Whenever beauty editors and beauty fanatics start tweeting and raving about a product, our ears perk up and we get to digging around for what makes this product so special. Smashbox is always on our radar and now they’ve got a bonafide reason to celebrate with their latest launch – BB Cream. This multi-tasking moisturizer not only smooths fine lines but it also primes and preps skin for makeup, rids skin of oil and keeps your makeup and skin looking good all night long. They should’ve named this product – My Little Miracle!
A fabulous primer is to flawless makeup what a push-up bra is to a sexy wrap dress. It’s all about creating a wonderful foundation which better ensures optimal results. Eye shadow primers come in a variety of formulations, shades and textures but they all have the same purpose – even out your complexion, help your makeup last longer without creasing and boost the color pay-off of your cream and powder shadows. One of my new favorite eye shadow primers is VS Pro Lasting FX Eye Shadow Primer. The product comes in a tube and can be applied with a brush, sponge or with a finger. It does not have a color or tint to it so it is great for those times when you want the effect of a primer with no color alteration. The consistency is very lightweight and it melted into the skin within seconds of application. I applied my shadows on top of the primer and was very pleased to see my makeup stay put for several hours, no smudges, creasing or flaking. Not only does this product make the grade for its long-lasting results, it’s also at a great price point for those of us on a beauty budget.
VS Pro Lasting FX Eye Shadow Primer – $8 – www.victoriassecret.com