So when it comes to make up, for the longest time I was a bare bones kind of girl. I would slap on some eyeliner and some mascara, swipe on some Chapstick, and I was good to go. Boom. Out the door.
I miss those days.
Once I hit my late teens/early twenties, my face turned in to a giant oil slick. Any makeup that I would put on melted off within hours. If I wanted my makeup to stay looking good, I would have to re-apply it several times throughout the day. My pores enlarged to the size of craters, and no matter how much I cleansed and scrubbed and exfoliated they were dark and icki and just not pretty.
So I added foundation to my routine to help cover it up. I figured that would smooth everything out and bring back the dewy look that I longed for from my teens. Yeah. Not so much. I could not for the life of me figure out what I was doing wrong.
Enter Mary Kay Primer. I went to a consultant event with my friend, and at the event I got to try out some new products that I wouldn't normally use. The primer was one of those products, and when I first went to put it on, I'm not gonna lie, I was kind of unimpressed. The primer is a gel formula, and when you first squeeze it out of the tube it feels kind of greasy. I couldn't for the life of me figure out why I was being told to smear this oily feeling product on my face when I had already complained that my face was a giant oil manufacturing plant in the first place.
|Please excuse the shadow under my nails that make them look dirty - I swear they're clean|
If you're not currently using a primer underneath your foundation, I would seriously recommend not only using a primer, but trying out Mary Kay's amazing primer in the pretty pink tube.
*** As with my other Mary Kay reviews, all opinions are mine. I am not compensated to review the products. I purchase all of these products with my own money, and I use them in my daily life. If you shop with the link I provided, my friend Clarissa does receive compensation. She's good people. She dreams of making a career out of Mary Kay and becoming a regional director. I wouldn't link you to her site if she wasn't legit :) ***