Makeup Primers – Over 60 & Fab

Today’s installment of Over 60 & Fabulous, we are talking Makeup Primers. As we age our skin takes on a texture of its own and if we can make it look smooth and softer, why shouldn’t we. If you haven’t been using makeup primer, then you’re really missing out. If you wear a full face of make or just use a BB cream or tinted moisturizer, makeup primers are great when trying to combat shine, create a smooth surface to apply foundation. There is a lot of debate when it come to makeup primers, if they are really needed or not. Well I love them!

One of the  benefits of using a makeup primer is it seals your pores and will help even out skin tone and texture.
Makeup Primers make your skin appear much more youthful, they smooth out fine lines. This creates a more youthful appearance and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkle

One of the main reasons for using a makeup  primer is because it helps your makeup stay on longer. Primers help decrease sweating through the pores, which makes your makeup stay in place longer. They also act as a natural shield for dust, water and debris that might make your makeup wear off. This is my favorite reason for using one.

Makeup primers come in all kinds of formulas and textures for all skin types. You need to find one that works for your skin, and as with all makeup products always test it to make sure you are not allergic to the ingredients. I am always saying not everything work for everyone.

Makeup Primers

 

 

Fusion of Color Cosmetics offered 2 different makeup primers one is Perfect Canvas Primer, which is more of a silicone based one. It is thicker and glides on smoothly over the skin.

 

 

 

Sheer Perfection Makeup Primers

 

Our newest member to the makeup primer family is Sheer Perfection Matte Primer, this one is loaded with good things for your skin and is a thinner formula than Perfect Canvas Primer.  Sheer Perfection like Perfect Canvas Primer can be worn under makeup or alone. Sheer Perfection can also be added to your foundation if you want to sheer it out, especially if you use a cream and it is too heavy for you.
As we age if a product helps us smooth our skin and helps soften those fine lines and wrinkles and possibly have ingredients that are good for our skin, I am all for it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twinkle Not Wrinkle

I have been looking for a new eye primer for some time. A few MUAs have mentioned Nurturing Force “Twinkle Not Wrinkle” Eye Cream and Primer so I decided to try it. The product is an aloe-based cream, and you only need a tiny amount.  I put a dab on my lids and then applied the matte shadow I use as a base. The shadow went on smoothly and did not look dry or crinkly. Did it last all day? Well, almost. I consider that not bad at all.

The next time I used “Twinkle Not Wrinkle” I added a bit of Urban Decay Primer in Eden. My shadow went on smoothly and did not look dry or caked as it usually does when I use Urban Decay Primer alone. The shadow stayed on pretty well. I applied it at 6 AM and when I got home from work at 3 PM, it was still on although a bit faded. That’s to be expected with any primer because of your eye movements during the day, the effect of the weather and other variables. “Twinkle not Wrinkle” can be bought on the Nurturing Force website and at makeup stores that cater to pros. The price is $38. for .5 oz., but it will last forever since all you need is a tiny bit.
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http://www.nurturingforce.com/twinkle-not-wrinkle-eye-cream-base.htm/

Here’s what the website says about this product:
“Twinkle Not Wrinkle™ Eye Cream + Base – HD Primer is an HD eye makeup primer for the total eye area, with the added benefit of being a high performance quick absorbing light weight treatment cream. It is applied all over the eye area: the lid, under eye area, below, above and between the brow, in addition to the outer corner of the eye (crow feet area). It moisturizes, plus helps firm & minimize file lines & wrinkles, assisting with creasing shadow and dark circles. It is your morning and night total eye wrinkle cream.

Use Twinkle Not Wrinkle™ as your HD Primer for the eyes; apply prior to applying makeup. Our eyeshadow primer and eye base holds makeup, assists eye shadow application by helping to control blending and definition; while slowing the degradation of eye makeup. It helps to protect the delicate skin around the eyes from the sometimes coarse binders and different textures of eye makeup. Use under cake, liquid, cream, powder, mineral, pigments and airbrushed products.
Apply a thin coat with clean fingertips to total eye area.
Use morning and night as your eye area treatment cream for Anti-Wrinkling + Anti-Aging benefits, great for dry, sensitive skin or those with mature eyes, dark circles or puffy eyes.”

Its ingredients are as follows: Aloe Barbadensis Gel (Aloe Vera Gel), Water (Aqua), Glyceryl Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Myristate, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Hyaluronic Acid, Dimethicone, EDTA, TEA (Triethanolamine), Allantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl PCA, Cherry Kernel Oil (Prunus Avium Seed Oil)

I purchased this product and this is not in any way a sponsored post.

 

 

 

 

Perfect Canvas Primer

Fusion of Color Cosmetics is introducing our newest sizes in the Perfect Canvas Primer. We will have a .50 oz size and a 1 oz size in an airless pump to keep it fresh and sanitary. This primer goes on smooth with a silky feeling that fills, smooths and hides some imperfections you may have before putting on your foundation. It will make your foundation last even  longer or just wear it by itself for a smooth natural look.

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