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Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer Awesome Except The Damn Alcohol

Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer ($15 to $30) a new hydrating, makeup primer that contains hemp-derived cannabis seed extract that acts to hydrate and hold makeup in place. Aside from a source of hydration, cannabis seed extract doesn’t have any long term benefits. I always feel like Milk Makeup is trying to be extra edgy with the “Kush” and hemp makeup and skincare releases. Shrug. Maybe I’m overthinking it but that’s how it comes across to me. None the less I decided to give this a try as it loo...
Tags: Japan, Beauty, Swatches, Makeup Reviews, Facial Primer, Spring Collections 2019, Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer, Distearate Alcohol Denat Polyglyceryl


Wet n Wild Photo Focus Water Drop Primer Review & Swatches

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Water Drop Primer ($4.99) is a new, lightweight facial primer that’s water-based and contains hyaluronic acid which is available in three fragrances for Spring 2019. This is an interesting pick for those who have drier skin as the primer’s formula is made up of over 60% water and very much mimics water drop gel moisturizers from Korea. It’s an interesting product but I had issues with it….! Wet n Wild Photo Focus Water Drop Primer arrives in a 0.68 oz squeeze tube an...
Tags: Beauty, Korea, Swatches, Makeup Reviews, Beauty on a Budget, Facial Primer, Spring Collections 2019, Wild Photo Focus Water Drop Primer Review amp, Wet n Wild Photo Focus Water Drop Primer, Wild Photo Focus Water Drop Primer, Crosspolymer Phenoxyethanol, Wild Lash Primer Review Water


E.L.F. Poreless Putty Primer Review & Swatches

E.L.F. Poreless Putty Primer ($8) is a new solid facial primer being hauled as Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer which actually didn’t have me excited. Why? Because I’m one of the few people that really didn’t like Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer. I understand the excitement though considering Tatcha’s version is $52 and E.L.F’s is $8 (and a smidge bigger too by the way). I mean if you love Tatcha’s formula why wouldn’t you want an $8 version to save yourself some major cash not...
Tags: Uncategorized, Beauty, Ymmv, Swatches, Tatcha, Ulta, Makeup Reviews, Beauty on a Budget, Facial Primer, Etude House, Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone Polyglyceryl, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone Peg, Spring Collections 2019, Tatcher, Poreless Putty Primer


Wet n Wild Mega Jelly Primer Review & Swatches

Wet n Wild Mega Jelly Face Primer ($7.99) is a new jelly primer that launched for Spring 2019 along with new Jelly Eyeshadows. I think the idea of this might seem fresh, unique, and innovative but back in 2013 Illamasqua launched Hydra Veil Primer which is pretty much identical to this formula. To this day I still use Hydra Veil Primer but hell, at $7.99 the new Wet n Wild Mega Jelly Primer is way cheaper! Wet n Wild Mega Jelly Primer arrives in a plastic screw top jar that holds 1.05 oz of...
Tags: Beauty, Swatches, Makeup Reviews, Facial Primer, Illamasqua, Spring Collections 2019, Illamasqua Hydra Veil, HDI Copolymer Bis Decyltetradeceth, Hydra Veil, Illamasqua Hydra Veil Hydrating, InstaReady Face Primer Review


Maybelline FaceStudio Master Prime Blur + Pore Minimize Primer A Little Lighter Than Smashbox Photo Finish and A Lot Less Itchier

Maybelline FaceStudio Master Prime Blur + Pore Minimize Primer ($9.99) is a new silicone primer that blurs the appearances of pores and imperfections while leaving skin smooth and matte for foundation. A long time ago when dinosaurs roamed the makeup counters there weren’t a lot of facial primers to choose from and one of the more popular ones around that was hailed far and wide was Smashbox Photo Finish. At the time I was a little less experienced with makeup (not that I’m all that experience...
Tags: Beauty, Swatches, Maybelline, Makeup Reviews, Facial Primer, Smashbox Photo Finish, Ulta Amazon


Maybelline Facestudio Master Blur Stick Primer Review

Maybelline Facestudio Master Blur Stick Primer ($7.99) is a new facial primer stick that’s available in three shades selections a la Milk’s popular Blur Stick that launched last Summer. The Master Blur Stick Primer I’m about to review is the transparent version but Maybelline also has a Light/Medium and Medium/Dark version available which I’ll review shortly. The transparent version is a fairly common item we’ve seen in the past from products like E.L.F. Prep & Blur Stick, Catrice Prime and Fin...
Tags: Beauty, Maybelline, Makeup Reviews, Facial Primer, Milani, Maybelline Facestudio, Maybelline Master Glaze Blush, Ulta Walmart Target Amazon, DuWop Flight Stick ReviewHard, House Dumbo Moistfull Collagen Facial Stick Review


The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer Review & Swatches

The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer ($4.90) is an odd little facial prime that promises mattify skin, hydrate it, and blur the appearance of pores and finer lines while keeping your foundation wearing long and strong all day. The reason it’s a bit of an odd formula is because it’s a bit confused what it actually is. Is it mattifying? Is it silicone based? Does it extend the wear of your foundation? Contrary to the name it isn’t silicone-based but that of a water one which is great for u...
Tags: Beauty, Makeup Reviews, Facial Primer, Deciem, Lynda Carter, POLYSILICONE


Kiko Free Soul Blurring & Moisturizing Face Cream Review & Swatches

Kiko Free Soul Blurring & Moisturizing Face Cream ($28) is a new facial primer moisturizer hybrid formula that acts to hydrate skin as it primes for makeup while blurring the appearance of pores and fine lines. Sound familiar? Probably because it is as Clinique introduced Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer is the same concept! Clinique’s formula gets a bad wrap but I’m actually one that really enjoyed it and found myself repurchasing it when I ran out. Of course, this is one reason I was curious a...
Tags: Beauty, Swatches, Clinique, Kiko, Makeup Reviews, Facial Primer, Moisturizer, Revlon Colorstay, Spring Collections 2018, Kiko Free, Moisturizing Face Cream Review, Kiko Free Soul Blurring Moisturizing Face Cream


Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer Review & Swatches

Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer ($52) is a new facial primer that the brand released a few weeks ago which acts to smooth and prep skin for makeup while extending the wear of your foundation. I purchased this the day it launched which I believe was the first week of February and I’ve used it every single day since to give it a fair testing period. I had hopes it would turn out as well as Mally Poreless Face Defender which I use and love. The formula actually sounds a hell of a lot bett...
Tags: Beauty, Tatcha, Mally, Makeup Reviews, Facial Primer, Etude House, Ultra HD Concealer Review SwatchesRevlon Colorstay


E.L.F. Prep & Blur Stick Review

E.L.F. Prep & Blur Stick ($6) is a new budget friendly face primer stick with a silicone-free formula that smooths fine lines and visible pores while prepping for makeup. I was actually quite surprised this was silicone-free! I expected it would be along the lines of Milani’s Instant Touch-Up Blur with that poured and solidified silicone primer texture. This is good news for me as I don’t like silicone primers anyway as I have drier skin and prefer more hydrating ones. However, I do have smalle...
Tags: Beauty, Makeup Reviews, Drugstore Makeup Brands, Facial Primer, Milani, Revlon Colorstay, E.L.F, Spring Collections 2018


Milani Instant Touch-Up Blur Stick Review, Photos, Thoughts

Milani Instant Touch-Up Blur Stick ($12) is a new face primer stick that has a lightweight formula which blurs the appearances of fine lines, pores, and other imperfections while prepping for makeup. This joins Milani’s permanent collection for Spring 2018 and is popping up now at drugstores like Walgreens which is where I purchased mine. Last year, beauty stick everything was hitting the mid-range beauty world by storm with Milk Makeup leading the way with their newly launched Blur Stick. This...
Tags: Walgreens, Beauty, Ives, Makeup Reviews, Drugstore Makeup Brands, Facial Primer, Milani, Spring Collections 2018, Anti Shine Blur Stick


Wet n Wild Photo Focus Dewy Face Primer Review & Swatches

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Dewy Face Primer (Till Prime Dew Us Part) ($4.99) is one of two new facial primers that the brand has launched for Spring 2018 which is infused with pearl pigments to give your skin a luminous glow. I was obviously not paying attention when I purchased this as I thought it was a hydrating facial primer as dewy translated as moisturizing to me. Sadly, it’s a shimmery one which I hate. I have a full face and I always feel like using moisturizers with mica or primers with sh...
Tags: Beauty, Swatches, Makeup Reviews, Facial Primer, Wet n' Wild, Spring Collections 2018, Wild Photo Focus Dewy Face Primer Review


Maybelline FaceStudio Master Prime Hydrate + Smooth Primer Review & Swatches

Maybelline by FaceStudio Master Prime Hydrate + Smooth Primer ($9.99) is a new hydrating facial primer that launched with the Maybelline Spring 2018 Collection earlier this month. Mayelline already has a few primers in the Face Studio Collection but as an early Spring launch they are going to hydrating route which makes sense as Winter is coming and we can all use a little hydration. There’s some irony in the fact that this is from a Spring Collection yet makes a good pick for Winter. Shrug! He...
Tags: Beauty, Swatches, Charlotte Tilbury, Maybelline, Makeup Reviews, Drugstore Makeup Brands, Facial Primer, Magic Cream, Spring Collections 2018, FaceStudio


Origins Original Skin Pore Perfecting Cooling Primer Review & Swatches

Origins Original Skin Pore Perfecting Cooling Primer with Willowherb ($32) is a new cooling mousse primer that hydrates skin while diffusing the look of pores and prepping the skin for makeup. This is perfect example of a product that was heavily influenced by Japanese and Korean beauty as this style of primer was popular a few years ago. A few products that are similiar but not quite the same are Etude House Aloha Ice Sherbert Primer, Shu Uemura Whitefficient UV Under Base Brightening Mousse, ...
Tags: Beauty, Sephora, Swatches, Don, Makeup Reviews, Facial Primer, Revlon Colorstay, Origins, Pop Rocks, Spring Collections 2018, Willowherb, Revlon Photo Ready Air Brush Mousse Makeup


Too Faced Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Perfecting Primer Review & Swatches

Too Faced Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Perfecting Primer ($32) is a new mattifying facial primer that launched with the Sephora Exclusive Peaches & Cream Collection earlier last month. Too Faced promotes this formula as a cooling formula that blurs the appearance of pores and fine lines and smooths skin while brightening your complexion and extending the wear of makeup. Apparently, it has 12 hours of shine control and helps to keep your foundation wearing for 16. Damn! I’m in on that 16 hour o...
Tags: Beauty, New Orleans, Swatches, Revlon, Makeup Reviews, Facial Primer, Too Faced, Peachy Cooling Matte Perfecting Primer Review


J. Cat H20 Fresh Dewy Hydrating Face Primer Review & Swatches

J. Cat H20 Fresh Dewy Hydrating Face Primer ($7.99) is swooping to the rescue to prep, prime, and hydrate your dry skin so your foundation will look smooth, even, and won’t cling to those drier patches on your face. One of my pet peeves is have a conversation with someone and noticing they have makeup on because it’s cakey and clinging to drier areas. Girl, PREP! Prep, prep, prep until you can’t prep no more and your fingers bleed. I know, I get it, I have drier skin and patchier areas around m...
Tags: Beauty, Swatches, Makeup Reviews, Beauty on a Budget, Drugstore Makeup Brands, Facial Primer, J. Cat Beauty, Clay Stick Foundation, Simplehuman Mirror


Revlon PhotoReady Pore Reducing Primer Review & Swatches

Revlon Photo Ready Pore Reducing Primer ($12.99) is one of two new facial primer formulas that Revlon introduced permanently into the Photo Ready Collection. You already know from my past reviews that I absolutely love the original Revlon Photo Ready Primer and consider it as holy grail material. It’s a beautifully textured primer that has a creamy consistency that doesn’t have the cloying silicone feel I hate so much in primers like Smashbox Photo. Since it launched it’s been a staple part of ...
Tags: Beauty, Swatches, Revlon, Makeup Reviews, Drugstore Makeup Brands, Facial Primer, Smashbox, Revlon PhotoReady Pore Reducing Primer Review, Revlon Photo Ready Pore Reducing Primer, Revlon Photo Ready Primer


Physicians Formula #InstaReady Face Primer Review & Swatches

Physicians Formula #InstaReady Face Primer ($11.99) is a new mattifying facial primer with an SPF 18 that blurs the appearance of pores, fine lines and imperfections while protecting skin and prepping skin for makeup. This primer is part of a line of #InstaReady products that Physicians Formula created for Spring 2017 which also includes a new concealer and a makeup setting mist. You know aside from color correcting primers like Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Correcting Primer and the newer Sup...
Tags: Beauty, Swatches, UD, Ulta, Makeup Reviews, Drugstore Makeup Brands, Facial Primer, Smashbox, Physicians Formula, Etude House, Revlon Colorstay, SwatchesRevlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Review


Urban Decay Urban Defense Complexion Primer Review & Swatches

Urban Decay Urban Defense Complexion Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($34) is one of a four new facial primers that launched with the Urban Decay Spring 2017 Collection. Urban Decay combines SPF 30 along with the benefits of a facial primer that protects, smooths, and preps skin for makeup without the white cast that SPF is known for leaving behind as this primer is crystal clear. At a glance and a swatch, I felt like it reminded me a lot of Smashbox Photo Finish Primer which happens to be a night...
Tags: Beauty, L'oreal, Sephora, Swatches, Ulta, Makeup Reviews, Facial Primer, Smashbox, Urban Decay, Revlon Colorstay, SwatchesRevlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Review


Urban Decay Self-Adjusting Complexion Primer Review & Swatches

Urban Decay Self-Adjusting Complexion Primer ($34) i a new Spring 2017 permanent facial primer that contains encapsulated pigments which adjust to your skin tone which allows them to color correct as they prime your skin for makeup. If you’ve tried products like Pop Beauty CC Cream, Tony Moly Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream, Etude House, Correct & Care CC Cream, and Welcos Killing Me Zombie CC Cream you’ll be very familiar with this formula although Urban Decay doesn’t quite capture the spirit of t...
Tags: Beauty, Korea, Sephora, Swatches, Ulta, Makeup Reviews, Facial Primer, Tony Moly, Urban Decay


It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Primer Oil-Free Poreless Skin-Perfecting Serum Primer Review & Swatches

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Primer Oil-Free Poreless Skin-Perfecting Serum Primer ($38) is a new Sephora exclusive facial primer that recently launched which I’ve been using a few weeks now! This doesn’t quite fit my personal skin type as it provides a matte finish and also acts to blur the appearance of pores or finer lines. I have drier, poreless skin and no finer likes and wrinkles byt It Cosmetics does promise that this would be fine for most any skin type and even has hydrating benefits. Re...
Tags: Beauty, Sephora, Swatches, Makeup Reviews, Facial Primer, It Cosmetics


NYX Soft Focus Primer Review

NYX Soft Focus Primer ($10) is a product I knew nothing about. This is a silky primer balm much like my beloved Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender which can be used to create a flawless, soft focus on skin. I personally love primer balms so, recently when I came across NYX Soft Focus Primer at Harmons I was not only surprised but very eager to try it out. Here’s my review! Facial balm primers have becoming increasingly popular in the budget world. The first time I tried a solid primer was ...
Tags: Beauty, Ulta, Mally, CoverGirl, Makeup Reviews, Beauty on a Budget, Drugstore Makeup Brands, Facial Primer, NYX, Revlon Colorstay, Harmons, Mally Face Defender


Catrice Prime and Fine Anti-Shine Blur Stick Review & Swatches

Catrice Prime and Fine Anti-Shine Blur Stick ($7.99) is one of several new stick facial primers that are becoming so popular lately! This is Blur Stick that preps skin for makeup while blurring the appearance of pores and fine lines and also cubing shine and oil for a matte finish. I had my reservations about a purchase because I really don’t need to mattifying my skin, it’s plenty dry already thank you very much! But I was fascinated my the unique idea of a facial primer stick that I had t...
Tags: Beauty, Ulta, Makeup Reviews, Facial Primer, Catrice


E.L.F. Beautifully Bare 3-in-1 Makeup Base Review & Swatches

I packed E.L.F. Beautifully Bare 3-in-1 Makeup Base ($10) with me on vacation and boy, was my skin happy for it. E.L.F. Beautifully Bare 3-in-1 Makeup Base is a new lightweight makeup primer that promises to brighten and refine the finish of skin while helping makeup to wear longer. It’s also rather expensive at $10 for under 1 oz of product (0.96 oz) by E.L.F. standards! But I’d totally recommend a buy if you have drier skin. I kept my makeup so, so light while on vacation. It was hot, humid, ...
Tags: Beauty, Swatches, Don, Makeup Reviews, Muse Approved, Beauty on a Budget, Drugstore Makeup Brands, Facial Primer, Summer Collections 2016, E.L.F, Demi Lip


Benefit The POREfessional Matte Rescue Invisible Finish Mattifying Gel Review & Swatches

Benefit The POREfessional Matte Rescue Invisible Finish Mattifying Gel ($28) is a new invisible mattifying gel that helps to minimize the appears of pores while absorbing excess oil. Show of hands, who thought about Urban Decay Deslick in a Tube upon seeing this!? I know I did! Far be it for this dry skin girl to love on a product that mattifies skin but I really loved Deslick in a Tube. It was one of Urban Decay’s crowning jewels (aside from Primer Potion before they went and changed the formu...
Tags: Beauty, Benefit, Sephora, Swatches, Makeup Reviews, Facial Primer, SwatchesRevlon Colorstay, Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Review


Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer Review

Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer ($29.50) is busy getting mixed reviews so, I thought I’d share my thoughts on this hybrid moisturizer slash face primer. Yup, that’s exactly what this is! Clinique combines a lightweight moisturizer with a facial primer to provide all day hydration as well as oil control with a matte finish that blurs the appearances of pores and imperfections for a flawless finish. Sounds interesting? It is! Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer quite reminds me ...
Tags: Beauty, Skincare, Sephora, Swatches, Don, Clinique, Makeup Reviews, Facial Primer, Moisturizer, Pep Start


E.L.F. Poreless Facial Primer A Hot Slick Mess

I had a mild panic the other day when I came across E.L.F. Poreless Facial Primer in stores. Why? Because I thought to myself what if Revlon discontinued Photoready Face Primer. I’d be crushed, devastated, sad, possibly jump off a building in despair unhappy. Ok, slight exaggeration there but yeah, I’m pretty much a lover of Revlon Photoready Face Primer. E.L.F. primer just looked so much like it my life flashed before me without Revlon Photoready Primer in it and suddenly, I was all about...
Tags: Beauty, Swatches, Don, Revlon, Makeup Reviews, Beauty on a Budget, Drugstore Makeup Brands, Facial Primer, Smashbox, E.L.F


Physicians Formula Super CC Color-Correction + Care All-Over Blur Primer Stick Review & Swatches

Physicians Formula Super CC Color-Correction + Care All-Over Blur Primer Stick ($12.95) is a new 2-in-1 facial primer and color correcting stick that blurs the look of finer lines, dark circles, discolorations, other imperfections. It acts to prep skin and can be used as a concealer, primer, foundation, and even a touch-up tool! I happen to be a fan of both Tarte Colored Clay CC Primer and Hard Candy CC Tinted Moisturizer Stick so I was quite happy to see Physicians Formula doing one of these. ...
Tags: Beauty, Ulta, Makeup Reviews, Drugstore Makeup Brands, Facial Primer, Physicians Formula, Revlon Colorstay


Stila Stay All Day Prime & Anti-Shine Balm Review

I waited a crazy amount of time to try out Stila Stay All Day Prime & Anti-Shine Balm ($10). Blame it on the fact I’m quite happy with Mally Face Defender, it’s the only reason I could think of for not picking up Stay All Day Prime & Anti-Shine Balm sooner! But I’m glad I waited as I was able to get it on sale for $7.50 recently during Stila’s 25% Off sale. Stila Stay All Day Prime & Anti-Shine Balm is a solid primer slash touch up balm that’s formulated like Mally’s Face Defender as well as Co...
Tags: Stila, Mally, Makeup Reviews, Facial Primer, Revlon Colorstay, Mally Face Defender


Hard Candy Sheer Envy Pore-Defense Primer Serum Review & Swatches

Hard Candy Sheer Envy Pore-Defense Primer Serum ($7) is a new lightweight primer serum that promises to tighten pores and smooth skin while absorbing excess oil throughout the day. I happen to be a rather big fan of Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous 12 Hour Long-Wear Face Primer which why I thought I’d give Hard Candy Sheer Envy Pore-Defense Primer Serum a test out for Summer as maybe I’d like it for taming mild shine and oil that I tend to get in the warmer weather. I went into this purchase knowing ...
Tags: Walmart, Swatches, Makeup Reviews, Spring Collections 2016, Beauty on a Budget, Drugstore Makeup Brands, Facial Primer, Hard Candy, Summer Collections 2016