As long as your primer doesn’t say to keep away from eyes (read the back… it might!) it should be safe to use. However, your best bet to get rid of oiliness on the eyes would be to use an eyelid primer! Their formulas are gentle and approved for the delicate lid area, and are designed to control oil there which prevents creasing and blending together eyeshadows.
NYX HD Eyeshadow Base - $7
Hello! There are a couple of types of liner that would work well for a smoked-out, winged-out, cat-eye type of eye! This is one of my favorite looks to rock at work, because it takes almost no time to do when I’m getting ready, and looks fantastic!
Your first option is to use a creamy pencil. Kohl pencils tend to work really well, as do “gel-like” pencils, because they are very easy to blend, but still set in place so they won’t smear down your face during the day. You will also need to have a separate brush to smudge the liner outwards, but if you don’t have one handy a Q-tip works just as well!
My recommendations for these would be:
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencils - $19 - Found Here
These are super creamy, and set really well after applying a couple layers.
Milani Liquid Eye Eyeliner Pencil - $6 - Found Here
Formerly known as “Liquif’eye”, this is my holy grail black eyeliner pencil from the drugstore, and the black shade is actually a great dupe for Urban Decay’s “Perversion” pencil, the blackest black ever!
You could also use a gel eyeliner to create that type of eye! Gel eyeliner is very creamy and opaque, and smudges to sultry perfection. My favorite:
Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner - $6 - Found Here
This liner is pigmented, easy to apply, comes with a brush, and is just as good quality as any gel liner four times the price. You will need a different kind of brush to smoke it out on your eyes, but it’s nice that it comes with a proper tool!
Review + Demo: bareMinerals Lash Domination Mascara
BareMinerals Lash Domination Mascara
What it is: A volumizing mascara with “10 lash benefits” and an innovative brush
What it Costs: $18-$20
Where to Get It: Sephora, Ulta, BareMinerals boutiques or online
Quick Verdict: Thumbs Up, but not for the reasons it gives!
A lot of people don’t realize that bareMinerals brand carries a lot more makeup than just mineral powder, and most of it is actually quite good, whether your face agrees with the foundations or not! Lash Domination is the brand’s newest mascara, and as soon as I saw the tester in my Sephora store I knew I just HAD to try it. The brush on this mascara is so cool, and unlike anything I’ve ever seen before, and the brand claims it provides “a 345% increase in volume”… what? Is that even possible? After testing this mascara, methinks not…
Hello! Orange color corrective products are much more rare than green or purple, but they do serve a purpose (and they are totally cool.) An orange primer, when applied to the skin, will actually brighten up your complexion, giving you a more radiant glow. It will also diminish the look of ashiness in the skin and make your skin appear healthier and more hydrated.
Hope that helps! Have fun playing with them :)
To Go Green [Primer] or Not, That is the Question…
"That’s a primer?!" "Doesn’t it turn your face green?" "Why would I bother with that?!"
Green is great! Chances are you’ve seen some type of green (literally, the color green) paste, powder, or pomade while perusing the beauty aisles. Although it might seem a bit crazy to put that kind of a shade anywhere but *maybe* your eyes, green products really do have a purpose, and when used correctly, they are actually very effective!
In this particular post, we’ll be discussing green foundation primer. This is the most popular type of green makeup, and is my personal favorite method. For those of you who don’t know, primer (no matter the color) is a product you put on as a barrier between skincare and makeup. Primer helps your makeup look and apply more smoothly, because it fills in pores and fine lines.
The purpose of green makeup is to counteract redness in the skin! If you’ve taken any art class in your life, chances are you’ve seen a color wheel. In cosmetics, we use colors that are opposite one another on the color wheel to cancel out some kind of imperfection. Since green and red are opposites, the green makeup cancels out redness and creates a perfect neutral look.
Sounds like a miracle product, doesn’t it? It can be for some, but for most of you this is - believe it or not - a pretty pointless product. Unless you have EXTREME redness in your skin, like rosacea, a green primer will do nothing but give an ashy cast to your complexion. If you just get a bit pink, or if you only have redness around blemishes, a green primer won’t give you much of a drastic difference, but on the right people it’s spectacular! Especially on people with rough, ruddy texture, using a green primer alone or underneath a light foundation makes a huge difference.
So to sum up, not EVERYONE can benefit from a green primer (concealer or powder either for that matter), but if your redness is extreme, go for it! I’d recommend NYX’s Photo Loving Anti-Redness Primer ($12) or Make Up For Ever HD Primer, Shade #1 ($34)