Tuesday Tip: Make your makeup last!!

10 Jul

Hello Lovers,

For all for all of the makeup junkies out there this will be no secret, but for the newbies I have one word: PRIMER! Eyelid primer is a makeup must have. Primer:

– prepares the eyelid and eye area for makeup

– helps prevent wear, fading and creasing of makeup throughout the day

– can help in achieving better color payout

– primer can also transform the shadow you put on top by giving it a light shimmer or mattifying it.

Primer is very simple to use…. you just place a small amount on your finger or a brush (I prefer to use my finger) and apply all over the lid. You can also apply to the under eye area if you plan to wear makeup there or go as far up as the brow.

Though simple to use. primer makes a dramatic difference in the longevity of your look for the day!! Primer is especially essential on these hot and humid summer days when we are prone to sweat.

Hope you all enjoyed this Tuesday tip šŸ™‚ Scroll down for some primer options

……and remember, Kim Loves Hue šŸ˜‰

The Bargain Buy

For many just starting to get an interest in makeup or those who wear it on rare occasions….you may not want to lay out too much money to begin, here are a couple of bargain buys:


E.L.F Eyelid Primer – Retail $1.00

Can be found at your local Target, Christmas Tree Shoppe or http://www.eyeslipsface.com/




This is great buy for those just dabbling in the water so to speak. It is a decent primer, though the wear isn’t as long as primers or bases of higher quality. Pick this up just to play around with and get a feel for primer before committing to a more expensive brand!






The Makeup Junkie Faves

Though there are numerous primers on the market, two have quite the reputation for great results in the beauty world. They are more expensive than The Bargain Buy but the quality of these products is beyond compare. Both are long wear, crease resistant and easy to work with. Here they are in no particular order:

Urban Decay Primer Potion – Retail $20 – $30

Can be found at beauty retailers like Sephora or Ulta, as well as the website http://www.urbandecay.com/

On the website they also sell the travel size Primer Potion for $9

With four different finishes to choose from, Urban Decay can meet your priming needs. The original primer potion(the purple tube) is the primer that I use on a regular basis. It lasts all day and night with no creasing and keeps my shadows true to their color. Sin (the copper tube) has a champagne shimmer to it that will add some fun shimmer to your shadow. Eden (the beige tube) is a matte primer that brightens the eye and leans toward a more mature look. Greed (the gold tube) has a gold shimmer that leaves a golden sheen under shadows, a great thing for summer.


Too Faced Shadow Insurance – Retail $18

Can be found at beauty retailers like Sephora or Ulta, as well as https://www.toofaced.com/

Too Faced Shadow Insurance is another favorite with an amazing reputation. It comes in three finishes and is long wearing and crease resistant. I have not had the opportunity to use TFSI but I look forward to the day that I do. The original (blue tube) has a normal finish for all of you priming needs. Too Faced Shadow Insurance in Candlelight(light pink tube) has a shimmering gold glow like candlelight and is perfect for a gorgeous little extra to your makeup. Too Faced Shadow Insurance in Lemon Drop (cream tube) is infused with a lemon-yellow color to neutralize redness in the eye, perfect for those who tend to have a bit of redness in the lid and inner corner.

Have any of you ever used a primer? Which have you loved? Which didn’t impress you? Let me know in the comment section


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One Response to “Tuesday Tip: Make your makeup last!!”


  1. Tuesday Tip: Drop the Base « Ai: Love Hue - September 18, 2012

    […] results when you have a good primer and base. For some info on primers you can check out my post https://ailovehue.wordpress.com/2012/07/10/tuesday-tip-make-your-make-up-last-6/ and for info on eyeshadow base alternatives that are good for a variety of things, just continue […]

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