I don’t believe in primers. I feel that good products have staying power and don’t need help “clinging” to the skin. Plus, who needs an extra step in their makeup routine anyway? Tell that to my eyelids and they will tell you a different story.
I love eyeshadows. Since I can’t or draw to save my life, this is my artistic outlet (besides food) where I can be creative and experiment. Unfortunately, my eyelids have never been team players. I once created a gorgeous shadow look I called “Tequila Sunrise” and it didn’t even last until sunset.
I’ve used foundation, powder, concealer, and yes, even primers on my lids to no avail. Within hours, the color has disappeared like pizza in a college dorm at 4 AM.
So I’m flipping channels and I stumble upon QVC and yet “another amazing value.” (insert eye roll here) Don’t get me wrong, I actually find the marketing on QVC to be brilliant, I just don’t have enough room in my home to store all the things I want to buy. I’ve watched a number of the QVC makeup shows and this one by tarte cosmetics is enticing to me. “The Miracle of Maracuja” is an 8-piece set for a reasonable price and the next thing I know I’m sitting at my computer, credit card in hand.
“The Miracle of Maracuja” is a review for another time. Along with the advertised 8-pieces are two bonuses. I LOVE bonuses! One is a bronzer, and the other is a shadow primer.
I shrug my shoulders. It’s a free primer, why not add it to the list of failures?
…I hate it when a product proves me wrong. It peeves me. Consider me peeved.
I apply the primer to my eyes and expect my makeup to be gone by sundown. The 5 PM mirror check shows my makeup intact. It must be a fluke? I try the next day. Foundation and blush are gone, but my shadow is staying strong! One. More. Time. And I need photographic evidence!
I’m determined to prove this primer wrong, so I go for fun colored shadow, but I don’t stipple and layer to deepen the color. Let the fun begin…
Feed Mia. Put a roast in the slow cooker. Pilates. Quick lunch. Feed Mia again. Vacuum the house. Check on the roast. Make blueberry muffins. Put Mia in the Bjorn. Walk the dog. Get the mail. Now check the makeup!
Color me impressed. Excuse the shine in the 5:30 PM set of pictures. We’re in Houston, after all and the heat wave is just beginning. My shine glands are obviously ready for summer.
Guess there is a place for primer in my heart (and my makeup drawer) after all.