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Category Archives: Makeup Primer

LORAC Unzipped Palette Swatches, Photos, Review

I can’t rave enough about the new LORAC Unzipped Pallet, exclusive to Sephora. If you like nude and neutral shades, forget Urban Decay Naked 2, and look to this instead! Unlike the Naked 2 Palette, which was a bit too shimmery for my tastes and for most daily makeup looks for anyone over 25-30 or… Continue Reading

Murad Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer Review

Murad Hybrids are makeup oriented products that do more than cover. So they basically aim for double duty. The entire line is full of quality products, but there are a couple of the Murad Hybrids that particularly stand out for me. The first of those is  Murad Skin Perfecting Primer Matte Finish. Murad’s Matte finish… Continue Reading

Top Summer Makeup Tips

Avoid Makeup Melt With These Top Summer Makeup Tips From melting and dripping to sticky messes, the summer months can really take a toll on your makeup. As the temperatures rise and summer creeps in, it is important to remember some important summer makeup tips to keep you looking your best, even in the heat.… Continue Reading

How to Apply Eye Makeup

As part of our back to basics series, here are some tips on applying eye makeup. Most women know that achieving that natural eye-popping look requires a good deal of patience, experience and knowledge. Whether you are applying cosmetics for a day at the office or for a night on the town, some basic eye… Continue Reading

The Best Makeup Primer

The best makeup primer is a multi-tasker. Makeup primer should smooth the skin, fill lines, absorb oil, and allow makeup or foundation to last longer. The magic ingredient for all of this is usually silicone, which is why the makeup primers on this list all have that as an ingredient. I find that most silicone… Continue Reading

Mehron Velvet Finish Skin Primer

Mehron is a theatrical makeup company that happens to have some great products for everyday use. One of those is their Velvet Finish Primer, which combines a great makeup primer with Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Aloe Vera Extract, for antioxidant protection, anti-aging, and moisturizing. I love this stuff. I’m a big fan of using… Continue Reading

Per-fekt Skin Perfection Gel: Primer, Anti-Aging, and Light Makeup in One

Per-fekt Beauty Skin Perfection Gel is an interesting product. It basically is a tinted primer, making it perfect for a sheer smooth look or as a base for makeup. But it also adds Alpha Lipoic Acid and Vitamins A and E for anti-aging properties. I am rather in love with the stuff! As a primer,… Continue Reading

Exuviance Matte Perfection

I am in love with this mattifier!  Exuviance Matte Perfection is a light, oil-free gel primer.  Aside from acting as a mattifier, it also contains  Mandelic Acid, a naturally occurring Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) found in almonds, and Gluconolactone to improve uneven pigmentation and roughness.  Mandelic Acid can also help a bit with acne. The… Continue Reading

Etude House BB Magic Cream SPF 30 and Foundation Review

Update! Look for Etude House, especially the BB Magic Cream at YesStyle.com or on  COSME-DE.COM.  YesStyle is my preferred source for Asian items. It is a great online store! Etude House is a South Korean cosmetics brand that sells out of stores fashioned as adorable princess type houses. If you are able to get it… Continue Reading

Neutrogena Skin Soothing Eye Tint

Neutrogena Skin Soothing Eye Tint is a fun little cream eye shimmer, good for use as a light illuminizing base or as a targeted highlight. I find the the tint to be a pretty good way to add a subtle shimmer without going overboard.  This can also be used elsewhere on the face. I like… Continue Reading