Chemically Free Products, Face Primer, Younique

Moodstruck Glorious Face & Eye Primer

In my quest to undestand primers, I have once again given a primer a try, this time I tried Younique’s Moodstruck Glorious Face & Eye Primer.  This primer is part of Younique’s line of products that are chemical-free.  The primer is very silky and goes on easy, but you all know how I feel about primer. I just don’t think it does anything!

I have been using it for about a week, but haven’t noticed anything.  The primer doesn’t cause any negative issues, but I am convinced the primer is just a gimmick.  So today I put primer on half my face and took a pic right after my makeup was applied. Then after a full 8+ hour day, I took another picture. (its scary, sorry). I wanted to see if there were any differences at all in the side with primer and the side without. I felt this was really the only way to truly find out if this primer is all that it’s cracked up to be.

See the pictures for yourself and you be the judge. I wore the primer on my left side. In my after pictures I definitely notice more of a shine to that side of the face and it definitely feels greasier than the side without primer. But other than that, I don’t notice anything.


after makeup end of day

This primer is two paws down!

Face Primer, Pixi, Uncategorized

Need to Know: Face Primer

Pixi-Flawless-Poreless-Primer-3I never knew much about face primer and didn’t think much about it until I received a primer in my March Glam Bag. After doing some research I thought I would share with you the highlights of what I found.

Face primer gets your face ready for foundation by filling in lines and creases to make foundation go on more smoothly. One of the most common ingredients in face primer is silicone, which helps provide an adhesive surface for pigments. Interesting. I decided to dig further and found this information on the Pixi Primer I received:

  • Pearl extract for revitalization, protection and anti-aging
  • Truffle extract is a luxury additive rich in amino acids and minerals to tone and hydrate
  • Vitamin E increases skin elasticity.
  • Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant
  • Vitamin C has revitalizing and nourishing benefits.

After using the primer several times, I really see no difference. My make-up Goddess, Jaclyn Hill, also thinks primers are a waste and I think highly of her makeup advice.

So tell me, do you use a primer, do you see results? I feel like I could be swayed to the Primer side if I used something that worked. Leave me your comments about face primer.