Monday, March 1, 2010

BELLE SPOTLIGHT


I've had numerous friends tell me about the benefits of makeup primers in recent months and I finally decided to give one a try. Jordana raves about the Smashbox primer and S loves the Laura Mercier primer. I was on the fence about which one to get but decided to try the Make Up Forever HD Microperfecting Primer. They're all oil-free but I didn't love the smell of the Laura Mercier primer and was told that because the Smashbox primer contains silicone it can cause breakouts for people with sensitive skin (which I have) - hence going with Make Up Forever. I've been using the primer for about 2 weeks and I absolutely love it. The main benefit I've found is that my makeup now lasts and looks fresh all day. In the past, I'd find that my blush would fade and the intensity of my eyeshadow would decrease by the end of the day. Now, my makeup looks freshly applied all day - which I love. I really can't recommend a primer enough!

5 comments:

  1. Primers are all the rage! I bought the Smashbox product but have barely used it - I think I need to give it another shot. Also, I think you should do a post on the merits of Blink mascara.

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  2. Such a good idea - Blinc will be my next post!

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  3. Interesting, do you put the primer on your eyelids? I have a special Smashbox eyelid primer that I use sometimes...

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  4. I do. The Make Up Forever primer is a lotion so when I put it on, I put it on my entire face.

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  5. I love Blinc! Now I'm using the mascara and liquid eyeliner. No smudging!!!

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