Over the past year or two I’ve developed dark circles under my eyes. Lack of sleep, aging, and stress contribute to this which means I need all the help I can get to deflect from the black holes on my face. I’ve become quite the fan of Kat Von D’s cosmetics line from the foundation, concealer, to their matte lipstains. Her Lock-It Brightening Powder ($34) is a weightless, tinted loose powder that instantly brightens the under eye area. It’s finely milled so it doesn’t crease or cake. It’s designed to smooth and blur that area so the light deflects off it. It can be used as an overall setting powder or even as a soft, matte highlighter. It comes in three shades: Petal for light skintones, Peach for medium skintones, and Golden which is a universal shade that also brightens deep complexions.
If you’re using any type of powder makeup you should know that you’ll need a setting spray. Kat’s Lock-It Makeup Setting Spray ($33) is a weightless micro-mist that locks in makeup for up to 24 hours—eight hours longer than other setting sprays.