Health & beauty
We have all been sold a "bill of goods" with primers I have tried my makeup with and without primers. No difference!
As to eyes - what a joke. If you use highly pigmented shadows like Urban Decay, Too Faced. Revlon and Maybelline, the shadows stay on with proper blending. If you want to pre-brighten your eyes, just extend a little concealer onto your eyelids.
As to face - you do not need color correcting, like Smashbox at $36.00. Your moisturizer evens out your skin tone, and a good foundation takes care of this. That is its job. Get a good foundation, and you do NOT need primer. I just bought L'Oreal Visible Lift at Walgreens. It is the best foundation I have ever used. It has a built in foundation brush. Too Faced tried this concept a few years ago, and failed miserably. I tried the Visible Lift with and without the Stila primer I still had. There was absolutely no difference whatsover. My face looked radiant. I do not need a primer as I was told I did. So, I realized it is the foundation that makes the difference. I read a tip about applying foundation. Spray a little Evian Water (you can get a spray bottle at Ulta or Sephora) on your foundation brush, and your foundation goes on smoothly and evenly. It reall does work!
I hope someone gleans some help and information from this blog and will save money and time. Carole VonAllten