What Is The Best Drugstore Primer? I’ve got answers.

The Best Drugstore Primer

Because you don’t need to spend a fortune to find a good makeup primer…


BATTLE OF: Prestige Primers

This video was especially fun for me to make, not only because I thoroughly enjoy drawing a green line down the center of my face, but also because I LOVE a good Battle Of video.  Watch the video to find out which prestige (aka fancy) primer wins and make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don’t miss any of my new videos.


Obsessed: Tarte Clean Slate 12-Hour Perfecting Primer

I’m so into primers these days and, after trying this version from Tarte Cosmetics, I’m totally obsessed. The Clean Slate 12-Hour Perfecting Primer is in the most adorable packaging (obviously I’m already sucked in) and my skin actually feels silky after I put it on.  I LOVE that feeling. And even though I don’t have particularly large pores, I do appreciate the fact that this primer really diffuses fine lines and lasts for up to 12 hours…cause really, there’s nothing worse than catching a glimpse of yourself in the mirror around 8pm and realizing that your makeup is ALL OVER your face, and not in the spots that it SHOULD be.

I Love It. You Win It: Hourglass Cosmetics No. 28 Primer Serum

I’m pretty into primers so when a friend told me that I simply must try out Hourglass Cosmetics, I obviously went right for their No. 28 Primer Serum.  It’s super silky and luxurious and helps strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier, even out pores and create a smooth, even texture for makeup.  And, fun fact, the “28” stands for the fact that the formula includes 14 essential oils, 10 lipid-rich plant oils and four vitamins.  And for you math genius’, that number totals 28.

Want one? You should.  

GIVEAWAY!  Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment on this post letting me know why you wanna try out this fab primer.  Contest ends August 28th at 5pm PST.

UPDATE: Many readers have emailed me saying that they’re having issues posting comments on my blog. If you are having trouble, send me an email instead and I’ll count that toward an entry 🙂 Email: QueenoftheQuarterLifeCrisis@gmail.com

Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m skeptical on primers. I know, I know, it goes against pretty much everything a makeup artist will tell you.  Given that my skin has been in a tragic place for the last two weeks, I decided to try a new foundation primer and I’m actually pretty obsessed with it – Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer, to be exact.  The primer leaves an immediate cooling sensation on the skin (which feels all kind of amazing on my rosacea at the moment).  And, this particular formula contains Hydraplex12 extract derived from desert plants, which allows the primer to immediately hydrate while also sealing in the moisture with a protective barrier that fills in fine lines and pores.  I’ve definitely seen a difference and my mineral powder foundation goes on a LOT smoother, even with breakouts.  Approved.