We all want to look our best, and that means having great skin. It's one of the first things people notice, especially in photos. It would be nice if we were all blessed with it but I think I stand with the majority when I say I'm usually trying to conceal dark circles, discoloration, and an acne mark every now and then.

So what's a girl to do? Fake it! There's a new batch of products that are designed to help you achieve smooth skin relatively easily. I've been testing these and have discovered that not only are they perfect on-camera, but they keep you looking fresh and youthful off-camera as well.

1. Tatcha The Silk Canvas -  Besides this being the prettiest packaged face primer I've ever seen, it's also the best I've ever tried. With my skin being rather oily, I was worried that this would create more shine. Thankfully it's for all skin types, oily included. It has a faint citrus scent and applies as a silky balm. It's slightly like other silicone primers I've used, but it absorbs much more quickly, doesn't feel as slick, and really provides a nice even base for makeup that lasts for a whole day.

2. Dr. Brandt No More Baggage - I use this as a quick fix on days where I have more puffiness under my eyes than usual. It's essentially an orange tinted gel that disappears onto the skin. It's cooling to the touch and dries to a smooth layer almost like a liquid bandage! You can feel it tightening as it dries. I know, sounds really weird but surprisingly effective. I then pat concealer on top for a well-rested appearance. This seems to go on sale frequently so look out if you want to give it a try.

Tarte Shape Tape -  Not necessarily skin smoothing but I just bought this concealer and so far, so good! It's a much thicker consistency than my NARS, and the coverage is perfect on acne marks and dark circles. I dabbed some on an old scar and it covered very well. This just might be my new holy grail! I'll do a proper review in two weeks.

Have you tried any of these products? I hope you ladies are having a fantastic week!


  1. the tatcha powder sounds good but no I haven't tried none of these. I need to finish what I have before I get anything new.


  2. Knowing you in person and from seeing your blog pictures, it's hard to believe you have any skin issues because your skin ALWAYS looks flawless! I've heard so much fuss about Shape Tape - glad to hear it lived up to your expectations!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  3. I use the No More Baggage and really like it, but you do need to be careful to pat concealer over top, otherwise I find it rubs off with the concealer. Or maybe that's just me! It works really well though for those dark circles!

    1. Really? Maybe I'm not putting enough on! I let the product dry for a couple minutes and then put the concealer on top using my ring finger. I know you can use it over makeup as well so I'll have to try it that way! It's a cool product!

  4. Okay maybe I need to break down and buy that concealer. So many people say it is great! I have also heard good things about the Dr. Brant too. Always such a beauty expert!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style


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