Makeup Basics: Primers


Okay, reader, now that you’ve got your lexicon down we’re gonna start with primer. Primer used to be something that you knew about only if you went to the specialty stores like Ulta and Sephora, but since the beginning of the year drugstore brands (L’oreal, Maybelline, etc) have been rolling out face primers for the masses.

In addition, Wet ‘n Wild has two, count them two different eye shadow primers. NYX, which has a few different really good primers is also now being sold at many Target and CVS stores, as opposed to being almost exclusively online as they were recently.

Now, I know. That’s great and all, but what exactly is a primer, and why do you need one for your face and another for your eyes? Well, the answer is under the jump!

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An Introduction And Glossary


Welcome, reader! If you’re here you probably have an interest in makeup. It’s pretty intimidating if you haven’t used it before. Hell, even if you have, it’s still pretty intimidating. Bright purple lipsticks and hundreds of kinds of foundations and undertones and eye shapes and faceshapes, there are just so many things and options that it all seems a little overwhelming.

That, is where I come in.

I’m here to help you learn how to makeup good. I’ll review products and let you know if I think they’re worth your time, do tutorials on how to achieve a certain look, recommend products (including the basics, of course), do comparisons, and much more.

The first lesson, though, is learning the language. This is by no means exhaustive, but you may want to bookmark this entry, as it will be continuously updated as the language evolves and people ask more questions.

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