Tuesday, October 24, 2006

No Time Like The Present


I've been hearing a lot about makeup primers lately-- they're supposed to help mattify the skin, and keep your makeup from fading throughout the day. I wasn't quite sure how much to believe these claims. But then a couple weeks ago I couldn't resist and wound up bringing home Philosophy's The SchoolBook kit($35), and when I tried The Present clear makeup ($25 on its own)... I was amazed.

I actually didn't even take note of the difference at first, which, looking back, is amazing in itself. It was only later in the afternoon that I noticed that my normally shiny forehead was not shiny at all. The next morning I used The Present again, and after waiting the 2 minutes to let it sink in I looked at my face and, sure enough, the shinyness that had been there, that was normally there, was completely gone. I was left with beautifully matte skin, that lasted all day long. I didn't even need any powder at all, as there was no shine to try to cover up with it.

This is my first foray into the world of makeup primers, and I'm curious as to what other brands are like. But Philosophy definitely has me very impressed so far!

7 comments:

DISCOM said...

MAYBE YOU CAN HELP ME MAKEUP GURU.....

MY MAKE UP IS FADING MY 2 PM IN THE AFTERNOON! I DON'T MEAN MY FACE GETS SHINY - BUT IT JUST SEEMS LIKE IT DOESN'T HOLD. THIS MAY SOUND SILLY PUT IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN SPRAY ON TOP OF MY MAKEUP TO MAKE IT HOLD (ALMOST LIKE HAIRSPRAY)????

Marcy said...

Discom, many people swear by Bare Mineral's Mineral Veil powder. It's a fine powder that you buff onto your face after all your other makeup, and it's supposed to help it all stay put, all day long.

Then there's the kind of makeup you use. There's all sorts of formulas out these days that are specifically formulated to be very long-lasting, such as Benefit's Benetint.

Hmmm you know what? I think you just inspired a post! I may have to write about this later on this week. =)

DISCOM said...

YEA!!!!

Wendy said...

I've been looking for a really good primer to help me with my super-oily skin, but I haven't tried this one yet - It sounds promising. Out of curiosity, what's your skin type?

Marcy said...

Wendy-- My skin is a bit more on the dry side... But I was just reading another blog review of The Present by TheMakeupGirl, I believe, and she used this product on someone with super oily skin and had rave reviews.

Marcy said...

Wendy, here's the link if you wanna check out that other review:

http://themakeupgirl.typepad.com/themakeupgirl/2006/09/do_you_want_air.html

Marcy said...

woops... Maybe THIS will work?