Friday, February 18, 2011

In Search of the Perfect Makeup Primer

Years ago, I didn't need makeup primer.  In fact, I didn't need foundation, either.  Well, times have changed.  To be more exact, time has changed my skin.  You don't think it will ever happen to you and one day you wake up and wonder whose skin this is.

Why does one need primer?  Mainly to minimize the look of pores and fine lines.  Foundation will then be able to be applied smoothly, evenly, and won't fade away.  Some younger faces like to just use the primer without foundation. 
This is my journey towards finding the perfect primer.  At least the last three products I've used.  I got hooked on primer when I tried Aloette's Flawless HP Rapid Skin Perfection.  Yes, that's a long name for a small product.  However, it is fantastic!  I have very large pores (especially on my nose, as do many oily-skinned) and this wonderful stuff made them virtually disappear.  However, I had received it as a hostess gift.  When I went to reorder, I realized this wonderful stuff costs $59.95 for 1 ounce!  Yikes.  With somewhat of a private martyr's attitude, I didn't place an order.

I am an Arbonne consultant.  I don't sell, I just buy at a reduced rate.  I ordered their Makeup Primer.  List price:  $36.  It made my skin feel silky, but didn't do the job of hiding pores even half as well.

Then I found Urban Decay's Complexion Primer Potion - Pore Perfecting.  Another very long name.  If Aloette is a 10, Urban Decay is a 9.75.  It really is good.  And with a list price of $30, it's half the price!  In fact, you can get it on Amazon even cheaper.  Urban Decay also has a Brightening formula.  In case that's what you may need/want/can't live without.  (Full disclosure:  No one is paying me anything to write this post.  I just thought I'd share this oh-so-highly valuable information.  But, if you click on "Amazon" or "Brightening" above, it will go to my Amazon associate link.  Just so you know.)

Oh, two more things.  All of the above products make your skin feel wonderful.  And all of the above products last quite a long time.  You don't have to buy the product very often. 

Perhaps I've done you a great service and this makeup primer review gave you just the solution you've been looking for.  Or perhaps not.

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  1. I LOVE my Sheer Cover Base Perfector!!!! It totally works!!!

  2. Not sure if we get those up here, but it can't hurt to look. I have Rosacea and it's not been fun to try to even out the skin tone. Most recently what I had been using successfully for years, just isn't doing it for me any more. I've been seriously thinking of just going natural and leaving all this make-up behind. There are better things I can do with my money, for sure! Will think on it some more! Have a great week-end!

  3. Hey there missie, you might want to check out my blog this morning as one of your progeny is featured:-D I'm so glad I've gotten to know you and your wonderful family... what a blessing you are to us♥

  4. Lady Dorothy, I miss your blog entries. <3 I wanted you to know.

    I think of you often... pray for you everyday... wonder how things are going in the household. You know that *I know* and that I'm praying for you extra, because of that fact.

    Love you!!

  5. I think you have touched on a product I need. I too have oily skin (and to think I thought it would end with my teenage years) and large pores. This might be the ticket!

    My blog will very much remain me.Thank you from the bottom of my heart for leaving such a supportive comment.

  6. I had read your post earlier last month, and kept it in mind for when I had a little extra cash later. So, today, I ordered the complexion primer potion that you last mentioned in your post. I am looking forward to trying it out. Thanks for your helpful post.


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