Is the Hype Real? We Tested 5 Popular Primers Designed for Creating a Flawless LookTo not prime is a crime! We put the five most popular primers under the microscope to separate the legit from the ones you can forget.
We are always chasing a flawless makeup look, Cherie's editors are no exception. A product should be added as a part of your skincare routine: it can prevent endless touch-ups and smooth out those pesky flaws. Yeah, primer is worth to note and talk about. Using a right primer is a critical step in getting our makeup to perform the way it should be. If you're a makeup junkie like us, you know that there are various primers out there who are claiming to be the masters of covering up large pores, preventing smudged eye makeup, or fixing other complexion problems. To verify whether they really work, we specially purchased these popular word-of-mouth primers and put them through the gauntlet! 12-Hour Shine Control / 16-Hour Wear As the shine control member of the Too Faced PEACH Makeup line, this primer is packed in a cute pink tube and is said to be a superstar.
Dec. 26, 2019
Too FacedPrimed & Peachy PrimerFIRST IMPRESSION: * Texture and Color: Creamy but not thick, pinky-beige color * Smell: Peachy but a bit artificial * Sensation: Cooling * Finished Look: Matte skin without dryness HOW DID WE TEST IT: * Step 1: Added one pump of Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Perfecting Primer on the left part of the test area, meanwhile kept the right side without application. * Step 2: Then, we applied a layer of Jasmine body oil from Herbivore on the whole test area to simulate an extremely oily skin condition. RESULT: After waiting for around 10 minutes, we covered the test area with two blotting papers. The left blotting paper appeared to be less oily than the right oily patch. RATING: 4 Stars (Well done, Too Faced!) Blurs Aways Pores and Imperfects with Layers of SilkA best-seller at Sephora, it claims to 'diminish the look of pores, fines lines, and imperfections.'FIRST IMPRESSION: Texture and Color: Balmy with a pink tone Smell: A fresh floral scent Sensation: Thick but absorbs in minutes Finished Look: Nourished and glowing skin HOW DID WE TEST IT: * Step 1: Yeah, we know those two wooden sticks seem a bit odd, but this was our way of imitating uneven skin accurately! The surface of the wood mimics the ventilation, absorption, lines, and imperfections of textured skin. * Step 2: We applied a layer of primer on the left wooden stick and kept the right one clean, then we put foundation on both sticks. RESULT: The test results surprised us! Not only did it help with the texture problems, but Silk Canvas Protective Primer also helped bring out the makeup’s pigmentation! RATING: 5 Stars (The hype is real, approved!) All Day Hydration and All Day HoldWinning the Allure Best of Beauty award, this newly dropped primer by Milk Makeup is blowing up on YouTube right now and has a ton of positive reviews.
Milk MAKEUPHydro Grip PrimerFIRST IMPRESSION: Texture and Color: Translucent gel with a green tone Smell: Fragrance-free Sensation: Watery and cooling Finished Look: Hydrating and appearance of soft skin HOW DID WE TEST IT: * Step 1: Added one pump of the primer on the upper part of the arm and kept the lower part naked. * Step 2: Using a moisture detector to test just how hydrated it left our skin. RESULT: On the area with bare skin, we got a reading of 11% moisture on the skin detector, while the area with primer had a much higher moisture level, a whopping 19%! RATING: 4.5 Stars (Congratulations Hydro Grip Primer, you proved yourself!) Conceal Redness EffortlesslyIt’s said to conceal redness, and repel water, so your foundation lasts longer. Such a big-name brand should stand up to the challenge. As one of the OG primer products, we challenged Hourglass to our no-filter test.
HOURGLASSVeil Mineral Primer SPF 15FIRST IMPRESSION: Texture and Color: White fluid texture Smell: A light mineral scent Sensation: Thin and smooth, but a bit of a silicon feel Finished Look: Matte and even-textured HOW DID WE TEST IT: * Step 1: Unfortunately for our colleague, and much to our delight, she had broken out with spots that day and had visible red spots that needed concealing. Just in time to put this primer to the test! * Step 2: Applied primer to the areas with redness. RESULT: The redness and visibility of acne improved significantly, giving Cherie’s skin a brightening effect. However, the luminous effect did bring out some white casting, which isn’t ideal for those with a darker skin tone. RATING: 3.5 Stars (Helpful to some, harmful to others!) Ensures Vibrant, Crease-Free Wear for Up to 24 HoursDon't let the festive fun packaging fool you! This Urban Decay Primer claims to help you 'stay vibrant and crease-free,' a limited-edition Honey Eyeshadow Primer Potion Ornament from Urban Decay, this holiday exclusive looked right up our alley!
URBAN DECAYHoney Eyeshadow Primer Potion OrnamentFIRST IMPRESSION: Texture and Color: Gold-toned liquid with glitters Smell: Odorless Sensation: Weightless on skin Finished Look: Glittery, matte finish HOW DID WE TEST IT: * Step 1: To test the full power of this primer, we chose a very pigmented Tom Ford eyeshadow, shade 26, to get a good sense of staying power. * Step 2: We layered the Urban Decay Honey Eyeshadow Primer on the left part of the test area and kept the right test area naked. * Step 3: We applied the same amount of eyeshadow on both sides and observed the difference in pigmentation. * Step 4: Scrubbed both test areas to see how the primer would work to keep its long-lasting effect. RESULT: The area with primer obviously worked better, bringing out exceptionally clearer pigmentation, especially when the shadows had glitter and shimmer or when it was a darker shade. The long-lasting effect also impressed us! RATING: 5 Stars (Magical formula! In Urban Decay, we trust!) Have you tried any of these primers before? Tell us what you think about our little experiment, and if you got similar results? Want us to put other brands or products to the test? Tell us and Cherie will get back to the lab!
MilkMakeup - Blur Stick - great if you're in a hurry. I will say I've had issues with it clumping on my skin where there is more texture, so it's not my "go to gal" Urban Decay Primer Potion (anti-aging formula) When I'm going to wear a heavier eye look, this is usually the one I reach for. It holds the look in place really well and helps prevent creasing Tatcha Silk Canvas - my Holy Grail of priming. This stuff is magic. It's the closest to perfect I've found so far. The consistency is smooth and silky, and leaves your skin feeling the same. Not only does it prime your skin well but it also improves your skin over time. .
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Derm Q&A Zoom Panel🎤
Is skincare at the top of your resolution list? 💫 We can help! We're partnering with TWO amazing dermatologists,@skindocminaand@Culskinto answer your skincare questions in an EXCLUSIVE zoom panel this month. There will also be a derm-curated selection of FREE skincare goodies sent to all attendees. Want a chance to join? We're giving away 5 seats right here on cherie! How to enter: - Comment with a skin question you always wanted to ask a derm Disclaimer: Must be 18+ years of age to enter, open to US and CANADA residents only. Begins 1/06/2021 and ends on 1/13/2021 at 11:59 PM PST. Winners will be selected on 1/14/2021. Winners will be chosen at random & will be sent a Direct Message (DM) for further information shortly after selection. Winners must respond to DM within 24 hours to claim their seat. If failure to respond to DM within 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
NEW FIND! And I’m pleasantly surprised!?
It was time to get a new moisturizer. I was currently using the HONEST - Hydrogel Cream paired with the PAULA'S CHOICE - Omega+ Complex Moisturizer , RADHA BEAUTY - Rosehip Oil , and timeless SKIN CARE - Squalane Oil 100% Pure because I have pretty dry skin. I love both of those moisturizers (although I’m not fond of all the Paula’s choice Omega+ complex moisturizer ingredients, but I loooooove the texture and feeling of it ) and love my oils (I won’t stop using the oils), but knew I needed a richer cream and also wanted to keep it down to just one cream, for time and my bank accounts sake. So if you’ve seen my last post, I was deciding between 3 brands but I couldn’t decide and was also nervous to try a new moisturizer, even though I knew I needed one, because I’m also acne prone so a new moisturizer to me was just terrifying lol. I was about to just get my usual HONEST - Hydrogel Cream because I knew it didn’t break me out and I like it a lot, although not quite as moisturizing as I need, it was on the safer side and I can’t imagine going a day without a moisturizer on this Sahara desert of a face!!! But then I discovered this brand I’ve never seen before? It’s called Awake Human. It’s not even a listing on Cherie for me to add the product! I read the ingredients and was intrigued (scroll through pics to see ingredients list), but because of my fear of new moisturizers, I was hesitant.. but I decided to bite the bullet because the ingredients looked amazing, was cheaper than Paula’s choice and the honest beauty’s moisturizer, but had the same amount of product. I received it a few days ago and I am in love!!!!! Soooooo rich and creamy and hydrating feeling, and it had the same smooth, rich, texture as the Paula’s Choice omega moisturizer, that I love so much!!! It comes in a nice little pump type of packaging, which I like. Keeps bacteria and gunk out. If you scroll through my pictures, you’ll see it. And a little bit goes a long way! The picture you see of the product on my fingers is the amount I use, but you can totally use less, especially if you have more oily or normal skin. I just like a lot of moisturizer! Lol I’ve noticed my face is much less dry feeling and looks smoother with less texture. I will keep you updated, but I think this is my new fave!!!! I’m so excited lol. Here the link the purchase: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NWXJYVK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_YHI-Fb9BRJKT0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 If you’re hesitant but intrigued like I was, I strongly encourage you to just try it. And if it happens that doesn’t work for your face, because remember, everyone is different and skincare is not a one size fits all, then it would most definitely be a really really nice hand cream, that would fit nicely in your bag. Have you heard of this brand before? And if so, have you used anything from them?
HOW TO ROUND 2: EASIEST INTENSE WING LINER
Why hello there! I’m continuing on my how to tutorials. I really like this series breaking down all makeup trends and putting up how to tutorials for all makeup artist levels for makeup trends. Continuing on the wing liner, I used a liquid liner for my wing tutorial which is what I normally do. But liquid liners are not very beginner friendly. So this tutorial will teach you how to create an intense wing liner using a matte black eyeshadow. So check out the tutorial above to see how I achieve a wing liner using eyeshadow. Next tutorial will be the last of the wing liners. Products used: ￼COLOURPOP - Stone Cold Fox Shadow Palette ￼MORPHE - M165 Angle Liner and Brow Brush ￼MORPHE - M217 Bent Liner Brush Until tomorrow Xoxo 💋 #CherieCreator
24kt gold facial 🌟
How many of your packages arrived late?! 😩My Glo30 facial wais STILL on time though! I seriously live for these facials! 🙌🏾 and this one included 24K gold leaf to help boost microcirculation and smoothness 💆🏾♀️ have you tried GOLD skincare products?!
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