Last time on here, I wittered on about long lasting, weather proof foundation and I finished off with a promise to witter on some more, this time about primers. I swear by Urban Decay. Both their facial and eyelid primers totally rock. What’s more they have primers to cover all eventualities from tightening and brightening to anti-aging. A dab and smooth of one of the delightfully, if a little naughtily, named Sin, Greed, Eden or Original eye primer potion will see to it that your eye shadow stays put, as vibrant as you first applied it, for a whopping 24 hours. So, not only will your foundation stay put but your eye makeup becomes pretty much indestructible too… Wowzers! I’m loving it and so are my brides. I received a really lovely email from a wedding planner recently complimenting the makeup I had done for the bride, bridesmaids and mother of the bride and saying that, even at midnight, after several glasses of celebratory vino collapso and a proper jig round the dance floor, their makeup was still looking lovely. Proof if ever you need it.
There are so many fabby products that I have been trialling over the last few months. Some have made me go ‘Meh!’ and others have blown my socks off. As a therapist and MUA, I always trial products before using them on my clients. I mean, how can I convincingly say ‘this stuff is amazing’ if I haven’t given it a thorough going over? Every item I wax lyrical about on here (and in the treatment room) has had a full MOT by yours truly. If it doesn’t do what it purports to then I won’t use it or talk about it.
I’ve spent the last 5 months giving Skin Doctor’s Eye Smooth a run for its money. I am in awe of this eye cream. Not only does it smooth and hydrate the delicate skin around the eyes, it has conditioned my lashes into silky, longer-than-I-could-have-ever-dreamed-of tendrils. I have been a fickle partner to eye creams, chopping and changing my way through most on the market from bargain basement to high end chic, rarely giving myself wholeheartedly to any particular formulation. Eye care has come a long way in the 20 (cough) plus years that I’ve been delicately dabbing it on. Skin Doctor’s seem to have just got ‘it’… and I mean, really got it, to the point that I can see me marrying and settling down with my little pump bottle of consistently performing eye magic. I highly, highly recommend this to anyone but especially to those ladies over a ‘certain’ age who have given up all hope of ever repairing the damage of years of sunbathing, poor skin care and dare I say smoking. Our knight in shining armour… well, in a shiny silver tin… has ridden into town to save we princesses from a life hidden permanently behind dark sunnies. Just for the record, I am a big fan of Jackie O style sunglasses and they definitely have a place in our lives. I also love the Blues Brothers but, ladies, how many of us live in Chicago, have a full tank of gas and are on a mission from God? Mmmm? I’m digressing again… sooo, getting back on track. If you’ve started to feel let down by your peepers give Eye Smooth a 3 month trial (morning and night application and no cheating… twice a day without fail for the full 12 weeks). You will be amazed by the results. Scaly skin diminished, fine lines lessened and a lovely smooth lid on which to layer shadow and a faultless eyeliner outline. After your 3 month trial add Urban Decay eye shadow primer to your makeup routine and amaze yourself and impress your friends with your stunning, revamped eyes.