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Re-Purposed Beauty: Face Primer

The Beauty Counselor 0

Last year I found a wonderful primer that seemed to make my skin look almost fake…THAT’S the level of perfect I’m talkin’ here people…I mean really.  When I had foundations that just didn’t work for me, enter this face primer…Too Faced Primed and Poreless Face Primer (angels singing).

Well, after continued use for a week or so, I noticed I was breaking out.  Now, I normally breakout out on regular basis because I deal with hormonal acne EVERY DAY, BUT this breakout was different.  The breakouts were small bumps (almost like milia) all over my face.

I knew my use of this primer had come to an end because this was the only thing that had changed in my skincare/face makeup routine.

The reaction breakout cleared up after I stopped using the primer all over, but then I had a deluxe sample of this great primer with no use for it.

Enter my undereye fine lines!

I have one distinct line under each eye caused just from the shape of my eyes, but I also have many other fine lines from squinting, former tanning, and many sunburns as a kid.  Well, my fine lines continued to standout throughout normal wear of concealer and powder, so I decided to try the Too Faced Primed and Poreless Primer under my eyes.

It smoothed out my fine lines, and helped reduce the dry, cakey appearance of my concealers.

face primer tip
Notice the lack of cakeiness(?) and fine lines!

So if you have a smoothing face primer that doesn’t work on your face for some reason, try it under your eyes!  There have been a couple undereye primers released within the last couple of years, and this trick may not only save you some money but also help you use up some products.  And who doesn’t love the satisfaction of using up a beauty product?!  I’m tellin’ you, it’s the small things in life LOL.

If you have a face primer that was intended for oil control, I don’t think this tip would help UNLESS you have really oily undereyes.

Anyway, I hope this was helpful!

Let me know if you try this and what you think!

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