I’ve tested so many primers from samples to full-size and it’s taken a very long time to find one I really enjoy. tarte - Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Pore & Prime Balm
Poreless face primers
Makeup products for flawless look
Dewy makeup products
Color correcting primers
Lightweight face primers
A fun and bright spring look! 🐥ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - NORVINA® Electric Cake Liners Trio still learning how to master these liners but there is no denying how vibrant these colors are! 🐥 PÜR - 4-in-1 Correcting Primer Prep & Perfect 🐥NARS - All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation 🐥mented - Mented Lip Liners LOVE how easy these go on 🐥MORPHE - The James Charles Palette all time fave 🐥MORPHE - Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette 🐥BLACK RADIANCE - True Complexion Contour Palette makes contouring so easy! 🐥OFRA - Nikkietutorials Everglow Highlighter so pigmented 🐥FENTY BEAUTY - Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer NEVER DISAPPOINTS
Love the super colorful LEWKS that are possible with the MORPHE - The James Charles Palette !!! PÜR - 4-in-1 Correcting Primer Prep & Perfect e.l.f. - Hydrating Camo Concealer it Cosmetics - it Cosmetics CC+ Cream SPF 50+ SACHA cosmetics - Buttercup Powder PLOUISE - Base Collection ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Brow Wiz BLACK RADIANCE - True Complexion Contour Palette NYX - Suede Matte Lip Liner MINERAL FUSION - Sheer Moisture Lip Tint MINERAL FUSION - Volumizing Mascara
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Eye Primer YAY 😁or NAY 😩??
I love drawing my eyeliner on my waterline but without fail I always get panda 🐼 eyes within a few hours after application. The pic taken is my eye 👁 4hrs after application and my eyeliner has not smudge one bit. All thanks to this eye primer - ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Eye Primer U only need a tiny dot as shown in my photo it can literally cover both eyes (trust me!). I have dry sensitive skin so I moisturise and wait for it to dry before applying this primer. Once I did my eye makeup and eyeliner I followed it up with a bit of setting power at the ends of my eye and my eye make up lasted the whole day with no panda 🐼 eyes in site. This is a 7ml water resistant eye primer has a light colour base so you do not need much product. I’ve applied too much before and my eyes were so white I looked like Jadis the white witch lol 😂. Do you have recommendations on how to stop panda 🐼 eyes - do share.... so far this has worked for me but I love to learn and try other products too!
My Makeup Journey - 1st satisfying full glam
I've been on a makeup journey for the past few months and I've been peaking in the last 2 weeks. I've become obsessed watching JuicyJas videos and buying lots of makeup! Some makeup was given to me from friends' ipsy bags, bought as Sephora with help from an associate (very beginning of journey) and a bulk was bought from Ulta, Walmart and Target based on reviews by JuicyJas and my own curiosity. This is my first really good, satisfying full glam look. I've had huge trouble with acne from one particular break out induced by stress about a month ago which really kickstarted my makeup experimentation. I used to wear barely anything but this breakout was super distracting and embarrassing as I am a scab picker and cannot leave things alone. My face has big red spots from picked scabs and dark scars. I have been doing this all my life and know they will go away and fade eventually. The skin finally almost healed. This whole look took about two hours which included my skin care routine, letting moisturizers and primers set, and washing sponges and cleaning brushes. As you can see I used a huge amount of products. They worked well to cover my acne and it was my first time doing a pink eyeshadow look. I loved it!! I only use a small amount of NARS foundation because it's pretty heavy which I don't like much but I do love adding a small amount over my troubled areas over my Maybelline foundation. I also used e.l.f. eyeliner tape to do the wing for the first time. It worked so well! I have been doing winged eyeliner for years and I'm still not very good at it so I was so happy to find out this product existed. I can do winged eyeliner but it takes much longer to get it just right without the tape. I'm excited for when I better at doing makeup and have less acne to cover up so I don't have to spend so much time getting ready but still get the same results. I am a very expressive person and would love to do full glam everyday! I love coordinating my eyes and lips with my outfits. I went to the movies with this look and wore a pastel pink beanie and pastel pink sneakers to match it. My next project is figuring out how to do my eyebrows!
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Pre Makeup Mask
Okkkaaaaaay!! This product is just ✨🙌🏼💫💞 OLE HENRIKSEN - PHAT Glow Facial Mask Phat Glow is my favourite pre makeup face mask! Gives you the clearest canvas to start your makeup! I’ll use this mask to prep my skin before i use makeup. I’ll start by apply the phat glow to my face and neck, And follow it by cleansing it with the Ole Henriksen truth juice cleanser, and doing my full day time skin care routine. For a lil added bonus I like to use with this product for seamless coverage and a really great glow after is the banana bright eye cream and banana bright primer, it really locks in that glow and hydration well killing your makeup GLOWS (see what I did there 😉) OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Face Primer OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Eye Crème I would 100% buy phat glow I think I’m on my 3 bottle 🥴
My Current Favourites!
These are some products I’ve been loving the past couple of months! These have become some of my favourite products and I would definitely repurchase them! A little bit about my skin type is that I have combination, dehydrated skin that is acne prone in the summer and in the winter/fall I have dry skin. Why I love these products (mini review): ⭐️ Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream is probably one of my favourite moisturizers! It feels so moisturizing! It’s thick but it doesn’t suffocate my skin. It absorbs nicely into the skin while also giving it such an amazing glow! ⭐️Sioris Time is Running Out Mist was so hydrating! I love how it made me my skin feel so soft and moisturized. I like how there is oil in this face mist cause it helps me cut down on steps when I’m in a rush. ⭐️OLEHENRIKSEN Banana Bright Face Primer gives a skin a really nice glow! Makes my makeup look really fresh and dewy and even without makeup it makes my skin look brightened. ⭐️Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother Reparative makes my hair really smooth and soft! I have pretty dry, heat damaged hair so this helps to conditions my ends. ⭐️Missha Time Revolution Artemsia Treatment Essence is so great at calming my skin especially my breakouts!! I ⭐️Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner is good at exfoliating without stripping my skin. Its so refreshing to see a hydrating exfoliator so I know i’ll love this even when my skin is super dry. ⭐️bioderma Cicabio cream is great for my dry patches and works great eat repairing/healing my skin when its really senstiive. ⭐️ A'PIEU - Madecassoside Ampoule is so lightweight but it repairs and calms my skin down!
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Foundation swatches ✨
From left to right swatched foundations all primed with TATCHA - The Liquid Silk Canvas: Featherweight Protective Primer First up is The Ordinary - Colours Coverage Foundation with SPF 15which is not the one I have the one I purchased is actually the ordinary serum foundations which is a weightless light coverage skincare foundation I ordered online from ulta and it’s quite cheap for foundations I believe being around $7 only reason I haven’t gotten a chance to use it is because I will have to mix it with a lighter color as it is quite dark Secondly NARS - Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation Is a nice formula not too drying and the shade shown is actually my “fall color” as I get lighter during these times. I thought it would be nice to show how light and dark ones skin can get with the seasons. I have always heard great things about nars and of course have their staple piece orgasm blush in not just compact but loose powder. Glad to have liked their foundation as well only negative is it is buildable coverage so I have to use quite a bit of product but still very smooth on the skin and long lasting! Best for last LANCÔME - Teint Idole Ultra Long Wear Foundation is my go to foundation now the shade is questionable as I used to tan a lot when I first bought it but if I do not keep up with the sun I do have to mix a drop of my nars in I do not know if I will repurchase but I’m definitely finishing this precut and that’s saying a lot as I only ever need two to three full pumps for my whole face Only thing I will say is it does dry out your skin so keep it moisturized and prime your face Love the fact it has spf one of my favorite spf profits is this item with only 15spf but that helps when your in a rush of forgot to apply sunblock ! But isn’t it crazy how wide our range of foundations can be?! Do you ladies have the same experience or the weather is pretty consistent in your city?
Green Cut Crease 💚
Prep TATCHA - The Liquid Silk Canvas: Featherweight Protective Primer Correct: L.A. Girl - HD Pro Concealer (orange) MAC - Pro Longwear Paint Pot Eyeshadow Face: Eyeshadow: e.l.f. - Bite Size Eyeshadow Palette Foundation: [FiveStars]ESTĒE LAUDER - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation (5N2) bareMinerals - BAREPRO Performance Wear Liquid Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 (maple 24.5) Concealer: Too Faced - Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Concealer e.l.f. - Hydrating Camo Concealer Contour Juvia's PLACE - Juvia’s PLACE Shade Sticks (Tunisia) Setting powder DERMABLEND - Loose Setting Powder COVER FX - Blotting Powder (deep) COVER FX - Blotting Powder Highlight: ICONIC - Multiglow Setting spray URBAN DECAY - All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray Duo MORPHE - Continuous Setting Mist Blush #ACE BEAUTE - Blushed In Paradise[products]#[FiveStars] Lips HUDA BEAUTY - Demi Matte Cream Liquid Lipstick butter LONDON - Glazen Lip Glaze
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Skincare Alphabet - D is for Dimethicone
Gasp! How dare I?! Yep I said it Dimethicone. It’s a very simple ingredient that is in so many different types of products (skincare, make-up, hair care) but it’s uses are endless. Dimethicone is a silicone that gives products and your skin that silky smooth texture on application. Moisturizers and serums in particular will contain them, as well as certain types of cleansers. It helps products glide on across the face smoothly and holds ingredients together to prevent separation. The molecules ate very large and cannot penetrate the skin, so it’s great for sealing in moisture which is why you’ll find this in a a lot of heavier moisturizers specifically made for extremely dry environments and harsh winter weather. As someone with EXTREMELY large pores, I always search of this when choosing a new make-up primer as it really does make all the difference in application and lasting power of my foundation. I’ve also started purchasing different types of sunscreen based on my needs for different days. Since COVID is still in full swing, I’m obviously not going many places these days and do not feel the need to apply make-up. In turn I’ve been looking for sunscreens that have a bit of complexion correction incorporated and for me that means, evening out my skin tone and giving my skin a matte, smooth appearance.
Feeling Gold ☄️
Base: benefit - The POREfessional Face Primer STELLAR - Limitless Foundationin L04 MAYBELLINE - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealerin 120 Light laura mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder RIMMEL - Natural Bronzer Waterproof Bronzing Powder SPF 15in 027 Sun Dance FENTY BEAUTY - Killawatt Freestyle Highlighterin Trophy Wife FENTY BEAUTY - What it Dew Makeup Refreshing Spray Eyes/Eyebrows: L'ORÉAL - Brow Stylist Designer Eyebrow Pencilin Dark Brunette L'ORÉAL - Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascarain Clear COLOURPOP - I Think I Love You Pressed Powder Shadow Palette MAYBELLINE - Lash Discovery Waterproof Mascarain Very Black Lips: MAC - Prep + Prime Lip Primer FENTY BEAUTY - Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstickin Shawty
Primer dupes ✨
These primers are practically identical 😮 The nice thing here is that you can get the same Tatcha silk canvas results for just $8 buying the one from e.l.f. - Poreless Putty Primer The truth is that both products last a long time since you require a small amount. I think I would really continue to buy Tatcha's ($52), I am very visual and I love the packaging and that it comes with a spatula 😬 and I rarely wear makeup, so this products last me forever. Something that I found interesting is that TATCHA - The Silk Canvas Protective Primer recommend using it with or without makeup 😱 However, both products give the same long-lasting makeup effect and blur the pores, so I think both are fine and it will depend on how much you want to invest in a primer.
e.l.f.-Poreless Putty Primer
No Need to Use Any Other Primer. Ever.
If I could give this product 8 stars out of 5, I would. But since I can’t, I will just have to rave about it in this description. 😁 The Good Stuff The Liquid Silk Canvas is an oil-free liquid version of the original and allegedly legendary Silk Canvas Protective Primer. I say allegedly because I’ve never use the original formula. Just like the original though, this primer contain thins layers of silk to help finish the look of pores and to create a smooth base for makeup application, anti-pollution actives to protect that beautiful face of yours from the reckless and unforgiving environment, and Tatcha’s Hadasei-3 complex for radiance and a youthful glow. ✨ It also has that iconic Tatcha smell we all know and love! Price Point $68 for 1 oz. is pretty steep, and for this reason I waited until the Sephora Spring Sale before purchasing. Can you go out for a few drinks and still have a flawless base? Absolutely. My skin was so soft, perfectly smoothed over, and my makeup was still on it’s A game before I washed it off before bed. Do I recommend it? A million times yes, but only if it fits your budget. If you can throw a few extra dollars at a primer, skip that Fenty Beauty and head towards that Tatcha shelf. Happy Sunday lovelies! 💜
TATCHA-The Liquid Silk Canvas: Featherweight Protective Primer
Before & After makeup
Products I used for makeup Primer: Too Faced - Hangover Primer Hangover replenishing by TooFace Foundation: MAKE UP FOR EVER - Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation Make Up For Ever HD in 118 Concealer: DIOR - Forever Skin Correct Concealer Dior Forever Skin Correct in 1 Neutral Powder: HOURGLASS - Veil Translucent Setting Powder Veil translucent setting powder by Hourglass Bronzer: benefit - Hoola Bronzer Bash Value Set Hoola by Benefit Highlight and contour: Shade & Light palette by Kat Von D Brows: ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Dipbrow Pomade Dip Brow in Dark Brown Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow: tarte - Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette In Bloom Clay eyeshadow palette by Tarte Mascara: LANCÔME - CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base CLIS BOOSTER Super enchanting mascara base by Lancôme. tarte - Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara Lights camera lashes mascara by Tarte Blush: NARS - Free Lover Cheek Palette Free Lover Cheek Palette by NARS Highlight: BECCA - Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Champagne Pop by Becca Lip liner:Charlotte Tilbury - Lip Cheat Lip Liner Iconic nude by Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick: MAC - MAC Lustre Lipstick in Honey Love Lip Gloss: Charlotte Tilbury - Lip Lustre Lip Gloss Blondie by Charlotte Tilbury
SHISEIDO-Anti-Dark Circles Eye Cream
I don’t know about you but even if I don’t wear full makeup I always wear a lil’ something on my eyes. Here are a few things that I’m lovin’ these days! . ⭐️nars radiant creamy concealer. This goes on smoothly and gives good coverage of dark circles. What I like most about it is that it isn’t too heavy and doesn’t settle into fine lines. . ⭐️milkmakeup eye pigment in Rager-ice blue. This was my first time trying Milk Makeup and I was pleasantly surprised! It goes on smoothly without creasing and has great staying power. This colour really makes my brown eyes pop! 👁. . ⭐️tarte Sex Kitten liquid eyeliner. I wear this when I want more of a dramatic look or the perfect cat eye. It’s so easy to apply because it has a super skinny tip that gives a crisp line. Also, it’s waterproof! 💦.
NARS-Radiant Creamy Concealer
Not gonna buy this one anymore I got this mini of Benefit's The POREfessional Face Primer a few weeks ago on Sephora. It says on the website that this one is a lightweight balm that can quickly minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines and make the skin look smoother. And now I want to share my experience and talk about whether I will purchase the full size. My answer is on the next pic so slide right to the left and check the answer! I used it for about 5 times, not much, because I really don't like it. :( 😢First of all, it doesn't work in terms of minimized the appearance of pores as it claims. The effect on me is not that satisfying. You can check the third pic and see the texture of it. Yes it is lightweight but the coverage is disappointing. It might fit someone who has perfect skin instead of me since my pore is a little bit large and needs something with higher coverage. 😢Also, it is a little bit cakey. It stuck together into my fine lines which is the major bummer for me. I don't like makeup look when applying this one as my primer. Definitely WON'T repurchase it, not to mention full size. I will go find other products that really fit me.
benefit-The POREfessional Face Primer
Face Primer - Worth It?
On the left side of my face, I applied this smashbox - Photo Finish Oil & Shine Control Matte Primer and kept the other side bare. This primer claims to be a transformative gel-to-powder face primer that feels like clouds and mattifies like magic. It uses skin healthy ingredients like witch hazel, salicylic acid, and zinc to control oil and shine throughout the day. They claim the result is a silky, cloud-like matte finish that helps makeup look better longer. I decided to test the claims about mattifying and prolonging makeup wear. The full size is 1.0 oz for $39, while the trial size is 0.40 oz for $15. . Application: the gel really does feel lightweight when it is first applied and easily spreads across the skin. I’ve had a difficult time lately with primers pulling up my skincare underneath as soon as I apply them, but this seemed promising this far. Immediately I could tell that my skin looked more matte and not as shiny, which I loved. As soon as I tried using my BeautyBlender to apply the Too Faced Born This Way foundation to the primer side (I did the bare side first and then moved onto the primer side so that the bare side wouldn’t get contaminated), my makeup/primer/skincare started pilling. I kept trying to just bounce it into my skin like I normally do, but no luck. I switched to using my It Cosmetics foundation brush and had to use a lot more product in order to even that side out and dust away all the pills that were created. It was so much extra work that wasn’t worth it at all. My skin looked somewhat more matte on the primer side, but that hassle alone made it not worth it to me. . Longevity: . Honestly, both sides looked the same after 8 hours of wear. My foundation had worn away almost equally on both sides and had the same amount of oiliness. My makeup didn’t look an different or better while I’ve been wearing this. It didn’t help prolong the wear or keep my oils at bay at all. . Overall: The hassle of the application of the pilling and taking more product and time made primer not even worth it. Usually my makeup lasts fine whenever I don’t use a primer. My pores might be more noticeable than the could be if I used primer, but this experience reminds me why I’ve given up on purchasing primers because they mostly just seem like duds to me.
smashbox-Photo Finish Oil & Shine Control Matte Primer
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