Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I put Eyeshadow Primer on my WHAT!?!

Just being silly with the title obviously but if you have NOT YET tried eyeshadow primer on UNDER your eyes, let me be teh first to tell you that you are MISSING OUT. I could not believe how amazing it worked for me. My concealer has not creased all day and that is a feat in itself! I used the Urban Decay regular primer potion and I only needed one appliction. I usually put on a brightener and a layer of concealer but today I just used the concealer and it seemed bright and lasted all day. I think I'm already hooked after just trying this once. I am going to continue to give it a shot and report back about other primers to see how they test. I first got this idea after hearing about the ingenious idea that Benefit had when they created a primer for both lids and undereyes and thought, "I wonder how just a regular primer would stack up." So glad I did! Go Urban Decay!

Orchid Lipcloss - Revlon/Modesty Lipstick - Mac

I am LOVING my two new lip products that I picked up last weekend. I back to MAC'd 6 items and picked up my latest fav lipstick at the MAC counter...Modesty! I seem to always try the MAC lipsticks but come home with one that just ends up sitting in my drawer but not this time! Typically I use the Viva Glam I with Instant Gold gloss on top but I find it too pale for my taste in the summer months when I have a bit of a tan. Finally I have found my solution! Revlon Colorstay lipglass in "Orchid" with "Modesty" lipstick by MAC. Orchid is pretty enough on its own for quick application times (first pic), then Modesty on it's own, then the third pic is with both of them applied. Hope you like!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Tarte Clean Slate Poreless Foundation Primer Review

Have you been thinking about purchasing the Tarte Clean Slate Poreless foundation primer? I just did a side by side comparison of my foundation with no primer and then the same side of my face with the foundation but the primer underneath. I have large pores near my nose that I'm not so keen about. So far, not too many wrinkles to fill in. I was hoping this would help my pore situation and heard that this primer may be good. I was exctatic to see that it was available in a sampler trio from tarte for only $9 at Ulta!! To me this was a no brainer, I got to try out 3 products; their eye shadow primer, the skin brightener and the poreless primer. Well after giving it a whirl, I'm ready to report back. Was it a must have product? In my humble opinion, NO *hangs head in shame* I do see a VERY slight difference. Potentially it could help mattify and fill in pores a bit. Ok...you be the judge...have a look here:
First without the primer and then with (last pic): I felt like this primer was a lot like the Smashbox one. I used half that bottle years ago and never finished it for the same reasons. I also used the eyeshadow primer and felt like it was a lot like the too faced shadow primer.