First of all, thank you for all of your fun comments! I loved all the welcome notes to "blogland". (I didn't even know it was called that) :) Everyone seemed pretty interested in learning some new fun tips for makeup, so I thought I would start my "tip of the week", but I am definitely needing a new name. I would love to hear any ideas. It can be anything having to do with cosmetics or a fun rhyme with my name. So....let me know what your ideas are!
Tip of the week:
This weekend, I tuned in to QVC for a little of my favorite, Laura Mercier Beauty. I am not a typical QVC watcher (Actually, I never watch it), but Laura Mercier herself was on there featuring some of her must-have products, and I was very interested to see it. I met her once in Dallas. She doesn't do a lot of public appearances, and is actually very shy. She has a thick French accent, and is a true artist. So, for her to appear on television was kind of a big deal. Anyway, she featured a few of her best selling products, including her Foundation Primer.
If you don't use a primer underneath your makeup, here are a few benefits to adding the extra step:
1) It evens out your skin by filling in large pores and fine lines and wrinkles.
2) It creates a barrier between your skincare and makeup, which keeps your moisturizers and treatments continually working, as well as keep your foundation from clogging your pores or settling in creases.
3) Most importantly is holds on your makeup longer than it normally would, especially in the upcoming hot and humid weather.
Now, for the moms....I know that adding that extra step can be difficult when you don't have much time for yourself, but the best part about it is you won't have to touch up later! Your makeup should last about 6 hours longer than it normally would, so you shouldn't have to re-do your makeup. If you invest in a primer, and take 2 extra seconds to put it on (last product you use before foundation) it will definitely be worth it!
There are also a lot of other benefits to a primer that are listed on her website. I am going to try to talk about all brands of makeup at all different prices ranges. Feel free to ask any questions. I love to help out in a make-up crisis!
Friday will be: Finding the Right Mascara, and Spring Clean your Makeup Bag