Showing posts with label primer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label primer. Show all posts

June 15, 2010

for shine-free dollfaces...


hiya dollfaces!! i'm always on the hunt for a good primer. a few months ago i visited seattle and after alittle sephora haulage came home with this primer right here.




it is the sephora brand base zero brillance anti-shine primer. i am always on the search for a primer that keeps my oily skin shine in check. i'm not looking for a miracle worker that stops oil production forever. all i ask is that it cut down my mid-afternoon shine. and this baby does the trick. after washing my face and letting my moisturizer soak in - this is key- i apply a pea sized amount like so...


i only apply primer to my t-zone and leave the drier skin of my cheeks to fend for itself. i let that soak in and then apply foundation as per usual.

here are my observations...

pros:

blends in easily and soaks in completely

controls shine for about 4 to 5 hours

very light feeling

doesn't interfere with regular makeup

sanitary tube

excellent value! one tube is about $18 and it has lasted me over 5 months so far!

cons:

it does melt! be careful storing it during the summer months!

don't store it on its head! it may pour out! store it by lying the tube down.

if you use a matte foundation, it may take some work to blend into skin that has been primed. just wet a sponge with water or fix+ and blend. not a huge problem.

this is purely an anti-shine primer. it does not fill in pores or create a smooth base for easy foundation application.

the doll lowdown

awesome product if you are inclined to shiny noses! a must have for the upcoming summer months. definitely try it out and let me know how it goes!



March 09, 2010

sephora seattle haulage...

cheers dolls! i'm back from seattle and had a blast with the bestie and her boys! on sunday i was able to steal her away for some funzo time downtown. after a couple emerald drops and rose petal martinis at the W hotel we scuttled over to sephora and let the shopping commence... i got a few things that i have been wanting to try out. first up...

buxom lashliner in suede (dark brown)... i have searched high and low for this in suede and finally found it in the emerald city. i am so excited to try it as it promises lash enhancing and conditioning. i have begun using it and will have a full review after i have used it for a month or so. p.s. used it today and the color is fantastic.

sephora base zero brillance anti-shine primer... i read about this on another blog or heard about it on youtube, but for the life of me i can't remember who i heard it from. BLAST! however, i figured i would try it because my skin tends to get oily mid-day and that particular shine really irritates me. so far i've used it twice and am very impressed. i suppose i will be doing a full review on this too. i will give it a few weeks as i need to see if i break out from it. - please no!-

upon entering sephora i knew i wanted a corally lipgloss, but didn't want it to be overpowering. i swatched buxom babes lacey gloss and immediately loved the color. then on closer inspection i saw that it was part of a duo with pixie (a gorgeous light pink) and i was sold. together the duo is $18. i love buying things in smaller sizes like this because i think lipgloss can get to be unhygenic after numerous uses. this way you can use them up and move onto something new. the super bonus with this is they are part of their big and healthy line which promises a fuller lip upon application. i'm not sure about that, but it has amazing dazzle factor and it does make my lips feel minty and tingly (and not cinnamon/burnt ala lip venom)... and super bonus 2... the glosses smell like cotton candy!

last, but not least was a travel size of too faced lash injection. i'm going to let you in on a little secret... i'm obsessed with mascara!! i'm am always on a quest for my perfect one... i picked this up to try it. i am planning a big mascara post so stay tuned. i've used this twice and am very pleased so far.
that's all for now dolls! hope your week is great thus far!