Feb 19, 2014

my quest for a primer - back to the old ....

Sometimes you don't need to re-invent the wheel.  I've had an ongoing quest to find the PERFECT primer.  You know the one, right?
  • minimizes oil throughout the day
  • minimizes & blurs pores
  • creates a smooth surface for your foundation
  • helps your foundation stay and last all day without wearing or sliding off
  • makes your skin feel soft
  • ideally gives you a nice finish or even brightening
I feel like I've tried everything out there - and yet - today I went back to my very first primer discovery from YEARS ago - Smashbox!  Weren't they the first to market?  Anyone know?  Actually it was my mom who first introduced me to this concept after she got a sample in the mail and fell in love with it.  I thought I didn't want to add another layer to my makeup (silly girl).

Well - it is 5:30 pm and my makeup has been on since 7:00 am - and so far so good!  Still wearing my Lancôme Teint Idole that I set with MUFE powder and I am feeling pretty happy about my skin.


  1. Your skin is always gorgeous! I think that Smashbox was the original. Great stuff :)

  2. I'm still searching. Best one so far is my moisturizer from La Roche Posay Effaclar ( or something) that mattifies my skin but there is still much to be desired from this face courtesy of Enron

  3. I had some complexion kits from Smashbox and this came in them, totally love it! Need to be buying a full size one soon! xx

    1. Can always rely on Smashbox for quality.