Prime Time: What a primer is, why you need one and which ones actually work
Upon spotting bottle after bottle of primer lining the counter in my bathroom my husband commented that it looked like I was getting ready to start a remodeling project. Little did he know.
The fact is, that's exactly what a good makeup primer does, by serving up a smooth line-free canvas to apply foundation, shadow, blush and beyond, primer can act as the ultimate basis for remodeling of the daily kind.
Makeup primers traditionally call upon ingredients such as polymers and silicones that can smooth fine lines and imperfections temporarily (and by that I mean all day), as well as increasing the longevity of your makeup products so that they too can stick around all day.
A plethora of eco-chic cleansers, glosses and balms, body moisturizers and beyond came across our desks this month. Yup, being green is becoming an even prettier way of life for many, making competition amongst green grooming products fierce. This month we set out to unearth the best in earth-lovin' beauty aids, we left no stone unturned in our search for eco-friendly products worth the green and those better left on the shelf.
Zosimo's Botanicals Camellia Lip gloss
As a little girl, I loved to wear my mom's lipstick... who didn't? But the shades were always too dark or too messy. Now that I'm a big girl, I've upgraded my tastes but kept my love of sparkle. Zosimo's Botanicals has created a sparkle-infused lip gloss perfect for layering and available in a variety of shades ideal for adults that love to shine. The wand applicator slides easily over your favorite shade of lip stain to add a kick of glamour. Wear alone or doubled-up; bring the pout pleaser for date night or a sunny day beach side.