On a rare day off for her, we sat at her pool and she revealed that she was simply desperate for something to cover the dark circles that residency hath wrought.
Now, I can't give advice on how to deliver a breech baby or how to improve bedside manner, but under-eye circles? Come into my office and sit down!
First, I told her, you need a good concealer. Now, I have always heard nothing but praise for the Cle de Peau product, but at $65 a tube, a little out of a GME-funded budget and there are lots of options that won't require moonlighting.
My current favorite is MAC Select Moisturecover and I like that MAC has several coverage options and lots of colors. Another good brand with options is Clinique, and I went through a Quick Corrector phase that lasted through law school.
The next option is a brightener, to lighten up the area under the eye and distract from the darkness. Now, every makeup artist worth her brushes will tell you that the best product for this is the YSL Touche Eclat. I love that it comes with a brush attached for easy application (perhaps in a call room?).
Another, less expensive option, is Bobbi Brown's Corrector. Functioning on the same principles of color correcting, it neutralizes the dark circles and works with concealer to make it look like you've gotten more than an hour of sleep. (P.S. check out Bobbi's newly resigned website and Twitter feed!)
And my last tip and for faking a well rested look? Since I'm guessing a change of profession isn't an option...a bright cheery blush and a clean application of black mascara.
But don't call me in the morning, I need my beauty sleep.