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Sunday, March 7, 2010

To prime or not to prime ,that is the question?

Primers,they can be your best friend if you choose the right one! There are foundation primers,eyeshadow primers,and even lash and lip primers!!But why do we need them and what exactly is there purpose??
Well first off lets talk about foundation primers,It creates a barrier between your skin & the foundation and helps the foundation go on smoothly.Some good ones even smooth out wrinkles !!Bascially they make your makeup stay "put"! You can go dancing all night long and not worry about about it coming off!

Soo here are some of the best ones you should give a try ,

This is the one that most makeup artists like myself use,because it really works well,you can purchase it any Sephora and i think that Shoppers drugmart now carries it also,they are starting to carry a lot more great makeup brands and i love that you get optimium points for shopping there.Cost about $36.00

Okay and for all those ladies who want to save some money and have oily to combo skin,i have a cheap alternate that actually works!! Now dont think im crazy but a lot of ladies use Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel as a Foundation Primer!! Yes it sounds very weird and i  have no idea who discovered this , but it works!Most of the ingredients are actually the same ingredients in regular primers sold in different makeup lines. As the anti -chafing gel is meant for skin already, it doesn't cause any problems applying it to the skin on the face. 
At about 8.00 for a fairly large tube, it's a great deal!

Okay what about shadow primers? I hate when i get a crease in my shadow or it starts wearing off half way through the night!!Soo before u put on your shadow use these -

Too faced  -Shadow Insurance-
Your full-coverage insurance policy against all fading creasing melting blurring oil-slicked and hard-to-blend eye shadow accidents. Its silicone-based eyeshadow primer transforms any eye shadow into a perfectly blendable color-drenched intensified version of itself then locks it down perfectly until you take it off. Its skin soothing formula evens out the skin tone on your lids and smoothes out lines while it secures a barrier between the oils of your skin and your makeup so no shadow catastrophes will ever happen again. Cost about $18.00 at Shoppers.

A cheaper option that i use regulary is GOSH EYE SHADOW BASE is a silky soft, creamy base in stick form, which makes for easy application. Since it is extremely waterproof, it gives all forms of eye shadow a beautiful appearance and makes your favourite shadow last longer, making it perfect for eyes that easily tear up.
It has a high melting point so even under hot skies, the eye shadow remains perfect.!!

The creamy consistency is easy to apply to the eyelid and to tone out either with a finger or with an applicator/brush. Apply your favourite eye shadow on top. Blend the eye shadow into the GOSH Eye Shadow Base and your eye shadow will last the whole day. You can buy this at shoppers around $14.00.

Okay soo tommorrow i will talk about Lip  Primers!!STayy tuned :) Please leave comments about what primer you use or if you use any,i would love to hear!

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