Free Sample Friday: Becca Primer

Hi friends!

This week for Free Sample Friday I tested out a new primer.

beccaprimer.001

 

This primer is from the brand Becca. This brand is known for their outstanding quality highlighters so I was excited to test out another realm of their beauty line.

This is the Ever-Matte Powerless Perfecting Primer. If the name doesn’t talk the product up enough, the price should. Available at Sephora, a bottle slightly over one ounce runs for $36. Yikes.

So, on to the review. I used this product for a week straight every morning before applying my makeup. I used a small dollop across my forehead and another that I blended down my nose and chin. I first noticed the texture of this product. It almost felt like I was rubbing glue on my face; it was extremely sticky when applying but dried quickly. It had no scent which to me is a big bonus. Overall, I felt like it kept my naturally oily face slightly more matte throughout the day, however it wasn’t what I would consider a holy grail product. I also noticed a significant increase in acne when I began to use this product…so thats not good.

Would I purchase a full-size? No. I wasn’t that impressed unfortunately.

However, ff you’re interested in this product or any of Becca’s other great products, check them out from the Sephora website here!

Free Sample Fridays: Urban Decay Eye Primer

Hello again!

This week for free sample fridays I’m testing out another eye primer. If anyone has ever purchased an Urban Decay Naked palette you’ll know that with the palettes come a little booklet of four different types of the Urban Decay eye primer.

udprimer

The four colors include Original, Eden, Sin and Anti-Aging. The consistency of these if very similar to the Too Faced Shadow Insurance in the sense that it is a thicker liquid that smooths out very easily. I applied these with my finger tips, and was very impressed with their opacity.

Now, for a little review of each shade:

Original: basic nude color, think MAC paintpot in Painterly

Eden: A more opaque matte nude

Sin: a shimmering/metallic taupey-purple shade (gorgeoussss)

Anti-Aging: is a transparent shade- the softest of the bunch

My favorite shade is definitely Sin. I loved how in certain lights it appeared more brown, where in others it appeared more purple. The metallic color looked great worn on its own, or with other eyeshadows built over top.

Would I purchase a full-size? Yes! I would love my own bottle of the Sin Primer Potion!

Have any of you tried these? Do you prefer to where them alone or under shadow? Let me know below!

-xobrendykins

Free Sample Fridays: Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer

I’m back for round 2!

I have recently been loving using eye primer underneath my eyeshadows. I found that this really helps the color staying power and pigmentation. I do have some of my personal favorites, however I thought id give these trails a try:

IMG_5866

I received each of these in a Smashbox eyeshadow palette and have been using them off and on since. They seem to have a chalky-like texture, a beige color, and comes on a doe-foot applicator.

After several uses, I honestly am not that impressed. I have definitely tried out better eyelid primers and for me, they have a better texture- softer, more pliable and creamy. Color wise, the Smashbox one is comparable to most of the others I’ve tried.

Would I purchase a full-size? Nope.

My favorite shadow primer: MAC painterly paint pot

-xobrendykins