Prepped & Primed
From a dewy glow to a matte velvety finish we all want our skin to look flawless – the dilemma is – exactly how do you manage that when you’re not born with it? Every make-up artist will tell you how important the first steps are in prepping your skin for make-up application. You can have the most expensive makeup product in the world, but if your skin is not ready to receive it, like a blank canvas, you could see flaws in your complexion that could so easily have been fixed. Remember even a blank canvas needs to be prepped before you can paint on it.
While there are new innovative base formulas being launched each year, there are still those products that seem to stand the test of time and this primer is one of them. Filled with nourishing plant extracts and antioxidants the formula glides on easily, feels great and extends the efficacy of your foundation.
We’ve all had those days when we recall drinking too much the previous night, but thankfully this very specific primer helps us combat the visual signs of our wanton ways. The secret is in the coconut water and probiotics infused into the primer, it helps replenish and revive the skin and creates the perfect canvas to apply makeup or not.
Although this primer glides on sheer it has this uncanny ability to create a veil of freshness and vitality over the skin. The special extracts and essential oils brighten and firm the skin which helps to minimize the appearance of any imperfections. It is perfect to keep powders or foundations in place longer, but it can also be used alone.
If you’re anything like me you’ll have days when for no reason at all you’re red and blotchy. I seriously hate those days, but Smashbox found the ultimate pick me up, this corrects and neutralizes the skin discoloration and even helps hide those pesky wrinkles.
New packaging hasn’t changed the power of this primer, what has changed is the positive effect it has on those fine lines by including optical blurring pigments and anti-aging ingredients to repair and reverse the signs of aging. So now it not only stays on longer but it also makes you look younger!
If you’re in the need for something to help with that sparkle in your eye, you might want to try the Minor Sin version of this potion, the subtle shine finish is fabulous and lasts all day long.
Blended with Green Tea, Resveratrol antioxidants and SPF50 BSPF this base formula not only hides our imperfections but also prevents further skin damage. The universal tint has a hydrating ingredient Co-Q10 which helps toward moisture maintenance, so you don’t need to worry about dry skin.
It’s not easy getting those perfectly pouty lips especially as you get older, but Clinique created the best solution with this lip primer. As long as you put his on before your lipstick, you’ll notice lines start to disappear and lips begin to firm and feel much smoother, plus no lipstick feathering which is fabulous!
Building our lashes to be sweeping takes work, but instead of layering the mascara and getting spider lashes using a lash primer is so much better. Added Pro Vitamin B5 in the formula conditions the lashes and the custom extra flex brush separates the lashes allowing for optimal coverage.