on how to dress professionally on the coldest days

Reader J has a question probably shared by a lot of other recent graduates…

I have a question about getting dressed in the colder weather. I just graduated from law school and am now beginning my career up north after living in the south for my entire life. After only working summer jobs my whole professional life, I have warm weather office wear down. The big problem is that I have absolutely no idea how to dress myself for work in the winter. Do I wear boots to work? Do I wear something different for the train ride to work? What do I do when it’s raining in all directions? Please help!

This is an excellent question, if only because nothing is sadder than a grown woman wearing a ski jacket with a skirt suit, or someone trouncing around the office in Ugg boots. (Pictured: Ewww! I just got some slush down inside my boots. I really *hate* that!,  originally uploaded to Flickr by Ed Yourdon.) In general, cold weather  dressing should entail: [Read more…]

Tuesday’s TPS Report: Montana Jacket

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Elie Tahari - Montana Jacket (Spring Navy) - Apparel 6pm.com has a number of blazers and fall jackets on sale right now, including this simple wool pinstriped blazer from Elie Tahari. Love that they’ve styled it with black, showing that yes, you can wear navy with black — and it looks to be an all-around classic blazer. Oh — and even though the color is called “Spring Navy,” we’re going to walk on the wild side and say you can wear navy year-round. The blazer was $398, now marked 40% off to $238.80 at 6pm.com. (Lots of sizes left as of this morning!) Elie Tahari – Montana Jacket (Spring Navy) – Apparel


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Coffee Break: Reversible Loop Scarf

Reversible Loop ScarfFall is here! We’re huge fans of infinity scarves in general, but we particularly like these reversible scarves from Affordable Scarves — it’s always fun to mix prints, and these scarves take the guesswork out of it. Available in red/grey (pictured), black/grey, and yellow/grey — was $17.95, now $14.49 at Affordable Scarves.  Reversible Loop Scarf
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