Atal Skin Solutions had me at “Hello”

ATAL Age Defying Serum and Velvet Eye Serum

ATAL Age Defying Serum and Velvet Eye Serum

Sometimes you start to use a skincare line and it takes a while to decide how you feel about it. But with some lines you know the first day you start it and your feelings only improve with time. ATAL Skin Solutions Advantage is one of those brands that I knew the first day I was going to like and almost 3 months later I’m still using it and totally loving it. ATAL Skin Solutions only has 3 products so all their research and science is behind what they consider to be the best in the business and I’m agreeing with them.

I have been testing ATAL ADVANTAGE AGE DEFYING SERUM and VELVET EYE SERUM and I want don’t want to ever stop using them. I’m so glad that when this line was offered for consideration I agreed. I get a ton of skincare emails and there’s just not time to review them all but sometimes a winner comes along – ATAL fits that description perfectly.

ATAL products are a blend of “science and nature”. They bring together scientific research and naturally derived ingredients to make sure they are creating the best products possible.

ATAL Age Defying Serum

ATAL Age Defying Serum

The very first product ATAL developed is ADVANTAGE AGE DEFYING SERUM. When I first received this the price was $79.95 which I felt was on par with other brands of this quality but right now it’s on sale for $29.95 which is a steal in my book.ATAL serum infoI’m at the age that I want all the help I can get with the visible signs of aging so I feel like ATAL is talking to me when they explain their products. This Age Defying Serum fights aging by using ingredients like Peptide Matrixyl 3000 to return elasticity and firmness to skin and Argireline which is described as an alternative to facial injections. It also contains my beloved hyaluronic acid for hydration and Vitamins A, B3, C & E and other antioxidants to increase your skin’s immune properties, improve skin texture and appearance.

ATAL Age Defying Serum Ingredients

ATAL Age Defying Serum Ingredients

Age Defying Serum is a thin smooth cream that absorbs very quickly. I’m using it every morning and I think it’s perfect in this warm (and sometimes excruciatingly hot) weather. It’s light enough for summer and I’m sure it will be just as great in cooler months. This fragrance free and paraben free serum is everything I want and more. I highly recommend it.

ATAL Velvet Eye Serum

ATAL Velvet Eye Serum

When I think of an eye serum I usually think of a very thin, not necessarily creamy product but ATAL Advantage Velvet Eye Serum is actually a combination of what we typically think of as an eye cream and a serum. It’s lightweight yet does the job of a heavier duty product. This too is on sale so I think you need to grab it before the current $19.95 price reverts to its original $69.95 price.

ATAL Velvet Eye Serum

ATAL Velvet Eye Serum

There are three fabulous ingredients in the Velvet Eye Serum: “Haloxyl® which lessens under eye dark circles by reinforcing skin firmness and tone.  Eyeliss® which helps prevent puffiness and reduce bags under the eyes. Matrixyl®3000 stimulates production of collagen, returning elasticity and firmness to your skin.”

ATAL Velvet Eye Serum

ATAL Velvet Eye Serum

My eyes are loving this serum. It’s unscented which is very important to me, it contains more special ingredients like “Swiss apple stem cells to decrease wrinkles and prevent premature aging. Licorice root extract to brighten skin and assist in the prevention of inflammation. Hyaluronic acid to draw moisture to the skin’s surface and plump up the eye area”. I feel like my undereye area is smoother and less lined than before.

ATAL Velvet Eye Serum ingredients

ATAL Velvet Eye Serum ingredients

If I haven’t convinced you that you need this in your life then let me add one more thing. These are sold through Amazon and ATAL tells us that they are so confident of the high quality of their products that they offer a risk free 60 day MONEY BACK GUARANTEE if you are not completely satisfied. Now you can’t find that everywhere.

ATAL had me at HELLO and I’ll be returning to say hi again. — Marcia

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Makeup Wars – making up your undereyes

Makeup Wars - under eye products of the month

Makeup Wars – under eye products of the month

What products do you have use that are strictly for under your eyes? What products do you have that will multi-task so that you can use them under your eyes and elsewhere on your face? That’s what this week’s Makeup Wars is taking on. I went through my drawer that I keep most of my concealers in and pulled out what you see in the above picture. These are the items that are in current use but oh baby, there are more. Let’s take a look though to see what Marcia’s eyes are sporting these days.

ATAL Advantage Velvet Eye Serum and Sustainable Youth Anytime Lift Eye Treatment with alasta

ATAL Advantage Velvet Eye Serum and Sustainable Youth Anytime Lift Eye Treatment with alasta

I had to start with the eye serums that I’m using lately. I didn’t really realize until I took my pictures that I was using an eye serum day and night.In the morning I’m using SUSTAINABLE YOUTH ANYTIME LIFT EYE TREATMENT with ALASTA*. I’ve chosen that for mornings because it doesn’t interfere with makeup and it helps with puffiness and dark circles. At night I’m loving ATAL ADVANTAGE VELVET EYE SERUM* which will get a complete review soon.

ATAL Advantage Velvet Eye Serum and Sustainable Youth Anytime Lift Eye Treatment with alasta

ATAL Advantage Velvet Eye Serum and Sustainable Youth Anytime Lift Eye Treatment with alasta

ATAL Advantage Velvet Eye Serum is a cross between a serum and an eye cream. I took to this like a duck takes to water. I’m loving how the ingredients are helping to moisturize my undereye area and fighting my fine lines.

Next are my correctors. At the moment I’m going between two different ones. PIXI CORRECTION CONCENTRATE in BRIGHTENING PEACH* and BECCA UNDER EYE BRIGHTENING CORRECTOR.

Pixi Correction Concentrate and Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector

Pixi Correction Concentrate and Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector

PIXI Correction Concentrate in Brightening Peach is a thicker product and needs an eye cream under it to make it go on smoothly. This really does a great job of cancelling out dark circles. I always use a foundation with this since it can look a little too peach otherwise on my fair complexion.

Pixi Correction Concentrate and Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector

Pixi Correction Concentrate and Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector

BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector is a softer product. The texture is creamier so it glides on easily and the color is more brightening. The price difference is substantial ($12 and $29) so if you are on a budget go with Pixi.

I can’t seem to get enough concealers, it’s one of my weaknesses. While I chose 6 here there are more that I use and love. I use all of these concealers under my eyes and some I’ll use elsewhere on my face too. When we leave the house at night the first thing I do is grab a concealer and fix my face.

Concealers from IT Cosmetics, Nars, Dior, tarte, CoverFX

Concealers from IT Cosmetics, Nars, Dior, tarte, CoverFX

1.  IT COSMETICS CC+ EYE* … Originally this was only available in a TSV but IT got smart and it’s now available separately. I have 3 different IT Cosmetics undereye concealers but chose to show this one because it has SPF50+ and it’s got amazing coverage. This is the concealer that has a slanted metallic applicator though I seem to get too much out if I apply it with the applicator. This is a full coverage concealer which may be too heavy for some people in summer but I use a very small amount and blend well.

2.  COVER FX CAMOUFLAGE CONCEALER aka Conceal FX is one I use anywhere and everywhere. This is a terrific general concealer so you really can buy this and be done. When I saw that they manufactured this in X-Light I was instantly sold.

3.  TARTE SMOOTH OPERATOR AMAZON CLAY CONCEALER is one of two tarte concealers I love, the other being Maracuja Concealer in the tube. This is the only stick concealer that I use even though I have much more expensive ones. I love the portability, the ease of application and that it comes light enough for me in Fair.makeup wars undereyes concealers all4.  NARS RADIANT CREAMY CONCEALER in Light is one I didn’t take to right away. I bought it because of the raves but it took me a while to like it. It will never be my favorite but it’s the wand concealer I find myself using the most these days. It’s very creamy and long lasting.

5.  DIORSKIN NUDE CONCEALER has gone through a few changes. I bought this originally and within weeks they came out with a new improved version so I exchanged it. It’s a great undereye concealer and one I like to use a lot to touch up with at night.

6.  DIORSKIN STAR CONCEALER is an even newer version of concealer for Dior. I use this interchangeably with Dior’s Nude Concealer and don’t see much difference between the two.

Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher, Dior Skinflash, YSL Touche Eclat

Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher, Dior Skinflash, YSL Touche Eclat

Last are my highlighting concealers from Charlotte Tilbury, Dior and YSL. YVES ST LAURENT TOUCH ECLAT has been a favorite for years and years. I’ve gone through half a dozen of them. I like the original formula, Radiant Touch, because it brightens my undereyes and gives them a lift. I wear this any time I want to look and feel my best. CHARLOTTE TILBURY THE RETOUCHER is my newest one and I think I bought it because of the brand. I have it in #1 Fair and it’s a got good concealing properties along with a touch of brightening. DIOR SKINFLASH RADIANCE BOOSTER PEN is Dior’s answer to YSL. I bought this in #2 which has just a small touch of peach to it.

It takes a lot to be presentable these days!!  Which of these have your tried? Which of these do you want to try? Check out what the other Makeup Wars bloggers use so you can find a favorite. — Marcia


*starred items were sent for consideration, rest are personal purchases