Do you guys wear a lot of makeup? I wouldn’t classify myself as wearing heavy makeup, but there’s seriously something I never leave the house without putting on, and that’s foundation. My skin tends to be a little iffy (which is a sensitive subject, for those of you who might be the same), so it makes me feel better about how I look.
About 4 years ago, I also started including Smashbox primers into my everyday makeup routine, and I’ve literally never gone back. I don’t know what it is, but this stuff is magic for me. The purpose of a foundation primer is usually to prep the skin for foundation and make it go on more smoothly, but the Smashbox primers seem to do all that and more. I swear, when I wear this stuff my skin feels more velvety, the little lines around my eyes are smoothed out, and my makeup lasts about 3-4 hours longer than when I don’t use it. I mean, why would you ever say no to that?!
And one of my favorite things about the Smashbox primer line is that they have a formula for just about every type of skin you can imagine. I started out just using the standard — Photo Finish. Which is awesome. But then I realized that I could get a little more specific, and started using the Color Correcting formula. It’s crazy, because it looks green in the tube, but it balances out the red in my skin like gangbusters! And now the line is even more multifaceted; they’ve got formulas for dry skin, for dark spot correcting, for blemish-prone skin, and on and on. (Theres even one with SPF, and you know that’s crucial!)
I guess all of this is to say: as someone who’s had problem skin in the past and been really self-conscious about it, I know how important it is to feel like your face is beautiful every day! And when I began using this magical stuff, it truly made a difference. But now, back to my original question — what’s your makeup routine like? Are you a two-seconds-flat girl, or a in-the-mirror-for-an-hour girl? xoxo
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