I am most likely in a very unfortunate minority of the makeup wearing population. My issue? Extremely sensitive eyes. I am not quite sure if it is a full blown allergy but wearing eyeshadows causes my eyes to feel VERY heavy and irritated. The worst part is that this reaction developed only a few years ago, right when I was getting started with experimenting with different eyeshadow palettes. I have no problem wearing mascara or eyeliner. But my skin now just does not agree with eyeshadow. But alas, there is hope. And that hope is found in a glorious pot from Clinique. It is their Touch Base for Eyes. After years of trying primer after primer, once I purchased this gem my fears of never wearing eye looks again were allayed.
The shade I usually purchase is Canvas. It is a ‘nude’ shade that provides a great base for eyeshadow. When I make sure to apply it all over my eyelid, paying special attention to the lash line, it provides a barrier between my skin and eyeshadow that prevents any adverse reaction. While it may not have the crease-resistant power of other highly known primers, it is not the worst primer I have used either.
It goes without saying that this may not work for everyone in my situation. But since Clinique is known to cater to those with skin sensitives and allergies, my first thought was that it most likely could not hurt to try. If you or a close friend of yours is struggling with this problem, pick this beauty up and see if it helps.
I stumbled upon this beauty trick after a product ‘fail’. As I am sure you have noticed by now if you follow me on Instagram, I am obsessed with anything bronze-y or that enhances a tan. I bought the Maybelline Dream Bronze BB in hopes that I would get a beautiful summer glow when using it. Well it didn’t. And I don’t really like it for its intended purpose. But when used as a means to darken your winter foundation shades, it’s amazing.
You can see here that Estee Lauder Double Wear in 1N1 is my winter shade. And because I do not want to have a billion foundation bottles sitting on my vanity, I use the Bronze BB to darken the shade to suit my current skin color. Another added benefit to the BB product is that it sheers out the Double Wear a little bit, which is what I want in the spring and summer. Hope this quick tip helps save some money and let me know if you have any other foundation tricks.