Review: Tarte Clean Slate Primer

YASSSSSS!!!  I can almost feel this filling in any imperfections in my dry flakey skin! When I put this on it is very silky which says “cones” which is certainly a good thing to have in a primer!   It does help my makeup stay on longer but I does not stop the makeup from settling into creased areas weather depending because sometimes I am flawless at the end of the day and on hotter days not so much.   I will have to pay better attention tho to see if it reacts this way with a certain foundation or if its just the weather.   We shall see.  A little of this product does go a long way but because I am very self conscious about my dry skin, I tend to be a bit heavy-handed. But as far as filling in the tiny pores and dry patches it WORKS!  The only problem is that the sales associate who gave me the sample forgot to label the bag with which product it was and they have three clean slate primers: Poreless, Flawless, and Creaseless.  I’ll get samples of each to see which is best for me then I’ll purchase this for sure!


Review: NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation


OMG!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I got a sample from Sephora – I love them so much for doing this – of this product in two colors: Benares and New Orleans, which is the one I will speak on in this review.  This made me look AMAZING without even knowing it was there.  I received compliments from people asking how I took care of my skin NOT what makeup I was using…thats how natural it looks!!!  Again, no smell with this foundation either.  It is lighter to me than the MAC Mineralize Moisture Foundation and gives a much more radiant look.  And it again, it looks very natural, the MAC Mineralize Moisture looks like you have makeup on even though it looks very nice you know its makeup.  This is my number one right now.  I haven’t purchased it yet because I’m still on my sample…lol but best believe I will be adding it to my collection (yes I plan on having several and I already have a list to try :)).

Because the New Orleans fit my complexion so well, I  didn’t try the Benares but I will just to see if it’s an even better fit…you never know until you try!

Review: Makeup Forever Step 1 Hydrating Primer

I got a sample of this from Sephora because of the work “hydrating”.  I have severely dry skin with several dry patches on my face.  Its gotten worse as I’ve aged. So I look for all my products to contain some type of hydrating ingredient.  This was not helpful to me at all.  I seemed as though I had nothing on my face to act as a barrier between my skin and the makeup.  I also want a primer to assist in protecting my skin from allowing it to seep within my pores.  I also could see my dry patches surface as the day went on. I also dont feel that it helped with keeping my makeup in place throughout the day.

So I will not be purchasing this.  Again, thank you Sephora for allowing me to get samples before I make a purchase 🙂