Category: Primer

Fancie Faves

LORAC Mega Pro 3 Palette, Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette, Tarte Rogue The Lip Sculptor Lipstick and Gloss, Becca Backlight Priming Filter, Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil, Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water, MAC Copper Face Compact

No matter how much new makeup I buy I always find myself reaching for some of the same products over and over again. Of course, I like to switch a few things up from time to time but when it comes to certain products I like to just stick to what works. Especially when I’ve got a busy schedule ahead of me. That’s why I ended up keeping the same handful of products in rotation last month. Nothing’s better than a quick everyday beat with your faves!

Hello, Again Smashbox!

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation 4.2, Smashbox Color Correcting Stick Dark

There are a lot of brands out there that don’t always get the love and recognition they deserve and Smashbox is certainly one of them. After discovering the magic of Smashbox recently, I decided to start paying a little more attention to the brand and trying out more products. If their blush and eyeshadow is good stuff then there has to be other hidden gems too, right? Right! Smashbox is actually a solid brand all around in terms of both color and complexion. But what Smashbox really excels in is complexion. For years, Smashbox has received the most love for their extensive collection of primer for all skin types and concerns. However, Smashbox isn’t all primer. They’ve got some other great complexion goodies too!


Milani Prime Perfection Hydrating + Pore Minimizing Face Primer Review

Milani Prime Perfection Hydrating + Pore Minimizing Face Primer

Finding a good foundation and concealer is important if you like a flawlessly beat face but so is finding a solid primer. Since I’ve been working in the beauty industry, I’ve learned that most women don’t understand the importance of using primer. From Bobbi Brown to Ulta, I hear a lot of complaints like, “My foundation just doesn’t last throughout the day without sliding off.” Or, “My skin is so dry that every foundation looks cakey and emphasizes my dryness.” Either way, my response is almost always, “Are you using a primer?” About 95% of the time the answer is no and to me that’s insane. Primer is super important guys!

A good primer not only helps to lock your foundation in place but it also helps address certain skin concerns like controlling oil, smoothing out flaky, dry skin and more. I used to think that primer wasn’t necessary when I first started wearing makeup but now I can’t live without it. I’ve sorta become a primer junkie because I’m addicted to the way they lend such a huge helping hand in applying my foundation and making it look flawless all day.


Laura Geller Bronze Spackle Tinted Under Make-Up Primer Review

Laura Geller Spackle Tinted Under Make-Up Primer in Bronze

Spring is finally starting to rear its pretty little head so you know what that means. It’s time to glow! I actually love to glow all year round but sunny skies and warm weather really brings out my inner bronze goddess and makes me want to glow like no tomorrow with the sun bouncing off my skin making it sparkle and shine like gold. My favorite way to glow is usually with a solid highlighter but I recently discovered Laura Geller’s Bronze Spackle Tinted Under Make-Up Primer and now I’m hooked on illuminating primers to make my skin glow like crazy. Yeah baby!


Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Blur Primer Review

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Blur Primer Review

Most people seem to struggle and complain about their oily skin problems. But things could be worse. You could have, gasp, dry skin problems. My makeup probably won’t end up sliding off my face by the end of the day but that doesn’t mean that having dry skin is a walk in the park either.

For starters, people with dry skin have to mega-moisturize with lotions, creams, oils and everything in between to keep our skin from looking all flaky and gross. Then we have to layer on more creams and such to combat those pesky signs of aging which develop and show twice as quickly on dry skin. See? Dry skin ain’t easy!

NYX Honey Dew Me Up Serum & Primer Review

NYX Honey Dew Me Up Primer Serum

It’s no secret that I’m a lean mean lipstick junkie machine. But what you probably didn’t know is that I love dewy, glowing skin just as much as I love a bold lip. ‘Cause what goes better with bold lips than a beautiful radiant complexion? Since I’ve pulled my out my poppin’ orange YSL lipstick I’ve been all about the glow lately from beginning to end.