So if you are a makeup wearer… wearer… yeah that’s not right… if you just so happen to wear makeup, then hopefully you are well aware of the need for a primer. A primer is quite possibly the most important part of a make up routine if you want that whole routine to be worth it by the end of the day. Personally I think an eye primer is essential if you are wear eye shadow.
When I first started wearing makeup (long time ago) I was pretty frustrated with eyeshadow. It never lasted me throughout the day unless I used one of those creams and those creased pretty badly… so I kind of just didn’t wear eyeshadow I just stuck with my mascara and called it good enough. It wasn’t until I was well into college that I stumbled across tarte’s eye primer – not sure why I picked it up honestly. I think I received a sample of it. I haven’t stopped using it since… which has been like three or four years now. I haven’t had a creased or smeared eyeshadow since I stated using it.
At this point- I actually use two different eye primers basically in my morning routine. The second primer I use is a new addition and isn’t specifically a primer as it is more of an all-in-one cream eyeshadow from BareMinerals. Paired together they keep my eyeshadow on all day and fight my makeup remover pretty stubbornly. When I’m in a rush or doing a ‘no makeup’ makeup I used just the 5-in-1 cream shadow from BareMinerals.
Why do I pair them together? First- I love the color of the cream shadow (Barely Nude) so I don’t just use it as a primer. Second- the 5-in-1 cream shadow will get me through my work day, but starts to wear off right around then. I like my makeup to last me until I take it off (or sweat it off during my workout… no makeup should stand up to an Insanity workout).
Now both tubes are about $20 each- what is fantastic is that the you need a tiny little dot of tarte’s eye primer for both eyes so I go through like one in a half tubes a year. BareMineral’s cream shadow doesn’t last me nearly that long- since I started using it I think I got through a tube about every 3 months or so… which feels a tiny bit pricey to me comparatively. I just love the color… so the fact that it multi-tasks makes me feel better about it.
That being said- if you only want to go with one- go with tarte’s eye primer hands down in my opinion. You should try both though… because they are both great products.
Halloween is this Friday… which I’m sure you knew. My hubby and I don’t really have any plans at this point. I’m hoping that we might get some trick or treaters- but that doesn’t usually happen since our condo is in a controlled building.
I’m miss getting trick or treaters. It is the cutest thing ever seeing little ones all dressed up. I love to ask them what they are.. cute cute cute!
This year I thought I would make a few simple iron-on trick or treat bags. :)
Just download and print! Make sure you have some iron on paper in your printer. :)
Happy Friday! Today is my creative exploration day at work- I’m not suppose to go into the office or work on a project that is in my queue but I am suppose to work on something for work. I can work on anything at all- redesign something already built or create something new entirely. There are no restrictions on what we do and how we approach whatever we are working on- I am just suppose to flex my creative muscles and make something beautiful.
I’ve mentioned that I work for a big dotcom company right? I’m a Senior Graphic Designer for HomeAdvisor (which is a pretty awesome resource if you own your own house/condo… whatever). I’ve been working there for almost three years now. It is a really great work environment (obviously…. as I sit here at Tattered Cover during work hours on my creative exploration day).
Anyway!!! This is my personal blog so I don’t like to focus on work to much. I have some Pinterest finds for you today that I’m loving.
This is the motto of my adult life. In high school school – work and grades came easy to me and rarely needed to study for anything. Other things were not so easy and I avoided them religiously- social events and interacting with people outside of my circle for example. The whole perfectionism trap- if I didn’t think I could do it perfectly I just wouldn’t even attempt it.
I talked about this a while ago (being a recovering perfectionist), but I’m starting to see a future before me that I really want to pursue. I’m excited about work and what I can become… but I can feel my fears of failing and lack of perfection creeping into my thoughts. I feel excited in a moment and then… doubt myself and everything I can be. I feel really corny writing all of this down- but maybe if I feel stronger when I admit it.
Anything that is awesome and exciting and better will not be easy to achieve- its like exercising. Health and strength are hard earned and fought for and will not come in a single day (or diet pill)- no matter what any infomercial or magazine ad says. About two months ago- I committed to doing the Insanity program. I have only missed two days from the program since I started… which means I’m pretty much torturing myself with these workouts for six days a week. When I’m in the middle of a workout I kind of just want to curl up in a ball and die… Just starting the workout… putting on my workout clothes and putting the dvd in the tv can be really difficult. I feel kind of awesome though having committed and actually followed through- I am definitely stronger and healthier than I was before (I can skip the elevator at my condo and not feel like my lungs are going to explode anymore).
Those horribly difficult, bad-word-inducing workouts have been so worth it.
I have a strong feeling that life is going to be like that- the milestones and achievements that I fight for will be worth it. Fear of failing is going to be part of the deal… wanting to give up at some point along the way seems like a guarantee… but it will be worth it all.