NARS vs. Urban Decay, for eye primer, the winner is...
I bought them from Ulta a year ago. Both eye primers are very hype. My eye makeup is easily massed up in summer. Thus, eye primer is a key step for summer makeup. I use it after applying foundation. NARS - Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
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Trying out my Tarte sale haul!
I received my haul from the Tarte sale and tried out a number of the products in the Gift & Glam Collectors Set and Party Time Trio Color Collection with this look. My favourite product I received is the Gift & Glam interchangeable palette; the shadows are lovely and buttery with very little fall out, easy to blend and good colour payoff 👌🏻 the highlighter was also very pretty with decent colour payoff. Runner up for favourite is the Sea H2O gloss from the Party Time Trio; the gloss applies smoothly, has a nice applicator, isn’t sticky and the included colour Ribbon is so pretty. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 PRODUCTS USED: ❤️ FACE ❤️ URBAN DECAY - Naked Skin Beauty Balm SPF20 MAC - Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation (NW22) INGLOT - Under Eye Concealer (95) INGLOT - INGLOT Cream Concealer (58 - peach shade for colour correcting) Too Faced - Chocolate Matte Soleil Bronzer (Milk Chocolate) tarte - Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush (Paaarty) LA MER - The Powder (05 Translucent) 🧡 EYES 🧡 URBAN DECAY - Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion tarte - Gift & Glam Collector's Set (also used for highlighter) ZOEVA - Graphic Eyes+ (Back to Black) tarte - Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara 💛 BROWS 💛 ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Brow Powder Duo (Soft Brown) ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Clear Brow Gel 💚 LIPS 💚 MAC - MAC Lip Pencil (Subculture) MAC - MAC Matte Lipstick (Honey Love) tarte - Sea H2O Lip Gloss (Ribbon)
WHY YOU NEED EYESHADOW PRIMER
If you have oily skin like me, you probably have oily eyelids. If you have oily eyelids, your eye makeup is probably not lasting for as long you really want it to, right? That’s where a good eyeshadow primer comes in. I used to think they were a gimmicky product, but when I tried using one, I knew there was no going back. It stopped any eyeshadow creasing and my makeup looked flawless all day. What an eye primer does is perfectly prepare your eyelid skin for makeup and increase the longevity. They’re usually silicone-based and dry down to a slightly tacky finish. However, what an eyeshadow primer doesn’t do is completely blank out your eyelid. Usually, they have no coverage. On darker skin tones, they might have a bit of a white cast, but that’s not a problem since you’ll be covering it with eyeshadow anyway. However, the lack of coverage isn’t a problem for me—I’m going over my eyelid with eyeshadow, anyway. IMO, it’s not necessary to use a colored base (like concealer) to cover eyelids unless you are laying down a white base for bright eyeshadow. Most people don’t actually need to conceal their eyelids! For comparison photos, I used primer on my right eye (your left). Here’s how I make my eye makeup last all day with an eyeshadow primer. In the comparison photo, you’ll notice that the side without primer looks less blended and just not as good overall—even though I used the same techniques and products (except for the primer, of course!) ➡️STEP ONE: Apply a tiny dab of eyeshadow primer on your lid. ➡️STEP TWO: A little goes a long way—dab this around your entire lid until it’s all blended in. ➡️STEP THREE: Set the primer with a translucent powder or an eyeshadow that matches your skin tone. This does two important things: first, setting the eyeshadow primer ensures that it’s going to be budge-proof. Secondly, it’s going to ensure that your eyeshadow blends flawlessly, instead of catching and skipping on the primer, leading to an uneven blend. ➡️STEP FOUR: After setting the primer, you can proceed with your eye look as you want! Using a primer even helps if you only wear eyeliner on your lids. My two favorites are the Urban Decay Primer Potion and Milani Eyeshadow Primer. In fact, I would say that the Milani is a drugstore dupe of the UD Primer!
My true destiny: Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Age: 23 Eye color: Dark Brown Skin Tone: Fair Skin Type: Combination, dry on cheeks and oily in T-zone and eyelids I don’t think I needed an eyeshadow base or primer until I found that my eyeshadow would always disappear because of the “crease” on my eyelids. I asked my bestie and she told me that a good primer might be useful to prevent this awkward situation, so I started to look for good eye base products. I firstly had tried UD shadow primer which has the most reviews (almost 7.3k) on Sephora online shop, but it disappointed me as I would keep shedding tears after applying it around my eyes… I went to the Sephora in down town Santa Monica, and the sales recommended NARS’s smudge proof eyeshadow base for me. I bought it for $26 with a 20% discount. The effect is amazing. Actually, it completely changed my eye makeup!!! This was definitely the missing piece. I bought the original color which is almost invisible when applied. It’s fragrance-free. The texture is very lightweight and it creates a seamless canvas which keeps cream and powder eye color looking brilliant, fresh, and just-applied all day. I usually sweep a thin layer onto my eyelids and blend it with my fingertips. It blends well and dries in just seconds. For me, I prefer to fill in my eyebrows in the gap, then follow with the eyeshadows. You should believe me that even in summer, you will have your eyeliners and shadows in their place after a whole day out. You can see from the pics I attached, it’s obvious that the color and persistence are both different with & without this primer. With this lovely stuff, I never worry about if my eyeliner is smudging or my eyeshadow is moving. It “locks” my eye makeups in place. One piece could last for 6-7 months if used daily. I’ve already used up two pieces. Definitely my must-repurchase. I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT THIS MAGICAL PRODUCT!
For summer makeup, you can't miss this key step!👀
An eye primer is an essential tool for summer makeup. I use Nars setting powder and foundation and I also have used thisNARS - Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base for a year. Its natural texture is a white, tasteless paste that makes our eyeshadow look brighter and more durable, and it doesn't come off easily when rubbed with your fingers. There wasn't much smell. I remember when I was taking my photo, my sister, who was trying on my makeup, was holding a pot of white paste in her hand, but What I was taking was black, which required black eye shadow. I was especially curious and asked, "What's this?” She patiently told me that this is an eye primer that many makeup artists use and that it's a good moisturizer that can keep eye makeup look going all day. It was about $25. Usage: I usually apply proper amount of it after using foundation first, and apply it on the eyelid with fingers. Next, girls can first draw eyebrows and wait the eye primer fully absorb, and then apply eye shadow. This Nars eye primer is very moisturized, with a little bit of white texture and a little bit of shine. Tips: A girl might ask if eye primer comes in a variety of colors, like foundation, and I would say yes. You can choose an eye shadow base primer according to the eye shadow. Some are transparent and some are champagne, which can be used as eyeshadow.
The Secret to Lasting Eyeshadow All Day!
Milani eyeshadow primer is one of the best-kept drugstore beauty secrets that I am actually tempted not to share. An affordable influencer favorite that is vegan and cruelty-free, the primer is a godsend for my oily eyelids, especially during hot summer days. If you have not experimented with eyeshadow primers yet, I recommend that you give it a try to attest for the results it gives for your eye look. You can have the perfect eye make-up look but what difference does it make if your eye make-up refuses to stay throughout the day! Eyeshadow primers are important as they are handy make-up items that are specially formulated to prevent eye makeup from creasing and fading — similar to how your favorite face primer does for foundation and blush. Milani eye primer is a lightweight and crease-proof formula that glides on eyelids easily and helps intensify the eyeshadow I use. I find that my eye shadow look also stays on much longer from day into night without any touch-ups. It goes on nude at first and then dies invisIbly on the surface, ready for the eyeshadow color that could be in either powder or gel form. My eyeliner stays on throughout the day too. If I skip the eye primer, eyeliner touch-ups are a must for me halfway through the day. The non-drying primer formula also helps keep fine lines around the eyes at bay. Some people may find the volume of the primer a little small at 0.3 ounces but for its price (USD6.99), but I would say it’s pretty worth it. This packaging works well for me as a little product goes a long way. Each tube could last me for at least six months with daily use.
MILANI-MILANI Eyeshadow Primer
Instant weight loss by collarbone contouring 🤔
You know how we girls sometimes can go out of our way to make us look better. And one extra step I would bother to take when doing makeup in summer is to contouring my collarbones to make them pop and more emphasized, especially when I am wearing crop tops. I mean, when these extra lines and blending can make us look in better shape, there is no loss in learning these tricks, right? I’ve prepared a breakdown of this technique and it’s really easy, now let’s see. · Products you need: ◇ a bronzer product that is pretty deeper than your skin tone ◇ a highlighter ◇ eyeshadows glitters (optional) · Products I used: ◇ Single eyeshadow in the shade “omega” from MAC ◇ Liquid highlighter in the shade “champagne pop” from Becca ◇ Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in the shade “diamond dust” from Stila · Steps and tips: ◇ Use a lotion to moisturize the areas you are going to contour. It’s like you would apply a primer to make your makeup lasts longer and looks better. ◇ Push your shoulders and brush the lines above and underneath your collarbones with the bronzer product of your choice. It’s okay if there are harsh lines and make sure you repeat several times so it will actually make a difference. ◇ Use a beauty blender to blend the bronzer and make it look natural. ◇ Apply the liquid highlighter right on the collarbones. ◇ Dab some glitters from any of your eyeshadows to add some subtle shines. They will look especially great under the sunlight. I personally find the glitter eyeshadow from stila a perfect choice at this step. ◇ You can use a setting spray to set if you worry it would smudge. So here are the steps to create a finely drawn glowy collarbones contouring. Hope it would help you and let me know the results in the comments if you try this out!
stila-Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow
KVD VEGAN BEAUTY - Alchemist Holographic Palette The effect of this holographic highlighter is amazing! It’s a glow effect and it doesn’t change the blush color. I recommend! The Estée Lauder foundation is also very nice, it last 24h and it has a matte effect very pretty. It’s not sticky and I feel like I’m not wearing any foundation!!! :)
ANASTASIA Beverly Hills-ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick
The most unique and most useful Eyeliner Brush
I'm one of those people who can't go out without eyeliner because I like to make my eyes look bigger and brighter. Today I would like to recommend an extraordinary eyeliner brush. It gives a very smooth eyeliner. This product is rarely recommended online, but you'll never buy another eyeliner brush after using it. My recommendation for this time is the Eyeliner Brush from Chanel. The brush holder and bristles are black, and the holder is longer than other eyeliner brushes. The brush holder is of moderate thickness and is perfect for beginners. And when you pick up this eyeliner brush, you will feel really steady, and it's not easy to make mistakes with eyeliner. The bristles are artificial, so they don't hurt the animals, which I'm delighted with. Its bristles are very soft and don't make you feel pain when applying eyeliner. It also has a different brush shape than the other eyeliner brushes. As you can see, the bristles appear thick, but the tip of the eyeliner brush is pointed. I usually use this product to apply cream eyeliner. The eyeliner is exceptionally smooth, the eyeliner's thickness is moderate, and the color does not diminish with the bristles. I've been using this one eyeliner brush for over two months, and I haven't seen any bristle loss, so you can see that the quality is outstanding. Before using this product, it is worth noting that you need to make the front of the brush a little pointier with water. This is probably the only bad thing I want to point out about this product, but it may also be that the bristles are not fixed in shape, so they don't sting when you use them. I bought this eyeliner brush from Chanel's official website, the price is a little higher, about $50 more. Still, the quality of it will definitely last you for many years. Although it is a bit more expensive than some of the other eyeliner brushes, it has good enough quality and a reasonably good price.
CHANEL-LES PINCEAUX DE Eyeliner Brush
Quarantine Video Conference Meetings Look
Since all you have to worry about is chest up, I tried to Add some umph to my look by focusing more on lips and shimmer (on eyes, cheeks and nose) more so than I normally would.
ANASTASIA Beverly Hills-ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick
My cheap daily products
Everything is from either Walmart or Ulta and under $15! With the exception of my AOA BB Cream in shade Medium that was $1 as well as AOA Artista $1 felt tip eyeliner in Brown (for some reason brown eyeliner is just so much more forgiving). I use the found contour palette for all over setting power & all 3 colors work great with my medium skin. Essence 16 hour eyebrow pencil on my brows and under my eyes. On my lips are just a cheap pink lip gloss. Better Than Sex mascara mini I got as a sample from Ulta & good to go! Oh, and a smoky eye palette from e.l.f.❤️
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