♥ Elf: Tone Adjusting Face Primer – $3
Review: It’s difficult to tell from the picture but this primer has a green undertone. Firstly, I am well acquainted with products intended to neutralize red undertone. I have acne prone skin and also oily/combination skin. Primer is absolutely necessary for skin like mine. I was really hoping that this product would work decently well so that I can stop using my more expensive primer.
So here is my official review:
– This primer did little to neutralize the natural redness in my skin.
– The texture was very soft and didn’t leave my skin feeling oily at all.
– It did hold up my makeup for most of the day but didn’t hold back the oily complexion at all.
– This product is awesome for the price though. It was only $3 and I will get use out of it.
– Allowed my makeup to go on smoothly and helped the fine lines under my eyes look less apparent.
– This product is probably really good for a regular daily primer if your skin is dry or normal.
♦ Would I buy it again? Probably, if I was really strapped for cash and I ran out of my expensive primer. (Which is bound to happen)
♥ NYX Conceal.Correct.Contour – $11 – $14
Review: Firstly, it’s important to remember that I do not regularly have time to contour my makeup. 99% of the time, it’s not gonna happen. But; occasionally, when I’m out for a nice dinner or at a nice bar, I like to look like I put some manor of effort into my appearance. I typically love NYX products and own a bunch of them. Because It’s rare that any of those events occur, I am not going to blow $40 on an expensive Contour set.
Here is my official review:
– It is a very, very thick product. Now, I know that any form of concealer is normally thick but this is like wallpaper paste. I thought about getting out my lacquer thinner to get it off.
– This also means that if you have any wrinkles, it is going to expose them! I used a really good primer and my normal routine which involves eye cream before using this product.
– The good news? It covers everything, other than wrinkles. Your face literally looks perfect and of course your cheekbones look amazing.
– The product is pretty good for the price and if you can just avoid your “wrinkled” areas, you’ll probably do just fine. Use your regular concealer for under eyes.
♦ Would I buy it again? Probably not, the price is really good but I don’t really like products that thick.
♥ Nº7 Beautifully Matte Makeup Up Base $9 – $13
I love Boots products. I used them when I was in Europe and I’m so glad they’re here in America now. One of those nice “beauty consultants” in Target convinced me to purchase this item. She let me try a little on my hand and I loved how smooth it felt and how nice my hand looked.
Here is my official review:
– The texture is amazing, much like a fluffy, soft pillow on your face.
– A little goes a long way. I literally use a tiny dab for my whole face.
– It keeps the shine away. It’s was designed to provide matte coverage and it delivers.
– It keeps my makeup on all day long
– It is actually supposed to regulate oil production, I’m not 100% sure it does though. It’s hard to tell.
– Do not use it under your eyes, it does not disguise fine lines, at all.
♦Would I buy it again? Yes, I have had it for over a month and It looks like I haven’t even touched it. The product is great and it lasts!
This photo is a picture I took when I used the NYX Contour makeup. As you can see, it very much looks like I globbed cake frosting on my face and attempted to blend. The product is too thick…yuck.
I hope you like this review. Feel free to comment about any of the products or my review of them.