All these years wearing makeup, I never used a primer until recently. I want to make my makeup last longer and prevent oiliness for at least 6 hours. The weather and office conditions make my face produce more oil than it usually does. 😕 I consulted Google and found two options including this primer I’m about to review.
I would consider my other option in spite its high price tag, but I remembered I had a tester of the original Laura Mercier Foundation Primer. So I took that out, tried it, and was very impressed how it made my makeup look.
A collective post on my loot from third quarter this year to present. There are some I couldn’t find photos I took of, so I didn’t include them here. I don’t want to retake because I don’t remember when I bought them should I remember which ones they are from my makeup stuff. Anyway, I added my initial impressions per product below.
Benefit Rockitude! and the Porefessional
These were purchased earlier than 3rd quarter of this year.
Benefit Rockitude! – I only wanted the Benetint, but I saw this and thought this was such a good deal. I get to try the High Beam too!
Benefit Porefessional – This great for travel since, for a face powder, it comes with a brush instead of a puff.
It all started with the The Body Shop’s Dusty Rose Lip and Cheek Stain. There’s nothing like having natural-looking pink flushed cheeks to brighten my face and make me look more awake (especially during long hours at work!). Then when I was persuaded to stay for a night in Shangri-La Fort because it was already late when I got done with gym, I only had my mascara, powder, concealer, and Revlon ColorBurst Balm Stain Honey to use. My face looked flat and pale, but the Balm Stain really gave my face the ‘life’ it needed. My liking for pinks have rekindled. 🙂
Since my birth monththis month started, I switched up my makeup with more pinks–Mostly lippies that are great for either day or evening looks. I haven’t thoroughly checked my collection, but these are my picks so far:
Among my high-end blushes, Laura Mercier’s Second Cheek Color is my most favorite. The blush is velvety-soft, easy to apply as it goes on smoothly and evenly on my cheeks–it’s hard to go wrong with it– and buildable without looking cakey.
I own two shades so far, but Barely Pink is the one I use often. It’s a pale pink that truly brightens my cheeks. It stays true to color almost whole day on me. 🙂
This neutrals e/s palette is Laura Mercier’s release for this spring. When I saw the palette, I wanted it right away. Honestly, I had no idea it hasn’t been released yet at the time I first saw this. I went to the store to look for it. The saleslady told me they don’t have it yet, of course. Now I find out it was released only a few days ago.
At last, here’s the review of my favorite (included in my Best of Beauty 2015) Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour in Vermillion Red. 😀
The Paint Wash was a gift from the boyfriend (I forgot for what occasion though. LOL!). He let me choose from the Laura Mercier shop because, obviously, he has zero idea on shopping makeup. Back then, these Paint Wash were new. I had to get my hands on one, but not without an initial test. The salesperson had me try the Vermillion Red shade. He said it’s a beautiful red color that would look good on me. Then it was love at first sight! Or should I say try? LOLs. The Paint Wash was everything I wanted it to be. 🙂 Sleeping it off was no help. Soon after, we got that exact shade.