Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Duwop and face primer

So another box arrived in the mail a couple days ago from sephora. I had ordered two things. The first is the duwop pure venom in pure berry. I'll get back to that later. The second item I ordered was some face primer from toofaced.

Now, everywhere I've read has said that primer is the shit and should be applied before makeup to help it stay in place and to help make the skin way smoother for application. I decided to get some and try it out. I picked too faced for no particular reason. However- I have heard that they make some amazing eye primer, so I guess I had hoped their face primer would be just as good.
Anyhow, I used a little on the back of one of my hands and could totally tell the difference. The skin was softer, smoother, and less... Oily I guess. Not dry, just less oil. So tonight I applied some before my makeup. It made my face very smooth for application- my foundation seemed to spread on and blend out better than without the primer. I'm not sure yet if it makes makeup last longer like it claims, I'll have to wait till the end of the night to know.

Ok!!! Back to the pure venom. First, please understand that i just love duwop lip products, so I'm a little bit biased. Anyways. I got this and love it. It comes in a little tin that is just adorable. The tin is really good of you want some lip product without carrying around a tube of lipstick. It smells great, too- very cinnamon. The actual product is a deep red in the tin, and a bright red on your finger. Don't get scared though!!! The density of color varies based on how much you apply, so a little bit will give you nicely colored pink/red lips that look very natural. For a more dramatic look, feel free to apply more until you've got the color you want. After I apply mine, I let it sit for a minute or two and then top with some natural lip balm or chapstick.

Those are the goodie I ordered- in addition I got two perfume samples and a bodywash/lotion sample packet. I'll review those later.

Ok, this is just a quick edit to let you all know how the primer worked. Quite simply, it's amazing. One day and I am completely sold on wearing primer with my makeup. My skin stayed smooth for my entire 12 hour shift, and my makeup stayed in place. It did make my skin feel a little "heavy" at first, but it's not *that* noticable, and I got used to it pretty quickly. I would reccomend that everyone get a primer for their makeup collection.

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