Monday, January 18, 2010

Primer... my FAV!!!

It's been a while I know today I will talk about my most favorite item in my makeup kit that is... Primer. This is something I never knew about until a few years ago and when I tried it this product changed my life and I'm not being dramatic it really did change my life!!! You put primer on after moisturizer but before base it does basically in easy terms what paint primer does for paint on walls. It helps eliminate any patches or helps smooth over your face to help keep the paint on or in makeup terms your base or powder if you only wear powder on longer/all day.
It really helps eliminate pores and helps so base applies a lot smoother.
I really have only tried 2 kinds of primer but both I love.

First is MAC's Prep+Prime this is the first primer I ever tried and the first time I fell in love and I must say I am still a die hard fan! This stuff is AMAZING! It looks a like lotion but once applied you don't know it's on and it's hard to kind of explain but once applied you know your skin is protected and it works just like glue to keep your base on all day! I still love this stuff.
MAC's website's description of the product is:
An ultra-fluid lotion formulated with special-effect silicones. Calms and soothes the skin, blots away excess oil, and evens out skin redness. Improves the laydown and application of foundation or powder.
This product is $25.00 you don't use very much per application and can last 6-9 months or longer depending on how often you use it.
Available @ Nordstroms or

This is the next primer I have used I love it just as much I feel it works just as well as MAC's product and don't you just love the name... That Gal it's so fun!!! I feel when I put this on not only does it help keep my base on but my face gets kind of a glow to it. And who does not want a glow right???
Benefit Cosmetics site says:
Our silky pink primer takes your complexion from dull to darling! Simply smooth on for the look of brighter, smoother skin.
To help re-brighten your complexion throughout the day, gently pat on.
This costs 28.00 so the price is pretty comparable and again little is needed to go around so the product should last you about 6 months or longer depending on how often used. I have not used this product as much so I am not 100% sure on how long it will last.
Available @ Ulta or www.

Because I am a primer girl I use this basically with every application with base. I can tell when I have not used primer as I feel my base comes off quicker during the day! I know there are many other brands out there with similar products these are just a few that I have tried, if you have not tried primer you should go buy some it is definitely worth the money!!!