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Did I find the best primer dupe? 🤔

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francinevega
I think I did 😳 Hear me out, I love the VDL - Lumilayer Primer Fresh
but, it’s esspensive! I love the finish it leaves on the skin, it’s a beautiful hydrating primer that looks gorgeous on many different skin tones but can definitely look too shimmery if you accidentally apply too much. I recently found the essence - Fresh & Fit Awake Primer
and it is AMAZING. It’s definitely a little bit thicker than the VDL primer, but it’s more luminous rather than shimmery and just as the VDL can be worn with or without makeup. As you can see in the last slide they look pretty similar when swatched side to side! The VDL primer is $32 for 1.01 oz and the Essence primer is $5.99, so price wise I think we have a clear winner. Have you tried either of these primers? :)
Mar. 27, 2020
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LINDSAYHOIPKEMIERI LOVE the essence fresh & fit!!
Jul. 11, 2020
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Get ready for a Zoom call with me! 💻
The world is so different now than it was just at the beginning of the year, so much has changed in the last 6+ months. WFH has become the norm for so many and Zoom calls are so normal now! But what do you do when you need to look presentable maybe for an interview or a work meeting but don’t want to produce yourself so much since as soon as you’re done with it you’re just going to continue binging Netflix shows or playing on Mario Kart on your Switch? (Based on a true story lol). Well, you do the bare minimum and stick to my 5-product-10-minute-zoom call makeup routine! It literally takes me 10 min to get this look done and feel like I look good enough to talk to people ☺️ What I use: ⭐️ essence - Fresh & Fit Awake Primer this primer has a slight peachy tint that I feel is enough for me so that I don’t have to go in with foundation or concealer! It also adds so much sheen that I skip highlighter but it blurs “imperfections” at the same time, so it really does it all! ⭐️ Glossier. - Wowder Weightless Finishing Powder after I apply the primer I just touch up with powder on my trouble areas, like around my nose and under eyes and that’s literally all it takes to further perfect my skin. ⭐️ UNDONE BEAUTY - LIP TO CHEEK 3-IN-1 CREAM PALETTE I love these palettes from Undone, they’re so versatile and the colors are so pretty. My favorite lately has been this rosewood shade, looks so pretty on different skin tones and they’re very affordable. ⭐️ wet n wild - Mega Length Mascara this is one of the best drugstore mascaras I’ve ever used. It lengthens, separates and lifts your lashes and can be easily built up for a more voluminous effect. ⭐️ touch in SOL - Fill Up Orange & Pink Parade Eyeshadow Palette this is the star of the show. I just got this palette in PR and I’m already obsessed with it! I used it to define my eyes with a little wing and to blend everything together. It’s beautiful. And that’s it! Presentable for all your Zoom calls 🥰 #CheriePartner
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francinevega
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Listen, this primer is GOOD. It reminds me of the VDL fresh lumilayer primer, but at a much more cost effective price tag ✨ It adds so much luminosity to my skin, blurs ‘imperfections’ and is just fabulous overall, definitely one of the best primers I’ve tried including drugstore, high end, everything! I don’t notice a change in the longevity or wear of my makeup but it definitely preps the skin by adding so much glow and radiance, if you’re into that you’ll definitely like this primer. I included a photo of it swatched on my hand, the left side is just my bare skin, right is my skin with the primer. Last slide is how my makeup looks after a few hours of prepping my skin with this product 💗 essence - Fresh & Fit Awake Primer
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