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How-To-Apply-Eyeshadow Tips and Tricks Feature

Makeup Tips: Skip Eye Shadow Primer

applying-eyeshadowWith the current state of the economy, it seems like everyone’s scrambling to make ends meet. If you’re on a budget these days and can’t spare the extra dough to buy some snazzy eyeshadow primer, here’s an easy alternative that works just fine.

Apply a little liquid foundation to eyelids with your fingertips before putting on eye shadow. I tried this with MAC Studio Fix Foundation (which I can’t use for my face anymore anyway) and my shadow stayed perfect until I washed my face. No fading, no creasing – just flawless eye shadow all day long. Give it a try!

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer Review

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer Ad BlondeSmashbox’s Photo Finish line of foundation primers has received amazing hype, and it just wouldn’t be Sassy Dove if I didn’t try a product with so much press. My uneven skin tone persuaded me to pick up the Color Correcting formula in Blend, which at the price seemed like the safest buy (’cause who wants to be left with a big tub of green stuff?)

First of all, the primer’s texture is fabulous. I thought it would be greasy from how oily it seemed coming out of the container, but it went on silky and felt great. It has a mild but pleasant citrus scent.

As far as color correcting goes, Photo Finish does correct redness and the dark circles under my eyes, but the effect isn’t overwhelming. I was a little concerned because its shade looked dark and sort of orange-y in the bottle, but it looked natural and pretty on my pale but warm-toned skin. Now if you have deep circles or a real zit, you’ll still need concealer/foundation, but that’s part of the point, isn’t it?
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