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Best Makeup Tips # 2 Priming the Eyebrows✮ 2016

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I really love writing this new series; even though it’s just my second chapter, I am filled with excitement when I see that new theme on my blogging schedule.  Last week, I share my Best Makeup Tip #1: Wet Baking (under eye area); today, it’s all about the eyebrows. First thing first, if you are still intimidated with the whole filling your eyebrows process, practice do make perfect!! Brows really frame our face and, without a doubt, it makes for a complete, stunning makeup look.

Tip # 2


Priming the Eyebrows

This TIP comes from Tina (The Fancy Face): last year, she stated that priming her eyebrows had been a godsend! You know me, a doubting Thomas, I just had to try it for myself. Believe me ladies, after my first try, I heard Angels sing (my God, I’m going crazy with my church vocabulary and expressions)!

This is so logical when you think about it; we prime everything else, so why not our brows…

Steps


1.

Apply a layer (not too much) of any eye or face primer that you own. It may be time to dust off all these deluxe samples that we always get with our orders and never use.

Makeup Tip #2: Priming Your Eyebrows

2.

Wait… WAIT!!! Let the product sit and sink in for at least 10 minutes.  I usually use this waiting period to put on my foundation and concealer!

3.

Brush the excess product with a spoolie or a toothbrush like Tina (that she obviously uses for this purpose only)..

4.

Proceed to do your brows as usual.

Makeup Tip #2: Priming Your Eyebrows

The Result


I find that this technique helps the application of all different brow products (pomade, brow wiz and powders) and at the end of the day, my brows look somehow more natural. This TIP also allows my products to stay put all day long, without fading !!!

Funny Story


Makeup Tip #2: Priming Your Eyebrows

Couple of months back, I was at Shoppers Drug Mart (Pharmaprix) and I saw in the «Final Sale» section, the Stila Stay All Day Prime & Anti-Shine Balm at $10CAN instead of $40CAN! My “I can’t resist a deal” side made me buy it without any hesitation and mostly without even looking at the reviews on this balm.

Home Sweet Home, still exhilarated to have found such a deal, I googled some reviews to realize that all in all, this product was considered mediocre to say the least. But, my “I’m sure it will work on me and all those reviews are wrong because I’ve just made a super deal” side thought it would be OK: WRONG! It’s such a bad primer; it totally disturbs all the foundation applied over it. At that point, I thought I just might have thrown $10 in the fire since Final Sale usually means no return/no refund… Back to today’s TIP, when I told you to dust off your primers’ deluxe samples, in my case, I tried this dud and, the impossible happened. This Stila balm is working like magic as a brow primer to the point that I bought a backup at Winners, also on sale, because I’ve already hit pan on my first one! Not so shitty after all…

PS: Come to think of it, I have a lot of “sides”: My “I can’t resist” side, my « frugal” side, my “have to try it » side, etc… Hell, keep this list open, I’m sure I’ll find some other traits somewhere…😂

Did you ever tried this tip? Does it seems funky?

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Korres Quercetin & Oak Anti Ageing eye primer – Review –

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I like these collab with my friend Sharon so much; Why? Because it lets me tell you about the best products I can find for 10$ or less (very frugal I know). So today I’ll be boasting the merit of the Korres Quercetin & Oak Anti Ageing Eye Primer that I paid 6,99$CND (the regular retail price is 21$).

On their website the company claims:

A 3-in-1 Eye Primer, Corrector, and Antiager. Provides a 360° smooth canvas around the delicate eye area, ensuring crease-proof, long-lasting eye shadow and concealer wear. Enriched with Quercetin & Oak extracts, it smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to provide smooth, softer skin, while visibly improving skin texture.

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I bought this one 2 weeks ago and I’ve been testing it on a daily basis. Since I’ve been using my Nars Pro Prime smudge proof eyeshadow base, I thought it would be fun to try priming one eye with the Nars and the other one with the Korres, so for the last 14 days that’s what I did … Well well well, Surprisingly, I saw no difference between my two eyes after my long day at work. I was a little bit floored by that fact. How could this be? Nobody talk about Korres and Nars is a cult favorite and yet, they acted the same! EXACTLY THE SAME!!! Trust me I looked at it each day with my 5X enlarging mirror and found no noticeable difference. The formula on both products are very different and yet, I had more than 10 hours of staying power and both were also crease free!!!

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The Good

♥ 6.99$ on a good eye primer. (Yay!)

♥ Fragrance-Free & NO Paraben.

♥ It works as an under eye brightener as well as an eyeshadow primer.

♥ The texture is creamy & dries almost like a powder (As a reference, it reminded me a lot of the UD Primer Potion)

♥ The nude/peachy shade almost counteract the red veins on my eyelids.

♥ Doesn’t crease (on me) & makes my eyeshadows last ALL DAY!

♥ Like both Nars & UD Primer potion, you must put ONLY a little bit of product; if you apply too much it will dry up your eyelid like crazy. This primer will last you for a long long time.

The “Not” so Good

♥ The container makes it difficult to get at the product on the sides & the bottom (read my frugal makeup tip to get the last bit of product)

♥ The regular price (21$) is pricey

Bottom Line:

I am so happy with this product and even more with the price I paid! So girlfriends aim for deluxe samples or discounted products for primers and you really should consider this one.

Eye primers are ESSENTIAL in any daily beauty routine!!!

Don’t forget to go to Sharon (Sharon Beauty Prime) for her post on the Glow blush by Hard Candy. I want to try Hard Candy products so much but my local WalMart doesn’t carry it 😦

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Disclaimer: As always, this is my 100% honest opinion based on my personnel use and I gladly paid for this product myself 🙂

Thanks for stopping by my beauties

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