Beauty

Back 2 Basics: Product Review

Last year around this time I did a product wear test and review of a “waterproof” foundation that ended up having me look like a melted Hershey’s bar during my event. It was horrifying to say the least and I promised myself that it would never happen again. Fast forward to this past weekend and a few very hot and humid weekends before, I decided to give summer makeup another chance. I personally DO NOT prefer to wear makeup in the sweltering heat and humidity. Mostly because I  sweat like I have my own personal rain cloud following me.

I have found a primer that can hold it’s own against 98 degree temperatures and unbearable humidity. For some, I may be late catching on to this and for others, right on time!  I was watching a video of a beauty influencer that I follow and she made a reference to this primer, one of which the foundation is my absolute favorite, BECCA Cosmetics. Who would’ve known that after all of this time, my “go  to” foundation had the, “go to” primer to go along with it. Now, I must say that while I am a fan of using complete product lines with hair and skincare, I don’t always abide by that rule with makeup. I have been missing out and so have you!

Let’s talk about the product, Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector. It comes in a squeezable tube and you don’t have to use a lot of product. It is also sold in a smaller sample size. The recommended amount of use is a pea-sized amount, warmed by your fingertips. Remember, a little goes a long way. Then, you apply the product to a clean, dry face, let it dry, apply your foundation and voila! A great base that yields awesome, flawless coverage that’s great for high heat conditions. Did I mention that it’s great for oily skin also!?  Well, it is!

Let’s talk, price point, (clears throat), it’s costly, $36 at Ulta, but you may be able to find it online at a more cost efficient price.  If you use the recommended pea-sized amount, you may be able to stretch it out. Don’t use too much more than that or you’ll go through your product, quickly. If you sweat like I do, especially in temps above 75 degrees or have oily skin, this is primer should be added to your collection. It will definitely enhance your beauty experience. You can thank me later!

As always, remember to LOVE yourself from the inside out.