Estée Lauder Illuminating Perfecting Primer – In-depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

There are many primers out there but I separate them into two different categories. The ones that help with makeup (mattify the skin, give glow etc) and the ones that are more nutritious for the skin that help the makeup look by elevating the quality of the skin. The Estée Lauder Illuminating Perfecting Primer is the type of primer that doesn’t have a high nutritional value but can help add a little glow. But does ti work properly and isRead more

Illamasque Hydra Veil Rehydrating Gel Primer – In-depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

Matte makeup finishes are great, especially for oily skin, but there is also such thing as too matte. Sometimes if you use too many matte products, especially strong matter foundations, the result can actually create harshness and emphasise texture. As a result, I’ve been looking for a way to add a little dewyness without looking too shiny either. But it’s really hard to achieve that on oily skin! Dewy foundations become too oily and come off quickly and dewy primersRead more

This Works In Transit Camera Mask, Moisturiser & Primer vs First Aid Beauty Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturiser – In-depth Reviews and Ingredient Analyses

Primers are a relatively new makeup product and while they are not necessarily a must, if chosen wisely, they can take your makeup and skincare to the next level. Although there are many makeup primers these days, for me they fall into just two categories. Primers that only do 1 specific thing and therefore, I would only use in specific parts of the face (like for example oil reduction primers or pore minimisers that I would use on my T-zone)Read more

Nourishing Priming Sprays – Urban Decay B6 Vitamin Infused Complexion Prep Priming Spray vs MAC Prep and Prime Fix+ – In-depth Reviews and Ingredient Analyses

In a previous post I looked at the top two setting sprays, according to most beauty bloggers, and evaluated which one is the best. If you missed that post check out: Showdown: Urban Decay All Nighter vs MAC Prep and Prime Fix+. Are They Both Setting Sprays and Which One is Best? In-depth Review and Ingredient Analyses When beauty gurus talk about setting sprays they are most often referring to either the Urban Decay All Nighter or the MAC Prep andRead more

Not all primers are equal. Too Faced Primed and Peachy Cooling Matte Skin Perfecting Primer VS This Works In Transit Camera Mask, Moisturiser & Primer.

The Too Faced Peaches and Cream Collection has reached the UK! I’ve written some posts on this collection already and for better or for worse, this is the last post regarding this collection. I’ve given this collection quite a bit of attention for a couple of reasons: (a)    It is an all matte collection which speaks volumes to me as an oily skin type, (b)   but it is also arguably one of the prettiest collections ever made and (c)  of course it isRead more

Urban Decay Primers – The Old vs the 4 New! Reviews, Ingredient Analyses and a Chemist’s Verdict.

I hope you find this article useful, it took a while to put together and it is long, but I think you will find the information helpful. Grab a coffee and have a read! I’m going to put this out there, Urban Decay is one of my top 3, favourite brands. They make high quality products at relatively cheap prices, cheaper than the top high end brands but of course more expensive than drug store brands, and their products rarelyRead more